Architectural Digest: Is Daniel Libeskind’s Latest Residential Building a Blueprint for Affordable Housing?


A twisting façade of geometric windows and sharp angles emerges like a beacon in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Located on the campus of New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Sumner Houses, a 1958 affordable residential development, the building is a bright spot among the unadorned redbrick towers surrounding it. Sumner House Atrium, as it’s called, was designed by Daniel Libeskind and is the new blueprint for affordable housing in New York City.

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