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Pair of striking apartment blocks coming to L.A.’s Arts District from HansonLA

Los Angeles-based architects HansonLA and developers Maxxam Enterprises have unveiled renderings for a pair of eye-catching apartment blocks slated for the Los Angeles Arts District. Together, the two schemes could bring a combined 405 housing units to the booming neighborhood just east of downtown. The first, dubbed 676 Mateo, would bring 185 live-work units and 23,380 square feet of commercial space to a site located at the intersection of Mateo and Sixth Streets. According to the renderings, the complex would be anchored at the corner of the site by a sculptural eight-story tower wrapped in reflective metal skin. The eight-story tower features rounded window openings and is shown supported by a monolithic pier that would allow the ground floor of the site to remain as outdoor space. The covered plaza is capped by a reflective ceiling and would make up part of the project’s 15,000 square feet of open space. It is shown in the renderings flanked by expanses of storefronts. The tower would be joined on the site by a pair of brick-clad apartment blocks that feature more normative configurations, including rectilinear punched openings and projecting balconies. Eleven percent of the units at 676 Mateo will be set aside as affordable homes. A second development—dubbed 1100 E. 5th Street—would be located just a few blocks over and would bring another 220 live-work apartments to the area. Renderings for that project call for an eight-story apartment complex wrapped in square-shaped punched openings and metal paneling. The building will feature projecting triangular balconies and inset rectilinear loggia spaces. The complex will also feature 44,530 square feet of commercial areas as well as 23,000 square feet of open spaces, Urbanize.la reports. Like 676 Mateo, the 1100 E. 5th Street complex will set aside 11 percent of its dwellings as affordable housing. The complexes join a growing list of new, form-forward developments coming to the Arts District, including a 320-unit complex from SteinbergHart and Shimoda Design Group, an angular 12-story tower from Johnson Fain, and a 260-unit gridded complex by BIG.

Artists in L.A. Arts District? This 320-unit complex wants to bring them back

A common refrain resulting from the Los Angeles Arts District’s ongoing gentrification goes like this: “There are no more artists left in the Arts District.” To stem the loss, Steinberg has imbued the AMP Lofts development, a 320-unit live-work complex that will cater to this shrinking demographic, with artist-friendly amenities and contextual formalism.

The 390,850-square-foot project, developed by Greystar and designed in concert with Shimoda Design Group, features a “clubhouse”—a space designed specifically for residents to fabricate and showcase large-scale artworks. The double-height loading dock and production facility protrudes from the parking podium as a separate volume, joining storefronts, an entry lobby, a set of townhouses, and a series of paseos as the project’s public faces.

Simon Ha, principal at Steinberg, said that the firm intended to “design simple buildings that would blend in with the existing industrial Arts District neighborhood.” The project, after all, is named for the AMP Automotive complex that formerly occupied the site. Ha explained that the design team sought to make the street fronts “funkier than those of a typical podium-style building” by designing the complex as a series of “jewel boxes elevated above parking.” The result is a cluster of layered mid-rise structures: stacked flats wrapped in vertical and horizontal louvers, gabled townhouses clad in lapped metal shingles, and a clubhouse wrapped by a large factory-style clerestory window.

Architects: Steinberg Architects and Shimoda Design Group Landscape Architect: Urban Arena Client - Developer: Greystar Completion Date: 2018

New renderings released for wHY’s play-work hybrid in L.A.

