Photographer’s Loft

Photographer’s Loft

Architect
Yoshihara McKee Architects
Location
521 West 57th Street, New York, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Yoshihara McKee Architect
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ToiletsDuravit
Bath FixturesDornbracht
Tara Logic
TableKnoll
Saarinen Dining Table
DishwasherBosch
Axxis
Interior lightingFEELUX
DIVA 2 series
Light Fixtures Legion Lighting
Mini Strip Series

Product Spec Sheet
Toilets
Happy D.2, Vero, Paiova by Duravit
Bath Fixtures
Tara Logic by Dornbracht
Table
Saarinen Dining Table by Knoll
Dishwasher
Axxis by Bosch
Interior lighting
DIVA 2 series by FEELUX
Light Fixtures
Mini Strip Series by Legion Lighting

Photographer’s Loft

Yoshihara McKee Architects as Architects

This spacious ground floor apartment is located in a dense commercial area with limited light coming from street side windows and a rear skylight. To make the situation worse, the existing spaghetti of ductwork and ceiling hung AC units made the interior very dark.

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Yoshihara McKee Architect
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Yoshihara McKee Architect

We proposed eliminating all of the full height walls to take advantage of the limited light and create a continuous flow of space that allows the light to travel deeply into the space. Instead of the typical division of the apartment into smaller rooms dedicated to a single function; a long, low folded wall extends from the master bedroom to the master bathroom. The front side of the wall defines the open living room and behind it is the private area; a gallery of closets connecting the bedroom to the bathroom. Lights are located at the top of the wall and above the bathroom mixing with and reinforcing the natural light.

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Yoshihara McKee Architect
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Yoshihara McKee Architect

Interior walls are defined as a series of edge lit planes, the white surfaces washed in light. The bathrooms are a play on transparency, glass tiles, a glass “skylight and transparent walls. The glow of light from the skylight is visible from the entry door, welcoming you to explore the space.

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Yoshihara McKee Architect
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Yoshihara McKee Architect
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Yoshihara McKee Architect
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Yoshihara McKee Architect
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