Two of a Kind Apartment / WY-TO architects
Text description provided by the architects. He is a tech-savvy CEO and an avid watch collector. She is a renowned hairstylist based in New York. Distinct tastes and styles define a unique duality between the young couple that sparked the opportunity to create a bespoke project that speaks to their nature. A modest surface meant the intervention had to be controlled within a small footprint in order to maintain the main event area. These inspired the 2 opposing geological forms that occur in concert in this compact space design.
For him, a full-height ice vault was built, clad in cold steel frames and angular aluminum panels. Opening through double-leaf doors, an ardent and iridescent interior is revealed. Here, collectible watches are proudly displayed in a large bespoke cabinet.
For her, an unpretentious white form gently curves and meanders along the perimeter. Inside is a warm beige interior with a condensed layout encompassing the bathroom, pantry and storage areas. Embedded along the curve, a large movable wall opens to expose the living room within. Its perimeter is defined by the open wall whose framework has been left exposed to serve as shelving. Contrasting shapes and materials capture the dual nature of the couple and define the distinct design of this one-of-a-kind project.