208 West 96th Street Residences by Arctangent Architecture + Design

A new and modern building grew on Upper West Side on Manhattan, New York, as a result of a succesful partnership of Arctangent Architecture + Design (AA + D) and David Hu Architect PLLC (DHA). The building was completed in 2011 with an area of more than 2000 m2. Its characteristic trait is an elegant perforated steel facade. This shell, pleasing for the eye of a passerby, creates amazing effects of light and shadow inside of the building too, due to its irregular placement and size of perforations.

The whole shape of the facade resembles a veil, undulated towards the balcony, creating a visually pleasing wave. While the ground floor is reserved for a shop, the remaining nine floors are occupied by flats. The inner space is designed in a similar spirit as the exterior.

photos: designfun.net

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