73rd street penthouse, new york
turett collaborative architects
In addition to its expected functions, 73rd Street Penthouse’s master bath serves as a walk-in light fixture. Located beneath a large skylight, the glass-walled box opens a glowing column of daylight between the master bedroom and study (electric privacy glass turns the room opaque at the touch of a switch). The room’s solid surface floor folds into a step-down tub/shower, while a carved stone lavatory emerges from the stone wall that rises through two floors of the apartment. At the practical level, the jury noted that the intervention makes the bedroom suite feel larger, but they also called it “mysterious” and “dreamy.”
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principal in charge: Wayne Turett, Turett Collaborative Architects; project manager: James Saisakorn, Turett Collaborative Architects; general contractor: Alcon Builders Group, New York; lighting designer: Lightfield, New York; project size: 120 square feet; construction cost: Withheld; photography: Travis Dubreuil.
bathroom fittings: Boffi, www.boffi.com, Dornbracht, www.dornbracht.com, Hansgrohe, www.hansgrohe-usa.com; bathroom fixtures: Agape, www.agapedesign.it, Boffi, Hansgrohe; hardware: Häfele, www.hafele.com, MWE , www.mwe.de, Rixson, www.rixson.com; lighting fixtures: Halo, www.cooperindustries.com, Hevi Lite, www.hevilite.com, Lucifer, www.luciferlighting.com, Starfire, www.starfirelighting.com, Bartco, www.bartcolighting.com, TAL, www.tal.be