Lead DesignerDan Kaplan
ClientDan Kaplan
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
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.