The apartment was converted from a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom apartment in collaboration with Interior Designer Diana Vinoly and Cary Paik as the architect of record.
The overall concept was to maintain the loft like spaces of the converted warehouse unit while offering modern lifestyle amenities in a seemingly effortless design with luxurious and intricate details. The main challenge was to incorporate two bedrooms to the existing layout for the children while sacrificing none of the privacy and spaciousness of the apartment.
The kitchen was doubled in size, making it into an eat-in kitchen. The glass verrière allows for a direct visual connection to the rest of the apartment while offering the possibility to open the space towards the living room when entertaining. In addition to grounding the minimal design around this center element, it allows for the light to travel further inside the residence and to brighten all the surrounding spaces.
Rich materials and simple lines were used to complement the owners extensive art collection. The flow of the apartment was maintained while using subtle nuances in the design to create a contrast between public and private spaces. The floor plan was composed so as to evoke a variety of emotions as one experiences the sequence of rooms in a series of vibrant then intimate moments. In a close collaboration with Diana Vinoly, we worked on having a definite resonance between the eclectic interior pieces and the structure of the rooms. Thus, the fireplace covered with the vintage Erwin Hauer Hydrostone screen elements acts as both an architectural and artistic anchor in the living room.
The residence was conceived as a place that crystallizes and balances the owners' energy and creativity with a deeply serene environment.