This project is a remodel of a 7th floor condominium unit in a building built in 1960 in Albuquerque's Southwest quadrant. The owner, an orthopedic surgeon and his wife, planned to spend only a portion of the week in this unit and the rest of the week in another residence they own in Santa Fe. They wanted the remodel to make this small space efficient and comfortable and to display a portion of their contemporary art collection.
To maintain transparency and a feeling of openness, the bathroom was enclosed with slabs of ½ in. thick translucent glass. Other than a linear closet and mechanical enclosures, there are no walls. The positioning of art work and new furniture was studied to maximize the use of space. Classic furniture pieces by Mies, Corbusier, Perriand, Noguchi, Eames, Pensi and Starck were selected based on their appearance and compatibility with the layout. This apartment has been transformed from a tight, dark, worn-out space to a new level of bright modern simplicity.

Albuquerque, NM

1,644 SF

Apartment Remodel

Jon Anderson, FAIA

Project Manager:
Brian Hagood

General Contractor:
Paul W. Kenderdine Inc.

Kirk Gittings

Albuquerque Su Casa Design Merit Award
AIA Albuquerque Design Merit Award