West 53rd Street Apartment

Firm LocationNew York, United States
CompanyMessana O'Rorke
Lead ArchitectBrian Messana and Toby O'Rorke
Design TeamViktor Nassli and Hanna Buja

With a striking correlation to its industrial neighborhood, this Manhattan condominium radiates a calm energy in the midst of a vibrant tableau. The open plan makes the apartment initially appear as one sweeping expanse, with a wall of windows on the south that floods the interior with sunlight. In actuality, the interior features clearly distinct but interrelated zones, each with its own particular views. An oval-shaped, open corridor unites the spaces, eliminating any dead ends and giving the residence an uninterrupted flow.