128 EAST 28 STREET – Manhattan, Kips Bay • New York City – NY 10026

128 EAST 28 STREET – Manhattan, Kips Bay • New York City – NY 10026

2018
In progress
TRA Studio Architecture
Curtain Wall, Windows and balcony

128E128 is an 8 stories building that occupies a challenging mixed zoning lot, classified as contextual, but not landmarked, the building is also one of the several that TRA studio designed for the small infill sites still available in New York City. These lots pose unique zoning challenges that make the projects at first unfeasible, TRA’s expertise with the City’s zoning regulations optimizes the site’s potential, creating maximum value within beautiful envelopes. The massing exploits the zoning to its full potential, creating a base that fits into the rich legacy of the surrounding structures, referencing the scale and dignified materiality of the Park Avenue buildings.
The building steps above the sixth floor, allowing for a shared terrace and expressing the duplex penthouse to feel truly like a private separate structure above.
The unitized curtain wall, built entirely in Italy by Giugiaro Architettura & Structures, is articulated as to create an inhabitable thick skin, that includes bay windows, window seats and vent less fireplaces.
The curtain-wall is composed by three-dimensional sculpted bay-windows that provide a textural facade and surprising internal views. The rear façade makes the most of zoning opportunities, with long balconies that shield the interior of the environmentally conscious development.
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