(30 Orchard St, New York, NY. June 2014. Photo by Greg Gordon Canaras)
Photo inspiration for the day. Contemporary architecture of modernity juxtaposed against Old New York. The interruption in the streetscape is a welcoming one as the tenement facades break for this wood and glass refreshment. Orchard St. Modern signifies a City which is willing to take risks in challenging the old methods and perceptions of construction. It asks the question: What constitutes a “responsible” building in the contemporary city?
Orchard St. Modern reinforces the notion that architecture can play a significant role in personifying the Cityscape at the pedestrian level. Variations in the frontage, changes in the glass planes, depth and shadow make the Urban traveller look up for a second and think. This building has personality.