TADAO ANDO IN NYC – article from the NYT

Holly cow! New York City finally has a project from the master Tadao Ando . Maybe one day I will go back and visit that crazy city and surely I will visit Tadao’s work. Here’s a link to the project’s website.

Here’s how they describe the project in the website:

“Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando, 152 Elizabeth Street offers seven one-of-a-kind residences in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. The distinctive building—Ando’s first ground-up condominium outside of Asia—embodies his timeless approach to architecture. Carefully composed, light-filled interiors by Michael Gabellini create a serene, understated living environment. Through refined craftsmanship, a pared-down aesthetic, and masterful use of materials, 152 Elizabeth Street establishes a sense of openness, comfort, and calm. An urban sanctuary, 152 Elizabeth Street provides both connection to and refuge from the city around it.”

Units will have floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed concrete and 250-year-old Danish oak floors with 20-inch-wide planks-Credit Noë & Associates and The Boundary
Units will have floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed concrete and 250-year-old Danish oak floors with 20-inch-wide planks-Credit Noë & Associates and The Boundary

I have only seen his intervention for the VITRA foundation at Basel, Switzerland. It was not only a pleasure but a master class on architecture. And the New York Times article just confirms that his craftsmanship is still there.

Click here and check RONDA KAYSEN article, boy these news just made my day!

I will leave you with these amazing pic of his material palette:

Natural materials like granite are planned for the interiors-Credit Chang W- LeeThe New York Times
Natural materials like granite are planned for the interiors-Credit Chang W- LeeThe New York Times
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