A Study in Contrasts

By November 25, 2014Blog

Two very different narrow lot developments.

The small – from Atelier Tiangong People, architects Yasuhiro Yamashita, Haraguchi Shinji and Amano Miki. Called “Lucky Drops” after a Japanese saying for the last drops of wine, it is a detached family dwelling built in 2005 on a site measuring 3.26m of frontage, 29.3m long and the narrowest end of the elongated lot being a mere 0.79mwide.

Huh.

(Photo via Atelier Tiangong People) (Photo via Atelier Tiangong People)

 

(Photo via Atelier Tiangong People) (Photo via Atelier Tiangong People)

(Photo via Atelier Tiangong People) (Photo via Atelier Tiangong People)

 

And then we have the tall, I mean really tall – 111 West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan. SHoP Architects design for JDS Development Group and PMG.

Each residential floor will have its own 5,000 square foot apartment. With 45 apartments in the tower section, the residential part of the building starts 250 feet in the air. The penthouse is perched at almost twelve hundred feet in the air.

They are building this:

(Photo via architecturalmagazine.com ) (Photo via architecturalmagazine.com )

 

 

On this:

 

(Photo via Flickr) (Photo via Flickr)
A 60′ wide lot.

Huh.

 

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