A new residential building in upper Manhattan, dubbed The Stack and designed by the architecture firm Gluck+, employed offsite prefabrication methods to create a high-quality, affordable housing solution that was raised onsite in only 19 days.
The modular construction is visible in the exterior, where individual units jut out to create a stepped facade that celebrates the construction process while still relating to the scale and texture of the surrounding architecture.
The Stack also dispels the myth that prefabrication limits the size and shape of the final product: The building’s 28 apartments, which come in a variety of configurations and span multiple modules, optimize the infill site’s small footprint.
Inside, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are available, as well as studios. The majority of the fixtures were fabricated off-site.
Pockets of outdoor space are scattered throughout.