New York, New York
Nestled deep in lower Manhattan’s NoHo district, this historic building retrofit highlights the quality and materials of its original light industrial past while reimaging it as a homey residential retreat. The historic cobblestone alleyway has been stripped down to its beautiful raw stone materials. This shared walkway and drive is terminated with a 24 foot tall corten steel wall treillage, supporting a wall of Ivy and Climbing Hydrangea vines. This 2 story garden feature blends the ground level arrival space with the 2nd floor common and private roof gardens. Vertical wall gardens introduce a welcomed, yet complimentary contrast to the gritty industrial context. Recycled water cascades through tiered fountain troughs and collect at the alley’s floor – infusing visual and audible elements of nature into a multi-sensory experience. These distinct design characteristics provide the development’s core marketing promotional features and establish the property’s eternal identity.
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Architect: BKSK Architects
MEP: OLA Consulting Engineers, PC
Structural/Civil Engineer: Weidlinger Associates
Lighting Design: Brian Orter Lighting Design
Irrigation Designer: WC3 Design