An attic is an attic space located on the extreme floor of a house. Such options for buildings are becoming more and more popular every day. There are many beautiful examples of two-story loft houses. The main thing is to know how to create the desired project.
Features of the
The history of attic houses dates back to the middle of the 17th century. The founder of an interesting and unusual architectural phenomenon was the Frenchman Francois Mansart, after whom such buildings were named.
The main features and at the same time the advantages of such houses are:
- absolute variety of geometric shapes - from triangular to broken silhouette;
- the ability to use the infrastructure of a used building;
- increased level of comfort and degree on the thermometer in winter due to a reduction in heat loss;
- the attic can be installed in two levels, which will undoubtedly expand the space for creating additional work or sleeping places;
- roof windows are a separate charm - they make it possible to enjoy daylight 40% more than front windows;
- aesthetic component - because of the sloped ceilings, the attic space looks free and romantic, which, of course, has a positive effect on the emotional state of the tenant.
Still, we should pay tribute to France with its characteristic romanticism - it was thanks to her that we got François with his innovations.
Despite the features and advantages, the construction of a two-story house with an attic floor must be approached with special attention.
Some important points to note:
- the attic floor is susceptible to the influences of both the internal and external world, therefore it is necessary to pay enough attention to insulation from moisture and steam;
- work on warming the under-roof space;
- building standards must be strictly observed;
- before building an attic floor, it is worth visiting it with friends in order to understand in advance whether this building is suitable for the emotional and physical state of a potential tenant.
The fact is that psychologists do not recommend living in rooms where the walls are tilted, as this depresses the nervous system due to the feeling of pressure at a subconscious level.
For correct and high-quality engineering solutions, you need to turn to professionals, which will significantly reduce the risk of missing any important nuances.
It is very important to provide the room with good lighting outside of the daytime for longer lasting comfort. Try to place your bed in the darkest corner.
A distinctive feature of buildings erected from bricks, foam blocks or aerated concrete is durability. But it should be understood that a thorough approach to the organization of the foundation is vital for the construction. A poor quality foundation can lead to cracks, which, of course, will not allow further operation of the building.
The plan shows a 2 storey building 9x9 m.
Such living areas need to be warmed up well and for a long time in order to achieve a comfortable temperature for living.… The thing is that brick, foam block and aerated concrete are capable of both absorbing and retaining heat for a long time.
In terms of design, it is most practical to turn to piece materials. A stone structure can be easily supplemented with architectural elements, for example, such as an arch, a balcony, a rounded corner area.
Finished project 5. Ground floor plan:
- 1 - entrance hall;
- 2 - corridor;
- 3 - office;
- 4 - living room;
- 5 - kitchen;
- 6 - bathroom.
Second floor plan:
- 1 - corridor;
- 2 - for children;
- 3 - bedroom;
- 4 - for children;
- 5 - bathroom.
Today, the layout of the house 6x8 m is especially popular., which is not surprising, because such a structure will not force you to spend a lot on its operation, while at the same time it will create absolutely positive living conditions.
It would be a great idea to build a two-storey house with a terrace, thanks to which you can while away summer evenings in a cozy, comfortable and romantic way. Moreover, the veranda is not only comfortable, but also useful. Thanks to it, ventilation will be provided in the summer, so you don't have to spend money on air conditioning.
It is worth noting that the house shown in the illustration has a gable roof view, which remains one of the most popular due to its availability, reliability and low cost of the structure.
In order to visually increase the space in a house with a gable roof, it is necessary to purchase oblong, long decor items - large tall mirrors, tapestries, floor lamps, paintings of light shades. It is best to acquire floor mirrors, oval in shape.
To create a loft-style bedroom from the attic space is not only fashionable and beautiful, but, without a doubt, comfortable. This style is dominated by metallic shades, which allows it to create an urban atmosphere. Nothing extra. The minimum of things is the maximum of comfort.
Another great example of a country-style bedroom. In itself, a comfortable and light style disposes of privacy. Agree, in such a place it is pleasant to spend time with yourself over a mug of hot cocoa.
And here you can get together with friends on a frosty winter evening. Or conduct business negotiations with colleagues. An environment conducive to making the right decisions. The chalet style is authentic and sustained, it can be classified as warm and comfortable. No wonder his homeland is France.
A pleasant living room for cozy gatherings with the whole family. An atmosphere conducive to giving happiness.
The space under the roof can be cleverly converted into a bright children's room. Such a room will definitely give the child the opportunity to develop creatively. Practicality will also serve as a plus to the ideological and inspirational beginning - a low ceiling will not be a problem for children.
This dwelling can even turn into a kitchen or bathroom. In two-story houses, it is very convenient to carry out communication directly to the attic floor.
Amazing! But the attic can even be a gym. A healthy mind is in a healthy perception. Enjoy not only creative fulfillment, but also physical health. Literally, the whole world is at your feet.
Returning to the history of the emergence of such an architectural phenomenon as the attic, it is worth noting that in Russia such structures have gained overwhelming popularity relatively recently.
Of course, attics appeared for the first time in St. Petersburg in the 18th century, but at that time they looked more like dark birdhouses than cozy full-fledged rooms. But the attic gained real popularity in our country in the first half of the 1990s due to the emergence of new materials and technologies.
Summing up, it is fair to say that the attic is a magical and mysterious phenomenon in the world of architecture. Thanks to materials and technologies, you can make anything from it that a person wants. From the kitchen to the creative workshop.
For the design project of a two-story house with an attic, see the following video