Architecture firm Weston Baker Creative recently developed a glass mixed-use high rise project for a parcel of land in Chelsea, Manhattan. The 12-story building would include residences, an art gallery, and 10 levels of terraced farmland. Similar to the “Solar Carve Tower” project slated in the Meatpacking District nearby, the building’s form is designed to utilize the movement of the sun, curving so the sunlight is evenly distributed through the building all day. On the south side, 10 farming terraces would be accessible by building residents, as well as a public garden with observation deck on the top floor. Because of current zoning guidelines for the area and other drawbacks, the project is merely conceptual. According to the New York Post, the land was purchased in 2015 by a luxury development firm and Rem Koolhaas from Office for Metropolitan Architecture will design a project for the space.
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