Located in Manhattan’s Noho District on cobble-stoned Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette, this project creates a 10-story, 90,000 sf luxury residential building at the center of one of the city’s most iconic downtown neighborhoods. In total, the project provides 27 condominium units, 4 through-building duplex townhouses and a unique penthouse structure surrounded by a landscaped roof garden.
The project strives “to blue the distinction between residential and hotel living, to create a new genre of urban living.” This bold residential experience radically reinvents the Cast Iron building typology. Conceptually the structural elements look to be ‘dipped’ in molten glass. The curved luminescent coating over the entire structure creates the illusion of a monolithic core that is lit from within. The precise detailing of the all-glass façade also required the structure be designed to more stringent tolerances than are found on typical projects. Based on the cumulative effects of all the various construction measurements, the overall variation from the theoretical position of perimeter columns was limited to a ½”. A penthouse structure rises nearly twenty feet above the main roofline. This space has an entirely flat 14’ high ceiling with almost no visible supports on three sides. Fronting the building is a 22-foot high, 140-foot long cast aluminum gate. The gate’s design is derivative of the graffiti that originally adorned the site. The use of this motif rethreads the neighborhood contextualism into the design.