Inaba Williamsburg Penthouse / Inaba Williams

Inaba Williamsburg Penthouse / Inaba Williams

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  • Architects: Inaba Williams
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1189
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Naho Kubota
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: ABC Stone, Moonlight Molds, Fiore di Bosco Marble, Sol-R Shade
  • Interior Decorator:Nest Decor
  • General Contractor:Muecke Inc
  • Code Consultant:Resolution Expediting
  • Lead Architects:Christy Cheng
  • City:Brooklyn
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Text description provided by the architects. Apartment interiors are so custom-tailored to prospective residents they’re often ill suited for actual residents. When the needs of new occupants inevitably change they often times modify the apartment layout with the initial effort to create a bespoke apartment significantly wasted. Our renovation removes parts of the apartment to fit the owner’s daily life while concentrating on strengthening the bones of the space – the core elements that will be there for a while even as the needs of its occupants change over time.

© Naho Kubota
© Naho Kubota

The new owner asked to remove one of the original bedrooms preferring to open up and enjoy the space of his 1189SF / 110SF Williamsburg home. Rather than add in lots of new custom features, the design tries to improve the apartment’s overall feel for the long run.

Plan after
Plan after

Curved coving softens the light of the main area’s 11-foot / 3.35-meter high ceilings. Instead of a sharp contrast line along the tops of walls, the walls and ceiling blend together into a bright smooth surface during the day. The coving continues along the walls to the apartment’s entry foyer drawing natural light into the otherwise dark-ish space. At night, the walls and ceiling reflect the lights from surrounding buildings.

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© Naho Kubota

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Address:Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Cite: "Inaba Williamsburg Penthouse / Inaba Williams" 05 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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