56 Leonard is a vertical glass expression of sculpted surfaces, cantilevers and sparkling glass. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, 56 Leonard offers 145 unique residences all with private outdoor space which together create a cascading 60-story iconic tower in the New York skyline. United at its base with a monumental commissioned work by sculptor Anish Kapoor. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron
The Artist’s Colony market proposal analyzes the characteristics of markets, how they behave in urban environment, how they adopt to any circumstances, how they reflect. The design uses the already existing, it generates development, evolution in zones and areas of the urban net. We created a raster, that is more like the base of the modular system, and distorted this raster, as the net of the city is distorted as well. We designed 5 “trunks”, or modules, they have different heights and areas, they create the mood of a re-scaled urban street silhouette. Each trunk can be used as desired, can be rotated, revolved, mirrored, according to the raster, therefore can be adopted to any site. Our aim was to create a highly adaptable market system, that complies with any city, any structure.
To scale our design, we chose a site surrounded by firewalls of adjoining residential and industrial buildings in Hungary, the 7th district of Budapest. After the intervention, the Artist’s Colony leaves the site, and leaves behind its cast. This market gently imprints its qualities on the site and real permanent urban character remains. Continue reading atelierarchitects