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olympic tower residence, new york city

architectural interiors / merit

olympic tower residence, new york city

architectural interiors / merit

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    Thomas Loof

    The apartment's white columns are more than just stylish structural elements. Some of them also contain retractable flat-screen televisions or conceal the HVAC system, with unobtrusive vertical slits serving as air vents.

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    A glass wall separates the master bedroom from the rest of the apartment.

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    Turett Collaborative Architects

    The project’s floor plan.

turett collaborative architects, new york city

The showstopping city views from this Manhattan pied-à-terre created a clear directive for architect Wayne Turett. “The client's main objective was to display the view,” he explains. “It comes down to not distracting you when you're looking out the window.” So Turett and his team specified a mostly white palette for the ultra-minimalist, 3,400-square-foot apartment, including white lacquered columns, polished white quartz floors, and a glossy, white-painted ceiling.

“It celebrates New York City,” remarked a judge. “It really takes glamorous architecture to the extreme, in a fun way.”

principal in charge / project architect: Wayne Turett, Turett Collaborative Architects;
project managers: Frank Koester and Ryan Byrnes, Turett Collaborative Architects;
general contractor: Robert Naccarato, Bernsohn & Fetner, New York City;
interior designer: Christopher Coleman, Christopher Coleman Interior Design, Brooklyn, N.Y.;
project size: 3,400 square feet;
construction cost: Withheld;
photography: Thomas Loof.

product specs
bathroom fittings: Boffi USA; bathroom fixtures: Hansgrohe; cooktop, dishwasher, oven/range: Küppersbusch USA; doors: Bartels USA, Tre-P&Tre-Più S.p.A.; flooring (ceramic tile/stone/concrete): Architectural Systems; hardware: Modric; kitchen fittings: Franke Consumer Products; kitchen fixtures: KWC America; lighting fixtures: Xenon Architectural Lighting; refrigerator: Sub-Zero; windows: PPG Industries (Starphire)