CUPPLES STATION LOFTS
Light infiltrates the atrium through a skylight, adding warmth to the otherwise industrial feel of exposed utilities and brick.
The twenty original Cupples warehouse buildings were vital to the shipping trade in St. Louis at the turn of the 20th century. The remaining seven structures are representative of Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The signature building of this collection was developed into 131 apartment units that feature large windows, exposed brick walls, and wood floors and ceilings.
A sky-lighted atrium was incorporated to bring the light into the heart of the structure. Utilities were left exposed to provide an open, loft feeling and complement the existing wood beam structure. A new exterior canopy and plaza create a grand arrival for the tenants. The exterior was restored to original condition allowing the owners to take advantage of historic tax credits. Amenities include a fitness facility, entertainment room, business center, tenant storage areas and a restaurant and bar that open onto a plaza.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio