Andre Kikoski Architect: Winner of World Design Awards 2021. Sitting at the bustling intersection of Kenmare and Mulberry streets in the gritty heart of NoLita, 75 Kenmare is an 83,000 SF seven story residential building with 38 apartments ranging in size from 600 to 3,000 SF.
Knit into the urban and architectural fabric, the building’s massing speaks to the neighborhood’s scale while contrasting with its surroundings through a distinctly detailed contemporary façade. Imaginative detailing gives concrete — the humblest of materials — a timeless and robust presence. Simple linear channel-like forms, referencing shade and shadow in contextual architectural details, modulate the play of sunlight across its surfaces to create a sense of joy for passersby.
The plan features six windowed facades and a second-floor garden that flows visually and spatially into the surrounding neighborhood and adjacent public park. This strategy makes softly edged and generously permeable spaces that generate engaging views throughout and within the neighborhood and building. Multi-story bronze window frames set into the concrete skin respond to the proportions and architectural language of NoLita and give the building an inviting human scale.
The facades combine our love of basic materials, elegant proportions, and thoughtful detailing with handcrafted workmanship to create a building that both inspires and gives to its neighborhood. 75 Kenmare creates architecture that is deeply rooted in a sense of place. It is both generous to its surroundings and inseparable from its context, demonstrating our conviction that buildings must be timeless and new, engage the senses, delight the eye, and lift the spirit of all.
Andre Kikoski Architect
World Design Awards Category
Andre Kikoski, AIA LEED AP, Principal / Liam Harris, LEED AP, Senior Associate / Betsy Daniels, Associate
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Andre Kikoski Architect is grounded by enduring architectural principles and driven to create contemporary works of distinction. Our multidisciplinary studio integrates art and architecture, embraces craftsmanship and material innovation, and celebrates a sense of place in each of our projects. We activate the emotions and senses of the people who use the environments we design to create successful destinations with a true sense of community. We have been critically acclaimed with 45 prestigious international design awards. These include the American Institute of Architect’s Institute Honor Award, the profession’s highest recognition of excellence in architecture and two Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award nominations to honor lasting achievement in American design in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. Additional awards are noted on a subsequent page.