New York City living demands compromise, especially when it comes to personal space. This fact of urban life can be particularly difficult to abide if after a day of rubbing elbows with hundreds of people, citydwellers return to homes that feel just as cramped as the streets. But an apartment with a modest footprint doesn’t have to feel like an overstuffed den. It only takes a few careful interventions to improve a space’s flow and organization.
A prime example of this transformative, less-is-more approach comes in the form of a Brooklyn apartment renovation from Kalos Eidos, the brainchild of WIP Collaborative cofounder Ryan Brooke Thomas. “As an architect, I tend to prioritize formal analysis of a space and start with ideas for surfaces, forms, voids, and thresholds—even for interiors,” Thomas said. “I think about aesthetics as stemming from an exploration of form and geometry operating across multiple scales.”
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