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  • TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City The original building was a garment factory and is historically protected thus the extent of the refurbishment was limited to strictly interior improvements with the exception of a duplex penthouse addition to the roof The interiors are rich with wood steel and concrete recalling the original industrial function of the building The duplex penthouse revolves around a double height void and glass bridge overlooking

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/50LISPENARD (2016-02-17)
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  • WORK BY DATE BY TYPE BY LOCATION NEWS PRESS INFO CONTACT JOBS PROFILE TEAM MANOUKIAN HOUSE Collapse Info Year 2012 Type RESIDENTIAL Location LEBANON

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/MANOUKIAN-HOUSE (2016-02-17)
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  • a whole while ensuring that each building retains its own character based on orientation and growth patterns This in effect yields three distinct layers the interior core the metallic skin and the dynamic bands of greenery that slink over the building changing over time and through the seasons The result at a distance is a brutalist monolith that emerges abstractly from the surrounding low rise buildings At closer range the chiseled monolith reveals its layers and the depth of its angled planes Not unlike the buildings namesake the mythological twins Castor and Pollux the two buildings are born from the same process yet have unique characteristics based on their location and relationship Castor rises up between two buildings on the historic street wall of Rue du Liban and is thus restrained until it tilts towards the light of the alleyway creating outdoor rooms with green walls Pollux the immortal twin on the other hand is less constrained by its surroundings and twists to face both Castor and a neighboring church The two residential structures are split into two 140 m² apartments per floor on the initial seven floors before breaking out into full floor three bedroom apartments ranging from 200

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/CASTOR (2016-02-17)
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  • the exoskeleton has a thin light cable structure that serves as support for vines and landscaping This screens the interior core and gives a unique identity to the structure This yields three distinct layers the interior core the metallic skin and the band of greenery that slinks over the building changing over time This dynamic shifting effect of the façade produces an abstract and monolithic green form which emerges between

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/POLLUX (2016-02-17)
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  • conceived as three volumes arrayed about a central focal point in the center of the site Each volume is in turn chamfered toward the outside creating terraces toward their respective views while on the ground floor the buildings chamfer in creating impressive cantilevers and freeing up large areas of outdoor space The building directly along the highway serves as an office tower with a large retail base extending along the

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/SIN-EL-FIL-877 (2016-02-17)
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  • tower overlooking the sea This gesture allows for a large open garden terrace on the roof of the lower section This sinuous form is supported by an expressed triangulated structural system in a sense making the entire building on unified truss The building rises at the center to allow drop off and circulation while lifting up at the highway for guests to enter beneath the LED media façade The project

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/K-H-HEADQUARTERS (2016-02-17)
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  • WORK BY DATE BY TYPE BY LOCATION NEWS PRESS INFO CONTACT JOBS PROFILE TEAM DEIR AL KALAA Collapse Info Year 2012 Type HOSPITALITY Location LEBANON

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/DEIR-AL-KALAA (2016-02-17)
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  • Center district and its location along this route causes the project to be perceived as a portal into the city The Gate is constituted of two towers a 25 story office building with retail base directly located on the major highway and an 18 story residential building located to the inside of the site Each building s subtle shifts and chamfers react to the surrounding context while allowing the best

    Original URL path: http://soma.us/THE-GATE (2016-02-17)
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