arctangent architecture: west 96th street residences
sep 12, 2012
arctangent architecture: west 96th street residences



west 96th street residences by arctangent architecture

new york-based arctangent architecture has collaborated with david hu architect pllc to design a nine floor luxury apartment development
in addition to a ground floor commercial space. the main architectural characteristic of this building is an undulating powder-coated laser-cut
steel ‘veil’ that becomes both the balcony railings as well as a playful design element for the framing of city views from within the dwellings.
this layered facade with its gradated perforations constantly plays with light, views, reflections, and the materialization / dematerialization
of mass making it a provocative and dynamic addition to the complex urban fabric of new york city. undulations of elements also vary
from floor to floor further contributing to the perceptually ever-shifting nature of the building. additionally, sustainable features include
an exterior shading system, low-e glazing, recycled and locally sourced materials, and low-voc finishes.


partial facade view

 
partial frontal view


general street view / detail view


general street views


front / rear facades


partial facade views at night



lobby interior


balcony / apartment interior views

 
context view


floor plans


perforation diagram

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