20131200 17th WDC
ZGF Architects, Bob Frasca
Client: Akridge Real Estate
Bob Schofield Vice President, Development - Director Design & Construction
The clients goal is to create visual enjoyment at the level of use, creating depth in the facades. The building bridges between the private and public realm to give something to people to look at. The buildings skin is important in terms of engagement and a vibrant part of the location. The context is socially, rediscovering architecture as a positive force in people's lifes, really adding something to the public realm.
The buildings skin is important in terms of engagement. This high end office building sits at the point of transition between a commercial precinct characterized by large scale, monolithic office buildings, and an old residential precinct comprised of small-scale urban houses built of brick, with fine texture and detail. The building attempts to bridge between the two in terms of scale, texture, and color.
ZGF architects WDC/NYC
the search for complexity in the glaze - in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta
cladding with ceramic elements, produced by BVTC, USA