Manhattan Micro-Loft Design by Specht Harpman


Specht Harpman have renovated a micro-loft in Manhattan, New York. This apartment was among the many most extraordinary available renovation contracts we’ve ever been needed with.

Located with the premium of an brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the footprint was a little 425 sq. feet, however the living living area or space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet, and have to access your roofing terrace. As it existed, the arrangement was so awkward that there wasn’t even a fair place to seek out a mattress or even a couch.

Our answer created 4 separate “existing platforms” inserted while inside space that produce room for the many essentials and even now allow the apartment to look open and light-filled. The cheapest level is definitely an entry and your kitchen space, plus several steps up stands out as the popular located place.

Above the living area can be a cantilevered mattress pavilion that projects out on the principle space, supported on rock beams. A final stair prospects approximately a roofing back garden. All the spaces amount into a single yet another along with the concept of distinct “rooms” is dissolved; in fact, the only real door tied to the space stands out as the a to the bathroom.

Given the miniscule capacity in the apartment, every inch of space is put to make use of. Stairs aren’t merely for circulaton from your apartment, but function built-in safe-keeping cabinetry and drawers below. The principal bath and shower, in fact, may also be built below the principal staircase.

The kitchen featured totally concealed appliances, flip up high safe-keeping items for effortless access, including a countertop that wraps to the primary living space, becoming a digital “hearth” with built-in cinema system. There are no traditional closets in complete apartment.

Materials throughout are selected to emphasize the spatial qualities in the venture. The perimeter is light, with painted (existing) brick, cup backsplashes and shelving, and white-colored lacquered kitchen cabinets, stair cabinets, and fittings.

The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in darker wooden, and anchors the space – a middle item about which the whole thing revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads guide through and round the apartment, spiralling up against the wood outdoor patio heading towards roof. Given how many built-in features, furnishings are marginal in number, with only a couch, coffee table, bed, including a aspect chair necessary.

Architect: Specht Harpman
Photography: Taggart Sorensen

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