Abelow Sherman Architects LLC
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Abelow Sherman Architects LLC modern-home-office

Abelow Sherman Architects LLC

Triplex Penthouse Addition and Renovation, New York City Abelow Sherman Architects (in association with Victoria Borus Design) Partner-in-Charge: David Abelow Contractor: Silver Rail Construction Photographer: Eric Boman Completed: 1996 Project Team: David Younglove, Lisa Odyniec A New York pre-war triplex residence was extensively renovated to accommodate the owners' collection of paintings, drawings, and antiquities. The architect, decorator (Victoria Borus of B/5 Studio), and the owner held extensive conversations defining the curatorial needs typical of a small museum, and how to achieve their integration and balance within a residence that would maintain the sensibility of a home. The control of natural light became a paramount element of the design. A new roof opening, skylight, and bronze and glass lighting lay-light were created above a new stair near the center of the floor plan. This allowed light to penetrate vertically through the spaces, bringing in light where none had existed previously, and allowing the perimeter to be shaded to varying degrees almost continually during daylight hours. Bronze and glass floors to ceiling vitrines were designed, their placement defining spaces by acting as the walls and openings of a traditional room. This served the dual purpose of creating a controlled environment for objects that could then be viewed intimately in the round, as in a museum, or by their visual integration into the experience of the life of the apartment. Back to Portfolio: Urban Residential

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Libraries can include other interesting objects besides books.

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partners desk
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Glass and light. Modern meets traditional.
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wide glass display
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The desk
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j,aime le gris, le bois le beige avec le bois:plus chic que juste palette pale et neutre.
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January 2, 2013
Sophisticated color palette and idea for using my existing furniture.
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October 22, 2012
antique desk with modern
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Modern but with traditional furniture
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Chinese chair nice desk
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August 9, 2012
Traditional vs. contemporary
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February 11, 2012
modern and traditional mixed well
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April 29, 2011
Cabinet glass can be used in all areas of your home to keep displays protected.
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January 9, 2011
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Designing the Home Office to Feel More Like Home, Less Like Office
August 13, 2010
Lots of great light and awe inspiring views...I'll take one of each, please. If you have a room in your home with fabulous views and lots of happy light, consider making it your home office. Why? Just take a look at this space...enough said. :)
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August 13, 2010
desk, chair
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August 11, 2010
solarium office
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June 30, 2010
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June 23, 2010
Dream view!
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June 13, 2010
way to use glass front display case? on wall in office? Love that repurposing!
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June 12, 2010
This has such a passed down through generations Classic Eight library vibe.
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June 5, 2010
combo modern glass shelves with traditional wood desk
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October 15, 2009
Here the designer used an antique desk and chair looks great in this somewhat modern space...
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September 12, 2009
modern w traditional furniture.
Margaret Everton added this to You'll Want To Sit Down For This
September 6, 2009
Another beautifully traditional chair and desk, taking into consideration the view without having to face the sun.
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September 5, 2009
A room with a VU!
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