Facade Exploration

Queens, NY

A 425 foot wide, 125-foot-tall building that has as its main design challenge the difficultly of creating a sympathetic building form in something so long and tall. The concept breaks down the mass into several pavilions of similar but different materials and details. This approach breaks down the overall scale and provides visual relief along its length to read like multiple volumes. Sustainable and active design elements were included to contribute to healthier lifestyles and reduce energy.