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PMW Architects-Tower House contemporary-dining-room

PMW Architects-Tower House

TOWER HOUSE (1994) • A 3600 s.f. (4-story) brownstone, previously broken into 5 apartments, converted into a home for a young family (New York, NY) THE PLAN... • In order to achieve a different spatiality than the horizontal layering of the traditional brownstone, the initial strategy was to literally introduce the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the building upon entering from the street. At the Entry, the horizontal terrazzo “runway” (x-axis) joins the vertical space of the pigmented plaster foyer “tower” (y-axis) linking the rear garden and the sky. • The spaces within the home are further vertically linked (z-axis) by a central interior condition about which the major details and materials are deployed. • At each floor, there is a major body-scaled detail which directs or frames the relationship of the body to the space (i.e., The maple bulge at the first floor, the copper wall at the second floor and the mahogany “armoire” at the third floor).  

What Houzz contributors are saying:

I wish that I had the space in my home to hang an amazing chandelier like this one that holds candles in it instead of light bulbs! It is charming and interesting and historic. I even love the warm glow of the candles' reflection on the wall here!

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kgunnell added this to Exterior Ideas
December 25, 2013
Sky light usage
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January 20, 2013
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November 25, 2012
historic and cool
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October 5, 2012
Copper wall
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July 25, 2012
copper element
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February 21, 2012
Copper wall
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September 10, 2009
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