Oct 16, 2019

The apartment interiors are so custom-tailored to the prospective residents they’re often ill-suited for actual residents. They modify the apartment layout with the initial effort to create a bespoke apartment significantly wasted when the needs of occupants inevitably change. The renovation removes parts of the apartment to fit the owner’s daily life while concentrating on strengthening the bones of the space - the core of the elements that will be there for a while even as the needs of its occupants change over time.

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

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