"Earlier in my career I didn't think I had a look, but in the past five years, or so,
we've developed a spare look, that could be considered minimalist, although in spirit it is fairly modest"
- David Mann, MR Architecture + Decor
The images above are of a SOHO Penthouse Loft by MR Architecture + Decor, a firm based in New York, led by David Mann. A loft based on the repeated square, of sorts, and referencing Japanese design and minimalism. Rooms such as this one make me think of Lee Ufan, and Becky Beasely. An open box in the middle of the room floating on a sea of shiny blackness.
The materials are simple, raw, industrial, and quietly epic. MR Architecture + Decor continues to melt my mind with their projects, creating these timeless voids, where form + materials become the conversation. - David John
"MR Architecture + Decor is a 20-person studio led by founding partner David Mann, in collaboration with associates William Clukies, Robin Corsino and Robert Fuller. Based in New York City, the firm’s scope of work extends from ground-up construction and renovation to interior architecture, design and decoration for residential, retail and other commercial spaces.
The MR aesthetic is characterized by diversity and unified by an essential clarity. Design evolves out of intimate dialogue: between the client and the architect, between the architect and the site. The results reflect clients’ needs and desires, their unique characters as filtered through the MR vision; and reveal a beautifully calibrated balance between form and function.
With no singular mandated style, MR is free to take on widely disparate clients and projects. The common denominator throughout is a disciplined aesthetic that focuses on revealing the poetry in the most rational approach to space, proportion and light."
text above taken from MR Architecture + Decor