152 Elizabeth Street

In 1996, Tadao Ando proposed his first residential project for New York City--a set of 3 platonic interventions into a classical high-rise in Lower Manhattan. The grand scheme was nixed and sadly never came to fruition. He was invited back to New York to design a building of luxury condos and for his first New York City residential building, contrasting large concrete walls against a nubile glass facade that LED developed details for and provided construction administration services. From our back and forth with the architect, we produced a window system of full-height panels maintaining the designer’s minimalist lines, while adapting the overarching aesthetic to New York City’s stringent thermal and barrier codes.
Little Italy, NYC
Tadao Ando
Foundations Group
Facade Detail Engineering