This project, for a new building in the SoHo Cast Iron Landmark District, called for the re-use of a Landmarks protected cast iron façade. The façade, a superb example of a unique architectural heritage, was salvaged from the building that once stood on the site. Reuse of the original facade presented many design and technical challenges. The design positioned the volume of the new building back 8 feet from the historic façade. The resultant space between the historic facade and the new building volume, solved problems of plan and circulation, created exterior garden spaces for the lofts, and established the architectural identity of the new building.

Architectural Design
Residential & Cultural   /   Façade & Envelope   /   Research & Urban Design   /   Restoration   /   Consulting Only   /