Lantern is an 1800sf Tribeca loft with 12ft concrete ceilings and windows on both ends of the 100ft long space. The client needed to accommodate a growing family with three kids.
The first action was to replace with new windows tripled in size to let in more sunlight.
The primary design intent was to highlight and bring daylight deep into the middle of the apartment by maximizing the flow of light through all the rooms.
The solution was to limit walls to 8ft and add a ribbon of clerestory above to let light permeate throughout. Continuous LED lighting along the glass creates a soft lantern glow bringing the impression of daylight. The master suite includes built-in storage along all the walls, some painted white to recede, others showcased in rift Oak The bathroom has a walk-in shower with frosted glass partitions also used to make an enclosable toilet.
A secondary bedroom has floor to ceiling open storage to display toys and books; the room also features a play-nook loft area above the walk-in-closet.
In the large common living space a pair of pivoting walls open to accommodate overnight guests with a wall-bed and a closet, as well as a concealed play area.