Located on Bond Street in the Noho district of Manhattan, New York, this loft is situated on the 3rd floor of an old industrial building that is now a housing co-operative. The loft was altered to provide a home and studio for a photographer and his family, a place to both work and rest, amidst the frenetic pace of the city.
A typical Downtown loft it is a deep linear space with the light drawn from either end but limited along both sides. However, advantage was taken of the adjoining vacant lot and two additional windows were opened to bring light into the depth of the plan to serve the new living space and master bedroom.
Sleeping accommodation is provided to the rear while the studio space fronts to the street, with its own separate work entrance for clients. A glazed translucent screen wall allows south light to penetrate into the depth of the plan and provides a projection screen for the client to show his work. Between the studio and bedroom area is a large living space incorporating the kitchen and dining area that forms part of a deep service spine running along the closed party wall of the building. Additional storage walls are located throughout the loft.