|Neil M. Denari - HL23 Building in New York|
|Tuesday, 08 March 2011 09:55|
With a silhouette of patterned, brushed steel panels and glass, the fourteen-story building is designed to integrate itself into the public space. The reverse tapering design allowed the architect to realize larger spaces on particular floors, making them close to 40% wider than the street-level footprint, while the low-iron glass gives its façade a more open and fluid appearance. Sustainably built, HL23 expects to receive Gold LEED Certification.
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The shape of the building influences each units’ interior layout which have been designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. Juul-Hansen’s plans are designed to focus on clean, welcoming and simple designs that articulate moments throughout the spaces. The units have floor-to-ceiling low-iron glass windows on two of the three exterior walls and an open central loft-like living space, paired with more traditional domestic private spaces.
The building contains eleven homes, including nine full-floor residencies and two duplexes. The first duplex on floors two and three includes a living room with 18 foot ceilings and a 700-square foot private outdoor space. The penthouse duplex includes a modernist glass cube living room featuring oversized sliding doors that open onto the 1,100-square foot wraparound private terrace.
Strategically placed windows frame provide vistas of both the city and the river, while others frame unique architectural angles and draw the elements of the exterior inside. Interior details include book-matched slab marble in the bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout all residences.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:19|