Bercy Chen Studio designed the East Village Lofts in United States.
Description from the architects:
Located in the Revitalization District of East 11th Street, this vertical mixed-use project will become unique focal point in a quickly growing neighborhood. The project includes 11 retail stores and offices, 20 residential condominiums, and roof top decks accessible by all residents. The unique solar screen is just one of the many aspects of the design that contributes to the 3-Star Green Building Rating.
The design of the building incorporates modest materials in creative and dynamic ways. The entire ground level is full height glass mounted in front of a steel structure. This gives the illusion of the entire building floating on cubes of glass. To further enhance the visual `lightness` of the building, the entrance to the site is under a long span steel truss that supports 2 stories of residential units across a 65 ft span. The upper south and west facades are shielded from the hot Texas sun with a multi-faceted colorful steel panel screen which double as a shading device and guardrails for the residential balconies.
East Village seeks to capture the diversity of the neighborhood by developing a dynamic and creative environment for its residents, combining retail shops and small commercial offices with residential units on the upper floors. On the fourth floor are two green roofs; each with a wonderful view into downtown.
|Architecture Design||Bercy Chen Studio|
|Project Architect||Fred Hubnik, Thomas Bercy, Calvin Chen|
|Area||28,800 square feet|