We were asked to design the first home for a young couple and their newborn. The apartment occupies half a floor of a historical manufacturing building in SoHo, which was previously used as an artist studio and residence.
We wanted to keep the Loft character of the space, while adding the requirements of its new dwellers. All living areas are designed around a service core, that contains the kitchen and bathrooms. This arrangement maximizes the amount of natural light that floods the apartment and emphasizes diagonal views. A natural stone wall serves as a focal point and you enter the apartment and as organizing element for the more public areas.
Project : SoHo Loft
Location: Soho , NY
Size: 3,000 SqFt ( 278 m2)
Project Team: PdMA: Pablo De Miguel, Jason Kim, Brett Barshay ;
CFS Engineering DPC (MEP), Gilsanz Murray Steficek (Structure) Conversano Associates Inc (Code) Sage Builders Corp. (GC)
Pablo de Miguel, AIA
Born in Madrid, Spain. Pablo received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 2001 and his architectural degree with honors from the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in 1998.
He has been working in New York since 2003 and, prior to establishing PdMA, Pablo worked for internationally recognized practices in London (Haskoll Architects), Madrid (AGAS and Rafael Moneo) and New York (Skidmore, Owings and Merill, Tsao & Mckown Architects and Takahashi + de Miguel Architects).
His International experience as design architect includes a wide range of cultural, residential and commercial buildings in New York, Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea, Spain and UK. His work has been exhibited, published and recognized with numerous academic and professional awards.
Pablo’s practice is supplemented by his academic involvement. He has taught at Pratt, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture/ CCNY. New York Institute of Technology, the Career Discovery program at Harvard University, and the Advance Core Studio at the Boston Architectural Center. In addition, he has been invited as design critic to NYIT, Pratt Institute, Harvard University, Boston Architectural Center, ETSAM and UPenn.
Pablo is a Registered Architect in New York, Connecticut and Madrid (Spain). He is also member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM).