House of Math

By Justin Davidson - 2013-03-05T00:52:48Z

Photograph by Dean Kaufman/Bloomberg Pursuits

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Conversation Starter

A floral-covered crow's-nest-cum-conversation pit, accessible by glass footbridge, is suspended above the living room. Several designers blanched at the challenge of inserting a luxury residence inside the sloping roof of a landmarked building. The standard approach would have been to carve this inverted trough into room-sized boxes, leaving wedges of useless real estate. The owners wanted something more efficient, exciting and advanced.