The new south-facing façade transforms the original, non-descript brick building, while upgrading the exterior wall to meet contemporary thermal performance standards. The design utilizes a 2012 New York City Zoning provision to add exterior wall thickness beyond the property line in exchange for thermal insulation improvements. The new skin is a porcelain tile rainscreen with projecting bronze-finished aluminum window surrounds in a composition that changes with the light throughout the day.
The building massing allocates the permitted Zoning area above the seventh-floor setback to form 15-foot deep cantilevered “dormer” boxes. The roofs of the projecting volumes provide additional exterior terrace areas for residents. From the street, these volumes appear to float unsupported, creating dynamic spaces with dramatic corner views.
Location: New York, NY | Completion Date: 2018 | Size: 38,710 SF