Gut renovation of loft in Brooklyn. The goal was to combine two apartments into a large loft. Keeping as much as possible the original detailing and materials of the former factory building and using crisp new walls to define clean volumes defining the private spaces (bedrooms and bathrooms). Simple details, tactile finishes and original details make this apartment the absolute New York Loft with a European twist.
Cast Iron columns and Ceiling restoration: See.Painting, Inc
Brick special finish: Kamp Studios
Millwork: Hudson Cabinetry
House in Argentina
Vivienda unifamiliar de dos pisos emplazada en un terreno trapezoidal con salida a la laguna. Se trata de un volumen de 5 lados con vértices curvos, con una extensa fachada orientada hacia el norte, para lograr mejor asoleamiento y visuales. Posee dos patios opuestos, en las fachadas frente y contra frente, que permiten iluminar el hall de entrada y las circulaciones. Un amplio espacio en planta baja aloja la cocina, el living y el comedor, mientras que las habitaciones se ubican en la planta alta para disfrutar de las mejores vistas panorámicas. Su morfología curvada se adapta naturalmente a los espacios interiores y se destaca desde su exterior.
Two apartments were combined to make a new apartment duplex for one family in this Carroll Gardens building. The kitchen is opened to the dining and living room. A double height space connects the two floors through a new stair.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date of Competition: September, 2015
Interior Design: Laura Alandes
Contractor: AR Created Inc.
Custom millwork: Hudson Cabinetry
House in Montauk
Location: Long Island, NY
Date of Competition: Summer 2017
Interior Design: Rawlins Calderone Design
Brownstone renovation in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. Although all the existing original details have been kept and restored, it is basically a gut renovation. The kitchen was relocated to the Parlor level to become the center of the house and connect directly with the living/dining room. A new balcony extension opens up the kitchen to the backyard through steel french doors. At the Garden level a new enlarge opening creates a new winter garden extending into the landscaped backyard.
This development re-investigates the urban space of the typical Buenos Aires block and in the process of design, created a new building typology that takes the row-house that opens to the street and inverted it. The increased density in half the lot allows an inner-street, turning the focus away from the busy street into a private interior corridor. The design also nestles smaller units into the forms of larger one, creating open larger living areas with soaring ceiling, while still maximizing building area.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
House in Rye
Gut renovation of 1,200sf loft in Tribeca. A former gloomy two-bedroom apartment was converted into an airy and bright one-bedroom apartment with custom sliding steel partition, bathroom and walk-in closet.
Location: Tribeca, New York, NY
Date of Competition: June, 2013
Greenwich Village Loft
This is a thorough renovation of a loft space in the West Village. The 2200 sf space was completely gutted and redesigned with a contemporary feel. The living/dining/kitchen area which occupy half of the floor plan was designed with exposed brick walls and wood structure in an open plan layout to keep with the loft living concept. The rest of the apartment in the private quarters was designed with materials and colors unique to each rooms. Each rooms have extensive built in millwork for various storage needs to preserve the modern minimalist look.
Designed with: Aja Aspil Cobelo Arquitectos & Rollins Calderone
In this renovation of the house that was originally designed by and for Ezra Stoller, the clients want to bring back the original spirit of the Stoller House, while at the same time update it for modern living and a growing family. Research into archival photos and a detailed design process with involved clients brought forth a design that allowed the new owners to live in a place of their own, while still respecting the legacy of the Stoller House.
Photos by Timo Kuhn
Grand street Loft
Gut renovation of a loft space in a historic cast iron building in Chinatown.
Completed in late 2010, this corner terrace house was demolished to the structural elements and extensively renovated. The entire bulk of the existing footprint was cladded with wood louvers to provide privacy, shading and to minimize the visual chaos of the existing structure. A back extension is marked by a solid form with round windows. The project also allows for large parts of the living area to be completely open to the elements to make full use of the year-round summer weather of Singapore.