Joel Sanders Architect

Millennium Residence

In the Millennium Residence, a gut-renovation of a 2,000 square foot apartment, the domestic programs (entry, living/dining, dance practice, study, master bedroom, and master bath) form a chain of overlapping spaces that flow around the centerpiece of the project – a service core incorporating plumbing (master and guest bath) and storage (master closet, home entertainment, bookshelves, and appliances).

Unlike the typical core, usually treated as a solid, opaque mass that shields its contents from view, our design selectively reveals. The core, made of acid-etched glass, is also the apartment’s principal light source, or lantern. Backlit bodies and household objects are silhouetted against this glowing container.

Location New York, NY
Size 2,000 SF
Year 2002