24. July 2014
from Matt Capone
Normally cantilevered slabs and edges are considered extensions of the floor or roof levels of a structure. Often times however, conditions require a connection along vertical walls or areas where interiors floors are omitted because of stairways or mechanical shafts. These areas have the same potential problems with thermal bridging since there is an interruption in the continuous insulation layer.
For this Design Break, we explore details of a project in which Isokorb® thermal breaks were used in just such conditions, 15 Leonard Street located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
15 Leonard: Exterior rendering of the rear façade showing the balconies tucked to the inside corner
Architectural floor plan showing the slab openings for the stairs and mechanical shaft – both located adjacent to portions of the residential balcony.
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