Bathhouse Studios

L’Observatoire International lighting the Bathhouse Studios -a mixed use building with commercial photography studios, offices and residence.


The intent was to create a flexible space that was able to transition seamlessly from a series of commercial photography studios, to a flexible and high tech event space; used for events and cultural shows (ie fashion shows/ launches). The space also offered a floor of highly integrated and luxurious offices, a residence, gym and roof garden.


The scope also included the entry lobby, reception and historic facade- an iconic old stone facade advertising the building's previous use as a bathhouse. The intent in its illumination was to bring out the depth of the building and highlight the entry, to create something iconic but subtle- given the buildings use as both commercial and residential, and its situation in the still largely residential but iconic East Village neighbourhood.

Location New York, NY, USA
Date Completed 2023
Interior Designer MSA Architects
Architect Arnold W. Brunner
Type Offices + Workplace Residential
size5,500 ft2 / 511 m2
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Leah Xandora
Project Team Billy Wong Carlina Geraci
Photo Credits Courtesy of Bathhouse Studios