A reconstructed Landmarked 1870’s townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
An entirely new ground-up building has been inserted into the existing historic footprint. An exceptional attention to craft, transformed through use of digital tools for design, coordination, and collaboration characterizes all aspects of the building from architecture to interiors to landscape design.
Particular emphasis has been placed on sourcing materials and furnishings from American manufacturers and designers. MKCA is responsible for the entire architectural design as well as turnkey interior design and was responsible for securing both zoning and Landmarks approval for the project.
The project includes a full-height expansion of the building at the rear with an entirely new masonry and glass skin that is unapologetically modern but respectful of the existing material and geometry of the surrounding brick and brownstone buildings. The facade is comprised of custom formed and glazed terra cotta elements with an undulating texture. MKCA worked with the manufacturer to develop a production method for the terra cotta that is at once fully bespoke and artisanal in its nature but efficiently manufactured and installed.
Completed! Stay tuned for updated photos.