Fairchild & Foster Atelier
415 Washington Street, TriBeCa, Manhattan
The two buildings are being constructed as one project. On opposite sides of the street and oriented in opposite directions, their juxtaposition creates a spatial relationship.
The buildings do not pretend to be warehouse buildings converted to human occupancy; they look to the District buildings through contextual materials, details, height, color, geometry, and bay width. The size of the openings and the clarity and directness of the design speaks to the 21st century.
Landmark Preservation Commission approval.