Park Slope Apartment Combination

New York, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Structure
  • Apartment
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • This project page was created by community member Delson or Sherman Architects

    Apartment combinations should feel as if they’ve always been one coherent layout. Given the limitations of a pre-war high rises, this can be tricky. You have existing chases, risers, and columns, not to mention coop rules against wet spaces over dry. We managed to unify this layout by creating an axis of common spaces with daylight at both ends. Putting the family room at one extreme end of the unit and the living room at the other made the most of the new long view between them, resulting in common space that feels uncommonly spacious. The building’s infrastructure could have hobbled the layout. Instead, we exposed the column and pipes at the kitchen, adding character while screening the work zone. We also enlarged the kitchen and coat closets and added a foyer where once there was only a narrow hall.

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    Delson or Sherman Architects
    DELSON or SHERMAN ARCHITECTS PC is a Brooklyn design firm founded in 1997 by Perla Delson and Jeff Sherman. The firm’s diverse portfolio combines clean, understated detail with careful space planning. We have a reputation for brilliant design, rigorous involvement during construction, and meticulous bid documents. We are good listeners. More than working diligently to fulfill the needs of our clients, we see the design and construction process as inherently collaborative—with clients, with consultants, and with contractors. Our work benefits from our tactical deployment of budget, deliberate economies of gesture, and painstakingly detailed construction documents. In place of a signature style, the firm focuses on the unique opportunities of each project. We address site-specific concerns with fresh ideas while incorporating proven solutions into new contexts. We value the sustainable restoration of old buildings. But we also believe these can be gracefully bridged to the present with innovative additions. By coupling elegant modernism with traditional materials, our work has a sense of inevitability. Our designs feel as though they have always belonged to the site.
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