Mykita is located in the NoLita SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District Extension of 2010, and is the former garage and loading area for the landmarked 270 Lafayette Building (just north of Prince Street). Method Design and LED have been collaborating with MYKITA partner Daniel Haffmans and his design team and the Landmarks Preservation Commission to establish a new accepted ‘historic infill’ and fabric for this portion of Crosby Street that acknowledges the character of the former industrial garage, and its most recent use as the half-pipe practice areas for the Supreme skateboard shop team. Central to this strategy is providing facade and interior architecture design that promotes pedestrian activity for tenants that utilize for not only retail, but also as on-site artisans according to the true intent of the Soho/Noho Special Mixed Use District. The newly proposed facade fabric seeks to alternately project and attract passers-by for retail engagement, as well as create a sense of continuity in the datums and materiality of the facade fabric while emphasizing the light manufacturing/ artistic work of the tenant (an eye wear maker - MYKITA).
Location: Soho, NY
Scope of work: Interior Construction and Façade Renovation
Architect of record/ design architects: Demetrios A Comodromos, Reese J Campbell, Kyle Baumgardner Mykita Team: Daniel Haffmaws and Mykita Design Team
Consultants: Laufs Engineering (Structure), CODE, LLC
Builder: Black Square Builders Corp.