215 Sullivan Street
Set in the heart of Greenwich Village, 215 Sullivan Street creates a sense of luxury through a deep respect for craft and the fabric of its neighborhood. Fusing a historic Calvert Vaux building with a contemporary addition, the project is a prime example of contextual sensitivity. Breaking down the massing of the addition to reflect the scale of the anchor building while rendering the addition in contemporary materials, the designers balance unity and difference to great effect.
Connecting new and old is a lush garden that serves as the entrance for residents. The lobby and elevator vestibules offer repeating views of the garden, creating a visual reference throughout the building.
A rich palate of materials reinforces the commitment to craftsmanship. Combining zinc and limestone paneling, new and old brick, precast concrete and wood, the intricate and varied vocabulary defines the various types of residences that make up the complex. A tactile highlight of the resident experience centers on bronze gates that line the garden and townhouse units. Fabricated using a waterjet process to inscribe a custom-designed, organically inspired pattern, the gates are a fitting metaphor of history viewed through modern means that aptly describes
the project as a whole.
Photographed Spring 2016.