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Armed with their daring vision, the
Islays turned to the architects at ODA,
lighting designer Ingo Maurer and
sculptor Emilio Garcia to execute the home
alongside Ulises’ studio in New York City,
Fractal Construction. Harnessing these
unique talents and uniting them in a single
vision has seen the team forge a stunning,
multi-f unctional family home.
Being as the client was Ulises’ wife,
and contributors to the project were his
friends, he adopted a more experimental
approach. “Luckily Christina and I agree
on many things!” he says. “Usually the
client has a lot of input in the projects, but
instead here I delegated components of
the design to other people entirely, so the
responsibility gets shared with experts in
other disciplines,” he says.
Light plays a starring role in how the
exterior and interiors are read, meaning
the Manhattan address captivates like
few others. The sparkle of the summer
sun bathes the external glazing top-to-
toe, while the softer rays of the New York
winter see it cast in a different light.
08. The master bathroom
combines walls tiled in Indian
slate with porcelain floor tiles
and stainless steel fixtures.
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