Gramercy Park Apartments

Gramercy Park Apartments

Pratt Institute   |   MFA Interior Design Studio   |   Fall 2019

The domestic environment is more than a commodity or style, it is a story – poem, novel, movie, memory, adventure – a creation and a happening. We are here to think about the impact of setting the stage of the unscripted life of others. The clients are two families who are seeking to reinvent - or at least tweak - the residential paradigm of apartment living vs. private housing. This design imagines a lifestyle together yet apart in a cooperative and community minded way. The existing building does not have many windows, which led me to design each apartment to allow light to flow into each space as much as possible, while still maintaining a high degree of privacy for each apartment. The display room is an area where both families' unique qualities come together and also provides natural light for each apartment.