Two 2,000 square feet apartments are combined in this project. Their point of connection was a tangle of gas lines, air-conditioning chases, chimneys, plumbing risers and structural columns. An L-shaped volume of cabinetry conceals these obstructions, while maximizing connections between the combined spaces. Walnut, copper and maple provide a warm foil for the precise sculptural ambitions of the project.

The primary work surface of the kitchen is conceived as a credenza, with fitted drawers replacing upper cabinets for storage. Cantilevered copper shelving punctuates the transition from the public to the private spaces of the apartment.

Project: ESSAY IN WALNUT, COPPER AND MAPLE

Photos: TAD MIKE

Location: NEW YORK CITY

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