STADT Architecture uses green-gold wall covering to create landscape element at NYC apartment
A Canadian couple reached out to STADT Architecture to create the interior of their East Coast home – The Chelsea Pied-à-Terre Apartment.
“Prior to the renovation, the post-war layout had a cramped enclosed kitchen isolated from the windowed living area. To address our client’s desire to have a robust working kitchen, we enlarged, opened, and reoriented the kitchen’s footprint to take advantage of the living room’s daylight. New pale oak herringbone and large marble chip terrazzo tile floors define the living and kitchen/bathroom areas respectively. Our clients also challenged our team to incorporate a landscape feature to help mitigate their reaction to downtown Manhattan’s concrete environment. After much consideration, we found inspiration from Vancouver’s Stanley Park and reconsidered ‘landscape’ as a custom hand painted wall covering. Canopy beds like the Great Bed of Ware by Hans Vredeman de Vries traditionally used landscape references incorporated into their design. Our custom wall covering—in collaboration with Calico Wallpaper—is analogous to the canopy bed’s use of upholstery as a space defining ceiling canopy and headboard wall. When privacy is not a concern, this room-sized architectural canopy bed becomes a visual focal point from the open living room,” explains STADT Architecture
- Location: New York City, New York
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 580 square feet
- Design: STADT Architecture