Neil Denari A Habitable Sculpture in Lower Manhattan
New York || USA
Course Description The course examines a new, elegantly designed residential tower situated along the High Line, a prestigious urban setting offering spectacular views. The architects set out to create a harmonious relationship with the adjacent park while maximizing the square footage of the building. The project meets residential needs, giving particular attention to blending a pleasing aesthetic with functional efficiency. The course describes the new building through images and technical drawings, and provides construction details of the structure and finishes, explanatory legends, and an introductory text.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Describe the design measures taken so that building harmonizes with its urban setting, and discuss how the design of the building is the outcome of a series of potential schemes.
Analyze the materials used to construct the building, including its sunshading and finishes, assessing how the interior spaces meet occupant comfort and privacy requirements.
Analyze the relationship between the exterior shell and the structure of the building, and describe how this is reflected in the building’s appearance.
Examine the importance of the client-architect relationship and relations with local authorities.