FROM THE AIA:
The new 5,500-square-foot apartment is located in a new high-rise in the Midwest. The main social spaces are lined by warm wood surfaces conceptually set within larger, brightly lit and open circulation areas. Rather than walls shear lines of material divisions define rooms and separate the living spaces. The display of a collection of contemporary Asian art plays a central part in the development of the spaces. Sculpture is used for its silhouette and to create an element of surprise. Digitally designed and fabricated reflective aluminum plate screens create a layered effect while moving natural daylight into the center of the plan.