New York, NY



In 2017 we were approached by our clients for the Celino Hotel in Miami
to submit a concept design for two residential towers, respectively 30
and 36 stories, in NYC. Our proposal was successful and we are now
looking at a completion date of 2020. The two towers will rise on empty
lots divided by a Landmark building, which is also part of the
residential complex.

Our goal was to design two buildings that would socially and
proportionally integrate with the surrounding neighborhood fabric. It
was important for us to avoid the monumentality which is often
associated with similar developments, and instead provide a sense of
belonging and individualization for the future residents.

Through a series of working models and close collaboration with our
clients, we found that the most efficient way to break the uniformity
of the grid, was to introduce irregularly placed balconies of varying
lengths which, together with areas of transparency and opacity, help
characterize the facade into distinguished apartments. This created a
human scale and sense of identity to the prospect buyers, that would
otherwise be lost across the modular repetition of apartments reflected
on the facade.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: New York, NY, US