Audrey Matlock Architect

Audrey Matlock Architect

New York, NY


Bike Bar

The halls of a Chelsea residential building called +ART had become clogged and tattered from it’s owners’ many bicycles. Behind the building a 4,500 square foot courtyard remained unfinished and unused since the apartments were completed four years ago. The solution was a new courtyard design that incorporates a building that stores 100 bicycles. Located at one end, the lightweight steel structure is sheathed in translucent polycarbonate panels that tilt up toward the newly landscaped courtyard. These panels will be lit from within showing the silhouettes of structure and bicycles. At the building face, perforated aluminum panels open to reveal a bar. The landscape is comprised of benches surrounding trees, geometric-shaped shrubs and a water feature, all grounded in shifting planes of gravel and pavers. 

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect