1588 ST NICHOLAS AVE
Residential Development, Washington Heights NYC
TOTAL GFA: 29,310 SF
Mixed-use renovation proposal by Builtd in 2014 for the existing unused commercial lot. The ground floor retail area is designed as a restaurant and emphasized by the linear canopy on the facade following along the intersecting sidewalks on 190th Street and St Nicholas Avenue. Large windows are used to maximize the light and air into the units, while they maintain the rhythm of the openings on the facades in respect to the neighboring buildings and the silhouette of the streets it’s located.
Triangular geometric patterns are used on the facade to reveal the new structure and to help differentiate from the adjacent buildings. The residential entrance is emphasized by a taller, linear volume on the 190th Street. As well as residential use, the proposal offers common spaces and amenities such as view terraces located on the roof and 6th floor looking to the intersecting streets that are open to the residents to enjoy the views of the city.