Sixteen Doors Photo: David De Arms
Curtains to Curtain Walls. We are a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio, with experience in a wide range of project types, from big to small and specializing in the integration of the design disciplines.
Portrait Artists. We know that to lead is to listen hence each of our projects is a unique portrait imbued with the aspirations of our clientele, be they an individual or a segment of the population.
Design Darwinism. We are an open source design studio where all ideas are created equal but only the strongest survive; thus unlocking the creative process to inspiration from our clientele and the world outside our studio.
Global Positioning. Based in New York, Incorporated works globally and takes a global environmental view by implementing best practices naturally, not as an afterthought, with all three principals LEED certified.
Us is more. Because many heads are better than one; consequently our practice emerges from more than a decade of collective knowledge power, which we access through a live, shared, virtual archive of materials, ideas and experience.
Holy Trinity. A tripartite leadership structure guides our projects from conception and documentation to implementation, balancing the three essential elements of successful design: joy, utility & craft.
Gallery Living Room Photo: Eric Staudmeier
Wood Living Room: Leather, aged wood and industrial fixtures make this room rough yet comfortable. Photo: Eric Staudmeier
Barnwood Kitchen Photo: Annie Schlechter
16 Doors, Private Residence, View of the Kitchen: This residence, in rural Upstate New York, emerged from the study of the loft like cow barns that populate the local farmland. With glazing on the two long sides of the structure, the 1350 square foot interior is literally “in" the landscape. Programmatically organized around the social structure of the inhabitants, a single room for living, dining and cooking occupies the center with baths and utilities providing a buffer and privacy for the two bedrooms that flank the “great” room. Photo: Joshua McHugh
Laight Street Loft, Living Room: Modern Living Room Loft with Hex Tables Photo: Joshua McHugh
Laight Street, Office: Modern office space with Chinese antiques. Photo: Joshua McHugh
Carnegie Hill Residence, Living Room: This Carnegie Hill residence is architecturally influenced by turn of the century neo-classicism. The owners wanted their home to be “light, aerie, restrained, uncluttered, peaceful, appropriate to the “Pre-War” context and grown-up without being dowdy and predictable”. The colors that shift tonally throughout the apartment, the bleached walnut floors, the silk wallcoverings, the upholstery shapes, the gold Baguès chandeliers, and the hand painted silk fabrics all owe a debt to the Belle Époque. Photo: Joshua McHugh
Warren Street Loft, Dining Room: The Warren Street Loft Residence is the result of a collaboration between a visionary art dealer and our studio. She came to us with the task of converting a very conventional three bedroom apartment into a one bedroom loft for her collection of art and a developing collection of furniture from emerging and established artists and designers such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Richard Prince, Max Lamb, Franz West, Sebastian Wrong & Richard Woods, Studio Job, Marcel Wanders and Frank Gehry. Photo: Joshua Mchugh
Warren Street Loft, Living Room: Reading Area with Hex Table and Chair Photo: Joshua McHugh
Texas Hill Residence, Exterior: The form of this three bedroom home in rural Upstate New York emerged from the study of the loft like cow barns that populate the local farmland. Closed and formal from the entrance side and open and embracing of the landscape and views on the private side of the house the structure responds to both the demands of the site and the needs of its inhabitants. Eaves carefully control the sun and the shedding of rain and snow while extending the living spaces into the landscape. Photo: Peter Murdock
Texas Hill Residence, Kitchen: Stainless Varenna kitchen at Texas Hill Residence. Photo: Peter Murdock
Texas Hill Residence, Great Room: Living and Dining room at Texas Hill Residence. Photo: Peter Murdock