TriBeCa Live Work Loft
New York, NY
The adaptive reuse of the ground and basement floors of an 1860s industrial structure integrates work and living spaces, using salvaged and 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.
Max Zambelli for Elle Decor
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
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