Queens, New York
Photography by Amanda Kirkpatrick
This project is the renovation of an old storage building located at the rear of a residential lot in Queens, NY. The program for the building was storage at the ground level and a small office for a NYC contractor on the second floor. The main design challenge was to help visitors find the entrance near the back of the lot. This was accomplished by creating a sculptural steel stair that brings visitors to the second floor office entrance. The same steel shape continues above the existing storage building and encloses an interior stair to the roof deck. The interior office design maximizes the building's existing features by highlighting the exposed wood joists and adds a modern office interior with splashes of red, which is the signature color of the firm.