Longchamp Building & Offices
Madison Ave, New York NY
From the original five story building, only the existing façade (New York Landmarks protected) was preserved and restored. Behind it, a completely new LEED certified larger six story structure was erected. The complex mixed use project feature two retail floors (see here) that capture the focus of the Madison Avenue façade, while the other four floors have been designed to be focused towards a 600 sqft back terrace. The terrace (accessed through the fourth floor offices) is highlighted by a glass “pool” that glows blue at night - a structural, two hour rated, flat skylight that provides light during daytime to the third floor office below. An apartment spans the 5th and 6th floors.
Designed and managed by Ciprian Captan (with Atmosphere Design Group), the project lasted 2 years.