Modern living room by lilian h. weinreich architects modern | homify
Modern living room by Lilian H. Weinreich Architects Modern
Modern living room by Lilian H. Weinreich Architects Modern
Modern living room by Lilian H. Weinreich Architects Modern

This 1,800sf (550sm) upper west side duplex, on the 36th/37th floors, was designed for a retired couple. A set of ancient Japanese design aesthetics, embraced by the Owners during the years the family lived/worked in Japan informed the design. These include ideals of wabi (transient stark beauty), sabi (aging), and yūgen (profound subtlety). The space divides into public/private. The lower level is an open utilitarian space for dining/ entertainment with floor-width views and sliding Shoji screens. The private bedroom “quarters” are on the upper level. Dropped-ceiling-planes with lit edges create the illusion of a taller spatial-openness. Minimal tolerances rely on precision in execution completing Enso “circle”– the absolute in strength/elegance/void.

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