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Sumaida + Khurana tops out designer Ando’s first NYC residential building

February 21st, 2017 Posted in Design/Build No Comments

152 Elizabeth – Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY Sumaida + Khurana has topped out 152 Elizabeth, Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando’s first residential building in New York City. 

“This is a major milestone for 152 Elizabeth,” said Amit Khurana, founding partner of Sumaida + Khurana. “The project represents a commitment to creating unique architectural value and setting a new benchmark for quality in residential development.”

Located in Nolita, the building is the product of a design collaboration between Ando and FAIA award-winning architect and designer Michael Gabellini, of Gabellini Sheppard Associates. 152 Elizabeth will feature Ando’s hallmarks: poured-in-place concrete, burnished metal, voluminous glass and a living green wall. 

City views throughout the residences create a sense of place while embracing the urban landscape of Nolita. 152 Elizabeth St. was conceived to be an inner sanctuary in downtown Manhattan. The acoustical enhancement has been a key consideration, and 152 Elizabeth’s façade system and exterior glass enable an exceptionally high OITC rating to ensure a tranquil home environment in the center of this vibrant neighborhood.

While Ando focused on balancing the fundamental elements of water, metal, glass, greenery and concrete, architect of record Michael Gabellini complements Ando’s vision through his design of the interior and exterior spaces. Gabellini enhances the sense of openness in each home, emphasizing the fluidity of spaces between the indoors and the outdoors, while still allowing for moments of privacy and separation.

“In designing 152 Elizabeth we wanted to create a building reflective of Tadao Ando’s innate sensibility that speaks to the vibrancy of New York City,” said Gabellini. “Each residence was designed with attentive detailing of a private home.”

Wide plank Danish oak flooring from Dinesen is a centerpiece of the residences, and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an abundance of natural light to frame each space. Kitchens are outfitted with custom cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, a custom sliding countertop island by Milan-based Minimal, and honed Fango marble countertops. Master bathrooms are clad in honed Bianco Sivec marble and equipped with a radiant floor heating system. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the room in natural light. 

152 Elizabeth hosts a range of distinct features, including dehumidification systems in each home–perfect for art collectors, as well as Gabellini Sheppard Associates’ signature “reveals,” a design feature that creates floating volumes and planes, separating and celebrating the rich material palette of the residences. The building also offers an automated parking garage with parking spaces available for purchase, a 24-hour doorman and additional private storage. 

New York’s Nolita neighborhood remains a rarified destination in Lower Manhattan. Energetic and diverse, the central, downtown location is home to some of the city’s top shopping and cultural destinations such as The New Museum, Sperone Westwater and a branch of the Marlborough Gallery. Restaurant highlights include Michelin star-rated Public and Egg Shop, located just across the street.

Leonard Steinberg and Debra LaChance of Compass are the exclusive sales and marketing agents.

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