The history of this ninety-year-old 16,800 sf building is rich. Originally, the building address was 409 Houston Street and the name of the building was the Model Laundry. GVSA’s approach to the design proposition was to balance a preservation of the existing foil with a modern intervention within. A steel frame charges through a glass, two-story oval to create a progressive surprise within the historical envelope. This modern intervention is to stand independent of, and in balance with, the historical envelope.