Forty Bond Street

New York, USA

HERZOG & DE MEURON

The residential project is a radical reinvention of the traditional cast iron buildings common to the surrounding Noho district. The poured concrete structure, wrapped in blackened copper and luminescent curved glass, sets new standards in its plan, its materials and the way it captures and transforms light, reflecting new possibilities of glass and steel in harmony with life. Filled with light and air, the homes feature floor to ceiling fully operable windows, most offering 180-degree North and South exposures, and expansive 11-foot-high ceilings. By day the building catches the movement of the sun in subtle nuance. By night the glow from within creates a sublime sculptural luminescence that varies constantly. A key design highlight of 40 Bond is an elaborate cast aluminium gate.