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A festival celebrating New York’s modern design with tours of the city’s most coveted interiors
September 27–October 4, 2013
Background Photo Credit: Union Square Duplex, Resolution: 4 Architecture

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Photographs: Architecture in Formation.

Fractal Pad

In planning the "Fractal Pad," named for its design grounded in the formal logic of fractal geometry, Bremer was inspired by the allegory of Plato's Cave. Intending to construct a home that allowed the client to shed the exterior stresses of the world, Bremer designed an abstract domestic landscape to facilitate the appreciation of light, shadow, image, and information.

With only southern window exposure, the client installed an extensive electronic wall designed by LA video artist Jeffrey Wells, which projects a series of faux windows on the north wall. The floating western walls have become backdrops for the client’s evolving art collection.

The loft's original rough-hewn concrete columns and slab suggest a look that's one part futuristic luxury-liner and one part primordial cave—it's essentially a space that feels carved from the original structure.

Matthew Bremer
Architecture in Formation

After completing residencies at several of New York City's top architecture firms—including Peter Marino Architects, Pei Cobb Freed Partners, and Ashkar & Paul Associates—Matthew Bremer founded his own firm, Architecture in Formation, in 2001. Bremer and his team are committed to exploring the ever-evolving process of executing projects with imaginative conceptual rigor as well as formal dexterity. Bremer's work shares an intention to achieve a user-friendly result, while maintaining the unexpected.

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour New York’s most coveted interiors.



See the Homes:

Saturday: Manhattan
14th Street Loft
Fractal Pad
Lafayette Townhouse
Meatpacking Loft

Sunday: Brooklyn
Dean Street Townhouse
Flavor Paper Pad
Pacific Street Trio
Salle Residence
State Street Townhouse

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Enjoy access to ALL CITY MODERN events including:
• Meet the Architects event
• Manhattan Home Tours
• Brooklyn Home Tours
• ALL panel discussion throughout the week

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Enjoy access to ALL PANEL DISCUSSIONS during the city modern week, from September 27 through October 4.

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