In a historic TriBeCa warehouse, a young couple found an opportunity to make an entire floor their first home. They wanted all the advantages of informal loft living, but also required seclusion for their bedrooms to accommodate guests and future family members. To achieve this Office of Architecture, in collaboration with Push, implemented a few cleverly conceived design moves.
Vancouver-based architect Omer Arbel doesn’t set out to design living spaces that are merely beautiful and functional. For him, success depends on taking things to the next level – an exercise in architectural poetics. In this 33-by-150-foot loft, the end result of his theory is pure delight – a deliberate placement of rough and smooth, rustic and sparkle, perfectly punctuated by a central shaft of open sky.