Jorge Avila

Jorge Avila

Forest Hills, NY, US


The Pilippe

The Philippe has a clear design intention, to be an iconic family residence for those looking for modern yet conservative style.
Just a few steps from New York’s Central Park, and in the heart of Manhatttan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, this 12-story luxury residential building offers apartment and duplex options, two to four bedroom apartments and a penthouse with a deck.


The Phillipe also introduces novel environmental innovation. With its “passive house” design, the building demonstrates unprecedented performance and self-energy sufficiency,
exceeding LEED standards. This zero-net energy capability allows the Phillipe to constantly maintain a comfortable interior climate without active heating or cooling systems.

The building’s sustainability is achieved with a system of gray brick, a zinc curtain wall, and triple glazing. Not only is the Phillipe a
technological icon, it is an elegant structure that blends into its surroundings.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Architect, Designer
Additional Credits: Morris Adjmi - Architect & Co-designer
Ben Igoe - Project Manager
Ken Levenson - Passive House
Stephanie Harroch - Renderings
Ludmila Cohen - Project Architect
Robert Silman Associates - Structural Engineer
Klein Levin Associates - MEP Engineer
Frank Seta and Associates - Curtain Wall