Architect David Chipperfield’s latest skyscraper won’t feature a glass facade like normal skyscrapers. Instead, both the interior and exterior walls will be made of a marble mosaic.
Chipperfield has received more than 100 awards, including the RIBA Stirling Prize, the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom. Over the span of his three-decade career, he has designed projects in more than 20 countries on four continents.
His new apartment building, called the Bryant, will open in spring 2017 and live on the last bit of real estate lining Bryant Park in New York City’s midtown.
Tech Insider recently toured one of the model units, which will sell from $2 to $16 million. Take a look inside.
It will not only be the only residential building on Bryant Park, but will also be part-hotel. The first 15 floors will feature hotel suites, and 57 condos will make up the floors above. Here is a rendering of the lobby:
A terrazzo facade, made from marble and sandstone chips, continue on the walls inside. Here's a close-up.
The ceilings stay at 9 and a half feet tall, which is unusual. Most NYC apartments' ceilings drop in some areas for electric piping or heating and AC systems.
There were a number of high-tech home features, like heated floors and a stereo system you can control with an app.
The kitchen features top-of-the line Gaggenau appliances, including an oven that opens with the touch of a button ...
Chipperfield thought out every last detail, including the toilets, which the architect designed himself.
He's known for his simple and calculated design aesthetic. Last month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art selected him to redesign its modern and contemporary art wing.
The Bryant will combine minimalism and luxury that diverts from traditional skyscraper design. Rather than adding another glass tower to Bryant Park, Chipperfield's complex will offer elegant marble -- inside and out.
'I think you can make architecture out of very simple things,' he previously told Dezeen. 'You don't have to be complicated. The difference between a good building and a bad building normally resides in being more thought about.'
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