Pro-Log is an over-sized studio apartment of 1000sf that was modified to create a one bedroom home for a self-professed bibliophile and clothes-horse. The client desired a quintessential Chelsea loft apartment. The challenge was to integrate significant amounts of storage for her belongings while maintaining an expansive feeling which was difficult with only one wall of windows at the end of the apartment.
Extensive floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with inconspicuous recessed pulls was devised to act as walls. Cabinets effectively create a separate sleeping area while maintaining a visual openness and sightline to the windows. A bright oversized translucent orange door to the bedroom maintains visual flow between the rooms and provides a warm glow throughout the space at night.
The focal point of the apartment is a floating live-edge library hewn from a single log split down the middle and sliced up into thick shelves that express rawness contrasting with the rustic wood columns. The industrial aesthetic is further enhanced by exposing a concrete wall running the length of the space which acts as a rich backdrop for the client’s art collection; a concealed linear track discreetly suspends the paintings without any wall penetrations. Recessed ceiling lights with adjustable heads dramatically highlight design features.