David Chipperfield Architects has realised an apartment building in New York with a facade of brick and coloured concrete.
To complement the mix of 19th and 20th-century buildings that bracket it, David Chipperfield Architects designed a twist on traditional townhouse facades for 11-19 Jane Street.
At ground level, recessed entrances at both ends lead to the duplex townhouses that occupy the lower floors of the apartment block. A central opening provides access to the other apartments and the basement parking garage.
Different window and door styles denote the mix of apartment types within the block. The two-storey townhouses have balconied French windows, while the lateral apartments above have broader windows defined by the red concrete mullions.
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Balcony and door railings are made from dark bronze, to complement the ruddy exterior materials. Inside, the communal areas have floors made of terrazzo.
Belgian landscape architect Peter Wirtz designed both the roof terrace and a garden space behind the apartment block.
British architect David Chipperfield, who founded his architecture practice in 1985, is a recipient of both the RIBA Gold Medal and the Sterling Prize.
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