You don’t have to know where Kortijk is (just west of the Belgian capital), or even how to pronounce it to appreciate the beauty and innovation of this factory-turned-loft. Its design manipulates the natural lighting with high ceilings, tall steel pillars and polyurethane floors that allow the sun’s rays to illuminate the space.
Concave and convex walls add more depth to the home by casting light shadows that separate single rooms from living spaces. It’s something to behold—almost confusing to the eye, at first—like an Esher painting. Only, you know, this is real.