An Apartment For Art

The activation of painting as object is at the core of the project; the apartment should be defined by the extraordinary collection of paintings it supports, not by architectural form.

This is a reductivist project in which a baroque sensuality is sought in a space without decoration. It is a removal of ego, support, thickness, fixture, frame, clasp and the prosaic effluvia of construction. Its architecture is all surface, and as such, it is an architecture of lightness, and freedom.

Material, its thickness concealed by fine edge detailing, is reduced to single, almost virtual surfaces. Those surfaces, with all apparent fixings removed, seem to float free in space. We have sought to destroy form here: pale, soft and barely-defined, living here is like living in a cloud. For us, this is a new approach to luxury and comfort.

Photography  jeremytoth.co.nz