ARCHITECTURE - The Industrial Loft
Commercial -- Bronx, New York, NY
Located in the Bronx, New York City, the Speculative Loft Building seeks to provide commercial loft space for light manufacturing and artisan workshops. Each floor is left open to accommodate future subdivision of the space by individual tenants. Emphasis is on the development of structural and mechanical systems. The building is highlighted by a consistently executed steel diagrid system. This diagrid clears the exterior envelope of columns and requires only one row of columns running down the center of the building of each typical floor. The building envelope is a mixture of floor-to-ceiling glazing and white terra-cotta cladding. Mechanical systems are efficiently distributed through the building by two cores that service every floor. Each diagrid node has been designed to be prefabricated off-site to maximize ease and efficiency of the construction process.