tribeca loft residence, new york
office of architecture and push
brooklyn, n.y., and alameda, calif.

Ignoring the conventions of loft living, Aniket Shahane and Asheshh Saheba created this Manhattan apartment to be open but flexible enough to create private spaces. The duo gutted the maze of rooms, leaving only key structural elements and service zones intact. The space is “very porous so you can always see windows and light coming in,” Shahane says. The living room, den, and kitchen—located to the east—benefit from the bedroom windows’ western light and views. Floating cabinetry defines the space and wood flooring adds warmth. One judge liked how “you simultaneously get light but you also get privacy.”

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project credits principals in charge/project architects: Aniket Shahane, Office of Architecture, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Asheshh Saheba, LEED AP, Push, Alameda, Calif.; general contractor: James Lee, 9J Builder Inc., New York; project size: 3,000 square feet; construction cost: Withheld; photography: Kishore Varanasi.

product details

bath cabinets: custom; bath fittings: Dornbracht,, Vola,; bath fixtures: Duravit,, Kohler,, Wetstyle,; closets: Berloni,; cooktop and dishwasher: Gaggenau,; countertops: Caesarstone,; doors: Hafele,; garbage disposal: GE,; hardware: Valli & Valli,; kitchen cabinets: Cucine Lube,; kitchen fittings: Vola,; kitchen fixtures: Dupont,; lighting: Hera Lighting,, Nippo Electric Co.,, Tech Lighting,; oven and refrigerator: Gaggenau,; paints: Benjamin Moore,; windows: Marvin,