Los Angeles– and New York City–based wHY has released a new batch of renderings for the firm’s ambitious 2nd & Vignes development in the Los Angeles Arts District. The new renderings come in advance of a Los Angeles City Planning Commission review meeting for the planned 190,165-square-foot mixed-use complex, which is seeking a General Plan Amendment, a Zone Change, a Height District Change, and Master Conditional Use approvals. The project aims to add a private membership club, ground floor retail, a gym, and new office space to the bustling neighborhood, which has recently seen a slew of high-profile proposals from international firms like Herzog and de Meuron and Bjarke Ingels Group. With the wHY project, the architects will aim to adaptively reuse and greatly expand an existing two-story warehouse structure by topping the existing building with a new, glass-clad structure. The six-story addition—articulated via a structural steel skeleton and clad in curtain wall glazing—is set back from the existing building’s primary facades, creating an L-shaped rooftop terrace overlooking the street. Inside, the structure will contain an automated 241-stall parking garage sandwiched between the mix of programs. Retail uses will be located on the lowest floors and on the terrace level, while the remaining portion of the ground floor will be dedicated to arrival and lobby functions. According to the plans, a gym will share the terrace level with the storefronts. A set of offices will be located above the automated parking component, with the whole complex topped by the private membership club. According to the new renderings, that rooftop level will contain a terrace component and rooftop swimming pool. The new renderings showcase clearer and more articulate views of the project’s varied components, especially the new portion of the building. The new building mass is shown with exaggerated proportions, including structural detailing, cross-bracing elements, and exposed structural steel components. The renderings also indicate that the new, boxy tower portion of the building connects to the existing via a wavy curtain wall-clad wedge. A preliminary timeline for the project estimates completion of the project in early 2019, with construction expected to start in the third quarter of 2017.

Free School of Architecture changes locations

Los Angeles-based architect and educator Peter Zellner has announced that the Free School of Architecture (FSA) would be moving locations. According to a press release from FSA, the school’s inaugural cohort has grown from an original estimate of 20 to more than 70 and as a result, FSA will now hold courses in The Container Yard (TCY), a 60,000-square foot collaborative arts space in Los Angeles’s Arts District neighborhood. FSA was originally scheduled to operate out of the Architecture + Design Museum. In announcing the move, Ash Chan, owner of TCY said, “[TCY] has always represented freedom of creativity and the pursuit of curiosity and knowledge—The opportunity to contribute to the evolution of accessible academia is such an honor.” Zellner added, “We hope [FSA] can contribute to TCY's spirit of public engagement and collaboration. TCY’s substantial indoor and outdoor spaces will allow us to experiment with class, lecture, and workshop setups, creating a model of education that is literally and conceptually open." The move comes as FSA gears up for its inaugural session on June 1st. The school will host an opening symposium titled “FREE” that day, focusing on the “state and future of architectural education.” According to the release, the symposium will explore new forms of education and pedagogy, discuss disciplinary and vocational issues, and address the socio-economics of education, post-digital, and post-studio education. For more information, see the FSA website.

Johnson Fain unveils new rendering for 12-story tower Los Angeles’s Arts District

Los Angeles–based architects Johnson Fain have revealed a new rendering for 641, a proposed mixed-use tower in the Los Angeles Arts District. The tower, located at 641 South Imperial Avenue, is expected to rise a total of 12 stories and will become among the tallest buildings in the vicinity, upon completion. The tower complex will contain 140 live-work lofts, 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and 7,000 square feet of creative office space. The complex will also contain an arts-focused space, as well as four levels of subterranean parking that will house 162 automobile stalls. According to the rendering released by the firm, the rectangular tower will feature a gridded facade along at least one side populated by large, presumably unit-wide balcony spaces. These modules are repeated across the expanse and feature angled edges that will function as vertical louvers for the east-facing facade. The angled walls will follow an undulating pattern as they climb up the tower’s height and seem to be bounded by glass railings and floor-to-ceiling windows along the balcony spaces. The arrangement sits atop a two-story, brick-clad base containing the ground floor retail and creative office spaces along the second floor. Units in the development are expected to range between 600 and 1,300 square feet in size, according to Johnson Fain. The Arts District neighborhood is currently made up of one- and two-story warehouse and industrial buildings, but many large-scale projects are in the works. A recently-revealed complex by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for a lot around the corner from 641 is due to rise approximately the same height. Architects Herzog & de Meuron have also proposed a large-scale project for Sixth and Alameda nearby. That project, dubbed 6AM, includes a pair of high-rise towers—one due to climb 732 feet high and the other, 710 feet—that will transform the neighborhood’s skyline. A timeline for the Johnson Fain project has not been released.

Bombastic, brand-name architecture is transforming the L.A. Arts District

Los Angeles’s Arts District neighborhood is seeing a rapid influx of large-scale, developer-driven mixed-use projects, which are poised to upend the enclave’s status as an affordable, artists’ neighborhood.

