The Manhattan Transformation
As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the details when a new venue is chosen for the brand’s purposes. But, he admits, “I’m not a big architectural design guy.” So when he decided to reinvent the diminutive Manhattan studio in which he lives and works, Pozner tapped Darrick Borowski of Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture with whom he’d collaborated on multiple American Apparel stores. Pozner explains what happened when, architecturally speaking, he took his work home with him.
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- Ah, the Big Apple. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
- Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize.
- When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves.
- A Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style.
- When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness).
- For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.
- Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on dwell.com, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that…
Live/work is a theme that has resonated with us throughout our ten-year history, and we always delight in featuring spaces that do double duty. Inspired by this issue’s foray into the topic, we combed through our archives to find a few old favorites. From artists’ spaces to ergonomic chairs evaluated by the late designer Bill Stumpf, our series of articles and offerings delve a little deeper into the idea.