prospect park west duplex penthouse residence - with Edwina and Ed Glennpark slope, brooklyn
In progress - Full renovation of a duplex penthouse apartment with views of Prospect Park, surrounding Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
loop loftwilliamsburg, brooklyn
A wood object and enclosure loop d loops through the long through lot loft space, acting at various locations as floor, ceiling, wall, door, window, cabinet, closet, hideaway, bath, kitchen, and library, creating a central throughway both intimate and interconnected, surrounded by a string of peripheral private spaces / Simultaneously, management services provided for the 20,000 square foot loft building's conversion to mixed-use commercial and residential.
harlem residencenew york, ny
Walls and ceilings are cut through to expose new depths and adjacencies in this renovation of a 1,500 s.f. apartment in Harlem NY. Modified surfaces are represented by distinct colors and light, arranged loosely in two axes, exemplifying the individuality of each room and surface and exacerbating combinations. Rooms can blend together or be separate. Surfaces can act as figures or enclosures. Design uses representation opportunistically. The softness of spatial layering is an expression of the real needs of one the family members being in a wheel chair, needing distinct access throughout the apartment. Materials include custom resin panels and cabinetry, complimentary wood veneers and laminates, iridescent wall coverings and tiles, stainless steel, and LED lighting.
photos by Bojune Kwon
loft within a loftchelsea, ny
A more intimate, human scale loft is created within a larger disproportionately scaled existing loft. The two lofts are treated as surfaces, between which is the thick material of inhabitation, such as bed, kitchen, doors, closets, lights, cabinets, tables, benches and chairs, dressers, stairs. The loft within the loft distorts at times, through the space, sometimes opening to reveal, sometimes concealing what lies behind. Both lofts can be inhabited, and inhabitants can be reach between them at varying times, in varying locations, both physically and visually.
perch cube bushel literary hot tub tree house
Perch Cube Bushel Literary Hot Tub Tree House : a full gut renovation of a 2,500 s.f. full floor live / work loft in Chelsea NY, completed 2013. The title refers to the names of the inhabitable series of objet d'art which are posed along the length of a long, continuous public space in the family's work / live home. This public space is informally organized by the adjacencies of these objects, what happens within them, and the spaces between. The objects (elevated studies, lounge beds, libraries, offices, kitchens and bedrooms) each have their own distinct personality, but share a common material (genetic) language. The materials are mundane while being ostentatious in their composition. The most common and quintessential New York loft construction material, Douglas Fir, is at once reassembled as a mosaic collage of only its knots; arrayed in varying bandwidths so as to create artificial wave patterns from its graining; or bundled flat and then sheared in its cross-grain. A "gallery white" is at once presented as a white wall which then gives way to a milky translucent resin, flat and dormant by day and illuminated from within at night; or rendered as hyper glossy white plexi with dichroic shelf/apertures which unfold the full color spectrum through the day and night. The loft is an ode to the family that lives everyday within it, to dual and conflicting personalities, to privacy and public performance, and to New York City young and old.
u loftchelsea, ny
A "U"-shaped cabinet is inserted into a "T"-shaped loft, disembodying the space from it's pre-existing structure and enclosure and creating a prolonged cross-graining of interior and "exterior" space.
photos by Andrew Bernheimer