To take advantage of the unobstructed views of Manhattan on three exposures in this Art Deco, industrial building as it stands freely at the foot of the open network of crossroads that feed the Holland Tunnel.
Michael Moran is an architectural photographer in New York.
In a sleek modernist tower adjacent to Manhattan’s Hudson River, create a one-bedroom residence without compromising the architectural integrity of this iconoclastic building. Two geometries take precedent in this building, as Manhattan’s grid meets the angled geometry of the Hudson River, in this light filled space.
Montauk, NY, resembles many other small seaside communities. However, it possesses unique characteristics that imprint lasting memories. The weather is unpredictable with banks of heavy fog and gusty winds.
Jean Nouvel’s large-scale curtain wall is a highly resolved and powerful element that must interact and inform the resolution of the new residence. A series of fully articulated components allow visibility of three sides …
The Ocean Pond Residence is neither the retro modern, upside down house nor a McMansion. In fact its footprint is less than 3,500 square feet on a 42-acre site. It is organized in section like a Fibonacci spiral utilizing five continuous levels of activity culminating in a roof top point look out across the sea, farmlands and pond.
This building was commissioned as a library and writing studio for a historian. It is located on a property adjacent to the client’s home, and is approached on foot through a stand of trees. There is no drive or path.