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Tribeca Loft / Fearon Hay Architects

  • Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
  • Location: Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
  • Architect: Fearon Hay Architects
  • Interior Collaborator: Penny Hay
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Richard Powers

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From the architect. Located in Tribeca, is a recently completed 550sqm loft conversion - a bespoke and innovative response to the challenges of residing in Manhattan.

© Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

The existing 3.6m high space is defined by the exposed reinforced concrete frame and the large multi-paned windows offering panoramic views of the skyline on three sides.

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© Richard Powers

The strategy was to provide the required division of space with minimum interference with the existing structure and maximum perception of the overall volume.

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© Richard Powers

The insertion of steel framed, glazed volumes with raised timber floors provides elevated sleeping platforms within the loft space. The glazed volumes are accompanied by blank, white, volumes containing bathing, service and scullery functions. These service components are arranged in a linear sequence in the centre of the space.

© Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

Both of these insertions are carefully placed amongst the existing structural elements of columns, beams and corbels, freeing the structure and the perimeter of the loft from division.

© Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

Further layering and configuration of the space is offered by layers of operable fabric screens and sliding panels. The various areas of the residence may be separated from one another or connected to each other as desired.

© Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

Collaborating with artisans of both New Zealand and New York has enabled the creation of custom fittings such as blown glass pendant lights, treated steel and freestanding stone washbasins and bath, resulting in a highly crafted and bespoke construction.

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