Logo  
Registration/Submittal Instructions
Jury
2010 Exhibition
All Entries
Google Map
Display by Awards
Architecture
Interior Architecture
Maybeck
25 Year Award
Urban Design Award
Small Project Award
Registration
Manual Payment
Contact
AIACC Awards for Architecture
Return to List
****   Merit Award for Architecture   ****
Step Up on 5th
(# 853)
Images Description Credits
The new building provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for the homeless and mentally disabled population. The new structure provides 46 studio apartments of permanent affordable housing. The project also includes ground level commercial/retail space and subterranean parking. The density of the project is 258 dwelling units/acre, which exceeds the average density of Manhattan, NY (2000 USA Census Bureau Data) by more than 10%.

Custom water jet-anodized aluminum panels on the main fa├žade creates a dramatic screen that sparkles in the sun and glows at night, while also acting as sun protection and privacy screens. The material reappears as a strategic arrangement of screens on east and south-facing walls, lending a subtle rhythm to the exterior circulation walkways and stairs. South-facing walls filter direct sunlight with asymmetrical horizontal openings that lend unexpected visual depth while creating a sense of security for the emotionally sensitive occupants.

view along 5th str
main facade
detail of facade
Street view on 5th
south context
courtyard
court yard screen
alley view
typical apartment
typical floor plan
Click on thumbnails to open windows with larger images.
Image




 Log in to your
Submittal Work Area
Please use the contact form, if
you encounter any problem
User Name
Password
Forgot your password?