Transformer Loft

New York, NY United States

Studio Garneau


Project Description

2012 RADA

Architectural Interiors / Merit

This 550-square-foot loft lives large thanks to a serene open plan and clever multifunctional built-in storage. A corner unit with great views, the small space has six windows and access to lots of natural light, says architect Robert Garneau, AIA, LEED AP. “The client wanted a space that was as clean and simple as possible,” he says. Garneau gutted the dilapidated pre-war apartment and used a restrained palette of white walls, stainless steel, and wood floors and built-ins to help make the space feel minimalist and relaxing. “It was meant to be a haven and a relaxing space, and the materiality helps to support that,” he says. The judges agreed: “It’s a very small space that lives big,” one juror said. “They were able to make a complete living space.”


Project Details

Transformer Loft
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    Robert Garneau, Principal In Charge/Project Architect
  • General Contractor: John Rusk 
  • Photography: Bart Michiels 
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    550 sq ft
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Specified Products

Bath Cabinets: Custom; Bathroom Fittings: Dornbracht,, Gessi,; Bath Fixtures: Duravit,, Kohler,; Ceiling Fan: Minka Aire,; Cooktop: Alpes,; Dishwasher: Miele,; Doors: Hafele,; Flooring (carpet): ABC Carpet,; Flooring: Nemo,; Flooring (wood): Wideplank International (now Ebony and Co.),; Hardware: Hettich America,; Kitchen Cabinets: Custom; Kitchen Fittings: Arwa,; Lighting: Tiella,, W.A.C. Lighting,, Zumtobel,; Microwave: Sharp,; Oven: Miele,; Paints: Sherwin-Williams,, Sutherland Welles,; Plywood: Columbia Forest Products,; Refrigerator: Northland Corp.,; Tub: Zuma Collection,



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