This project is being developed in conjunction with a
design + build contractor for a client who had recently taken possession of
this large full floor apartment. The client wants to upgrade the apartment
systems including HVAC and electrical as well increasing the quality of the
finishes. Through discussions it was agreed the design should try to increase
the sense of delight and surprise as the apartment afforded great opportunities
which were currently under-utilized. It was felt design had the potential to
significantly increase the value of the apartment as well as creating a more
enjoyable place to live.
We divided the apartment into 3 zones: bedrooms and
bathrooms; storage spaces; and living areas including kitchen, dining and office.
The bedroom and living area zones are decorated in a calming simple grey
palette of stone, metal mesh and bleached wood, while the storage zone has a
palette of strong CMYK colored finishes.
The colorful areas have a minimal impact on the main spaces
as a whole, but when experienced independently, they have a powerful impact and
come as a surprise within the overall elegance and simplicity of the apartment.
Project Details >
- Status: Proposed
- Date: August 1, 2006
- Project Number: 008
- Client: Robert Jenny: representative for a private client
- Area: 3,500 square feet
- Martin Hopp Architect Project Team:
- Design Team: