Dutch firm UNStudio have introduced curved walls and sweeping ceiling lights to this Manhattan loft to create a gallery, library and living space for an art collector.
The new walls, which meander through the long and wide loft, are used to hang art and display books on self-lit shelves.
18,000 LEDs sit behind light diffusers that span the ceiling and provide local and ambient light in variable shades.
The existing fenestration has been replaced with ceiling-height windows to maximise views across downtown Manhattan.
Living with Books and Art: a loft in New York, USA 2007-2010
” The UNStudio design for an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan explores the interaction between a gallery and living space. The main walls in the loft flow through the space, and together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions in which exhibition areas merge into living areas ”
New York, USA 2007
Location: Greenwich Village, Manhattan New York, USA
Building area: 550 m2
Building Programme: Loft renovation into Apartment / Private gallery Status: completed 2010
UNStudio: Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté, Marianthi Tatari and Collette Parras
Executive architect: Franke, Gottsegen, Cox Architects, New York. Team: Matthew Gottsegen, Bruce Harvey, Matt Shoor
Structural engineer: Wayman C. Wing Consulting Engineers, New York
MEP: P.A. Collins PE Consulting Engineers, New York
Lighting design: Renfro Design Group, Inc., New York
Contractor: 3-D Laboratory, Inc. New york
source : deezen.com
Photographs are copyright Iwan Baan.