A thorough reinvention of a generously scaled but awkward post-war West Village Apartment. Lightened and subtly textured materials, and exactingly detailed custom elements create an elegant and informal living environment for a professional couple.
Michael K Chen Architecture
MKCA ( Michael K Chen Architecture ) is an architecture practice providing innovative and superbly crafted work for clients seeking thoughtful and considered design. We have experience designing and building at a diverse range of scales and bring an ultra-refined sensibility and attention to detail to projects ranging from individual micro apartments to entire buildings.
We have developed a reputation for excelling at complex urban projects, and are adept at synthesizing multiple functions, systems, and constituencies into elegant and often beguilingly simple works. MKCA serves a diverse and international client base. We are based in New York City and work across the United States and worldwide.
The landmarked Upper East Side Townhouse required a great deal of reconstruction, which allowed the designers to completely reconceive the home’s interiors and backyard landscaping for contemporary living. An elevator and sculptural new stairs were added, along with generous floor openings and glazed double height spaces
Having acquired a 225 sf space in Manhattan’s West Village and an adjoining 5ft tall storage attic space, a client approached MKCA – Michael K Chen Architecture with a request to transform the minuscule space into a gracious and multi-functional home. The ” Attic Transformer “project takes advantage of the compact attic space which while not […]
Michael K Chen Architecture (MKCA) have designed a 390-square-foot studio in Manhattan, that features a mechanized moving wall to form different areas when needed throughout the day. Description by MKCA: The 5:1 Apartment is the latest evolution of MKCA’s research on micro housing, containing the functional and spatial elements for living, working, sleeping, dressing, and […]