Ready Mades, Archpoints
The project is about renovating an apartment of a prominent building, originally built by Russian-American architect H. Ginsbern, in 1953, in Northern Manhattan, New York City. The main asset is the conversion of a fifties’ interior into a contemporary high-end residential space, maintaining original aspects in terms of design and quality of material.
We were asked by a family of four, to convert the single-bedroom apartment to a two-and a half bedroom contemporary residential space, which would also accommodate parents’ periodical acupuncture office. We approached the project as an opportunity to maximize usable space, without losing existing qualities of space. The existing kitchen was divided, in order to create an extra kids’ bedroom. The new kitchen opens up to the living room area, with a flexible seating corner for eating, working etc. This allows for plenty of natural light to enter indirectly in the main living room area. Finally, part of the living room was separated to create a small, but cozy professional space.