arctangent architecture: west 96th street residences 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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  • nice project
    the way that stell surface were designed
    is quite original

    sparola says:

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