West Village Residence

  • building elevation
  • This apartment occupies the seventh and eighth floors of the Richard Meier tower at 173 Perry Street in New York City’s West Village. It was designed for a multi-generation family consisting of a semi-retired banker in his seventies, two middle-aged parents and professionals, and their two young children. The design is organized around a machine-like object inserted into the middle of the space, spanning both floors. The object consists of a central spine with perpendicular arms projecting off of it, and it contains storage, lighting, a kitchen, bathrooms, display, and seating. A secondary language of open living spaces and freestanding furniture occupies the negative spaces formed by the central object.
  • living room
  • living room; stair
  • office, shades down and shades up
  • plans: 7th floor (top), 8th floor
  • bathroom sketch, with view to bedroom ceramic display.
  • master bedroom
  • 7th floor
  • 8th floor