a loft in the trees.

The main feature of this New York loft is a large, glass window wall. Framed with polished black lacquer panels, it claims the view as if it belonged within, like a picture on the wall. Due to the elevation, one appears high amongst the trees.

Perimeter walls and concrete beams are painted white to emphasise the inherent qualtites of the loft; a concrete floor poured throughout provides a seamless, flowing space. A pair of full height doors defines back from front when separation is necessary. Glass blocks diffuse light along the hallway and provide privacy from neighbours. The open plan kitchen is an L-shaped wall of book-matched, mahogany cabinets; the timber panels obscure a series of doors, including the powder room and pantry. Wood is chosen again in the dining table and chairs, which together with the wonderful, tree-top aspect, provides the warmth and texture to an otherwise monochrome palette.

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Richardson ⁄ Dondoe loft by Workshop for Architecture, here

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