Omaha, Nebraska, 2008
Located in an Art Deco hotel recently converted for private condominium use, we designed a penthouse apartment with a roof deck overlooking the center of downtown Omaha. For the L-shaped unit we created a set of nested spaces with a grand room that appears as an exterior within the confines of the dense walls. 15-foot ceilings allowed the construction of a cozy mezzanine along the vertical path to the private roof deck above. Primary wood veneered walls hide bedrooms, house utilitarian areas, service functions and bathrooms. The wood has been CNC milled to form railings and light shields embedded within the walls. Recycled wood flooring and Douglas Fir wood tiles contrast with the smooth wood veneer walls.
• 2010 AIA San Francisco Honor Award
• 2009 AIA Nebraska Merit Award for extended use
• 2009 AIA Nebraska Merit Award for detail (Scribble Wall)