Marin Architects supervised the renovation of the 14,000 square foot 108 Delancey Street, an in-progress, mixed-use building in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood adjacent to Essex Crossing. Known for being stylish and artistic, as well as home to some of New York City's best nightlife destinations, the Lower East Side has an enchanting mix of pre-war walk-ups and new, luxury high rises. Tapped to oversee major alterations that include additional floors and the installation of a new, modern façade, Marin Architects' avant-garde & compact design honors the eclectic history of the Lower East Side while still remaining contemporary and grounded and will blend in seamlessly in one of New York's most coveted neighborhoods.
The renovation of the existing, four-story building on the 22-foot wide lot includes four additional floors and the installation of a new metal and glass façade. Marin Architects utilized creative solutions to this Alt-1 application, ultimately allowing the firm to apply the brand new façade to an older building. One of Marin Architect's goals was to accomplish modern office use with a substantial industrial feeling, minimize columns, and offer abundant daylight without looking like basic glass building. Here, Marin Architects is successful in converting the narrow frontage into a unique office space.
The first two floors of the building will be preserved, while the top two floors are replaced with four new stories. The building's ground floor will feature 2,250 square feet of strategic retail space, while each upper floor will boast 2,800 square feet of commercial office space with a rooftop recreation space.
Marin Architects' design provides a simple and minimalist, yet elegant solution without compromising the beauty. The intricate design details of this new façade create a sense of depth. Curtain windows establish continuity from the ground floor to the top of the building, while the lighting of the systematic façade provides movement and look of the structure. The interior finishes and design details-such as exposed ceilings, subway tiles, and white oak flooring-were carefully selected by the design team to honor the free-spirited character of the Lower East Side.
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