Within the last six months, several large-scale proposals by international and local firms have shaken up the Arts District’s development trajectory by injecting an infusion of branded architecture. Irvine, California–based developer SunCal and Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have partnered on the 6AM project, a $2 billion development located at the intersection of 6th and Alameda Streets. Initial plans call for roughly 2.8 million square feet of mixed-use development to the southern edge of the district, including 1,305 apartments and 431 condominiums.

The project’s retail areas will be contained within a multi-story ground-level podium that will act as a literal platform for the housing units above, articulated as long bars of apartments. The platform is designed as a collection of raw concrete structural components—square columns, rectangular beams, and a thin slab—raised high enough off the ground to create large expanses of covered outdoor space along the street and what amounts to a cavernous, open-air mall within. The interior of the retail complex will be carved into various blocks, with alternating exposures of the housing above looking down into the interior shopping streets. The complex is capped along Alameda Street by a collection of housing towers. Mia Lehrer + Associates will act as landscape architect for the project and AC Martin will serve as executive architect. 6AM is expected to be built in three phases starting around 2018.

On the district’s opposite end, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and real estate firm V.E. Equities have teamed up for 670 Mesquit, a project aligned directly with the edge of the L.A. River. 670 Mesquit is articulated as a large composition of gridded concrete frames infilled with various types of programming. The project will contain 800,000 square feet of office space, 250 residential units, and two specialty hotels, as well as a collection of open air, publicly oriented facilities designed to connect the neighborhood with the river. These amenities will span across a depressed rail yard that currently separates the district from the river along the longest edge of the site.

BIG’s buildings are organized as a series of generic structural bays stacked in a stepped configuration, with each bay of the superstructure measuring 45 feet on each side. These bays can be customized by the final tenants, an arrangement that allows the occupants to add mezzanines within each volume or fully subdivide existing spaces with new floors. In a reference to the repetitive armature the firm has designed, Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying, “we want to create this framework where the bones of the building are what unite it.”

2110 Bay, a 1.8-acre development on the southern edge of the district by Los Angeles–based Studio One Eleven will bring 50,000 square feet of commercial space, a 100,000-square-foot office building, and a 110-unit, roughly 140-foot tall “live-work tower” to the area. The architects will repurpose an existing industrial shed in order to create an airy shopping and dining plaza. The new complex will be outfitted with steel and wood elements in a nod to the neighborhood’s industrial past and have direct visual connections to the surrounding housing and office programs. Alan Pullman, senior principal at Studio One Eleven, described the partial adaptive reuse approach: “[We wanted to] design a project that felt like it was very connected to the existing character of the Arts District.” Dubbed the “Retail Shed,” the repurposed structure is surrounded on three sides by new construction, with the mix of buildings articulated in a variety of finishes, including corrugated metal siding, raw concrete, and brick.

The complex is crisscrossed by covered outdoor walkways, like the other projects described above, in an effort to weave public open space between private functions. Pullman explained that the abundance of these types of spaces—perhaps due to impact the quality of life and overall feel of the Arts District more than the new works of architecture themselves—was rooted in the district’s zoning code. “We always try to create a more fine grained ground plane when we can,” he said. “If there is an urban design regulation that gives you an incentive to create a paseo on the ground plane—like the hybrid industrial zoning does—you push for it.”

The area is being remade in the image of contemporary creative capitalism as an urban-suburb, a place where educated and wealthy inhabitants move to cement their status as professional workers. The situation is common among American cities of today: An existing industrial neighborhood, aggressively colonized by monied interests and repopulated by creative class workers, shifts from a predominantly manufacturing-based or underground arts existence toward one based on leisure, consumption, and domesticity. The arrival of bombastic, brand-name architecture is integral to this transformation—think of SHoP Architects’ 3.3-million-square-foot plan for the Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn or Foster + Partners’ 2.4-million-square-foot Oceanwide Center project in San Francisco’s Transbay district—and the Arts District is no different.

New details revealed for Herzog & de Meuron’s $2 billion development in L.A.

