In a waterfront neighborhood of Long Island City, A14 project uses two raw construction materials of glass and concrete to create a solid and yet transparent massing that contextually relate to various heights of neighbor building walls. Through projections and recesses exterior relationships with neighbors are established and expansive outdoor spaces are created.
The concrete facade also performs as the structure of the building. The fluid capacity of concrete is utilized in making the curved transitions throughout the exterior of the building. Curved glass window walls also complement this fluidity while creating various interior and exterior spaces. This interplay between the two construction materials creates a visual duality of being a single surface formal typology and at the same time being a monolithic structure with recesses and projections.