Hines, the international real estate firm, together with development partners Goldman Sachs Investment Group and Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group, today announced the opening of the first model residence at 53 West 53, the gracefully tapered, 1,050-foot-high residential condominium tower adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street. The 36th-floor residence is designed by André Fu and his Hong Kong-based design studio AFSO, who are behind some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and restaurants. Continue reading Jean Nouvel
The project consists of the conversion of the ground floor of an old warehouse in to an apartment.
The existing warehouse was divided into 3 structural bays, parallel to the façade, and a large courtyard at the back.
The strategy for the project consisted of maintaining these 3 structural bays, which helped to organize the new proposal and to distribute the new program within apartment. Continue reading Hiha Studio