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A desk/fold-away bed, fold-down dining table, and under-floor storage compartments help maximize space.

Finger | Kennedy Apartment, New York

Finger | Kennedy Apartment, New York

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    Chuck Choi

    This lean apartment renovation fits two sleeping areas and plenty of storage into its diminutive 510 square feet.

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    A desk/fold-away bed, fold-down dining table, and under-floor storage compartments help maximize space.

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    Chuck Choi

    A desk/fold-away bed, fold-down dining table, and under-floor storage compartments help maximize space.

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    This lean apartment renovation fits two sleeping areas and plenty of storage into its diminutive 510 square feet.

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    Chuck Choi

    This lean apartment renovation fits two sleeping areas and plenty of storage into its diminutive 510 square feet.

  • The architects separated the apartment into public spaces up front and private areas in back.

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    The architects separated the apartment into public spaces up front and private areas in back.

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    Chuck Choi

    The architects separated the apartment into public spaces up front and private areas in back.

  • Helping the small apartment live large are storage spaces carved out of the raised floor deck.

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    Helping the small apartment live large are storage spaces carved out of the raised floor deck.

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    Chuck Choi

    Helping the small apartment live large are storage spaces carved out of the raised floor deck.

  • The apartment has only one real bedroom.

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    The apartment has only one real bedroom.

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    Chuck Choi

    The apartment has only one real bedroom.

  • But storage spaces under the bed and under the floor expand its usage.

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    But storage spaces under the bed and under the floor expand its usage.

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    Chuck Choi

    But storage spaces under the bed and under the floor expand its usage.

  • The unit's floor plan.

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    The unit's floor plan.

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    The unit's floor plan.

  • The apartment's dumb-bell configuration consists of two rooms measuring 16 feet by 11 feet bridged by a narrow space.

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    The apartment's dumb-bell configuration consists of two rooms measuring 16 feet by 11 feet bridged by a narrow space.

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    Noroof Architects

    The apartment's dumbbell configuration consists of two rooms measuring 16 feet by 11 feet, bridged by a narrow space.

noroof architects
brooklyn, n.y.

“Where’s the fat in this project?” one of our judges asked of this apartment renovation. “There isn’t any.” Who could argue with that? The design team reorganized the existing dumbbell-shaped 510-square-foot apartment, moving the kitchen and bath from the back and deftly inserting them into the narrow middle zone. Two skylights and artificial illumination in a light cove make the space feel bright and airy despite the size, but the pièce de résistance of the project is the clever storage solutions in the floor and walls of the unit, which help create living and sleeping zones. “It’s a lot of nice renovation within a shell,” another judge said approvingly.


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product details

bathroom and kitchen fixtures: Hansgrohe, www.hansgrohe-usa.com; cooktop and oven: Viking, www.vikingrange.com; dishwasher: Bosch, www.bosch-home.com; hardware: Arthur Harris & Co., www.ahchicago.com, Häfele American Co., www.hafele.com/us, Johnson Hardware, www.johnsonhardware.com, Rixson, www.rixson.com, Valli & Valli, www.vallivalli-us.com; hvac equipment: Mitsubishi, www.mehvac.com, Nuheat, www.nuheat.com; insulation: Owens Corning, www.owenscorning.com; kitchen fixtures: Blanco America, www.blancoamerica.com; lighting fixtures: Elite Lighting USA, www.iuseelite.com, Juno Lighting Group, www.junolightinggroup.com, Lightolier, www.lightolier.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Applied Technologies, www.appliedtechnologies.com, Basic Coatings, www.basiccoatings.com, Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; refrigerator: Jenn-Air, www.jennair.com; windows: Loewen, www.loewen.com