Solid Solutions

Hudson Street Project

The Team

Fabricator/Installer: Sterling Surfaces, Sterling, Mass.,
Designer: Kevin Walz, New York,

The Idea

Converting an early 20th century industrial high-rise into residential flats created many challenges, including how to ensure natural light penetrated the interiors of the apartments. When Kevin Wolz was hired to remodel a 2,500-square-foot apartment with windows along only one side, he specified translucent solid surface material as walls for two bedrooms and sliding pocket doors to allow natural light to penetrate the space.

Additionally, solid surface material was used in other parts of the apartment to transform the industrial space into a residential setting. In the kitchen, a custom, two-level sink made from solid surface material was incorporated into the island. The sink is deep on one side for washing dishes and shallow on the other side for food prep.

In the master bathroom, a custom sink was created from a single slab of solid surface material. By creating an indentation in the material, the sink and countertop remain a solitary element. Solid surface material also was used in the shower area for a tub, pan and tub surround. Because of the precise fitting of these components, typical waterproofing measures were not required during the installation.

The Materials

The bedroom walls and pocket doors were fabricated from 1/4-inch-thick translucent LG Hausys Ltd. HI-MACS solid surface material. The color is lucent opal. The master bathtub surround, tub and pan are fabricated from DuPont Corian solid surface in a vanilla color. The same Corian material was utilized in the kitchen island sink.

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