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architectural interiors / merit

Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls.

architectural interiors / merit

Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls.

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    Paul Warchol

    “We wanted to create an illuminated space with good flow and emphasize the high ceilings,” explains architect Katherine Chia.

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    Desai/Chia Architecture

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    Paul Warchol

desai/chia architecture, new york city

Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls. Vertical wood planks capped by bands of clear glass enclose private rooms and define open living areas. Light filters through the offset boards and the glass bands at night, emphasizing the high ceilings.

Said one smitten juror: “I like the way the wood and glass vibrate back and forth between each other.”

principal in charge / project architect: Katherine Chia, AIA, Desai/Chia Architecture
general contractor: David Giovannitti, Giovannitti Inc.,Yonkers, N.Y.
lighting consultant: Christine Sciulli, Christine Sciulli Light + Design, New York City
project size: 4,000 square feet
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Paul Warchol Photography

product specs
bathroom and kitchen plumbing fittings:AF Supply Corp.; bathroom plumbing fixtures:AF Supply Corp., Dornbracht Americas, Duravit USA, Vola A/S; cooktop, oven:Wolf Appliance; countertops: Dupont (Corian); dishwasher:Bosch Home Appliances; garbage disposer:In-Sink-Erator; hardware:Rajack Designs, RIXSON Specialty Door Controls, Valli&Valli (U.S.A.); hvac equipment:Carrier Corp.; interior paneling: Philip Kerzner (PK-30 System); kitchen plumbing fixtures:Dornbracht Americas; lighting fixtures:Edison Price Lighting, Flos, FontanaArte Corp., Louis Poulsen Lighting; paints/stains:Benjamin Moore & Co.; refrigerator:Sub-Zero; windows:Skyline Windows, Tradewood Windows and Doors