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* Residential Architecture: Sugar Hill Housing by David Adjaye Associates

Posted by the editors on Friday, 20 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Sugar Hill Housing by David Adjaye Associates: “..work starts today on an affordable housing development in Harlem [New York City] by architects Adjaye Associates..The twelve-storey block will contain 124 apartments, a children’s museum and a nursery, and is scheduled for completion late next year..The 13-storey scheme steps back at the ninth floor to create a 10ft terrace and cantilever on opposite sides. The dark cladding is achieved with rose embossed pre-cast panels, which are inexpensive while achieving a textured, ornamental effect. Saw-toothed fenestration fans across both façades, referencing bay windows that are a common feature of the area. These windows also frame views of the Hudson River and the new Yankee Stadium. Terraces are placed on the roof, third and ninth floors. At the base of the building is the Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, while the second floor houses a 12,196 square feet, light filled day care centre and offices for BHC..David Adjaye said: “Sugar Hill represents a new social engagement, which is at the heart of my practice. It is a symbol of regeneration for the community of Harlem that will integrate housing with a cultural and educational element – this is a real reinvention of the traditional model and I am thrilled to see the project break ground.”..”

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