Those holding their breath in anticipation of seeing Herzog & de Meuron’s 6AM project—developed by Irvine, California–based developer SunCal and located in Los Angeles’s booming Arts District neighborhood—anytime soon are in for a long wait. Why? Because according to a preliminary report filed with the Los Angeles City Planning Department (LACPD), the $2 billion development is not expected to be completed until 2035. As reported by Urbanize.LA, the multi-phase project (the firm’s first in Los Angeles) is due to ultimately contain, among other components, a pair of articulated, 58-story housing towers. The project’s initial environmental report indicates that 6AM will function like a small-scale city, complete with a large grocery store, arts spaces, offices, a school, and other diversely-programed amenities, all developed, according to the document, in “a range of building types and heights that are based on the existing building typologies” and crafted from “rough, ‘authentic’ and typical industrial construction materials.” The 2,824,245-square foot complex will ultimately contain a total of 1,305 apartments, 412 hotel rooms, 431 condominium units, 253,514-square-feet of office space, an approximately 29,316-square-foot school, approximately 127,609 square feet of community-serving retail, and 22,429 square feet of art space. The project will be organized as a porous, mid-rise, mixed-use district on the ground floor, with the arts programs, school, commercial areas, offices and live/work lofts organized in a set of gridded blocks topped by a 40-foot-tall concrete platform. The four-story-tall platform—articulated in renderings that accompany the report by square-shaped, exposed concrete piers—will act as a tabletop for a second layer of program to be located directly above, mainly apartments. Generally speaking, those apartments are to be organized along five of the six linear bands that run from north to south along the short dimension of the 15-acre site. The band closest to the Alameda Street-fronting towers will contain office spaces throughout. The apartment blocks will contain a mix of unit sizes, with a section along Mill Street dedicated to hotel uses. The apartments, like the two towers at the opposite end of the site along Alameda, will look down on the ground floor areas via a series of openings designed into the concrete tabletop structure. Those towers, made up of a bundled set or square floor plates arranged at staggered heights, will rise along Alameda Street beside a potential light rail line to be built to Artesia in southeast Los Angeles. The lowest section of the northern tower is also being designed to contain a hotel.
  • Building 1, located at the corner of 6th and Mill Street will contain a 152-room hotel and 22,429 square feet of arts programming. The 118-foot-tall structure will contain a hotel-focused “amenity deck” along the eighth floor. This building will also contain an undisclosed number of apartment units.
  • Building 2, also 118 feet tall, will contain 245 condominiums atop the platform and approximately 41,852 square feet of retail along the lower levels. It is anticipated that this block will contain the site’s aforementioned grocery store in the lower shopping area, as well as restaurants and live/work units. This block will contain residential amenities at the fourth level and along the rooftop.
  • Building 3 would rise to 110 feet in height and contain 532 apartments above the table top, with 62,966 square feet of retail functions underneath, including potentially, a food market hall, restaurants. The tabletop area is due to contain outdoor amenities, including a swimming pool. The under-table areas are also being designed to contain apartments and up to 21 live/work units.
  • Building 4 will house 251 apartments, 17 live/work units and a 29,316-square-foot school. The planning document indicates the school program may exist in any number of configurations, including as a private or hybrid private/public school and will serve up to 300 K-12 students.
  • Building 5 will rise to 126 feet in height and will contain 253,514-square feet of office uses.
  • Building 6 would rise 58 stories to a maximum height of 732 feet and would include 186 condominiums, 260 hotel rooms and 7,020 square feet of retail that will share the below-table areas with residential and hotel lobby areas.
  • Building 7 will rise to 710 feet in height and will include 522 apartment units and 7,228 square feet of commercial areas.
The building is also due to contain a whopping 3,441 parking stalls, as well as 298 short term and 1,889 long-term bicycle parking spaces. Mia Lehrer & Associates will be providing landscape architecture services for the project, while AC Martin will serve as executive architect. 6AM is expected to be built in three phases starting around 2018.

L.A.’s La Kretz Innovation Campus in is a one-stop shop for cleantech development

The La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC), designed by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK), is a new business incubation center in Los Angeles developed by the Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), a nonprofit tasked to transform the city into a green-collar hub.

The 61,000-square-foot “sustainability factory” is located in a collection of single-story, masonry-and-bow-truss warehouses from 1923 in L.A.’s Arts District. The neighborhood, home to the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a growing number of creative industries, is well-suited to benefit from a “Cleantech Corridor” specifically zoned to support the green economy-related development now running through it.

