Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

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February 1, 2009

“A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

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  Eric Schneider and Michael Chen take in the space-efficient renovation.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    Eric Schneider and Michael Chen take in the space-efficient renovation.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  the blue-lacquered all-in-one cabinet in the fully closed position.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    the blue-lacquered all-in-one cabinet in the fully closed position.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  The origami-like desktop unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider that allows the passage of computer cables hidden inside the office compartment.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    The origami-like desktop unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider that allows the passage of computer cables hidden inside the office compartment.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  The interior of the Murphy bed compartment is lined with a stained cork panel and contains a smaller shelving unit for bedside reading, alarm clock, and reading lamp.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    The interior of the Murphy bed compartment is lined with a stained cork panel and contains a smaller shelving unit for bedside reading, alarm clock, and reading lamp.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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    Photo by: Raimund Koch

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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