a sneak look at tadao ando’s first building in NY

first unveiled last summer, the new building by tadao ando on 152 elizabeth street will accommodate seven residences ranging from 175-square-metre two-bed apartments to a 450-square-metre penthouse.

the design primarily features glass, concrete and steel materials as found in many of ando’s projects. floor-to-ceiling windows will wrap around the corners of the six upper levels, with galvanised steel mullions used to break up the acoustic glazing. the transparent corner of the structure will be flanked by cast-in-situ concrete, which will also surround the ground floor.

“like crystal grows within rock, the corner of the building is metaphorically thought of as a crystalline box emerging from the solid concrete volume which bookends the site,” says a statement about the project.

the pritzker prize-winning architect’s design will also include a green wall that will span the entire south facade, conceived in collaboration with landscape architects M paul friedberg and partners.

water will run down a grooved glass wall in the building’s entrance vestibule, while the lobby will feature a fog and light installation designed to change with the weather and seasons.

commissioned by new york developer sumaida + khurana and with interiors designed by local firm gbellini sheppard associates, the building is expected to open in november 2016.






images by peter guthrie/the boundary.

as seen on: dezeen.com