Tribeca Live Work Loft

New York, NY

Integrating work and living spaces of an 1860s industrial structure, through adaptive reuse of the ground and basement floors, and salvaged low-cost everyday materials
Organized on three levels, working spaces occupy the street-facing side of the Loft, interfacing with living spaces that open toward the garden. Removing portions of the original rear yard extension and first floor enabled installation of a garden, whose reflective surfaces animate and bring light deep into the interior. 

 

The Loft’s strategic deletions and insertions construct a new sense of its urban site. The project reinterprets visible and invisible histories, repurposing spaces and elements to allow the emergence of new programs and relationships. The reuse of original materials from the existing space’s demolition defines new material assemblies that approach sustainability through the richness of history and place.
Completion Date
2000

 

Photography
Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
Garret Rowland
Max Zambelli for Elle Decor

 

Recognition
Elle Decor, “Downtown Downstairs,” 2014
Architectural Record: Record Interiors, “Let There be Light,” 2003
Creating the New American Townhouse, 2005
Great Spaces Home Interiors, 2006
Contemporary World Interiors, 2007
Best Private Plots (for garden), 2008   

 

Process