No Architecture inserts “garden folly” into New York duplex apartment

Wooden structures supporting internet hammocks increase up as a result of the two-storey interior of this condominium in New York’s West Village, created by No Architecture.

The City Tree Household home includes two models in a skyscraper overlooking the Hudson River named 165 Charles Road, designed by Richard Meier & Companions and concluded in 2005.

A spiral staircase connects the pair of timber towers included into the double-top dwelling area

“We mixed two models by initial, redrawing all rooms into a cohesive ‘matrix plan’ and next, inserting a ‘garden folly’ that relates the inside to the adjacent Hudson River Greenway,” stated New York-dependent No Architecture.

Spanning 3,512 sq. toes (326 sq. metres), the apartment’s new double-peak living space is surrounded by 22-foot-tall (6.7-metre) glass walls on 3 sides.

Net hammocks suspended above seating areas
Net hammocks are suspended earlier mentioned seating parts

To decrease the scale of this quantity without the need of blocking the light-weight from moving into, the architects additional two “tree homes” made from vertical, horizontal and diagonal timber beams.

One particular of the buildings aligns with the home’s floor approach, while the other is rotated to confront the park and the river over and above.

Timber beams forming structures in living space
One structure is aligned with the ground prepare and the other is angled to confront the park and river past

Both include elevated hammocks built from black netting stretched amongst the beams, which are accessed by way of a spiral staircase concerning the two towers.

“Like inhabitable diagrams, these installations can be study as two fragments of a 3D gridded matrix – the timber framework expressing x-, y- and z-lines of interconnecting spatial relations,” mentioned No Architecture.

Rotating bookshelf
Rooms are made versatile thanks to operable walls, like a bookshelf that rotates 360 degrees

Beneath and close to these buildings, tall crops add to the tree residence aesthetic, and home furniture is coloured in gray and neutral shades to match the exposed concrete columns and ceilings.

This palette carries on throughout the apartment, which consists of four bogs and 4 bedrooms that the architects refer to as “chambers” due to their multi-useful capabilities.

The flexibility is designed probable by a series of operable walls that can be shifted to handle levels of privacy or connectivity.

For instance, huge moveable bookshelves divide the open up living house and adjacent chambers. A person slides sideways on tracks, though the other rotates 360 degrees.

Bedrooms with Douglas fir panelling
Douglas fir panelling is utilized throughout the apartment

The identical thought is utilized to quite a few of the doorways, which are specific to match the full-peak Douglas fir panelling observed in lots of of the rooms.

“Throughout these a number of iterations, the architectural problem of the ‘wall’ no longer features largely as separation, but also –through the extra excellent of motion – as relationship,” No Architecture mentioned.

Grey bathroom
A neutral and gray palette complements the uncovered concrete construction

The studio was started by Andrew Heid in 2014, and has concluded projects across the US – from a family nature retreat in rural Massachusetts to a property made around a glazed backyard garden in Oregon’s wine place.

The City Tree Dwelling is one particular of a lot of households that incorporates internet hammocks as playful furnishings to occupy spare room – see six illustrations right here.

The photography is courtesy of No Architecture.


Challenge credits:

Workforce: Andrew Heid, Chengliang Li, Chuhan Zhou, Feng Zhao, Kun Qian, Nadya Mikhaylovskaya, Theo Dimitrasopoulos, Trendelina Salihu, Wanpeng Zu, Xiangxiang Wang, Zhe Cao, Ziwei Deng
Collaborators: GMS, Gallon Engineering, Blueberry Design