Marin Loft NYC A movable screen with double patterns and colored panels that change with the play of light throughout the day. The loft space was divided into 4 relatively equal sections both in shape and size. These sections line up north-southwardly so as to share the northern, only exposure. The east and west sections are the private quarters and the two middle sections combine to create the open, dynamic living-dining-study quarters. The east section forms the master suite. The west section constitutes the baby’s/nanny’s room, the kitchen and the second bathroom. Architectural elements, such as the glass transom and sliding door, are arranged to allow natural light to reach deep into these sectors. A serpentine feature meanders through the middle sections diagonally and merges with the two side quarters. Composed of media cabinets, sliding panels, display cabinet, foyer screen, closet and lighting fixtures, this undulating element physically “moves” to separate, connect, redefine and enhance the dynamism of the space. The acrylic inserts in the 5 sliding panels capture the natural and artificial lights and emanate ever-changing glows and colors. These acrylic inserts are full height “edge-glow ” panels of 6 various colors. They display an exceptional range of colors under different lighting conditions yet become completely clear and transparent when viewed straight on against the daylight. The dramatic lighting effect is further enhanced by the consortium of transparent, translucent and reflective materials that contrast with elements of bright colors and various tones of white backgrounds. Half-transparent glass defines the quarters at the main window wall. Translucent glass is used for the transom and sliding bathroom door. A 9-foot high blue glass serves as a sliding shower door. Low iron glass was selected for the display cabinet doors. Purple opaque glass adorns the master vanity backsplash. The two side quarters are further connected with the middle living space by two semi-transparent glass panels that separate the room walls from the full-glassed north face. The full 40-foot-plus expanse of the window can be perceptually enjoyed in its entirety in every quarter. The white sheetrock wall is made into a pristine backdrop when juxtaposed with high finished white lacquer cabinet door panels, bookshelf and sliding panels. In the kitchen the white lacquered cabinet is juxtaposed with a white Corrian backsplash and bright red quartz counter top. The colored acrylic panels viewed through the random cutouts are in concert with the owners’ colorful collection of acrylic objects. The finely treated white environment accentuates the sophisticated sense of color displayed in the owners’ furniture and household items, and can be exemplified by their care to color powder coat all the handles against the white lacquer doors. In the master bathroom white quartz and white “Riverstone” provide finely textured surroundings to interplay with colored glasses and glass tiles. In the second bath it is white epoxy floor that synchronizes with the white quartz counter.