"Our façade was designed to not only present a uniquepresence on the street but to be experienced at close range from inside everyunit. The material , both brick and terracotta had, therefore, to distinguishthemselves up close as well as at a distance. We wanted both materials toshow character, the marks of their crafting. We worked with ChristineJetten to develop our glazes and we worked with brick suppliers to provide uswith available bricks that could work well on the face of the building, as wellas be economical for the side and rear."
"This is one of the cutting edge projects in the city and around the world. Our process was one of continuous sampling to understand the potential for the glazes and how they would match up with the various bricks available. Terra Cotta finishes are affected, as we learned from Christine, not only by the recipe also by how the glaze is applied, how thickly it is applied, how they are fired how they cool down from being fired. We reveled in the variegated quality of the finish up close and treasured those slight abnormalities produced by a handmade product. We were interested inproducing a design that spoke of contemporary craft and timeless materiality.”