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Toshiko Mori Architect's retail building featuring twisted façade nears completion in New York

United States Architecture News - Jul 21, 2018 - 05:02   9122 views

Toshiko Mori Architect's retail building featuring twisted façade nears completion in New York

Construction work is almost complete on Toshiko Mori Architect-designed retail building in the center of lower Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, situated within the Special Little Italy district. 

The recent construction images have been released by Field Condition and the seven-story retail building is expected to complete this year. Dubbed 277 Mott Street, the building is situated between the existing residential apartments and the building highlight itself with its twisting front facade, composed of torqued glass and CNC milled stone.

Toshiko Mori Architect's retail building featuring twisted façade nears completion in New York

Designed within the special zoning constraints, it forms a presence that appears to shift from opaque to transparent depending on the point of view. 

Toshiko Mori Architect's retail building featuring twisted façade nears completion in New York

The building contains an all-retail program and occupies roughly 7,000-square-foot (650,32-square-metre) across 8 floors including the basement. The building’s front facade reaches 65’ high with a total building height of 75’.

"This configuration allows the building to attract pedestrians to its ground floor while allowing desired northern light as the building increases in height," said Toshiko Mori Architect in its project description.

Toshiko Mori Architect's retail building featuring twisted façade nears completion in New York

The rear façade of the building is completely transparent, which is highly visible from the neighboring Mulberry street, highlights a monumental stair which serves as a primary means of vertical circulation and overlooks a backyard garden and skylight into the basement level.

Toshiko Mori Architect's retail building featuring twisted façade nears completion in New York

Project facts

Principal: Toshiko Mori
Project Lead: David Jaubert
Project Team: Andreas Tjeldflaat
Location: New York, NY
Program: construction of a retail building
Size: 7000 sq ft

All construction images © Field Condition

Renderings © Toshiko Mori Architect, 2018

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