Living Room View to Entry
Dining Room
Living Room
View to Terrace
Concrete Wall Detail
Conceptual Floor Plan
Cabinet Sketch
Hall Sketch

108 Fifth Avenue

Confronted by a daunting series of existing conditions, this 1,800 square foot apartment (combining two adjacent units) evolved as a direct response to a chaotic site. With limited ability to relocate services, a concept evolved to embrace the intrusions as “natural” conditions. The design developed as a series of irregular forms designed as naturally occurring objects.

Each element was defined as botanical (wood) or geological (stone/concrete), then integrated into the particular site condition. The result is a built landscape: a complex and highly irregular environment that is simultaneously calm and restful.

Location:New York, NY
Size:1,800 ft2
Awards:AIA Design Award, 1996