The complex is meant to be a place where, as JFAK founder and principal Alice Kimm said, “Ideas for new goods and services can be birthed, researched, developed, prototyped, and pushed out to market from under one roof.”

The complex, measuring 290- by 200-feet, is carved into eight similarly sized warehouse bays mirrored about a central axis. The eastern four bays are dedicated to business incubation services: office spaces, meeting rooms, and lounge areas. The western half of the building contains maker spaces: state-of-the-art fabrication rooms with robots and wood shop tools.

While the exterior of the building has been left mostly untouched, the whole of the structure has been seismically retrofitted and its interiors upgraded with new surfaces and partitions. Upon entering the building, one discovers a waiting lounge demarcated by an abstracted triumphal arch. The area is wrapped on two sides by a luscious indoor green wall while white prisms—actually, light cannons designed to reflect sunlight indoors—descend from the ceiling above the adjacent reception desk. Spaces beyond contain an arrangement of single-height partitions and fully-enclosed meeting rooms, all sandwiched between polished concrete floors and the soaring, lumber arches of the bow-trusses distinctive to L.A.’s industrial architecture.

Kimm explained that daylighting strategies guided the design: “We staggered the placement of enclosed spaces so light could penetrate all the way through the building.”

The following bays provide more offices and lead to a semi-formal, wood-paneled amphitheater and cafe lounge. The lounge overlooks the new Arts District Park, designed by staff landscape architects from the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering with JFAK, who designed a shade structure for it. The half-acre park features a playground and landscaping fed by a gray water–reclamation system designed by LADWP. BuroHappold was the mechanical and sustainability engineer.

The western portion of the building contains utilitarian conference rooms, laboratories, and fabrication spaces. Generously proportioned gypsum and glass partition–lined hallways snake along the main party wall at the center of the complex, connecting the business and fabrication spaces along a social core. These routes connect physically discrete spaces, giving the building’s interiors a sense relative impermanence that contrasts with the solid masonry walls and the elaborate truss ceiling above, now bedazzled with all manner of mechanical and electrical systems.

Kimm explained: “[With LKIC] ‘adaptive reuse’ meant that we had to make a building that had enough identity on its own, as a unifying architectural framework, but that would still allow the individuals to have their own voices. The project revolved around finding a balance and knowing when to stop.”

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Bureau Spectacular–designed Frankie debuts in L.A. Arts District

Los Angeles–based Bureau Spectacular recently debuted a 2,000-square-foot flagship store for Frankie, a high-end fashion house. The shop, located in L.A.’s Arts District, is a spare box with polished floors and exposed brick walls framing what the firm calls a “super furniture” piece. The exterior is covered in black and white graphics that riff on the early 20th-century structure’s industrial detailing, with framed, jack-arched windows and various downspouts and roll-up doors along the facade painted with diagonal black bands—streaks of extreme shadow.

Inside, Bureau Spectacular designed an assembly of functional volumes that can be brought together into one 28-by-10-foot staircase. The firm’s founder Jimenez Lai considers the staircase to be the latest in the firm’s “super furniture” line of works, with the constituent components of the sculptural stair containing clothing racks, dressing rooms, storage bins, and display shelves. Lai described the work as an exploration of composition and part-to-whole relationships, with the interplay between those two aspects of the design being rather literal.

BREAKING: BIG unveils gridded, concrete complex for L.A.’s Arts District

Copenhagen and New York City—based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled plans for a new, L-shaped mixed-use project in L.A.’s aggressively-gentrifying Arts District. The project, first reported by the L.A. Times and called 670 Mesquit, is planned to contain 800,000 square feet of office space, 250 residential units, and two specialty hotels. The project is being developed by Vella Group and will aim to inject an element of public outdoor space into the previously-industrial neighborhood by proposing a large-scale deck connecting the site with the Los Angeles River. The proposed structures and the river are currently separated from one another by a depressed railway interchange along the longest edge of the site. BIG’s proposal is organized within a gridded concrete superstructure running in three directions. Each bay of the superstructure measures 45 feet on each side and contains elements of programming that are intended to be customized by the final tenants as either housing or office space. The size of the frame will allow these users to have a say in how the spaces within are filled in, whether with interior mezzanine levels or fully-built out levels. Certain bays in the development are left open and will act as public passageways aimed at connecting the ground floor retail areas with the proposed river-bound walkway, L.A. River, and surrounding neighborhood. When these passages occur in the project, according to renderings released by the firm, they cut through an entire bay each time, effectively creating three separate buildings strung together by the concrete armature. The resulting masses step either out or in, depending on the tower block, forming ziggurat-or Breuer-inspired massings. The development will contain 41 affordable units, roughly 16-percent of the overall total, with the rest being priced at market-rate. The development marks BIG’s first commission in Los Angeles and is one of a recent crop of California-located schemes that include offices for Google in Northern California with Thomas Heatherwick and a mixed-use complex in San Francisco.

