Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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MULTIFAMILY HOUSING 150 Charles Street ARCHITECT: COOKFOX ARCHITECTS LOCATION: NEW YORK, N.Y. Bordering the West Village Historic District, 150 Charles Street overlooks the expanse of the Hudson River waterfront. On this exceptional site, we envisioned a building connected to nature and carefully integrated into its historical neighborhood. To conserve the character of the street, we preserved the original Whitehall Warehouse structure. Ris- ing above is a contextual setback tower with a series of cascading garden terraces designed as a "fifth façade" to provide armatures for nature. Highlighting natural materials of brick, wood, and stone, the architectural expressions recall those of the surrounding West Village. The design proposal required the approval of several community boards and resulted in a zoning change that allows the new contextual massing scheme with the promise of "superior landscaping." More than half the site area is now covered by gar- dens, and each resident has direct access to nature through private or shared terraces and the lush central courtyard.—COOKFOX Photos: Peter Aaron/OT TO 34 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 AWARDS

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