The project is a renovation of a 2-family townhouse in the historic part of Ridgewood, a newly hyped neighborhood at the Bushwick/Queens border in New York. The project plays with the unexpected, the contrast between the building’s historical, classical exterior context and its raw, loft-like interior.

The dilapidated building needed a full gut renovation. Apart from few original features worth to keep, the project's idea is about 'subtraction'. Removing layers of materials accumulated over the years, the building's shell emerges, black tar covered brick walls. A new, floating ceiling integrates fragments of original tin ceiling leftovers into its continuous plane. Shadow gabs in the ceiling harbor sliding tracks for curtains and doors to define different zones within the open plan.

Architect: Julian von der Schulenburg (www.vschulenburg.com)
Photos: Dean Kaufman

Address: Ridgewood/Queens, New York

Completion: 2018

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Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Plywood Floor. Photo  of Ridgewood Townhouse
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Modern home with Kitchen, Plywood Floor, Refrigerator, Metal Counter, Undermount Sink, Metal Backsplashe, Range Hood, Wall Lighting, Range, White Cabinet, and Cooktops. Photo 4 of Ridgewood Townhouse
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Modern home with Kitchen, Metal Backsplashe, White Cabinet, Cooktops, Metal Counter, Range, Plywood Floor, Wall Lighting, Refrigerator, and Undermount Sink. Photo 6 of Ridgewood Townhouse
Modern home with Kitchen, Wall Lighting, Cooktops, Undermount Sink, Metal Counter, Metal Backsplashe, Range, White Cabinet, and Refrigerator. Photo 7 of Ridgewood Townhouse
Modern home with Doors, Sliding Door Type, Wood, and Interior. Photo 8 of Ridgewood Townhouse
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