22 Mercer

How to inject light into a massive loft building New York / United States / 2011

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fabricated roofscape
SoHo, New York City
60,000 SF
Client: PMG, Property Markets Group 



The historic, five story loft building, built in 1860, has been converted into a mixed use building with sixteen apartments and two penthouse levels. The renovation included the complete restoration of the two facades. Landmarks mandated the reconstruction of the historic Broadway storefront, allowing for a modern infill on Mercer Street, whose design is at once independent and contextual. The apartment layout for the massive through-block building, which was to be served by a single core, challenged our ability to create the circulation path and find light and air. The solution was offered by the introduction of four dramatic interior atriums, gently tapering outward before folding into the penthouses. To increase the light penetration, the atriums are lined with a sloped curtain wall glazing system, with custom fritted glass and semi-reflective Trespa panels. As in the Barcelona courts, the atriums become the center of the apartments and one of its most desirable features.. The structures, together with the penthouses transform the recreation space into a contemporary fabricated urban “‘roofscape”. The rooftop penthouses are one of the many two story visible additions for which TRA obtained Landmarks approval. TRA also designed the 100 foot long lobby, whose ceiling echoes the atriums. The interior is designed with the same care as the exterior. The cast-iron columns, Brazilian cherry floors and custom cabinetry accents add to the richness of the space. The design draws from the contradictions between the elements, building on all of the attributes that make the old loft apartments desirable. This is one of the many projects that TRA completed in the SoHo Historic District. The sum rises at the urban scale becoming integral to the improvement of the larger fabric and neighborhood. The series of projects along the Mercer corridor, contributed to the “making of the street", re-crafting it from a gritty back street. The modern artificial roof-scape and loft interiors, widely published, became part of the vernacular imaging of loft life.

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    fabricated roofscapeSoHo, New York City60,000 SF Client: PMG, Property Markets Group  The historic, five story loft building, built in 1860, has been converted into a mixed use building with sixteen apartments and two penthouse levels. The renovation included the complete restoration of the two facades. Landmarks mandated the reconstruction of the historic Broadway storefront, allowing for a modern infill on Mercer Street, whose design is at once independent and contextual. The apartment...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Work finished in 2011
    • Client PMG, Property Markets Group
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Interior Design / Refurbishment of apartments
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