Contemporary Schein Loft, New York
Archi-Tectonics a New York City-based design studio has designed the Schein Loft. Completed in 2006, this former warehouse can be found in Soho, New York City, USA.
According to the architects: “Wrapping itself over and along an existing renovated six-storey warehouse, the GW 497 building creates a suspended glass waterfall on the edge of New York City’s SoHo district. Eleven stories in height, the contemporary New York loft defines itself as a reinterpretation of the city’s strict building setback regulations. A process of mathematical inflection of the glass planes was introduced to provide a system that would transform the segmented façade into a more continuous set of glass ripples, thus creating a folded vertical landscape of glass and steel.
“The contemporary New York loft is located on the eighth floor of the building, above the existing warehouse. The interior spaces are arranged as a series of overlapping zones rather than enclosed rooms. This open layout, in addition to the windows that are on all sides of the unit, welcomes a relationship to the outside and emphasizes views of the city.” Images courtesy of Floto + Warner.