“We love lighting, but we don’t want to see any of it.”
That’s what our clients, a couple from Europe, told us during our first site visit to their newly purchased home. The apartment, a narrow through-floor, had the bones of every quintessential Soho loft, tall ceilings, cast iron columns, exposed brick, wood floors, and of course, those gorgeous casement windows. But like most Soho lofts, those windows only existed on opposite ends of the apartment. The kitchen, the hub, smack in the middle of the home, would get the least light and the most action.
The architects, luckily, were open to incorporating every type of cove and pocket light detail one could imagine and the project became a game of where to conceal the light.
Breitner Ciaccia Office of Architecture
Location, New York City
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