뉴욕 Worreell Yeung 스튜디오는 호텔을 아파트로 개조하면서 장식용 대리석과 황동을 이용하였는데 이를 통해 역사를 참조하고 곡선형 회반죽 복도를 그대로 살리면서 전체적인 레이아웃을 정리했다.
New York studio Worrell Yeung has overhauled an awkwardly shaped apartmentinside a landmarked hotel in the city, adding decorative marble and brass to reference its history, and a curved plaster hallway to clean up the layout.
The renovated two-storey NoMad Loft is set in the Gilsey House building – an elaborate structure built in Manhattan's NoMad neighbourhood in 1871.
The building was completed in the Second Empire style, which draws on the French renaissance period and flourished in America at the end of the 18th century. Key features include a three-storey mansard roof and decorative cast-iron facade.
In recognition of its architectural heritage, it is registered as a New York City landmark and features on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built originally as a luxurious 300-room hotel, Gilsey House was converted to apartments in the 1980s. But because of its previous use, the units were awkwardly arranged.
"The design challenges for this project were to create a layout that would solve the oddly shaped entry sequence and constrained living spaces of the loft," studio co-founder Max Worrell told Dezeen.
To improve the entrance to the 2,600-square-foot (241.5-square-metre) apartment, Worrell Yeung inserted a curved, plaster volume comprising three parts.
One forms the path into the residence. The other two splay out in opposite directions to enclose service functions, such as a mudroom, a bathroom, and wet bar, so that the main living space remains open and clutter free.