The American architect, sculptor, and director Daniel Arsham has designed a residence in Long Island, New York. The designer, thanks to his artistic and stylistic background, uses everyday objects to create works that reduce the boundaries between the past and the future. In his works, he explores everything he can imagine trying to question what we will leave behind in several centuries. The materials used are multiple and include sand, marble, rock, etc. Recently Daniel Arsham decided to acquire a residence designed in 1969 by New York architect Norman Jaffe. The influence of Japan on Norman Jaffe’s practice had a great effect on the design of this place located on Long Island.
Admiring the work of the latter, Daniel Arsham has chosen to adapt it to his image and taste without losing the essence and spirit emanating from the walls of this house. There was a lot of work to be done to renovate the rooms while preserving the materials and spaces in the best possible way. For example, the cedar wood interior has been completely sanded to regain all its aesthetic qualities and brilliance.
Arsham worked with Snarkitecture who designed the entire design of the main bathroom while Arsham imagined many elements to invest the space (like his office) and the garden inspired by the Kyoto style. The restoration project of the building took 9 months while the work on the interior design lasted 5 months. The structure has become a second home for Daniel Arsham and his family and is a place where the artist seeks inspiration, creates and at the same time gives him the opportunity to detach himself from the hectic and chaotic life of the city.