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Loft Living

Library Court gets it name from the nearby Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A soft-loft floor plan at Met Lofts separates a bedroom and bath instead of using the traditional all-in-one-room layout. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A doll-head clock and modern office furniture decorate a model unit at the building. Downtown’s loft projects span the architectural range between adaptive reuse and ground-up construction. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Residents lounge under an art installation at Met Lofts, which was constructed from the ground up. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Bright orange walls and bookshelves acting as room dividers create a space to be used for either a bed or office at the Met Lofts. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Art installations are found all around the grounds at the Met Lofts. (Mark Boster / LAT)
An interactive light show created by LED squares on the facade of the Met Lofts adds a little fun and art. Located near the Staples Center the Met Lofts are being billed as a mixed-use community with 264 loft-style residences. (Mark Boster / LAT)
David Olson, left, and Jim Weidman take in the view of Staples Center and the surrounding area from their seventh-story loft at Met Lofts. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Some of the public art at the Met Lofts is also functional like these stone lounge chairs in the courtyard area. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A Zen garden at Library Court lofts offers a bit of tranquillity in the urban landscape. (Mark Boster / LAT)