100 Franklin Apartments / Palette Architecture

100 Franklin Apartments / Palette Architecture

Architects: Palette Architecture
Area: 30000 ft²
Year: 2020
Photographs: Robert Granoff
Manufacturers: Petersen Tegl, Albertini Windows
Structural Engineering: Silman
MEP Engineering: Ettinger Associates
Collaboration: DDG Partners
City: New York
Country: United States

100 Franklin Apartments is 2 triangular ground-up residential buildings constructed over ground-floor commercial space. The South building at six floors has three full-floor units and a duplex penthouse with a personal roof level and therefore the North building with eight floors has five full-floor units and a duplex penthouse. The client, DDG Partners, acted as designer, developer, and contractor for the project.

The building marries old and new, demonstrating how a contemporary building are often created during a historic district. The project features a hand-laid brick façade with classically inspired masonry combined with modern architectural detail.

Unit Layouts. The units are a mixture of two and three-bedroom units that range from 1,400 to 3,700 s.f. Each unit may be a full floor and is accessed directly from the elevator. Layouts were designed to maximise the efficiency and open feeling of the triangular layouts. Large windows and therefore the light tone Larch wood flooring were selected to maximise the sense of sunshine and airiness within the units.

Brick Details. The buildings have over 250 feet of façade along side Franklin and Sixth Ave and seek to maximize light and views of the historic Tribeca neighborhood. The façade features a mix of Danish hand-fired with large Italian wood-framed windows. The hand-laid brick is used expressively around entry points, windows, and points where the buildings merge together. These details sometimes making the structure feel weighty and grounded while from other perspectives it’s light and dematerializes.

Project gallery for 100 Franklin Apartments

Project location

Address: New York, United States

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