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Manhattan Micro Loft in New York by Specht Harpman

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Specht Harpman

This project involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building.  With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion of distinct “rooms.”

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Manhattan Micro Loft
  • Location: New York, US

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

The architectural strategy creates four “living platforms” that accommodate everything necessary, while still allowing the apartment to feel open and bright.  The spaces are interleaved, with a cantilevered bed that hovers out over the main living space, an ultra-compact bath tucked beneath the stair, and a roof garden with glazing that allows light to cascade through the space.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Every inch is put to use, with stairs featuring built-in storage units below, similar to Japanese kaidan dansu.  The apartment is crafted like a piece of furniture, with hidden and transforming spaces for things and people.

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