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.