This NYC loft for a family satisfies the sometimes conflicting requirements of diverse program requirements while maintaining the maximum amount of open space.
The front room is a lounge, a game room, movie theater, and guest bedroom. It can be separated from the kitchen and dining by a full height curtain lined with acoustic fabric. It is dramatic and subtle, and is suspended from a soffit that also holds wiring and air conditioning. When additional privacy is needed, a theater grade acoustic door divides the kitchen from the bedroom wing.
Those subtle and nearly invisible interventions are framed by the owners dazzling and fabulous collection of specialized art from material and visual cultures of religion.