This is the 100 11th Avenue Luxury Condominium Residence. The surface of this building remember me a honeybee hive, and like the hive for bees this building is a kind of hive for humans.
The building is a 23 story residential tower at the intersection of 19th Street and the West Side Highway in Manhattan. The developers were Craig Wood and Curtis Bashaw, who commissioned French architect Jean Nouvel (Ateliers Jean Nouvel), in conjunction with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects as executive architects.
It contains 72 units apartments. There are five penthouses, and a single floor unit on the top floor. On the lower levels are a spa, gym, pool, and garden. The ground floor also has a restaurant with a dining patio. The tower mass is formed along a curve that runs the entire site. The curved form allows all apartments to have street frontage and views. It also gives each apartment light and views southwest.
On the lower 7 stories, Nouvel connects to the street, a freestanding curtain wall 15 feet away from the south façade and follows along the sidewalk. Behind the freestanding structure is a semi-enclosed atrium called “The Loggia”. Within the atrium are fully-grown trees that seem to float in mid air. There are two different types of façade. On the south and west side Nouvel designed a pixilated curtain wall that was inspired by the compound eye of an insect. This harnesses the site’s light and reflects it back to the city. The curtain wall has 1,647 different windowpanes that are connected to “megapanels.” The megapanels are tilted at different angles resulting in different levels of transparency throughout the curtain wall. The North and East facades are clad with black brick.
The buildings was completed in 2010 with a stimated budget of $560 million ans is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certified.
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yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-23 6:17
A good crop of this building for a very graphical result of blue geometries
Best regards, have a nice day
danos (103094) 2014-01-23 8:05
nice the tight frame of the Luxury Condominium Residence as making the scene even more effective with the creative texture to be superb.
I like the excellent light and colour management as enhance the clarity of the scene.
adramad (49504) 2014-01-23 8:15
Extraordinary graphics on this composition, the detail of the building certainly looks like a beehive, with so many windows, but the frame is very effective and full of attraction.
Nice color, these blue tones. so natural.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
mohammad_H (10072) 2014-01-23 11:23
Good management of light
Display with good resolution, with strange shapes of windows, this apartment
divail (8334) 2014-01-23 19:00
C'est une composition très soignée, d'un très beau graphique. La courbe de l'édifice lui donne une petite touche qui se démarque. J'aime la répétition de tous ces petits carreaux, et l'uniformité de la couleur.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-01-23 21:16
simple creative and very nicely observed.love the graphic effect in this shot with the lines.specially like how you have included the curved end of the building in the frame.
photoray (13981) 2014-01-24 12:22
Attractive vertical geometric collage of the condo building with the windows in varying blue shades and outlined in metallic silver. Your zoomed in view avoids nearby distractions or boring sky.
Plus these were my high school colors - blue and silver.
worldcitizen (9362) 2014-01-24 13:46
Very nice! I like all the modern facades that you photographed while walking on the Highline. This one has nice colors and interesting patterns and shapes. I like the different sizes of the windows, too. I was thinking you should put all your facade photos into a theme - and then you did. :-)
adores (46363) 2014-02-17 4:57
Boa foto, com um bom enquadramento! Gosto do pov e do grafismo e cores. Parece uma bonita obra de arquitectura.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: March in New York City
- Theme(s): Modern Buildings [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-23 6:03