Azure "10 Buildings to Watch in 2019"

"While its prominent location along New York’s High Line – which will witness plenty of changes in 2019 – means 40 Tenth Avenue will be hard to miss, its outward design ensures that all that attention is warranted. The work of Chicago-based Studio Gang, the 12-storey office building is defined by its stunning gem-like facade, a result of the firm’s ongoing research into how tall towers can (and should) engage with and contribute positively to their surroundings. Exemplifying what the studio terms “solar carving,” the faceted exterior was sculpted as a considered response to the trajectory of the sun as it rises and sets.

Made from a dozen different types of low-reflective glass, the glazing is comprised of a series of facets built around a central, downward-tilted diamond-shaped panel that is surrounded by four triangular pieces. The three-dimensional designs “carve out” one side of the building’s envelope, blocking sun glare and heat gain, eliminating shadows and pulling more sunlight into public spaces."

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