27 Wooster StreetNew York, NY, USA The Stawski Group Heritage + Historic, Residential 45,000 ft2 / 4,000 m2
The corner of Grand and Wooster Streets in New York’s Soho District is the site of this nine-story, 45,000-square-foot, residential condominium project. The building’s massing, architectural detailing and materials have been selected to produce a contemporary counterpoint to the cast iron architecture of the 19th century landmark district.
The ground floor is set on a plinth of granite and steel, incorporating the residential lobby, two commercial units and a private 10-car parking garage. The massing of the corner site responds to historic, “book-end” structures by introducing reveals and vertical stone planes. This subtle separation provides the relief between neighboring 19th century cast iron façades and the contemporary expression of glass, metal and stone of the new building.
A vertical expression of continuous, operable glazed window units defines the architectural envelope. Bands of perforated metal panels, grey granites, glass railings and subtle color variations are blended with aluminum and glass vision lights.
At the top of the building, a two-story duplex penthouse sets back from the perimeter walls, allowing a stone terrace to fully wrap the glazed, pavilion-like structure and its private swimming pool.