Haute Architecture DPC

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Female, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+ owned

New York, NY


West Village Townhouse, NY

From a typical West Village townhouse layout, with constrained and dark spaces, Haute Architecture created a warm minimalist design to seamlessly bring light deep into the building. The resulting space is a meditative sanctuary that offers their clients reprieve from the hectic nature of city life.

The project is conceived as a fluid series of layered experiences along the horizontal and vertical paths. The circulation is further organized around a central nucleus, offering the owners multiple connections between living environments and a dematerialization of rooms. As in yacht construction, that nucleus is a performing element combining optimized custom cabinetry and sliding panels to transform the space and its uses. Haute Architecture created a double height atrium as the modern heart of the house. Entertainment, living, dining, kitchen and work all flow in one polyvalent space. The dynamic shape of the opening serves to effortlessly bring the outside light and garden further into the living room, blurring the edge between interior and exterior. 

Echoing the clients’ keen interest in mathematics, the architects introduced complex geometric elements, like the stairs or ceiling aperture in the living room as intricate human mementos punctuating the otherwise minimal space. Haute Architecture worked very closely with their clients, to fashion, in a maieutic process, this vision into reality. The resulting project is a celebration of lightness, a luxury rarely seen in an urban context.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect, Interior Designer, Owners Representative
Additional Credits: Architect: Haute Architecture dpc (HA)
Interior Designer: Haute Interior llc (HI)
Annie Lo, AIA, Principal
Torsten Schlauersbach, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Principal

Project Consultants:
Structure: Eckersley O'Callaghan & Partners
MEP: RJD Engineering
Lighting: Fisher Marantz Stone
Garden/Roof: Buro Koray Duman
Home automation: Electronic Environments
Lighting Programming: Jason Byron Teague, LLC
Wellness: Delos Living

General Contractor: Rusk Renovations Inc.
Millwork: Roethlisberger LLC
Electrical: Ostroff Electric
Mechanical: All HVAC Inc.
Plumbing: Donato Plumbing
Windows: Brombal USA
Stone: Aldo Pesetti, Italy
Glass: Depp Glass
Plaster finishes: Terra Natural Finishes
Turnkey Support: Eleanora Eunice Boston-Tonge
Landscaping: Town & Garden
Security: ESCC

Commissioned Artworks by:
Sanford Wurmfeld
Richard Schur
Lucas Michael