Walnut cabinetry, sliding doors and automated animate columns are acclimated to alter walls in this attic in Tribeca, New York, which has been adapted by Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture. Measuring about 3,000 aboveboard anxiety (279 aboveboard metres), Tribeca Attic occupies an absolute attic of a 19th-century barn – one of abounding industrial-era barrio in the Lower Manhattan neighbourhood.
Office of Architecture alloyed two apartments to actualize the abode for a adolescent family, stripping out all administration walls to accessible the active areas to affluence of accustomed ablaze from the windows. Atramentous American walnut boards awning the absolute attic and the walls are corrective white to accommodate chain beyond the open-plan space, with ablaze clarification in through white net curtains.
By removing the walls, the architects apparent a brace of absolute board beams set on aphotic steels columns. These now mark three abstracted zones in the open-plan space: the entrance, the lounge in the average portion, and the kitchen and dining allowance on the far side. Three bedrooms are placed on the western ancillary of the apartment, afar with sliding walnut doors to accommodate the association with privacy.
In the capital active area, kitchen and dining room, white-washed board cabinets topped with Caesarstone run forth the rear bank and anatomy the axial island. Floor-to-ceiling white splashback units are set forth the adjoining bank – which hides the ancestors bath abaft – and end with a bore that juts into the lounge.
Split into two sitting areas, the lounge is afar from the access anteroom by board cabinetry congenital about absolute animate columns. Like the floor, the units are fabricated of atramentous American walnut, advised to acclaim the industrial-style animate columns and brickwork of the building. One of the cabinets is animated aloft the arena and forms shelving, cabinets and accumulator for the television, while the added ancillary adverse the access is fronted with cupboards.
The assemblage is angled at the end to accessible up to ablaze from the window, with little alcove cut into the copse to accomplish a shelf for a plant. The added chiffonier set is congenital from the arena to abutment a fireplace, and chase clad in a aphotic blah tile, while a third assemblage is adapted to face this one and absorber the aperture to the adept bedchamber behind.