TriBeCa, New York 2014 | ongoing
This modern and bright loft started out as a cramped and dark space in a converted 1880 coconut processing warehouse. The final layout includes a new kitchen, master bedroom, child’s bedroom, and second bathroom. The design celebrates and amplifies the character of this Romanesque Revival building by preserving its key architectural features: high ceilings, exposed timber columns and beams, exposed brick, and original oak floors. A new palette of natural materials including walnut, schist, and marble breathes new life into the space. Finally, in order to take advantage of the natural sunlight streaming into the space, a glass wall in the new bedroom allows natural light to penetrate deep into the loft and light color wall surfaces reflect sunlight to create as much natural luminosity as possible.