Contextually Modern Architecture in Historic TriBeCa – Wayne Turett
Tribeca is a symbol of history embracing progress, a New York City legacy. On cobble-stoned Leonard Street, Architect Wayne Turett embraced this legacy in transforming derelict one-story garages into a contextually elegant 7 story residential building with an additional 2 floors for a triplex penthouse. The name Tribeca was coined by city planners in the 1960s to designate the TRIANGLE BELOW CANAL STREET. Originally farmland, Tribeca was commercialized in the 1850s, but then experienced urban decline well into the 1960s. Now, coveted residential lofts and restaurants have moved into the old warehouse and factories. The inimitable historic district stands shoulder to shoulder with ever emerging, innovative, new architectural feats, to create an unrepeatable neighborhood of dynamic local life.
“I thought of this project as a microcosm of the history and the neighborhood,” say Turett. Within this 9 story structure, we incorporated multiple types of urban residences: a townhouse, a triplex penthouse and gracious full-floor residences with towering 10-foot ceilings. We blended contemporary design into the historic fabric of the neighborhood. Gracious interior layouts maximize area efficiency for light-filled, family-friendly homes. Multi-level outdoor spaces lend the luxury of privacy while still integrating residents into their community surroundings. Meticulously selected finishes deliver high quality without overwhelming design sensibilities.
A 60-foot-wide façade of glowing windows and channel glass creates a unique, stunning visual effect along Leonard’s charming cobblestone-street sanctuary.
TRIBECA TODAY Tribeca remains both venerable and modern. Today, the area continues to draw its energy from its incomparable location between Manhattan’s financial centers on Wall Street and the abundant art and cultural scenes of Greenwich Village and SoHo. Host to the renowned Tribeca Film Festival, a world-class array of restaurants and fashion’s most celebrated names, the present-day Tribeca has evolved into one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses. Yet the area retains its soul. In a city rich with dichotomies, Tribeca is a seamless blend of intimacy and novelty. Visit Turett Collaborative Architects Turett Collaborative Architects (TCA) is a multi-disciplinary practice founded in 1984 by Wayne Turett. The firm is known for its creative design, frequently marked by an innovative use of natural and industrial materials. TCA’s work includes architectural design, interiors, graphics, industrial products and furniture design. In addition to traditional architectural services, TCA also provides design-build construction management team on many design projects.