For those longing for Hamptons serenity without leaving Manhattan, Isay Weinfeld has designed a condominium for you. Sales officially kicked-off last week for the Brazilian architect’s first New York commission, which has aptly been named Jardim for its leafy oasis in the heart of hard-edged West Chelsea. The homes are divided among two 11-story fraternal buildings that come dressed in a textually rich skin of cast-concrete interrupted by elongated ribbons of glass.
Thirty-six light-filled homes frame the lushly planted, multi-level courtyard designed by Future Green Studio. And like all Manhattan real estate surrounding coveted greenery, the units come at a premium. Asking prices for the three currently available homes stand at $2,475 per square foot, according to CityRealty. The lowest priced abode is a 2,218-square-foot three-bedroom on the fourth floor going for $4.25 million; another three-bedroom on the third floor has an ask of $4.25 million; and a four-bedroom on the seventh floor has an ask of $7.55 million.
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Back in February it was revealed that HFZ Capital Group was in talks to bring a “monumental” new structure to a lot at 76 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District right along the High Line. And between shortlisted architects Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels, in April the developer decided to move forward with starchitect-of-the-moment Ingels for the high-profile project. Now Yimby has our first look at the design that may rise atop the coveted site: two very angular, asymmetric towers measuring 402 and 302 feet, with 800,000 square feet for a hotel, retail, amenities and about 300 luxury condos.
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Related Companies has officially launched sales for their highly-anticipated upcoming condominium, 520 West 28th Street. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect and artist Zaha Hadid, the eleven-story building will be Hadid’s first ground-up structure in New York and will offer 39 distinctive two- to five-bedroom homes priced from $4,950,000 to $50 million for the largest penthouse.
The under construction building, now five-stories up, rises alongside the High Line elevated park from an L-shaped parcel between West 27th and 28th Streets in the center of West Chelsea’s art gallery district. Related Companies purchased the site for $65 million in 2012 and soon after commissioned the Iraqi-British designer, who beat out the likes of fellow Brit, Norman Foster. Yesterday, at the development’s launch, Hadid said she has “always been fascinated by the High Line and its possibilities for the city. ”
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Look out—not up—because there’s a new low-rise Rafael Vinoly-designed building coming our way. The architect mastermind behind the city’s tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue, has just been chosen to design a comparatively demure ten-story office-and-retail building in the Meatpacking District, reports The Real Deal. The new addition is being developed by Vornado Realty Trust and Aurora Capital Associates and is located on the former site of Prince Lumber at 61 Ninth Avenue. No design details have emerged thus far, but the building will come with 123,000 square feet of space with retail at its first two floors and office space above. And given its position just a block from the High Line, something starchitecturally audacious wouldn’t be totally out of order.
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The way-too-hecticness of an art fair week is upon us. If skipping around from Harlem to Randall’s Island to the Lower Lower East Side isn’t your jam, you can still get an art fix in the comfy confines of your usual spots. Rediscover Central Park with an art walk, or your old post office as it becomes a gallery. Check out architect-designed 3D-printed shoes while picking up new pumps, or discover a new street artist while checking out boutique jewelry. Whether you hit Frieze and the satellite fairs or not, there is an overabundance of art and design this week.
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The High Line is continuing its trajectory as the destination for the city’s most exciting new architecture, and it looks like another starchitect could soon join the already impressive roster of designers making their mark on the area. The New York Post reports that HFZ Capital Group is currently in the works to bring a “monumental” new structure to a lot located next to the elevated park at 76 11th Avenue—a site that spans from 17th to 18th and across 10th to 11th Avenues. Although the parcel is still in contract (expected to close in April), HFZ has reportedly already tapped Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Rem Koolhaas for initial drawings, which were revealed by the company’s head, Ziel Feldman, yesterday at the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association luncheon. The renderings are said to show “triangular structures that won’t block views”.
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Lots of clout is given to the grand scheme design of buildings and parks, and for good reason; but every so often a singular design element or function can unexpectedly emerge from a work to create something even more extraordinary. Destinations in their own right, these “accidental placemakers” turn run-of-the-mill architectural features into dynamic public spaces that create memorable connections to their immediate sites and improve the quality of everyday life. Here we take a look at five examples found in New York City showing how great architecture, in the details, can give way to something more impactful than just a pretty building.
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Woolworth interior. Image courtesy of The Woolworth Tower Residences (left); 420 Albee Square (right)
- FastCo.Design spotlights a report found by Capital New York that subway train platforms are extremely stuffy and hot because the original designs didn’t plan for a modern, hotter (ahem, global warming) era – and it’s only going to get worse.
- Grab your picnic baskets, Friends of the High Line announced today that the final section of the park will open on Sunday, September 21st!
- Designers of Things reports that wearable technology will be making its way down the catwalk this NYFW. Opening Ceremony teamed up with Intel to create a smart bracelet.
- Crain’s featured a report done by Bloomberg Intelligence that Whole Foods (yes, Whole Paycheck) is one of the cheapest grocers in the city. What?!
Images: Section 3 of the High Line (left); Whole Foods registers by Victor J. Blue for Bloomberg
- Residents of East New York react to the city’s revitalization plan for their neighborhood. [WSJ]
- A developer’s best friends: The father and son law team who have worked for decades to secure changes to properties’ permitted use or size. [WSJ]
- Renzo Piano’s design for the new Whitney Museum along the High Line is almost complete. [Curbed]
- A map of non-profit organizations that have sold off their buildings for large sums to residential developers. [Curbed]
- The Sultan of Brunei is not interested in buying a London or New York hotel, after all. [TRD]
- What the 7-story luxury residential development on Attorney Street will look like. [Bowery Boogie]
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