Located on the edge of Soho, New York City, a former six-story warehouse will be renovated, with a new 11-story 'smart loft' building wrapping up and over it. The once dilapidated urban condition of abandoned warehouses will be reinvigorated with the insertion of art galleries, retail, and modern living. An amazing view over the river is facilitated through the introduction of the folded glass skin of the new structure. The integration of the existing building with the new 11-story steel and glass structure will instigate a mediation between past and present. In the narrow crease rising between the two structures a set of cantilevering balconies will juxtapose and differentiate between the old and the new, the urban and the private, thus inserting an interactive space into an otherwise neutral streetscape. The Greenwich building has as its main feature a fully custom and innovative glass curtainwall—a light suspended waterfall of insulated bent glass panels, the first of its kind.
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