SoHo Collector's Loft
Colors: Jane Krupp Ltd.
Furniture: Ziba Khalili
Project Architect: Blanca Laki
Project Managers: Menachem Haimovich; Jimmy Sverdlin
Publication: Houses Casas Hauser (edited by Alejandro Bahamon; Konemann 2002)
Photographs: Marina Berio, Jean Christian Bourcart
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Residential use introduced a new human scale that had to merge with the rhythm of the 19th century garment factory, using a re-imagined door and pivoting glass transom system reminiscent of the original office partitions. Sunlight did not reach the middle of this huge loft: spaces that needed to be located at the floor’s periphery were made translucent using raw steel and natural glass doors and cabinets to activate the center space.