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Apple Store 5th Avenue

Situated opposite the Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue, this 32-foot structural glass cube encloses a glass staircase and a cylindrical elevator leading to a 25,000 sf Apple retail store. Loisos + Ubbelohde provided site shading analysis, advanced Radiance simulations and glazing specification to fine-tune the visual and thermal performance of the entry cube. The entry delivers visual transparency from the outside while maintaining a strong visual connection between the store and the sky from inside. The specified glazing provides solar and glare control for visual comfort. By day the skylight brings natural daylight underground, while at night the lighting cube is a sign. 

 

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ARCHITECT
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects

LOCATION
New York, NY

CURRENT STATUS
Occupied, 2006

AWARDS
Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, 2007

AIA SF Design Merit Award, 2007

AIA NY State Award of Excellence For Design, 2007

Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards Best Retail Space Honorable Mention, 2007

Business Week/Architectural Record Design Award, 2006

A sunpath diagram was overlaid onto a fisheye photograph to understand the site's limited solar access due to surrounding skyscrapers.