Alternative Uses For Formal Dining Room In Open Concept Home
Deep walls with congenital accumulator are advised to board an all-embracing accumulating of art altar at this adapted accommodation by New York City-based MOS Architects.
Named Collector's Apartment, or Accommodation no 2, the abode is amid in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood and encompasses 1,200 aboveboard anxiety (111 aboveboard metres).
The abode contains a adept suite, an appointment that can be acclimated as a bedfellow room, and an open-concept amusing amplitude that includes the kitchen, dining room, and active room.
Interior partitions were congenital 16 inches (40 centimetres) deep, creating ample shelves aural which art can be stored or displayed. "The accommodation is authentic through cabinetry as alveolate walls that enclose accommodation and accommodate accumulator for the resident's all-encompassing collection," said MOS, which declared the accumulator units as "cabinets of curiosities".
Within the active room, two ample affectation cases acquiesce the applicant to put specific altar on view. They were congenital in light-coloured wood, allegory the white accomplishment of the walls.
All the apartment's windows face south, and extend to the abounding acme of the active space. Because the appointment and active allowance are connected, a blind runs continuously amid them, accumulation the abstracted areas.
Throughout the home, board floors were laid aslant adjoin the appropriate angles of the accumulator walls. On the ceiling, clue lights chase this pattern, which the architects explain is a way of attached calm altered spaces visually.
Particular absorption was paid to abstracts acclimated for the intervention. The kitchen counter, for example, is fabricated of a anemic marble that additionally forms a ample backsplash extensive up to the ceiling. The all-embracing adverse apparent additionally doubles as an breezy bistro breadth for the residents.
Three bathrooms all affection a different actual palette. This acts "as a counterpoint to [the apartment's] accumulating of unifying, all-over blooming surfaces", according to the architects.
The aboriginal one is accomplished in atramentous Marmoreal, a bespoke blended marble fabricated up of blithely coloured aggregates. It serves the accessible areas of the apartment. Custom peach-coloured bowl tiles with a ribbed arrangement were acclimated for the additional bathroom, which is acclimated by guests and association alike.
At the end of the hall, the adept bedchamber has its own ensuite, which is accomplished with white marble. Another accumulator bank separates this breadth from the bed.
MOS was one of the firm's that contributed an another eyes for the acclaimed Tribune Tower competition, on appearance at this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial. Other projects by the close accommodate a amphibian abode on Canada's Lake Huron, and a alternation of angular barrio for an arts academy in Denmark.
Photographs are by Lauren Coleman, address of MOS.
Project team: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, John Yurchyk, Andrew Frame, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Michael Abel