New York, NY
Passive Design Features
Completed in 1992
Commissioned to design an enclosed sidewalk café for a restaurant in Manhattan’s historic Gramercy Park neighborhood, APT first studied the pedestrian traffic pattern and approach to the venue. 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 that spikes along the glass roof acts as a passive feature, providing a strategy for solar regulation that minimizes the need for artificial climate control.