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Skyhouse - David Hotson Architect contemporary-living-room

Skyhouse - David Hotson Architect

Skyhouse in Lower Manhattan, designed by David Hotson Architect, completed in 2012.

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February 12, 2014
cindysidney wrote:
How did you hang the swing?
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cindysidney - It's not my project; I just took the photo. David Hotson is the architect:
    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 7:50PM
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Basically the Skyhouse is a long rectangle with a full-height living room on one end and stacked bedrooms on the other end; in between are the kitchen, bathrooms, more bedrooms and other spaces. While the slide circuits through the bedroom spaces on the south, the living room on the north is marked by a swing and a rock-climbing column.
Architect David Hotson utilized this building’s steel structure to support a simple wood swing by drilling through the bottom flange of the exposed steel I-beam. “The two ropes supporting the swing are passed through these holes and simply knotted off above,” Hotson says.Why it works: This airy penthouse is already home to a trippy slide, so the swing cements the playful feel while playing off the idea of a home in the sky.

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penthouse swing. It's great to have fun elements in a house
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Placement of swing and size of swing
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the I exposed I beams and Box beams
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Architect David Hotson utilized this building’s steel structure to support a simple wood swing by drilling through the bottom flange of the exposed steel I-beam. “The two ropes supporting the swing are passed through these holes and simply knotted off above,” Hotson says. Why it works: This airy penthouse is already home to a trippy slide, so the swing cements the playful feel while playing off the idea of a home in the sky.
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a swing hanging from the steel beam; climbing holds on the post (!)
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love the swing
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For barn: Cherterfield sofa Indoor swing
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Rock climbing column.
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swing inside living area... putting one in a green house or atrium would be nice.
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