515 Park AvenueThis luxury multi-level penthouse in central Manhattan was completely gutted, redesigned and refitted as jewel-box pied-a-terre. White plaster walls served as a backup to the sculptural staircase and extensive contemporary art collection. Interior partitions were held off the exterior walls to maintain sight lines throughout each floor while the continuity was further expressed with black walnut floors throughout. 2” thick acrylic pocket doors separate flowing spaces on the lower level while parchment panel and steel framed doors provide privacy on the level above.
|Elliptical steel plate and black walnut stair|
|Wenge kitchen cabinetry and black slate counters|
|Stone clad bathroom and vanity|
|Parchment clad bedroom and doors, stair hall and bedroom beyond|
A 16-acre wooded site with a spring-fed pond and mountain views drove the design of this new 3,200 SF residence. Sightlines throughout the house, through numerous windows and glass doors, ensure both expansive and intimate views of the surrounding area. For the overall design, a simple organization of discrete spaces for cars, living, and sleeping satisfied the owners' minimalist aesthetic; the massing of these three spaces is most evident from the exterior, where each space is located within its own "box." Each box is clad in different white materials, allowing the ever-changing quality of light throughout the day and seasons to activate the subtle distinctions.
|Entry breezeway, garage left house right|
|View into living "box" from foyer|
|Tile clad bathroom and vanity|
This project is in collaboration with MacArthur Fellows artist, Fred Wilson and is slated for the permanent collection at Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. A modular mobile environment, NOMAD can remain “crated” and left on display or “uncrated” and reconfigured to suit different areas within the museum. The various components can be transformed into seating, tables, bookshelves, monitors, 2 and 3-dimensional art display and an espresso bar. Currently, full-scale mock-ups are being fabricated and tested for constructability, geometric compatibility, function and comfort.
|2D & 3D art display components and espresso cart within the Tang Museum|
|Fred with book podium and (3) table mock-ups|