Architecture & Interiors
Known for such work as world renowned museums
and Beijing’s Olympic stadium, the Prizsker prize winning Swiss team of Herzog
& de Meuron took on a luxury high rise residence tower in New York City on 56 Leonard Street. The 57 story tower is
not for the faint of heart, those whose knees get wobbly as they look down from
high places as the penthouses merge the indoor with the outdoor. Nor is it for anyone on a tight budget. Units go
for $3.5 – $33 million for the penthouses.
Floors and balconies cantilevered over each other creates a notion of precariously stack decks of cards.
Pritzker juror Carlos Jimenez wrote, "One of the most
compelling aspects of work by is its capacity to astonish. They are able to
transform what might otherwise be an ordinary shape, condition or material, into
something truly extraordinary”. I won’t disagree.
The promo video made me want to move right in. Now all I need is some modern furniture.
Have an infinitely modern day!