Workshop For Architecture founder John Lee led the renovation of Interview Magazine’s creative director Karl Templer. The focus of the renovation was a renovation of the garden, parlor and basement levels of a brick townhouse in Chelsea, New York.
A major goal was to reconnect the garden level spaces with the exterior, while creating more open living spaces through the house. Templer sought a minimalist design perspective.
A large new sliding glass wall system connects the garden and living room with few obstructions. In contrast to the orthogonal geometries that dominate the spaces, the spiral stair organically seaves the two levels together. White dominates the environment.