Downing Street Townhouses

New York, NY

2013

For this new row of townhouses in the West Village of Manhattan, we re-evaluated the classic building typology and worked to balance public street front presence with the residents’ need for privacy. Together the three buildings form a cohesive assemblage, while differences in the window arrangements and entry conditions express the individual identity of each home. These exterior variations reflect the design of the three units, each containing unique features such as an indoor parking garage, double height living space, or expansive rear yard. The modern design relates to the surrounding historical townhouses by employing a similar scale and vocabulary. Subtle manipulations of the façade’s stone surface and gradual shifts of color establish a refined and distinguished presence in the neighborhood.

©Nikolas Koenig

Downing Street Townhouses

New York, NY

2013

The first floor contains a bedroom, bathroom, open kitchen, and large multipurpose room with direct access to the garden.

©Nikolas Koenig

Skylights in the rear garden allow abundant natural daylight to enter the atelier below.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

The parlor is an open, loft-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a gas fireplace.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

We collaborated with the landscape architecture firm Scape to incorporate innovative green spaces at multiple levels.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

Publications

Hill, John. Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.

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©Nikolas Koenig

Downing Street Townhouses

New York, NY

2013

©Nikolas Koenig

For this new row of townhouses in the West Village of Manhattan, we re-evaluated the classic building typology and worked to balance public street front presence with the residents’ need for privacy. Together the three buildings form a cohesive assemblage, while differences in the window arrangements and entry conditions express the individual identity of each home. These exterior variations reflect the design of the three units, each containing unique features such as an indoor parking garage, double height living space, or expansive rear yard. The modern design relates to the surrounding historical townhouses by employing a similar scale and vocabulary. Subtle manipulations of the façade’s stone surface and gradual shifts of color establish a refined and distinguished presence in the neighborhood.

©Nikolas Koenig

The first floor contains a bedroom, bathroom, open kitchen, and large multipurpose room with direct access to the garden.

©Nikolas Koenig

Skylights in the rear garden allow abundant natural daylight to enter the atelier below.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

The parlor is an open, loft-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a gas fireplace.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

We collaborated with the landscape architecture firm Scape to incorporate innovative green spaces at multiple levels.

©Nikolas Koenig
©Nikolas Koenig

Publications

Hill, John. Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.

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