Status: Completed Spring 2016
An initial inspection of the raw space of the Empire State Apartment revealed rotted flooring, an open air toilet and a dilapidated Dark Room, reeking from years of stale chemicals. Located at the foot of the Empire State Building, challenges to re-envision and reclaim the space were gleefully accepted.
The design’s anchor feature is the centrally located kitchen, a point which stimulates life and movement throughout the space.
”In the entryway, the elevator opens up on a wood-louvered partition with a built-in bench designed by Mr. Schiller. Behind the partition is the kitchen, which the couple wanted to be the centrepiece of the home. Much of the kitchen cabinetry came in by crane through the windows because the elevators were too small.The Wall Street JournalA Minimalist Makeover in Manhattan (Nancy Keats, 2017)