Building-sized mural will cover the latest L.A. Arts District development

Downtown Los Angeles—based Togawa Smith Martin Architects has revealed renderings for a new mural-clad, 12-story multi-family housing tower in L.A.’s Arts District. The project, Arts District Center, would contain 129 live-work condominiums, an 113-room “art hotel,” and 70,000 square feet of retail space along the ground floor. The project will include a public “art plaza” at the corner of Fifth and Seaton Streets and include a 10,000-square foot of art gallery and event space plus a 3,000-square foot artist-collaborative space known as “CoLab” meant to incubate aspiring designers and artists. Renderings shown on the firm’s website and the Arts District Center's website depict a rectilinear tower set atop a double-height, brick-clad retail podium with the public art atrium anchoring the building’s commercial spaces to the street at the corner. The tower is set back from the street line in order to accommodate a terrace at the base of the housing component that overlooks the street. The building features neat rows of punched window openings and is clad on at least two sides by an architectural screen wrapped in large-scale murals. The eastern portion of the building is clad in floor-to-ceiling expanses of multi-colored glass and features projecting floorplates. Renderings also depict a large porte-cochère as well as a rooftop terrace. The Arts District Center is the latest in a long line of multi-family residential and mixed-use projects for the booming area on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles and follows high-profile projects like the 6AM project by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and a slew of more modestly-scaled proposals like Studio One Eleven’s 2110 Bay development. For more information on Arts District Center, see the project's website.

Studio One Eleven to bring 110-unit live-work complex to L.A.’s Arts District

Studio One Eleven has unveiled renderings for the 2110 Bay Development in Downtown Los Angeles. The 1.8-acre complex consists of three distinct buildings tied together via a mix of public and private open spaces, all sitting atop a three-level subterranean garage in L.A.’s Arts District. The project, located on a site adjacent to the recently-announced SoHo Warehouse private club, will continue the southern momentum catalyzed by that development as the Arts District’s physical boundaries continue to expand toward Interstate-10 block-by-block. Interstate 10 is widely seen as the far-southern border of Downtown Los Angeles, with a broad expanse of low, industrial buildings and warehouses standing between the previously-observed southern boundary of the Arts District along 7th Street and the freeway. The coffee roaster Stumptown opened a regional production facility and cafe a block south of 7th Street in 2013 and the area has been seeing steady activity since. The announcement late in 2015 of SoHo Warehouse’s arrival immediately codified that southward expansion, rising land values in the area overnight. The 2110 Bay lot was purchased in the heat of the moment by the project’s developer, Bay Capital Fund LLC, in April 2015 for $11 million. The new complex, located directly behind the forthcoming Warehouse, will include an 110-unit “live-work tower” of unspecified height as well as a 100,000 square foot office building and in excess of 50,000 square feet of commercial space. That commercial space will be housed in a repurposed industrial shed structure containing an outdoor mezzanine level. All of the structures will be similarly intertwined with exterior open spaces via exterior circulation and plazas. This includes the rooftops, as two of the structures, the tower and office structure, will host a pool and restaurant, respectively. Renderings released by the firm show a bricolage of materials and formal strategies for the complex, with the industrial structure’s sawtooth roof and structural frame acting as an armature for the open-air commercial spaces and mezzanine. That sawtooth form is repeated over one of the apartment buildings while the shed’s industrial materials are complemented by other hard surfaces nearby like the concrete piers of the SoHo Warehouse and what appears to be buff brick and corrugated metal cladding on two of the structures. A construction timeline for the project has not been released.