[BKSK Architects - Charlotte of the Upper West Side - COVER IMG] Christopher Payne|ESTO

Charlotte of the Upper West Side

Firm LocationNyc, United States
CompanyBKSK Architects
Lead ArchitectElizabeth Candela
Design TeamYsrael A. Seinuck – Structural; GEA Consulting Engineers – MEP; RA Consultants – Geotechnical; Eckersley O’Callaghan & Partners – Exterior Wall Consultant; Metropolis Group – Expediting; IROS Elevator; Photography: Christopher Payne|ESTO
ClientThe Roe Corporation

The new 9-story mixed-use residential and retail building at 470 Columbus features a modern interpretation of traditional Upper West Side design details. The design is cohesive – the warm materials, modern detailing and concepts of screening are carried throughout, with both centered on the contemporary heart of the building; the cleverly disguised, heroic glass windows. In addition to dialoguing directly with the district typology, the project achieved Passive House Low Energy certification, and is the first LPC approved residential condominium built to Passive House standards in Manhattan.