narchitects: switch building
 
narchitects: switch building
apr 16, 2009

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch buildingall images by frank oudeman

 

 

 

the switch building by nARCHITECTS is a 7 level apartment building complete with an art gallery in new york’s lower east side. completed in 2007 the building stands out with it angular front façade. inside the building features 5 apartments and an art gallery on the main floor and basement. the narrow downtown lot required some careful planning by the architects. the front façade is  a contemporary reinterpretation of the bay window, providing views for each unit. each unit has a similar plan but the different angles of the faced at the front and the placement of the balconies in the rear, give each unit different lighting. the building is clad in galvalume, while the gallery features a black hot-rolled steel and glass storefront that opens completely onto the street.

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

narchitects: switch building

 

  • Thanks to DesignBoom, here´s switch façade look-a-like.

    Stairs stripes can look like prison.

    Stairs to the light (symbolicaly), with a sized window.

    The stairs work from one corner to another, of the more intimate areas.

    Behind doors are the facilities, walk-in-closet inspired.

    Sobradinhos type, in a rustic and bangaloo way, are similar to this, appart from:

    The living-room being closed-off and the use of small windows.

    Tiled roof.

    No running watter.

    Surroundings left wild and private.

    NARCHITECTS designed with trust, a contemporary wish, that sobradinhos needn’t to worry:

    Justify to the lot.

    Surveilance through wide viewports and made clear of obstacles.

    Semi-wild landscape on rised platforms.

    Rui
  • this building is a piece of garbage on the lower east side. the bottom supposed gallery space is unoccupied and has never been occupied. it took a long time to build and it looks shabby and shoddy. feel free to go visit the place to form your own opinion that nArchitects is an abbreviation for notArchitects

    ray

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