Architecture + Design
Dan Kaplan of FXCollaborative and Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners talk about 77 Greenwich and its special place in the ongoing story of Manhattan and the New Downtown.
"We realized pretty early that we should do a pleated, folded, crystalline wall that allowed every living room to have very gracious floor-to-ceiling wraparound glass so that you could sit on your sofa or in your chair and look at this wonderful diagonal southwest view."
FXCollaborative creates impactful projects with aesthetic integrity and an enduring design character. Through a continuous exploration of holistic function and essential components, their team implements a transparent, thoughtful, and rigorous design process that promotes excellence and sustainability.
Deborah Berke Partners
Deborah Berke Partners connects people and places to create meaningful and lasting experiences: they consider how changing daylight shapes a room; how people move into a site and through a building; how materials feel and look through repeated use. The Deborah Berke Partners approach is human-centered at all scales, from the broad vision of master plans to the focused details of interiors and everything in between.
"All of the material choices within each apartment were about reinforcing the idea of being up in the light and the air, so we chose lighter, natural, carefully detailed materials with a sense of craft. It was all about not fighting the view, but complementing the amount of light that was going to come into the apartment."