EAST 67TH STREET RESIDENCE

LOCATION / NEW YORK, NY

COMPLETED / 2010

 

2011 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards. Kitchen/Bath - Winner

 

Tile world! This is what the world will look like if TILE ever takes over. For this bathroom, we followed the modular rigor of the classic square tile with real discipline--covering all surfaces completely. We wanted to create a three dimensional grid to emphasize the modular three dimensional possibility of the tile--instead of the typically two dimensional character we see. In this way, the tile becomes a three dimensional grid, similar to three dimensional graph paper, charting the pushing and pulling of the volumes in the space. This is manifest in the new volumes inserted in the bathroom to accentuate the modular nature of the tile: tub surround, counter, wall niches, lighting cove, and even a wardrobe. By using the most mundane of materials in a completely immersive way, we created something that is simultaneously familiar and completely new. It was a tectonic exploration of the limits of tile and how those limitations can be emphasized. This bathroom was part of a renovation of an apartment on East 67th Street in Manhattan.