DXA studio’s cutting edge design of their as-yet unbuilt multi-family residential building 14 White in Tribeca, in collaboration with NAVA, earned the New York City-based architecture firm first place in the unbuilt projects category in the prestigious Architect’s Newspaper Awards for 2017.
Located in the Tribeca East Historic District, the 30,000 square foot mixed-use building is clad in a distinctive patinated metal panel. A synthesis of unique site considerations and landmark district precedents, the contemporary metal envelope establishes a dialogue with the neighboring cast iron manufacturing buildings through subtle references to proportions, cadence, and texture.
“This was an incredibly collaborative and educational process of aligning the contemporary design aspects of 14 White with the rich history of the Tribeca East Historic District,” said Jordan Rogove, Co-Founder at DXA studio. “It is an honor to be acknowledged for our work by the Architect’s Newspaper.”
Each metal panel surrounding 14 White is acid etched with the very line work used to facilitate fabrication. The panel angles and resultant etching vary from window to window, capitalizing on the ease of customization in automated digital fabrication and allowing for smaller apertures at private spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms, and larger at public areas like living and dining rooms. 14 White will be an ultra-efficient building with high-performance windows and hyper insulated rain screen envelope beneath its metal clad exterior.
“We are thrilled to see our firm’s projects recognized by such a prestigious industry publication,” said Wayne Norbeck, Co-Founder at DXA Studio. “We pride ourselves on developments that are groundbreaking and exemplify current societal and cultural trends, while being respectful to history. It’s an honor to receive an architecture award that recognizes those attributes.”
Construction on 14 White is slated to begin in 2018, with completion expected in 2019.