The “culinary cockpit” (a.k.a. the kitchen) stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform. A long, white slanted counter contains hi-fi speakers and a BUS-system panel of 18 buttons for controlling lights, curtains, heating, ventilation, etc.
In this diminutive New York apartment’s new incarnation, the main living area is a family room that morphs—after the boys go to sleep in the back bedroom—into the parents’ lair. As Krastev puts it, “During the day it’s a one-bedroom apartment, at night, a studio.”
The overhead skylight, finished in matte, provides a visual flurry. "It’s kind of a melting design that comes from above and goes down the shelves,” says architect Erich Schoenenberger of su11 architecture + design.