STADT architecture “enlarges” the 1970s condo in NYC
A young professional asked New York City-based STADT Architecture to renovate a 1970s condo at Upper West Side.
“Before the renovation, the apartment’s three distinct levels were disjunctive and forlorn. We sought to establish a common visual language-through materials and detailing-to reinforce the continuity between the three levels. Bespoke walnut flooring and paneling weaves and unites the vertical loft, while bright white cabinetry provides a counterpoint to the existing brick walls. Two requests drive the renovation scope: enlarge the loft-like sleeping area and enlarge the bathroom. The sleeping loft existing guard wall overlooking the living area is removed. To enlarge the sleeping loft, the queen size bed is rotated ninety degrees and extended into the living room. By reconsidering the bed and headboard as both architecture and furniture, we conflate an architectural guardrail with a furniture-like headboard. This dynamic built-in platform bed incorporates storage and extends to become built-in side tables. The remaining space allows us to introduce a continuous wall of much-needed wardrobe cabinetry. To enlarge the bathroom, the existing stair from the living area to the sleeping loft was removed. A new landing was constructed mid-run placing the stair closer to the living room adding eighteen valuable inches to the bathroom,” says STADT Architecture
- Location: New York City, New York
- Date completed: 2013
- Design: STADT Architecture