Residential ArchitectureApartmentsChelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects

Architects: Barker Associates Architecture Office – BAAO Architects (previously BFDO Architects)
Project: Chelsea Apartment
Location: Chelsea, Manhattan, New York
Year: 2017
Photographs: Lesley Unruh
Text by BAAO Architects

This Chelsea apartment occupies the top floor of one of a series of brick row houses that were joined together to create a larger building. In the existing layout, the street frontage of the unit is split between the living and dining spaces on one side and one large bedroom on the other.

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 1

The clients wanted to create a second legal bedroom to have the option to expand their family but to also maintain flexibility in how the spaces are configured. Our solution was to expand the existing bathroom window off of the lightwell to bring enough light and air to a second bedroom. To create that second bedroom, we shifted the bathroom back to the space originally occupied by the kitchen and slid the kitchen over to the large open living and dining spaces.

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 2

A system of sliding steel and glass panels allows the living side and bedroom sides to be separated or connected depending on the positioning of the panels. The panels can be stacked in the open position to give an expansive, loft-like feeling to the space, which is 12’ high at the front façade.

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 3

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 4

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 5

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 6

Chelsea Apartment by BFDO Architects 7

Surf House in Santa Cruz by Feldman Architecture

A hidden jewel in a coastside Santa Cruz neighborhood, Surf House brings a polished bohemian feel right up to the edge of one of California’s best surf breaks.

Termitary House Has an Architecture Inspired by Termite Nests

Termitary House was designed by Vietnamese studio Tropical Space. The house is built with baked bricks on an area of 80 square meters and...

Madison Park House / Conard Romano Architects

Architects: Conard Romano Architects Project: Madison Park House Interior Design: Doug Rasar Construction: Prestige Residential Construction Location: Madison Park, Seattle, US Photography: Aaron Leitz Conard Romano Architects in collaboration with...

Ryan House by Arthouse Architects is a Contemporary Take on the Gable Form

Ryan House is located on a large 6,500m² plot on the outskirts of Blenheim. “There is a lot of development going on in the Springlands part of the town where the house is sited, and Hamish Ryan had already collaborated with us ...

Related Articles