Based in between two cities, New York and Tokyo, architecture firm Yoshihara McKee Architects renovated an apartment in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.
Although the flat holds the name Photographer’s Loft, it is placed on the ground floor of a building in the densely populated area. Due to the limited light coming from the street side, the team of Yoshihara McKee Architects designed a large skylight, which contributes to the natural indoor lighting and creates a beautiful dialogue of light and shadow in the interior. "We proposed to eliminate all full height walls and take full advantage of the limited light by creating a continuous flow of space, and allowing the light to travel deeply into the interior," said Yoshihara McKee.
Right at the entrance, the inhabitants are welcomed by a dining room or a gallery. The Living room takes place below the spacious skylight and please its residents with custom designed origami chair and octahedron table. The bathroom, which is a central feature is hidden in a box, which also incorporates the kitchen at the center of the floor plan. The box is shorter than the ceiling height so that the light can enter through triangular slots in its top. Its walls, defined as a series of edge-lit planes, wisely extends to create a short corridor, which leads to the bedroom.