Fit to Print: Workshop/APD Makes Headlines at Printing House Apartments in NYC

Lobby floor tile is terrazzo. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Lighting in the master bedroom includes sconces and a lamp by Arne Jacobsen and a chandelier in brass and steel. Photography by Donna Dotan.

A new steel canopy contrasts with the building’s 1911 architecture. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Carpet tile in upstairs corridors was chosen for its resemblance to blocks of movable type. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Original glazed terra-cotta ceiling tile remains in the lobby. Photography by Donna Dotan.

A pendant fixture by Hervé Langlais illuminates a chair by Marco Zanuso in the living area of a model apartment. Photography by Donna Dotan.

In the kitchen, a work surface can travel the length of the custom glass-topped table, thanks to concealed in-line skate wheels. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Wool felt upholsters custom seating modules in the mezzanine lounge. Photography by Donna Dotan.

A library ladder exploits the living area’s 15-foot ceiling. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Above the kitchen, sliding cerused-oak panels can close off the bedroom imagined for children. Photography by Donna Dotan.

On opposite sides of it stand floor lamps by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina and a table lamp by Sebastian Wrong. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Limestone lines the master bathroom. Photography by Donna Dotan.

In the lobby of the Printing House, a New York apartment building with interiors by Workshop/APD, laser-cut blackened cold-rolled steel clads the rear of tenant mailboxes. Photography by Donna Dotan.

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