Construction of this 6th Avenue townhouse project is wrapping up, under two years after the demolition of the Apple Market mini mall that used to be located there.
The 25 unit townhouse project is one of the last credited to Macfarlane Green Biggar before their split, but really this is a Michael Green design and it’s in sharp contrast to many of the 80s postmodern buildings and stucco boxes in the surrounding Fairview Slopes area. It’s a difficult project to photograph as there’s no sidewalk on the other side of 6th Avenue, but it has a number of interesting details. The second row of townhouses (in the courtyard) are seriously contemporary white boxes.
The front of the building (facing 6th Avenue) has a rusted steel frame (we assume it’s corten steel, like the panels on the Willow Street facade). The frame acts as a screen onto 6th Avenue, which has a significant traffic flow, but allows the north light into the homes with almost no interruption.