TURETT COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS
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East Village Penthouse contemporary-family-room
 

East Village Penthouse

TCA has had a lot of experience connecting smaller apartments together into a seamless whole, this this adventurous client requested something we'd never seen before. IN a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, TCA had the opportunity to meet a unique client's desire to combine two penthouse condos...with a helical slide. In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made "Rintal" stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the hew double-height atrium.

The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor neat the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18' tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detail, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space.

Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide. TCA managed to creatively and successfully turn this now 2 story East Village duplex penthouse into a perfect place for both work and play.
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October 1, 2013
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Hi Eric, first of all, than you kindly for your comments. If you would like to discuss this further, please email me direct at anthony@turettarch.com. Cheers!
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June 10, 2013
eved79 wrote:
Where is the flooring from?
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jillybeansisme
And here I've been told I'm nuts because I'm planning a spiral slide from the loft to the playroom in the next house . . . my slide will go over the stairs.
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This is such a great idea!
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May 25, 2013
izzycrawley wrote:
Why is it - So where dose the slide come from kids room family room u tell me
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Benjamin
Kids? This was online poker player's bachelor pad.
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so funny!
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March 7, 2013
examz wrote:
Do you have any info on the painting? I really like it.
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I don't know for sure but it look like one of those custom DNA portraits. http://www.dna11.com/
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Yes, it's the clients building blocks... ;)
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You guys are correct, we did in fact use Natural Structures for the slide. Best, TCA
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Yes, it's stainless steel..check out the manufacturer we used: www.naturalstructures.com.
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August 7, 2013
maryhartwell wrote:
Recommended outdoor storage buildings - No larger than 12'x12'
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May 25, 2012
quijana wrote:
whats upstairs in that family room??????????
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your Dream House
... or to your living room, if you'd rather keep the fun indoors.
Spry Architecture added this to 8 Wonders of Imagination in Architecture
Yes, this is a slide. Why did I include a picture of a slide? Because I simply cannot imagine a better and more imaginative way to get from my office to the kitchen.
Fred Albert added this to In Praise of Silliness
It's TubularTwo New York City penthouses were combined into a single two-story unit, prompting the owner to request a slide connecting the two. How great is that? I've seen people put fire poles in their homes, too.Don't laugh — you know you want to try it!

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