Laurie Mallet House
Private home in Greenwich Village - 1985
Laurie Mallet House – Greenwich Village – New York, NY – 1985 – Entryway with ghost artifacts morphing in and out of the walls
Designed for the president of a prominent fashion company and her family in Greenwich Village, this project called for the preservation and renovation of an 1820's Greek revival house. In order to increase space for children’s bedrooms, an area under the back yard is excavated, so that both garden and patio are raised to form a roof over this addition. The interior is based on a layering of narrative ideas, drawn from the history of the building, existing artifacts found inside and the personal biography of the owner. To add a metaphysical dimension, a series of ghost-like architectural and household artifacts are partially buried in the walls at various degrees of exposure. The scale, purpose and psychological associations within different rooms determined the choice and positioning of these surreal elements.
Laurie Mallet House – Greenwich Village – New York, NY – 1985 – Ghost bookshelf blending into the wall
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Laurie Mallet House – Greenwich Village – New York, NY – 1985 – Ghost bookshelf and doorway
Laurie Mallet House – Greenwich Village – New York, NY – 1985 – Classical sculpture, tree and trellis melting into the garden walls