A host of art deco-influenced details are found in the design of this condominium building under construction in New York’s Carnegie Hill, including patterned grey brickwork, […]
A host of art deco-influenced details are found in the design of this condominium building under construction in New York’s Carnegie Hill, including patterned grey brickwork, vaulted terraces and brass frames.
DDG aimed to reference the masonry high-rises constructed in New York between the 1920s and 1940s, many of which were built in the art deco architectural style, in the design.
The new tower will be clad with 594,443 handmade bricks, which will be set in wooden molds and then fired at varying temperatures to give different shades of grey.
“These distinctive bricks, which include the elegant, elongated Kolumba style, possess a thoroughly unique texture and color palette that reflect their handmade quality,” said DDG in a statement.
Renderings of the 50-story building show that the brickwork will be arranged in horizontal bands. Concrete will be used on the northern wall of the main tower in a chevron pattern, and will also form vertical banding to mark the penthouse at the top.
Huge vaulted openings around the three-story residence’s private terrace will offer panoramic views across Central Park, the East River, the Hudson River and Downtown. Smaller arches will also be featured part-way down the tower.
The tapered columns of the vaults will provide a framework for planting, while glass railings will be detailed with brass balustrades to match the window frames.
The skyscraper will include a total of 48 residences, ranging from lofts to five bedrooms and full floors, in addition to the duplexes and the penthouse. A key feature of the homes will be high ceilings that will rise to 14’2” in most of the residences, and 28’8” feet in the duplexes.
Interior details include custom-made wainscoting, plaster accents and bathrooms lined in silver travertine and brass.
The lobby will be topped with vaulted ceilings, and feature flooring that combines travertine and Austrian oak in different patterns.
Residents will have access to a host of communal facilities. As well as fitness and yoga studios, the tower will include a basketball court, soccer pitch, wine room, game room and residents’ lounge. DDG also teamed up with the city’s Children’s Museum of the Arts to create a playroom for younger children.