A modern loft is associated with urban life in abandoned industrial buildings. with large open spaces; they traditionally featured an exposed industrial look. later; these buildings inspired lofts built like condominiums with high ceilings and modern conveniences. while lofts can be found in major cities; some of the oldest are located in manhattan. originally they were old abandoned factories. in the 60's they were reused as an atelier by artists and today it is a design and style that never goes out of style.