Friday, June 26, 2009

West Village, 13th Street Between Gansevoort and Hudson Streets

Mary Sargent © 2009 …….. click to enlarge

Remember Y-3 from 2 nights ago? If you went to the article as you should have, you'd know that Y-3 is a collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas; the Y is for Yamamoto and the 3 is for the 3 stripes of the Adidas logo. This is the new Yamamoto store. Well, an edge of it. It's fitted onto the triangle that the streets make when Gansevoort meets 13th at an angle. It's way cool. Go here to see some wonderful photographs by Iwan Baan. He shows the building from all angles including above, and you can see the entire building and how it fits on the street. I hadn't heard of him until tonight, but apparently he's well known and "increasingly influential" in the architecture photography world. I wonder if he gives lessons.

Next go here for a short piece on why this store won a prize for the architects. You'll discover what that red line in the sidewalk is.

Note that this is across the street from the Notre Dame School.

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