|location||New York, New York|
The clients are an empty-nest couple, with a primary residence in the suburbs that is rich in classical details. This pied-à-terre is meant to function as an aesthetic and geographic escape from their daily life. They were conflicted about how to achieve a balance between wanting a forward-thinking interior with the classical detailing with which they were familiar. The final design is a creative compromise. The design utilizes every crown molding, base molding and chair rail, but deploys them in one hyper-articulated moment rather than distribute them throughout the space. In its thickness, the wall anchors the space and defines a barrier between the residential public space and the kitchen and storage area at the rear of the apartment.