This Apartment Building is located in Washington D.C., and has a total area of 145,000 S.F.
This apartment building located in Washington D.C. is intended to preserve and embrace the historic building to its right. By setting back the building we can create a frame for the historic building while at the same time, maximize the F.A.R of the site in order to obtain the most amount of usable apartments.
By settings back the top floors of the building, we can observe in this image how the buildings appears shorter. This is intended to respect the near-by buildings height, as well as create a pedestrian friendly scale. From no point in this street can you tell there is another floor. The building also contains retail space in the bottom floor, as well as a connection to the new building form the historic building.