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202 East 29th Street

Client Sohonet
Year of Completion 1999
Size 5,000 sq ft
Budget $750,000

Our project is a renovation of an existing structure. Much of the emphasis of the project is a new envelope and in particular, the 29th street facade. Being located on a narrow Manhattan street, the design configures a series of elements that search an oblique geometry longitudinal with the street as they manage the existing structure. The new oblique geometry allows for a series of visual relations between the inside and the outside. Furthermore, the pattern deliberately conflates the static frontal metrics of horizontal and vertical registers with a shifting directional pattern of bay windows that speak to the movement along the street. The design utilizes curve glass panels that recede to afford operable window panels for natural ventilation and maintenance.