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208 West 96th Street Residences / Arctangent Architecture + Design

  • Architects: Arctangent Architecture + Design
  • Location: Upper West Side, New York City, USA
  • Principals In Charge: Keitaro Nei & David Hu
  • Project Designers: Mark Gumienny, Javier Oddo, & Bridgett Cruz
  • Structural Engineer: Efraim Goldstein, PE PC
  • Mep Engineer: A Joselow, PC
  • Lighting Design: PHT Lighting Design Inc.
  • Area: 2080.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Arctangent Architecture + Design

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From the architect. Arctangent Architecture + Design (AA+D) in partnership with David Hu Architect PLLC (DHA) are pleased to announce the completion of a new contemporary residential mixed-use development in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The project, 208 West 96th Street Residences, is the partnership’s first ground-up structure completed in the United States.

© Arctangent Architecture + Design
© Arctangent Architecture + Design

This development features nine full floor luxury apartment units in addition to a ground floor commercial space. The main architectural characteristic of this building is an undulating powder-coated laser-cut steel ‘veil’ that becomes both the balcony railings as well as a playful design element for the framing of city views from within the dwellings.

floor plans
floor plans

This layered ‘veil’ with its gradated perforations constantly plays with light, views, reflections, and the materialization / dematerialization of mass making it a provocative and dynamic addition to the complex urban fabric of New York City.

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© Arctangent Architecture + Design

Other features of 208 West 96th Street include a custom designed lobby emulating the spatial layering concepts found on the building exterior, as well as overall attention to interior details not typically found in speculative developments.

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