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This project comprises of a renovated 6-story SoHo warehouse and an adjacent, 11-story addition. The addition’s glass facade cascades over the existing building and down to street level. These inflections in the glass were generated by strict setback laws. The renovated warehouse and adjacent addition accommodate 24 unit owners, a duplex penthouse, wine cellar, fitness center, two saunas, swimming pool, private storage, and a theater/ screening room. The top floors house luxury penthouses with terraces. A recessed terrace gives access to public spaces along Greenwich Street.

On the western side— facing the Hudson River— a folding glass facade cascades 11 levels. The blue-green transparency also wraps over the adjacent building, providing the top duplex a glass clerestory. As a result, inhabitants are offered panoramic views of the city— from the Hudson to the tip of Manhattan Island.

Loft 8B resides comfortably in the 497 Greenwich Building, where we translated the architectural design to the interior with a folded bogwood spine that spatially organizes the apartment— separating and connecting, displaying and privatizing. The bogwood’s lit axis branches to the music room, guest bathroom, master bedroom, and bathroom. The interior also includes a blue-glass master bathroom, which contains an overflow bath and steam shower, and art storage areas, which are either within the bogwood spine or in rooms concealed behind pivoting walls. The loft also includes a 7ft long steel fireplace set in a mantel of local stone.

Credits

Year: Completed 2004
Location: West Soho, NYC
Client: Take One, LLC
Project Type: 11 Story New Addition to Existing Warehouse: 25 Residential Lofts, Art Gallery, Retail and Gym/Pool
Size: 77,000 sq ft
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Archi-Tectonics Team: Michael Hundsnurscher, Tanja Bitzer, Deborah Kully, Nicola Bauman, Ty Tikari, Amy Farina, Bittor Sanchez
Consultants: Structural Engineers: Buro Happold NY | Mechanical Engineer: Gabor Szakal Engineers, Stanislav Slutsky Engineering | Civil Engineer: GZA GeoEnvironmental INC | Expeditor: Michael Zenreich | Curtain Wall Consultant: Israel Burger, Bill Logan | Acoustic Consultant: Shen Milsom & Wilke Inc. | Elevator Consultant: Barker Mohandes | Curtain Wall: UAD (curtainwall) | Cricursa Barcelona (Bent Glazing) | General Contractors: York Hunter Construction Services, New Industries NYC
Photography: Floto & Warner Photography | Archi-Tectonics
Architect of Record: David Hotson, Architect
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