August 25, 2017 – Final images of Brooklyn Row House 1 are here.
June 15, 2017 – Updated drawings for Brooklyn Row House 1 are here. Photos of the finished project coming soon!
February 3, 2017 – Brooklyn Row House is a featured in a story on Dwell. See here.
January 26, 2017 – A story on the Watermill House on Wallpaper.com. See here.
December 8, 2016 – Final images of the Watermill House are here.
Office of Architecture (OA) was established in 2012 on the premise that great spaces require the artful orchestration of vision and logistics; that ingenuity can emerge from the limits set by the hard realities of a problem; and that imagination need not belie common sense. OA engages each project with the design sensibility to envision the big idea and the professional savvy to realize its potential.
Since founding Office of Architecture in 2012, Aniket has overseen the design and execution of a variety of projects – both commissioned and speculative – that have been featured in diverse print and online publications and exhibits including Architectural Record, Dwell, ArchDaily and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Born in India, raised in the U.S., and trained as an architect in Paris, Barcelona, and New York City, Aniket brings to his work a rich set of experiences and an ability to artfully engage diverse groups of people and projects. Prior to establishing OA, Aniket trained in the offices of notable architects Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue and Joel Sanders as Designer and Project Architect on several award-winning works. He is a licensed architect in New York.
In addition to practice, Aniket is actively involved in architectural education. He currently teaches architecture studios as a Critic in the M.Arch I and M.Arch II programs at the Yale School of Architecture and is a regular invited juror on architecture reviews at Yale University, Columbia University, NYIT, Parsons, Washington University, and the California College of Arts.
Aniket received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was awarded the Edward Parsons Medal.
Current / Past Team Members: Joshua Eager, Ivan Kostic, Eddie Simpson, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher, Tristan Walker, Brendan Pettersen
Office of Architecture
612 degraw st. no. 2
brooklyn ny 11217
Too often “loft living” forces a compromise between bohemian charm and individual privacy. The informal plan, ample natural light, and uninterrupted views of an open loft are typically at odds with the modern family’s desire for private space and distinct bedrooms. By deftly organizing and facilitating these seemingly discordant amenities, the TriBeCa Loft has dramatically transformed one floor of a 19th century landmarked warehouse into a clever and casual new home for a young family.
After gutting the previous labyrinthine space and leaving only key structural elements, service zones were planned to create a reciprocal relationship between public and private spaces. The living room, den, and kitchen areas on the east side of the unit benefit from the natural light and views of the bedroom windows on the west without ever disturbing the privacy of the sleeping areas. To help further define space and accommodate various activities, a series of built in accessories were designed such as floating walnut multi-purpose cabinetry, a cantilevered wet bar, as well as several full-height sliding and accordion panels.
Planning and designing thoughtfully at multiple scales has resulted in a space that exudes a quite liveliness — one that embraces both the solitude required of traditional bedrooms and the open-ended nature of an airy loft.
Architect: Aniket Shahane; Design Collaboration with: Asheshh Saheba – Push
Contractor: 9J Builders
MEP Engineer: Engineering Solutions, LLC
Code: David Trachtenberg
A/V: Electronics Design Group, Inc.
Shades: Advanced Window Covering Associates
Photography: Kishore Varanasi
Awards: 2012 Residential Architect Merit Award, 2012 Custom Home Design Merit Award.
Publications: Residential Architect Magazine, Custom Home Design Magazine, and multiple blogs including BLTD, MoCoLoCo, 2 Modern, Freshome