E. 57th St. Residence

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Location:

E 57th Street

New York City, New York

Year:

2017

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Location:

New Haven, CT

Year:

2002

 

 

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Kane St. Townhouse

Location:

Kane Street

Brooklyn, New York 11231

Year:

Fall 2016

Description

The residential brick building was completely gut renovated.  All interior wood joist structure including roofing was removed.  The basement was 5ft vertically enlarged with concrete underpinning.  New drawings were produced by MRTA for structural joist and i-beam plans, RCP reflected ceiling plans, lighting layout & HAVC plans.  Structural new wood LVL joists and steel I-beams at all staircase locations were installed.  Veneer brick facade was anchored into the adjacent brick structural walls using stainless pins.  New steel lintels and custom anchors were added throughout to existing windows, doors, storefront and hvac openings. Under the supervision of an Engineer, MRTA provided all necessary structural detail shop drawings.  Blackened steel stairs w/ 12in solid stringer and customized railings were designed, shop drawn and 3d modeled by MRTA; the drawings were crucial in on-site fabrication for clarity and means to fabricate.
During construction all work and design layout was coordinated between the trades. Window and door schedules were provided.  MRTA has done extensive shop drawings of the facade towards Historical Landmark Preservation Commission, towards new work approvals to the new facade storefront.  The drawings, including mock-up wood models were presented to the Landmark Commission during a formal presentation meeting.
MRTA shop drawn lighting layout and HVAC grills locations were configured for the best design results.  Owner interior designer and trades were design coordinated for optimal results.
Kitchen & steel doors were shop drawn, engineered for steel door metal components details & hardware, and fabricated from steel and (at kitchen interior) walnut veneer wood.  All steel surfaces were blackened and lacquer finished whereas  all interior walnut surfaces were stained and clear lacquer finished.
Fireplace (gas) made from concrete located in the living room was shop drawn to integrate the kitchen and blackened steel shelving and concealed LED lighting.  The fireplace chimney was coordinated and located to be recessed and least disturb upper floor layout configurations.

Services

•  Construction, fabrication, installation, construction management
•  Designed collaboration, consulting, engineering
•  Mockup models full scale & testing
•  Furniture mockups
•  Material Samples
•  Shop drawings, 3d models
•  Landmark Preservation drawing presentation submittals and mockups

Construction Work Process

Cheever Place Townhouse

Location:

Cheever Place

Brooklyn, New York 11231

Year:

Summer 2016

Description

The residential brick building was completely gut renovated.  All interior wood joist structure including roofing was removed.  The basement was 5ft vertically enlarged with concrete underpinning. New drawings were produced by MRTA for structural joist and i-beam plans, RCP reflected ceiling plans, lighting layout & HAVC plans. Structural new wood LVL joists and steel I-beams at all staircase locations were installed. Veneer brick facade was anchored into the adjacent brick structural walls using stainless pins. New steel lintels and custom anchors were added throughout to existing windows, doors, storefront and hvac openings. Under the supervision of an Engineer, MRTA provided all necessary structural detail shop drawings. Blackened steel stairs w/ 12in solid stringer and customized railings were designed, shop drawn and 3d modeled by MRTA; the drawings were crucial in on-site fabrication for clarity and means to fabricate.
During construction, all work and design layout were coordinated between the trades. Window and door schedules were provided. MRTA has done extensive shop drawings of the facade towards Historical Landmark Preservation Commission, towards new work approvals to the new facade storefront. The drawings, including mock-up wood models, were presented to the Landmark Commission during a formal presentation meeting.
MRTA shop has drawn lighting layouts and HVAC grills locations were configured for the best design results.  Owner interior designer and trades were design coordinated for optimal results.
Kitchen & steel doors were shop drawn, engineered for steel door metal components details & hardware, and fabricated from steel and (at kitchen interior) walnut veneer wood.  All steel surfaces were blackened and lacquer finished whereas all interior walnut surfaces were stained and clear lacquer finished.

Services

• Construction, fabrication, installation, construction management
• Designed collaboration, consulting, engineering
• Mockup models full scale & testing
• Furniture mockups
• Material Samples
• Shop drawings, 3d models
• Landmark Preservation drawing presentation submittals and mockups

Construction Work Process

Graham Avenue Townhouse

Location:

372 Graham Ave.

Brooklyn, New York 11231

Year:

2006

Description

This 5,000 sf townhouse is located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, a rapidly developing New York community consisting largely of artists and young professionals. Martin R. Tomczyk was originally selected only as the design architect for this project. However, it soon became apparent during the early stages of this project that the selected contractors were unable to properly execute the design or maintain the proposed budget. In response, Martin R. Tomczyk established MRTA Design Construction to serve as contractor and project manager with the help of the consulting engineer. This project was built for mixed-use; comprising of one commercial level and two residential floors with resident access to a rooftop garden and second floor rear terrace. This project required demolition of an existing wood frame structure in multiple stages, excavation of basement and considerable restructuring of the preexisting foundation. The curtain wall and imported windows were customized to give the facade its particular form. The curtain wall retracts at its peak back into a skylight. The rear facade was made from zinc tinted custom corrugated sheet metal. All the concrete facade elements were custom fabricated for structural integrity by MRTA. The urban custom stone facade was developed to contrast the glass curtain wall which floods the structure’s interior natural light. The intention of these two elements was to create a balanced juxtaposition between the heavy and the light, the transparent and the opaque. The size and scale of the facade was designed with the intent to compliment the human scale and the existing surrounding environment.

