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Thursday
Jan052012

A Surgery Project

In residential projects, multi disciplinary international design and ‘Think Tank’ firm de-spec believes that architecture, interior design and decoration must reflect the clients and their style of living. Following this concept, they've created a series of projects referred to as “Surgery”. The projects basically fragment the floor plan and change the flow of a place to re-construct a relationship between the rooms more specific to the owners' needs and lifestyle. This renovation of a 3000 square-feet New York City home is of one of a series of 11. This particular surgery transformed a classic prewar apartment into a 4 bedroom home with eat-in kitchen, office, living and dining rooms, a library and  plenty of wall space to display their extensive art collection.  

The living room and dining room were designed with minimum furniture to allow for the kids to grow up among ‘child friendly’ furniture. The art on the walls—chosen by de-spec and the client to create a story—reflect the geometry of the rooms. However, the layering of art from dining room to living room is designed to accentuate the movement between the spaces.

As for the kids bedrooms, the decoration was reduced to white to allow the toys and the children’s objects to animate the space.

Images courtesy of de-spec / Frank Oudeman

Reader Comments (1)

The last photo is a bedroom, right? Because if it is, I definitely would want mine to look like that.

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