Inspired by Manhattanhenge, Scalar Architects transforms aging Kips Bay building with a sparkling facade

Brought to you by:

Taking the name of the solar phenomenon ‘Manhattanhenge’, Scalar Architecture’s recently completed facade intervention in Kips Bay brings a dynamic relationship between facade and sunlight to a 20th-century building. The brick and cast-iron building—originally completed in 1915—is home to The Nuthouse, a beloved 24-hour neighborhood hardware store. After falling into disrepair, Scalar Architecture needed to address not only facade maintenance, but sought to maximize the potential of sunlight on a narrow Manhattan street. The building was completed following a 12-year-long process, which initially included an all-glass facade. Working with the client—who wanted “more local control to experiment

→ Continue reading at The Architect's Newspaper

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles