The first building in New York designed by master architect Tadao Ando.
Sumaida + Khurana is both developing and through its affiliate, Foundations Group, building, 152 Elizabeth Street. The project is an ultra-luxury condominium building designed by Japanese master architect, Tadao Ando and acclaimed architect of the interior, Michael Gabellini. It is the first building Ando has designed in Manhattan. Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Street in Nolita, the 32,000 SF building will stand as a profound architectural statement while embracing the industrial character of the area. The project will incorporate materials that are Ando hallmarks: poured-in-place concrete, galvanized steel, voluminous glass, and natural elements including multiple water features and green walls. The building will rise 7 stories and include a large, rooftop terrace for the penthouse. It will feature 7 highly individualized residences with bespoke options, ranging from 2 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms and each measuring from 1,950 SF to over 5,600 SF.
The collaboration between Ando and Gabellini reflects a purity of design that is unprecedented in a residential project in New York.
Tadao Ando is the only architect to have won all four major international architecture prizes: the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Praemium Imperiale, the Carlsberg Architecture Prize and the Kyoto Prize. He is responsible for a number of the world’s most celebrated buildings including the Chichu Art Museum in Naoshima, Azuma House in Osaka, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts building in St. Louis and has designed homes for fashion luminaries Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld.
Michael Gabellini and his firm, Gabellini Sheppard, is responsible for the re-inauguration of The Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and major landmarks such as Top of the Rock. The firm is also known for their work with hotelier, Ian Schrager on The Public Hotel in Chicago, as well as retail designs around the world for fashion designers such as Armani, Jil Sander and Ferragamo.