Kinetic

The Board of Directors of this 38-unit residential building wanted to upgrade the appearance and functionality of their small 500 square foot lobby. With a limited budget, the design had to take advantage of the durable and/or expensive materials in place. As requested by the client group, the new design provides a larger, more functional [...]

Phase one of this project was a small addition, totaling about 180 square feet, that radically transforms the interior of the house and its relationship to the exterior, and in particular, a beautifully landscaped terrace and pool. The curved shape is employed to create the greatest amount of useable space on the interior with the [...]

The new lounge and dining space has been created by deploying a palette of rich colors and materials overlaid on a more formal framework created by small adjustments to the existing plan and constructing a new ceiling for the lounge space. This space is punctuated by a series of seating arrangements with corresponding area [...]

The existing house had been broken up into apartments years before and was not in great shape. There were additions from the 80s to the house on the side and back that were nicely done but oriented back inward towards the house as at the time they were done the now beautiful river was probably [...]

LOFTS
The clients, a young couple who are both producers and creative directors in advertising, stressed that they wanted the relatively small raw space (800 square feet) to remain as open as possible. An oval "appliance" routes and transforms the services supplied to the space into the functions associated with a home (and disposes of the [...]

This 2,400 square foot loft with 13' - 3" ceilings was designed for a client who is an artist and film director, his wife, and their young children. From early studies on, a decision was made to have the dining room at the center of the loft, reflecting its importance in most Jewish rituals in [...]

In this new kitchen for an architectural photographer, the design connects the open spaces of his loft to the closed spaces, (the bedroom and bathroom). Service elements not normally seen in residential settings but common in lofts, (e.g. electrical conduits and gas lines) are given a formal role in defining the geometry and representing the [...]

macguffin films

EXPRESSIONIST

The office for MacGuffin Films, a commercial film production company, a large ground floor space with storage below in a building where they already had a production studio. The raw space was long (over 100 feet) and narrow (23, -28 feet at its widest) with windows on one narrow side and 16-foot ceilings. The floor [...]

Two small law practices that often referred work to each other decided to relocate together to a small (2,600 square foot) full floor on a high floor on Wall Street. As part of their lease, the building owner contributed to the renovation cost of the space, however the resulting budget was not adequate for a [...]

A couple with a young daughter had bought what they described as a "dump in great building." The 2,000 square foot apartment had not had any work done on it since the thirties, with the exception of a detail-smothering number of coats of paint. The project was to completely renovate the apartment, including a significant [...]