MOONLIGHT, FIRE LIGHT
NEW YORK, NY
This house on the Upper Eastside in New York City has on its roof an existing Penthouse, used as a home office. This Work addresses the interior of that Penthouse, while also providing for a more intimate relationship between the office space and the terraces at the front and rear of the house.
At the center of the front terrace is an existing glass block skylight into the Master Bathroom below. The Work also reevaluates the nature of that Bathroom, crafting a space of stone, wood and steel, with an open shower at its core. That shower sits below the same glass block skylight, providing the opportunity for the skylight to act as a filter between daylight/moonlight in the Bathroom below. Simultaneously, the skylight evokes the sense of a fire pit around its gathering place on the terrace above.