New York studio Common Meeting has reconfigured a 1970s condominium within the metropolis’s Higher East Facet right into a sun-light area with a house workplace.
Common Meeting’s renovation turned a one-bedroom unit into a house with two rooms, full with an up to date kitchen and lounge.
The studio diminished the dimensions of the main bedroom and the lounge to make room for a second bed room, which doubles as an workplace for the 2 owners who incessantly earn a living from home.
Whereas reconfiguring the area Common Meeting aimed to attract on present parts of the property, which is positioned in a high-rise concrete tower on 59th Avenue that dates again to the 1970s.
“Inbuilt 1974, the concrete, brutalist constructing offered the formwork for our materials and spatial choices,” stated Common Meeting founder Sarah Zames.
“This full renovation in an Higher East Facet high-rise creates a stability between the sensation of being within the air, whereas being grounded by the burden of the constructing.”
The house owner’s moved from a decrease condominium within the constructing to this unit, as a result of they have been drawn to the views from being greater up.
Among the many key options of the area is the entry to loads of pure mild from present nook home windows, and expansive views of Queensboro Bridge and the town’s East River.
Sliding glass doorways have been added into the lounge to shut off and open the area and likewise to attach views.
Mounted glass panels are used as partitions elsewhere to optimise the condominium’s pure mild.
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New supplies vary from pale wooden to gray, black and white surfaces on cupboards for a combined but cohesive aesthetic.
Flooring are oak and nearly the entire furnishings is wooden, additional integrating the totally different areas of the house collectively.
The unit’s two present bogs are up to date with new travertine sinks in a golden hue and black fixtures. Certainly one of them additionally has brownish-red tiles cladding a bathe.
“A transparent materials palette of white oak, travertine and minimal detailing distinction the tough concrete texture that extends from the outside into the house’s inside,” stated Zames.
Zames based Common Meeting in 2011.
The studio relies in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighbourhood and has renovated different residences within the metropolis, together with a Brooklyn loft with wooden ceilings and a penthouse unit with pops of crimson and darkish inexperienced.
Different condominium renovations in Manhattan embrace Julian King’s Soho Loft and Lenox Hill Residence by Attn Attn which can also be within the Higher East Facet.
Images is by Chris Mottalini.