ORA studio’s Luxury Apartment Renovation Crowns Iconic UN Plaza Building
ORA studio unites urban living with Zen philosophy in its recently-completed UN Plaza Duplex renovation. This jewel tops the iconic bronze and glass structure on Manhattan’s East Side and displays timeless features that reinforce the enduring contributions of the building itself to the city skyline.
Guisi Mastro of ORA studio applied her Italian sensibility to create a show-stopping space that harmonizes form and function. “A Zen space encourages and inspires us to detach our minds and selves from ‘doing’ constantly,” Mastro says. “It allows us to reconnect with our inner self and live in the moment with all our senses.”
Mastro is one of the 15 originators of the Bolidismo Movement in Italian Architecture, which supports a dynamic approach to thinking, transcending the confines of physical space through the marriage of Futurism and streamline-style 1950s aesthetics. Today, she is known as a master of transformation.
Working from an abundant palette, ORA studio moves easily between periods and styles, with inspired designs for living, working and entertaining. To see more examples of the firm’s projects, visit www.orastudionyc.com.