This triple- lot in the Soho Historic Landmark District is developed to contain a retail/gallery space on the street level and live/work lofts up above.
This six story structure respects and continues the rhythm and proportion of its neighboring buildings without artificially copying them.
The street facade is composed of three parts. A solid section with small openings enclosing circulation and public spaces. A translucent volume hovering above the street, containing the live/work lofts, and the base housing the retail and lobby space for the lofts.
Industrial materials such as aluminum panels and a fiberglass curtain-wall are proposed for the street enclosure as homage to the industrial cast iron buildings of this area.