Agencie set out to reinvigorate this aging structure through new materials and innovative forms, while still complementing it’s historic context. The roof and extension roof provided the open space needed to expand the square footage. Sheathed in glass the design is incredibly transparent and modern.
However, creating a modern building in a landmarked residential district isn’t easy. The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has strict regulations with respect to preservation of the building’s facade and character of the neighborhood. Our work on this project included sophisticated visualization and rigorous analysis. This project is one of 14 penthouse additions we’ve completed in New York. It is an example of our design creativity, structural prowess and dedicated experience with Landmarks.
Andrés Cortés, AIA
Sarrah Khan, PE