Atrium at Sumner

Brooklyn, New York Under construction

Studio Libeskind designed the Atrium at Sumner in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, on NYCHA’s Sumner Houses Campus. The $132 million building is a partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Selfhelp Community Services, RiseBoro, and Urban Builders Collaborative/Lettire Construction Corp. The 11-story senior building was constructed on underutilized land on NYCHA’s Sumner Houses campus. The new building features 190 apartments, with 132 available to senior households earning below or equivalent to 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), 57 units reserved for seniors who…

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Frankfurt, Germany Under construction

Situated in the thriving Riedberg neighborhood of Frankfurt, seven residential villas create the new Verve development. Each four story building is designed as three intersecting volumes with a naturalistic palette of materials that reflect the character of the surrounding area. Curved wood slatted screens wrap the buildings at different intervals creating an asymmetrical layering, while providing passive solar shading and privacy for each unit. Spacious balconies providing sightlines to the neighboring Kätcheslach Park, and ground-floor units have private garden terraces. The floor plan of each unit is unique and focuses on well-being and energy efficiency. The project concept arrives from…

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Eagle in Flight

Tirana, Albania Completed

The thirteen story tower is crescent-shaped in plan, rising with stepped terraces towards a crescendo of 45 meter-high at the western tip.  The ridges of the undulating façade and the peaked penthouse silhouette echoes the surrounding mountain range seen beyond the city skyline from the terraces and balconies of each unit.  At street-level there is retail and office space and a pedestrian plaza. Each of the 115 units have south-exposed living areas where the window and door openings have been designed in concert with the balcony forms to maximize passive solar shading in the summer, while allowing the lower winter…

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