TADAO ANDO’S 152 ELIZABETH STREET IN NEW YORK INCLUDES A MONUMENTAL GREEN WALL

Jun 26, 2016 by

 

tadao ando's 152 elizabeth street in new york includes a monumental green wall

 

 

‘152 elizabeth street’ is an ultra luxury condominium building located in new york’s nolita neighborhood. designed by acclaimed japanese architect tadao ando, the scheme measures 32,000-square feet and comprises a total of seven stories and seven residences. each dwelling has been designed as a bespoke custom home, individually configured to highlight craft, detail, and quality.

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the living green wall measures 55 feet by 99 feet (17 x 30 meters)
image by noë & associates and the boundary

 

 

 

developed by sumaida + khurana, ando is collaborating on the project with michael gabellini, the architect of record who is also designing the building’s interiors. in addition to ando’s signature poured-in-place concrete, the scheme also features a living green wall measuring 55-feet-high and 99-feet-wide — one of the largest in new york city. landscaping firm m. paul friedberg and partners collaborated on the design, which evolves organically through different seasons. it comprises seasonal vines selected for a mix of textures and colors, including: english ivy, boston ivy, virginia creepers, jasmine clematis, and climbing hydrangeas.

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sketch of the green wall by architect tadao ando

 

 

 

located at kenmare and elizabeth street, the building uses airport-quality exterior glass to ensure sound-proofing. another of the building’s design features is found in its vestibule — a floor-to ceiling water wall with grooved glass panels, naturally backlit by diffused natural light. the interior design seeks to create a sense of openness with very few walls and doors, while simultaneously allowing separation and privacy from room to room.

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tadao ando at the sales gallery of ‘152 elizabeth street’ in new york

 

 

 

lighting systems, found inside each apartment, enhance and complement the natural light that floods each residence. other features and amenities include a de-humidification system, for art collectors who want to display pieces in their homes; an automated private residential parking garage; and a 24-hour doorman. prices for half-floor residences start at $5,750,000 USD, with full-floors beginning at $14,800,000. the penthouse pricing has not yet been yet. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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ando sketches out his plans for the building

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the building uses airport-quality exterior glass to ensure sound-proofing
image by noë & associates and the boundary

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a floor-to ceiling water wall features grooved glass panels, backlit by diffused natural light
image by noë & associates and the boundary

tadao-ando-152-elizabeth-street-nolita-new-york-green-wall-designboom-02
the interior design seeks to create a sense of openness with very few walls and doors
image by noë & associates and the boundary

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lighting systems complement the natural light that floods each residence
image by noë & associates and the boundary

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