This is probably the first of David Adjaye's projects that I am seeing in person. I am more impressed with the overall massing and questioning the cladding and texture a little bit. After spending a few days in NYC, it became obvious to me that this scheme really belongs there. From Archdaily:
"Unusually, the scheme incorporates a public program, with a children’s museum and early childhood center, which resonate with Adjaye Associates’ commitment to a wider urban and cultural responsibility. The 13-storey, 124- apartment affordable housing complex will be located on W. 155th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. The practice worked closely with the client and local community to ensure the design is tied to its history, practical and aesthetic requirements, through a series of workshops and planning meetings. The brief required a modern design complementary to its surrounding environment of Gothic revival row-houses."