American Copper Buildings
Designed by collaborators SHoP Architects, American Copper Buildings presents two bold and dynamic residential towers on New York City’s East River. Clad in copper, the approximately 800-unit luxury rental community reaches 41 and 48 stories in height with an iconic sky bridge connecting the two towers.
UAP was engaged to manufacture and install bespoke wood slat walls in both entrance lobbies. Using SHoP’s vision, UAP designed the custom support structure to accommodate the complex, undulating vertical slat wall geometry. Using parametric software, SHoP’s design files were translated into computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files and shop drawings. This process ensured changes in design could be easily addressed, and seemingly implemented in the final production of the work. Fabricating both the steel support structure and wood slats, UAP assembled and installed the system on-site.