Tribeca Studio and Residence

New York, NY

1990

In a six-story loft building in lower Manhattan, previous tenants left behind a history that clashed with the new owner’s vision. To provide our client with a tranquil place to live and work comfortably, we completely transformed the nature and feeling of the space. The renovation combines the rawness of existing wood columns and beams with polished new materials: birch veneer plywood in the kitchen, a mixture of cement and plaster on the walls, and a tinted concrete floor. The placement of the outdoor terrace at the center of the sixth floor conforms to local zoning regulations. Glass blocks are interspersed with the terrace’s paving stones to bathe the kitchen and dining areas below in diffuse natural light.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

Tribeca Studio and Residence

New York, NY

1990

Most of the fourth floor was removed to create a double-height painting studio. To accomplish this transformation, steel I-beams were inserted into the brick exterior wall.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

The uninterrupted window ledge is constructed from salvaged
roof joists.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

Publications

Rus, Mayer. Loft. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1998.

Conran, Terence. The Essential House Book. London: Conran Octopus Ltd., 1996.

MacIsaac, Heather Smith. “Light Motifs.” House and Garden, October 1991.

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©Michael Moran/OTTO

Tribeca Studio and Residence

New York, NY

1990

©Michael Moran/OTTO

In a six-story loft building in lower Manhattan, previous tenants left behind a history that clashed with the new owner’s vision. To provide our client with a tranquil place to live and work comfortably, we completely transformed the nature and feeling of the space. The renovation combines the rawness of existing wood columns and beams with polished new materials: birch veneer plywood in the kitchen, a mixture of cement and plaster on the walls, and a tinted concrete floor. The placement of the outdoor terrace at the center of the sixth floor conforms to local zoning regulations. Glass blocks are interspersed with the terrace’s paving stones to bathe the kitchen and dining areas below in diffuse natural light.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

Most of the fourth floor was removed to create a double-height painting studio. To accomplish this transformation, steel I-beams were inserted into the brick exterior wall.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

The uninterrupted window ledge is constructed from salvaged
roof joists.

©Michael Moran/OTTO

Publications

Rus, Mayer. Loft. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1998.

Conran, Terence. The Essential House Book. London: Conran Octopus Ltd., 1996.

MacIsaac, Heather Smith. “Light Motifs.” House and Garden, October 1991.

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