British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye is internationally known as a great creative when it comes to architectural design. Named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine in 2017, the top architect marks all his projects with the perfect combination between the existing surroundings and the exclusive design he intends to give. 130 William Manhattan building, uses the neighborhood context as a starting point for its contemporary design, trying to counter the typical New York building that is based on the excessive use of glass as a focal point. Discover with us the impressive 66-floor residential tower in Manhattan’s financial district.
A project with a decidedly contemporary design, the Manhattan building is characterized by the rhythmic arched windows that surround the entire building, thus celebrating the history of Gotham architecture, providing its residents with a surrounding view to an infinity of characteristic offices and residential buildings. from that neighborhood.
To achieve the exclusive design that the 242 residents were looking for, the top architect, designed his project so that it would be the perfect refuge from the bustle of Manhattan. In the words of David Adjaye “In a tall building like this, where you have so many apartments, it is not that common to still feel like you’re coming home to your own place,”. For this same premise, it was so important for the architect to create a whole environment in common and non-common spaces that it gave residents a feeling of belonging, community, exclusivity, and peace in their home, as you can confirm in the indoor lounge represented in the image above.
The contemporary design is based on a neutral, minimalist, and very clean palette, which perfectly combines the grandeur of the landscape that surrounds all houses with the burly architecture characteristic of the Manhattan building. Different textures and shapes are present throughout the design, many curved shapes in the furniture, for example, refer immediately to an exclusive design.
The bathrooms are points that are usually meticulously evaluated when thinking about purchasing a house/apartment, for this same reason, they are spaces in which architects and designers pay special attention when they want to achieve the exclusive design so sought by customers. Carrara marble cladding in the bathrooms was the ideal choice for the concept of this project.
David Adjaye, once again, proved why he was recognized internationally as a top architect. The 130 William Manhattan building is a prime example of architectural design that combines the individual desires of its residents with the community energy that the building provides.
Source: Elle Decor