Saturday, October 9, 2010

Carriage House | West Village, New York City | Christoff Finio Architecture

A recent fire in this 150 year old carriage house in the West Village caused irreparable structural damage, but it also offered an opportunity to re-think the possibilities of urban living. This small, two story house fronts a narrow alley. A new screen wall of twisting metal bands defines a shallow "urban garage" between street and interior - a place just deep enough to store bikes, garbage cans, or tools. A shared rear yard serves as an extension to the living and kitchen areas - the kitchen work surface and cabinetry literally extend to the exterior. A frameless glass facade offers a view to the river on the alley side, while a wall of elongated slate tile allows for privacy from adjacent buildings on the other....more

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