New York, NY, USA
- Architectural Designers
- New York, NY, USA
- Winka Dubbeldam (Principal in Charge), Justin Korhammer (Partner in Charge), Hanxing Zu, Sarah Laulan, Filomena Nigro, Avra Tomara, Royd Zhang, Zhe Wen, Kristina Kroell, Elena Sarigelinoglu, Hsiang Wei Chen, Adin Rimland, Boden Davies, Nariman Kiazand, Robin Zhang, Thiebaud Nell
- Main Contractor
- Galcon Construction
- Consultants Structural Engineers
- WSP GROUP
- Mechanical Engineers
- 2LS Consulting Engineering
The goal of this renovation of, and addition to, a residential townhouse in SoHo rethought how a building could actively contribute to a more sustainable urban realm.
By adding a large extension onto an existing building with a modest footprint of 19 x 40 feet, we converted the building into an 8-story townhouse for 1 family, wrapped by a spacious lattice envelope functioning as a climatic skin, a third ‘building’.
A glass elevator connects the floors with connective voids that allow for a fluid living environment. The highly recognizable climate envelope, whose spatial and performative properties serve as an adaptable perimeter of the building, is made from a lightweight steel frame and folding panels. This skin can be opened and closed with ease, and adds new exterior spaces in different, variable conditions.
The innovative folding envelope modulates exposure to passively regulate internal temperatures, resulting in a total energy savings of up to 45%.
Year: Completed 2020
Location: Soho, NYC
Project Type: 8-story residential, single-family
Size: 4500 sq ft and roof terrace
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Project Leaders: Justin Korhammer, Hanxing Zu | Archi-Tectonics Team: Boden Davies, Avra Tomara, Hsiang Wei
Consultants: Structural Engineers: Cantor & Seinuk Engineers, PC | Mechanical Engineers: 2LS Consulting Engineering | General Contractor: Galcon Construction
Photography: Archi-Tectonics | Federica Carlet | Evan Joseph | Douglas Eliman
Architect of Record: Randall Collins, Architect