Waterline Square | ITSLIQUID

Waterline Square

Architecture | November 21, 2017 |

Waterline SquareImage courtesy of Scott Frances

Waterline Square
New York, New York
2014 – 2018

 

Waterline Square is a mixed-use development that completes Riverside South, a vibrant new neighborhood at the southwestern edge of New York’s Upper West Side and the new Hudson River Waterfront. The massing of 1 Waterline Square was generally prescribed by a Master Plan approved by the City of New York in 1992.

 

Waterline SquareImage courtesy of Scott Frances

 

The design of the tower simplifies that singular geometry with subtle and graceful refinements. It is condensed into 4 basic components with varying degrees of closure and weight. The tower shaft is a simple crystalline composition of varied glass types, expressing a lightness and transparency essential to such a large building among others on the river. Our objective is to absorb the mood, light, and color of the day, whether a bright blue sky, the orange sunset, or a brooding storm.

 

Waterline SquareImage courtesy of Scott Frances

 

On West 59th Street, the regular geometry and punched openings of the southern 23 story mass reinforces the existing urban street line, and speaks to the monumental stone façade of the power plant across the street. It is an anchor from which the angular tower ascends. The north park facade is a lightly “peeled and folded” layer inspired by the leaves of a tree, a gesture to its park setting in the Master Plan. The shield shape’s glass pattern is more transparent than the tower behind it, with a slight reflectance to capture the different qualities of light on the folded surfaces.

 

more. richardmeier.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the…

Architecture | August 28, 2019

In 2006, WilkinsonEyre was part of a British-led team that won the design competition the masterplan for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. Read more


VOOC

Fashion | August 27, 2019

The VOOC brand is a philosophy of combining the latest fashion trends and the best species of natural leather with perfect workmanship of the final product. Read more


Haramain High Speed Rail

Architecture | August 26, 2019

The Haramain High Speed Rail is a major infrastructure project for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, connecting the cities of Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and the developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Read more


beroep|tech

Design | August 23, 2019

Founded in 2014 by Akiko Kato, who studied Product Design at Parsons School of Design in New York, beroep|tech is a design label specializing in minimalism and Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!