22 Thames

Created as a competition entry, the design for this new residential tower, located on a site immediately south of the World Trade Center, features a façade composed of pre-fab ‘Sky Box’ components - volumetric expansions that are attached to a simple concrete structural frame. The ‘Sky Boxes’ are cantilevered at 2 feet, 4 feet, and 8 feet, creating bay windows, alcoves, and intimate rooms - a distinctive feature that endows the building with a memorable and dynamic facade, while creating desirable and varied apartment layouts with enhanced views and abundant natural light. The ‘Sky Box’ components, along with the regular and efficient concrete frame, grant the client latitude to adjust the design in response to a variety of aesthetic, environmental, jurisdictional, or programmatic concerns.