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This studio apartment is located on a lower floor of an old manufacturing building in Manhattan's Garment District and features high ceilings and good overall proportions.  Because of its position within the building, the apartment lacks an exterior focal point and receives little direct natural light.  To give a greater sense of place, a richly furnished, centralized seating area creates an internal focal point .  Axial views are strengthened by use of a strategically placed floor to ceiling mirrored panel.    A common challenge with a single room studio is providing a private and well scaled sleeping area without partitioning the main space.  Utilizing the ceiling height, the sleeping zone features a sunken bed and is separated by creating a raised platform area that is divided by a translucent curtain permitting muted light during the daytime and privacy in the evenings.