Renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando has revealed plans for his first New York building. The luxury residential structure, commissioned by New York-based developers Sumaida + Khurana, will be located in Lower Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood. Ando, is the only architect to have won all major architecture prizes, and the new project was recently profiled in Architect magazine.
Known for his thoughtful use of concrete and glass, this seven-story development is no exception. The façade comprises ample sections of floor-to-ceiling windows, flanked in galvanized steel and the Japanese architect's signature use of poured concrete. One of the most striking features is the entrance hall, which has a water wall, with the fluid movements emphasized by grooved wall panels and natural light seeping through carved slits that cast an animation on the concrete surfaces.
The project is set for completion in fall 2016. Read More