In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Ross Padlock, partner at Kligerman Architecture & Design in New York City, New York.

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This episode highlights an Italian art Deco private residence designed by Ross. The private residence we’re discussing today is located on a narrow urban lot in a neighborhood which includes many homes from the 1920s. These homes feature various elements of brick and stone cladding combined with tile roofs and decorative windows.

The new home was inspired by the Italian art Deco movement, as well as the German Expressionist. It draws from the work of Piero Portaluppi, a preeminent architect of streamlined art deco classicism in Italy in the 1920s and thirties. The private residence we’re discussing today is located on a narrow urban lot in a neighborhood which includes many homes from the 1920s.

These homes feature various elements of brick and stone cladding combined with tile roofs and decorative windows. It draws from the work of Piero Portaluppi, a preeminent architect of streamlined art deco classicism in Italy in the 1920s and thirties. Other inspirations include German architects Fritz Hogar and Heinrich Muller, well-known for creative and experimental forms constructed with brick.

The exterior of the home is composed of details that decidedly complement the vernacular of the neighborhood. The construction palette of masonry includes brick, lilac sandstone, black windows, black slate and copper. Interestingly, the brick shapes, which appear to be custom, are actually all standard Glen-Gery modules. The course work is detailed and unique. The leaded glass panels in the windows are restoration glass and the roof dormers are clad in copper. The details of the house are mannerist yet subtle, and the brick is creatively patterned in coursed to give the house a unique personality. 

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