In a sleek, modernist tower adjacent to Manhattan’s Hudson River, create a floor-through residence without compromising the architectural integrity of the iconoclastic building and it’s four exposures of glass while responding to the shifted geometry along the water’s edge of the river beyond.
Michael Moran is an architectural photographer in New York.
The objective in this pre-war Manhattan apartment is to create a cohesive plan to unify and open the disjointed spaces while utilizing the light and views available of New York’s Central Park and Reservoir.
In a dark closed plan with a centrally located elevator and stair core in a 4500 square foot prewar apartment overlooking the New York City Reservoir, open up the spaces to have a connection to the views and light.
Combine the two top floors of a Manhattan co-op building with outdoor space, and convert into a seamless duplex penthouse. The cubic nature of the volume created about the opened up slabs emphasizes the verticality of these two floors so unique to this unit.
Situated atop a bluff overlooking the Peconic Bay, this waterfront modern retreat offers dramatic views across the bay into the horizon; yet, it is decidedly humble with its natural surrounding. The five-bedroom house is designed for a multi-generational French family as their vacation home in New York.
In order to preserve the grandfathered zoning proximity to the water, the exterior of the Georgica Pond house had to remain in tact. This transitional building type, a softer form of modernism is comprised of curving walls clad inside and out with vertical siding and floor-to-ceiling glass.