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AMERICAN LOFT TOWER
HYPERCUBE // THE STOREFRONT, 2016
CONCEPT: INTERSECTING SCALES
What we build today is not just a building, but a creation, and perhaps the most significant investment for many people in their lives.
The American Loft Building is one of a kind; a hybrid between an urban villa and a tower, meeting the intimate scale of its neighborhood while avoiding the repetition typical of bigger buildings.
Clad in a long-lasting prefabricated facade, the building meets the ground as a sloping ceiling over an equally-sloping green park, with trees and a grass-covered parking surface, ready for the future of the up-and-coming area.
Year: Completed 2008
Location: Northern Liberties, PA
Client: CREI, LLC
Project Type: 11 Story Residential Tower, 40 units with sloping semi-underground parking and underground cellar. Including two 2-story townhouses and two large penthouses
Size: 61,000 ft2 (5,700 m2)
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Project Leader: Bittor Sanchez-Monasterio | Archi-Tectonics Team: Patrick Wong, Pilar Echezarreta, Monty Forman, Tina Tung, Brian Holland
Consultants: Structural Engineers: WSP Cantor Seinuk Engineers, PC | Mechanical Engineers: BHG Consulting, Inc. | Construction Management: Creative Construction Managers CCM