Services

•  Construction, fabrication, installation, construction management
•  Designed collaboration, consulting, engineering
•  Mockup models full scale & testing
•  Furniture mockups
•  Material Samples
•  Shop drawings, 3d models
•  Landmark Preservation drawing presentation submittals and mockups

Construction Work Process

Bandujo Duplex Residence

Location:

Chelsea / Flat Iron District

New York City, New York

Year:

2013

Description

In this Chelsea duplex, MRTA was requested by the Client and Interior Designer to remodel an existing apartment with the intention of bringing about a gallery / exhibition – like atmosphere for the modern art, paintings and furniture collection.  In this project the lighting was significantly enhanced so that works of art or furniture would receive a correct balanced of attention; where all items were exhibited uniformly using lighting as a rebalancer of mood and contrast. The floor was re-leveled structurally, having the new recessed baseboard compliment the simple modern minimal design.  The space was skim coated throughout, electrical was updated and new built-in furniture was installed.  In addition to new built out 2 closets (coat closet and HVAC handler unit) with automated lighting a custom-made double pair of french doors were installed at the balcony.

Services

•  Demolition: walls, flooring, ceiling. tile
•  Skimcoat
•  Painting
•  Recessed baseboard
•  Lighting – recessed museum
•  HVAC throughout w/ recessed grills
•  Level subflooring
•  New flooring
•  Bathroom Shower stone work
•  Steel refinishing
•  Millwork fabrication w/ recessed hardware
•  4 French balcony doors exterior fabrication w/ designer hardware
•  Shower marble slab and tile work

Construction Work Process

Galasso Residence

Location:

57th Street

Manhattan, NY

Year:

2009

Description

This Upper East Side project is representative of MRTA’s work in conjunction to more traditional design concepts. The goal of this project was to create a refined and comfortable environment for an accomplished professional who relocated to a more upscale real estate address. This remodel was intended to maximize space and accentuate the living area with elegant finishes.

The foyer was tiled with imported marble tile leading to a beautifully furnished and spacious living area. Pocket doors were installed throughout the apartment so as not to intrude on the space. Custom made doors were suggested and selected by MRTA to compliment the apartment’s existing sophisticated interior classical moldings.

  • Contractor: MRTA
  • Interior Designer : Tom Fallon
  • Photographer : Martin R. Tomczyk

Services

•  Construction, fabrication, installation, construction management
•  Designed collaboration, consulting, engineering

Construction Work Process

W.12th Street Triplex Residence

Location:

West 12th Street

New York City, NY

Year:

2000

Description

This duplex renovation, located in the West Village, is a work-in-progress project in collaboration with Tentwenty Architects. The client had specific design ideas for the residential space and worked closely with the Architect and MRTA to fine-tune all the details in the scope of work, which includes new partitions and spaces, custom millwork, new stairs and balusters, and a completely customized master bathroom with a steam system in the shower. Partitions on the lower floor were demolished, bringing in more light and opening up the space. The upper floor functions as the Master Bedroom + Bathroom + Study. Extensive plumbing work was necessary to accommodate the new wet space for the bathroom. It was important to properly waterproof the bathroom as the client wanted the shower to double as a steam room. For both floors, functional spaced were rearranged to help with the flow of both floor plans. We created refined shop drawings for all millwork, custom fabricated and installed by our team. The detailing found in the millwork for the Kitchen Island and the Banquette showcases the fine quality which MRTA delivers in every project.

Services

• Removed sight blocking partitions on the lower floor while maintaining the structural integrity of the building
• Custom shop drawings for the millwork in the kitchen and living area on the lower floor
• Custom fabricated Kitchen Island and Banquette
• Oversaw the reconfiguration and implementation of the plumbing for the shower/steam room
• The new master bath required extensive plumbing to allow the shower to double as a steam room

Construction Work Process

Yamaguchi-Carey Residence

Location:

East 7th Street

New York, NY

Year:

2007

Description

This project, located in New York’s East Village, was a remodel of a partitioned 1,100 sq foot loft space. The intention of the Architect was to create an open space where floor to ceiling partitions were avoided. MRTA was brought on this project as a General Contractor. Our expertise as design/build professionals allowed us to resolve design intent with the limitation and realities of materials and construction. Our input resulted in practical solutions for further defining the Architect’s intent in the special concept of having delineated individual spaces in the apartment while preserving the unit’s openness. Curtains would act as privacy divisions when needed. Examples of MRTA’s design/build influence can be seen in the black tempered sliding glass partitions that delineate the bedroom area, the custom made lavatory corner-door, millwork detailing and choice of cabinetry hardware. It can also be seen in the structural design of the kitchen cabinetry wall connection to the ceiling and bathroom tiling details.

Services

• Refinishing of wood floors
• Bedroom and kitchen spaces reconfigured to the center surrounded with curtains and free circulation
• Bar kitchen with custom walnut and oak millwork
• Stainless steel high-end appliances retrofitted into millwork
• Multiple plumbing reconfigurations
• New bathroom with rough textured granite stone, concrete stucco wall finish, and teak millwork
• Bedroom with custom millwork and glass sliding partition doors
• Custom L-shaped door with lacquer finish at bathroom
• New window lacquer finish wood surround frames

Construction Work Process

Geier Residence

Location:

Spring Street

Manhattan, New York

Year:

2005

Description

Living Room / Bedroom:
Three (4 ft x 8 ft) bamboo sliding panels
Custom 3 tier closet with mirror & above shelving
Kitchen:
New leveled wood flooring throughout
Custom bamboo kitchen cabinetry
Custom metal countertop subway tile backsplash
Stainless steel appliances
Halogen lighting on dimmers
Bathroom:
Custom sliding door with frosted glass
Graphically designed floor tiles (graphic artworks by owner)

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