This 5,000-square-foot loft in New York City is a minimalist composition of white , light-bathed ceilings and walls , with accents of oak , steel , aluminum , and resin. It is the studio and residence of a photographer , divided into public and private zones that come together in a library and reception area off the entry.
A library/reception area immediately off of the entry vestibule allows her to meet with gallerists and research new themes for her work. That space serves as a hinge for two distinct zones in the loft: the east zone flows directly into the ‘private’ domain of her photography studio and back to her private bedroom , while the south zone flows into the ‘public’ domain of her kitchen , dining , and living areas.
The loft also has a guest bedroom suite and a large master bathroom. The master bath is an immersive chamber of light and striated stone , a soothing respite from the intensity of the city.
Architects crafted raw steel , satin aluminum , solid oak , and white resin design features throughout the loft. They are designed as minimal art moments as much as they are functional elements for storage , dining and work areas. Inspired by the art of James Turrell , they designed several lighting strategies to enhance the architecture while giving form to the light. By cutting and folding the ceiling planes , we were able to gently bounce light into the living areas , kitchen , bathrooms , and library. Even rooms that do not have windows feel airy and luminous. The proportions and materials of the new architecture complement the client’s collection of Donald Judd and mid-century furniture.