HAP six NY residential building by karim rashid
all images courtesy of HAP

 

 

 

a mixed-use building designed by karim rashid forms part of a larger complex of residential properties developed by HAP in manhattan, new york. situated in east harlem, a growing urban area and close to the city’s central park, the proposal includes twenty apartments, as well as office space and commercial units at street level.

 

 

HAP six NY residential building by karim rashid
the façade allows light to softly penetrate the project’s internal living spaces

 

 

 

the eye-catching south wall, a façade purposed to be a ‘global billboard’ for the scheme, has been crafted to provide views of the surrounding area as well as allowing light to softly infiltrate the project’s interior. unfolding and extending across the east and west elevations, the three-dimensional pattern evokes a sense of playfulness and whimsy often associated with rashid’s work. acting as a geometric light filter, the building’s skin references traditional islamic and japanese pattern structures which have been reinterpreted through the use of computer algorithms.

 

 

HAP six NY residential building by karim rashid
a bedroom offering views of the neighboring area

 

 

 

internally, twenty individual apartments are spread across seven storeys providing a range of differently scaled living spaces. HAP six NY is scheduled to be completed by early 2015.

 

 

HAP six NY residential building by karim rashid
a proposed bathroom for the scheme

 

 

HAP six NY residential building by karim rashid
the three dimensional façade evokes a sense of playfulness and whimsy often associated with rashid’s work

 

 

HAP six NY residential building by karim rashid

 

 

project info:

 

client: hap investments, usa
category: residential
facilities: mixed use condo
design period: jul 2012 – aug 2013
construction period: nov 2013 – jan 2015