Fitting into the Context
The Hubert is a new 34-unit residential building located in SoHo. The 16-story luxury high-rise condominium includes three maissonettes, two townhouses, 26 mid-level units and three penthouses, as well as a courtyard and a small commercial building.
The 135,000sf structure is clad in brick and adorned with oversized windows designed to blend with the surrounding early 20th Century light industrial buildings. Each of the 6,650sf townhouses has a more modern design and includes private garages. In addition, the condominium has terraces in half of the units, an entrance overlooking the cobblestoned Hubert Street, a garden courtyard, and a small commercial building that fronts onto Hudson Street.
Low Cost/High Design
During the first value engineering session, the construction team researched alternatives to the specified oversized steel window system in order to meet New York State’s energy code without affecting the budget. The chosen aluminum window system was sympathetic to the design intent, met the code and saved our client approximately $1 million.