This dramatic new luxury residential building located just off of 9th Avenue and the Meatpacking district is the new landmark project from DDG architects and developers. The building features a unique integration of landscape into the built environment with a heavily planted entrance canopy, long linear window boxes integrated into the facade and a lush roof garden with perennials and meadow grasses. The planting palette picks up off of the neighboring High Line aesthetic and creates a sense of wild in contrast with sleek lines of the architectural brickwork while also writing a narrative to the site and the neighborhood's history. Resilient, drought tolerant plants were specified to keep the maintenance low while fostering the buildings edgy identity.
The temporary construction fence for the building will feature a striking bumble bee-colored contemporary artwork by acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The idea to cover the fence grew out of the Urban Canvas project, a 2010 city-supported competition to beautify construction sites.
Status: Under Construction
Location: New York, NY, US