The design for a new 9-story mixed-use residential and retail building at 470 Columbus features a modern interpretation of traditional district typology on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With Architecture and Interiors by BKSK, the design for “Charlotte of the Upper West Side” 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.
The project is designed to achieve Passive House certification, with exceptional energy efficiency and low energy use requirements, and is the first LPC approved residential condominium built to Passive House standards in Manhattan.
Photography: Christopher Payne/ESTO; BKSK Architects; Henrybuilt
Renderings: BKSK Architects