Swid Apartment II

New York, NY This was our first renovation of a previously designed apartment. The thrust was to accommodate a different and very specific collection of Secessionist furniture that was overlaid on the contemporary art collection. The basic plan remained intact, but the materiality and color palette were subtly adjusted to present a perceptually refined environment. The apartment became subtler and more monochromatic. Continue Back
The architecture became less primary, acting more as a background to the furniture and artwork. Revisiting this apartment allowed us to evaluate an earlier period of work and refine it in response to a new and more specific set of issues. The primary new element—an abstracted portico, engaging two existing columns—marks the transition from the entry gallery to the living/dining space.

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