152 Elizabeth St.
Architects: Tadao Ando, Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Client: Private
Status: Project (2015)
Location: New York, United States
Coordinates: 40.7202927,-73.9969896
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Concrete, Glass
Environment: Urban
Visualizer: Peter Guthrie
Scale: Medium
Types: Appartment building, Housing, Residential

When describing 152 Elizabeth, Tadao Ando felt that along with embracing Manhattan, it was a paramount for the building to create a sort of sanctuary apart from it. According to Ando, “A home has to be a place where you can reflect on your life. This project is about that. When you come home, 152 Elizabeth should give a quiet feeling. I have to make something that touches human hearts and leaves a feeling inside of them”.

In regards to the building, Ando speaks about 152 Elizabeth being made of “20th-century materials — concrete, iron, and glass. For a building to truly work, Ando believes there has to be a balance of its elements — not just between the light and the shadow, but also between the water, the greenery, the steel, and the glass. About 152 Elizabeth, Ando says that “Every single thing has to be in harmony”.

Post date: 14/06/2015 | Views: 10.727