16th Street Co-Op

ALine was recently awarded a project to redesign the lobby/first floor, breezeway, hallways, elevator cabs, basement, and basement corridor at a cooperative building in the Flatiron district. We were awarded this fabulous project after competing in an interior design contest arranged by the Board. The Board asked for a creative and efficient use of their existing spaces. There was quite a bit of underutilized space in the lobby sitting area, management office, and conference room, which we transformed into a multipurpose lounge. We redesigned the space to include:

  • A custom-designed water vapor fireplace to be the centerpiece of the space. This transparent fireplace is embedded within a gorgeous, gray book-matched stone partition.
  • Modular furnishings that can be easily moved and adapted for any event.
  • Window seats built into the existing architecture allow for more flexibility in the space.
  • A wood-like porcelain tile flooring to provide durability in a high-traffic area while also adding warmth to the space.
  • Three different sources of lighting including lighting coves, dainty sconces made by Arteriors, and decorative lighting within the bookshelf/sculptural dividing wall.

The Breezeway:

  • Asymmetrical floor pattern that guides guests between the two buildings while being visually pleasing.
  • Hanging LED wire chandelier to provide the feel and look of an art installation.
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass walls to replace the existing curtain adding a more open and airier feel.

The Lobby/Lounge:

  • New concierge desk designed to be both stylish and functional, relocated to utilize the space more efficiently.
  • Package storage room, reconfigured to maximize storage potential.
  • New wall finishes throughout including wood, vinyl wall covering and stone.
  • Overhead and ambient lighting.
  • Furniture that compliments the new design and creates a welcoming, at-home feeling
  • Innovative paint scheme.
  • Modern USPS approved mailboxes with a stone counter that is both attractive and durable.
  • New built-in cabinetry below mailboxes to conceal recycling and trash receptacles.
  • New decorative lighting above the mailboxes.

The Corridors:

  • Plush, custom-designed Axminster carpet for a warm, at-home feeling.
  • Vinyl wallcovering to add texture and lasting beauty.
  • Contrasting paint shades for the doors and trim to bring a burst of color that coordinates to the new scheme.
  • Brushed nickel ceiling fixtures with coordinating sconces to unify lighting color and create a brighter and more energy efficient lighting scheme.
  • Modern crown molding profile for an upscale finishing touch.
  • New door chimes and engraved door viewers to create a clean, consistent modern look
  • New signage to coordinate with the new scheme and finishes.
  • Cleaned and repaired door saddles.

The Elevator Cabs:

  • More energy-efficient lighting.
  • More durable flooring.
  • Contemporary wall finishes that coordinate to the new lobby and corridor schemes, bringing durable beauty to every corner.
  • Unified metal finishes.

Basement Space Repurposing:

We created an amenity gym, well-lit with modern workout equipment and finishes that coordinate with the lobby and corridors for consistency throughout the entire building. When your condo or co-op is considering a lobby and corridor redesign, contact ALine Studio. We are specialists in designing timeless and beautiful public spaces including lobbies, hallways, fitness centers, rooftop decks, lounges, amenity spaces, and meeting rooms.

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