COMMERCIAL GUIDE: RETSAURANTS
COMBINING APARTMENTS: A GUIDE TO THE PROCESS
SNNA participated and quoted in various blogs: HOW TO & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Selected SNNA projects featured in various blogs: BEFORE & AFTER
“The project combines two neighboring apartments on the twenty-third floor of a recently built Michael Graves luxury condo building on the Upper East Side. The client wished to create a comparable lavish space in the spirit of the building. The entry lobby was redesigned with decorative niches and flooring detail to give a formal and elegant feeling to the apartment. The main area is elegant and sophisticated, with lighting as one of the most important design elements. Lighting, both natural and artificial, works on two levels: it brightens up the entire place as a primary goal and second, it accentuates specific areas and architectural features. Juxtaposed to the lighting opulence, is an almost frugal color palette—whites and natural wood—, which allows for a rich play of shadows. Lighting is also an integral part of the design of key elements such as the kitchen island, enhancing form and materiality. Overall, materials are simple, yet effective choices. They contribute to the creation of the desired elegant décor and relaxed atmosphere."
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“Two 1960s box apartments with small bathrooms and kitchens and eight-foot ceilings were the starting point. The apartment combination and remodel took into account the clients’ desire to have a space where they could entertain. Work included exposing high ceilings wherever possible and using ceiling heights to define hierarchy in the space. It also meant enlarging bathrooms to
make them comparable with the rest of the apartment. The plan is designed following the feng shui principles. An overall sense of
harmony and balance is achieved through architectural design itself—elements of space and its relationships—specific use of color, textures, and materials. “I worked closely with the clients to create a home that is comfortable and pragmatic for family living. The open living and dining area is an inviting entertaining space with built-ins that have met and exceeded storage needs.
It also serves as a comfortable place for the family to unwind..."
Open Concept Apartments published by Harper Collins brings together a number of examples from all over the world—from New York to Sydney, Chicago to Rio de Janeiro, Santa Monica to Tel Aviv—that magnificently illustrate this popular design trend. Showcasing the vision and brilliance of distinguished international architects and designers, each of these apartments—including both original constructions and renovations—have been created using practical and functional solutions that suit the needs and tastes of their individual clients.
Two of SNNA projects are featured in this book: