TBSP Images Studio / CKMS Design
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Textual content description offered by the architects. We have been approached by a photographer to design & construct their new studio in a Brooklyn loft that that they had simply acquired. This system known as for a versatile house that would accommodate a wide range of completely different studio setups. Previously a residence, the house was subdivided into a number of smaller rooms. Given the abundance of pure daylight from home windows on 3 sides of the property and a couple of boarded-over skylights, we have been in a position to see the potential of the house if it have been to be opened up with as few everlasting divisions as doable.
We distilled the smaller programmed rooms into two 10-foot cubes and positioned them in opposing corners at both finish of the house. To permit for optimum flexibility we designed a cell lounge, which could possibly be reconfigured and moved into any a part of the studio essential to accommodate the assorted setups.
In homage to the Brooklyn loft, we sourced regionally recycled picket joists, plentiful within the New York constructing inventory, and long-established them into wide-plank 12-foot-long floorboards, every 4-inch-thick beam was in a position to yield 3 particular person ground boards, which have been tongue-and-grooved onsite and put in by our native wooden flooring specialists.
As a apply, we’re centered on sourcing no matter we are able to regionally, upcycling supplies the place doable, and celebrating the native architectural heritage. We’re additionally dedicated to materials experimentation, on this occasion for instance we knew we wished cement because the end for the loos since we felt prefer it complimented the prevailing uncooked materials palette, however we wished to see how the identical materials might have opposing floor qualities, so we experimented with tough sprayed-on mortar cement for the ceiling and easy hand-cast cement tiles on the flooring and partitions, the sinks have been solid on-site in customized made molds built-to-size utilizing a cement impregnated with fiberglass fibers and numerous bonding brokers, all 3 materials variations have been pigmented the identical coloration to intensify their distinction.