Concept - Commons building holds ALL infrastructure; solar power, water catchment with pump to elevated, gravity-fed weekend water tank, cooking, bathing/shower, toilet. Covered Dining area as well as ample deck for lazing or, moving table and chairs out from under cover to the deck, dining.
Mami and Ishii Hideaki (a friend and .......Research employee) prepare lunch in the cozy main building. The room is rustic and utilitarian, with a double-decker wood-burning stove, tons of open storage, and a sink fashioned from galvanized buckets. But there’s an underlying high-design ethos: The wire baskets are handmade classics from Korbo, a Swedish company, and what looks like a paper-wrapped box in front of the stove is actually a leather cushion by Japanese artist Nakano.
Reclaimed materials, including a retractable glass roof and architectural metalwork, help make this restored TriBeCa loft both sustainable and rustic. Andrew Franz Architect included fluid connections with the rooftop from the mezzanine and open interior to optimize the possibilities for entertaining and enjoying sunlight from the inside. #architecture #interiors #design #interiordesign @andrewfranzarchitect