New York, NY | Completed 1992 | Passive Design Features
Photographs by Andrea Brizzi
Commissioned to design an enclosed sidewalk café for a restaurant in Manhattan’s historic Gramercy Park neighborhood, APT first analyzed the patterns of pedestrian traffic and approach to the venue around the site. These findings resulted in a one-of-a-kind geometric form for the new addition.
The vertical support structure is rhythmic, and a wave of sun shading spiking along the glass roof acts as a passive feature, providing a strategy for solar regulation that minimizes the need for artificial climate control.