TAHL PROPP FIFTH AVENUE
New York, NY
This renovation of twin six-story mixed use buildings in South Harlem is the initial spur for revitalization of this dynamic NYC neighborhood. Limestone cladding and antiqued bronze plate accent the upgraded facade, where a metal and glass overhang highlights the residential entrance. The custom metal work continues into the building lobby where it forms the frame for a dynamic ‘light wall,’ consisting of specialty glass mounted over individual LED ‘lumisheet’ panels. The LED panels are independently controlled for color temperature and brightness, providing a feature wall capable of endless lighting configurations.
The updated aesthetic is carried through to the new roof deck, where sustainable kebonized wood and artificial grasses highlight a more natural and subdued palette. Black aluminum slats waterfall from high trellis structures of custom tapered glu-lam supports to distinguish gathering areas of varying degrees of intimacy.