Lead DesignerDan Kaplan, Senior Partner
ClientDan Kaplan
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Prize(s)1st Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
Entry Description

A rare mid-block design opportunity engendered the
creation of this unique Manhattan mid-rise. Employing
dramatic cantilevers and an expressive, textured
façade, 35XV is anchored by a six-story granite-clad base
–an expansion of the adjacent High School–that extends
the scale and materiality of the street-level
context. Emerging from the base is a 19-story sculptural,
angled, glass volume residential space. A conscientious
modulation of fenestration at the base equally
accommodates the school’s functions and the building’s
residential identity, while the tower’s sloped form and
faceted glass cladding serve to reflect the changing
sky, appearing to de-materialize the building. The
residential tower resolves a complex three-dimensional
puzzle that finesses zoning requirements and the
unique attributes of its site. The design leverages
requirements that stipulate a sky exposure plane
–traditionally a design constraint–to sculpt a unique form
that offers tenants light, airy interior living spaces with
unparalleled views of the surrounding cityscape.