40 Bond Street
||New York, NY
||Herzog & de Meuron/Handel Architects
||Morgan Hotel Group, LLC
This luxury apartment building is a reinterpretation of the traditional cast iron and brick loft buildings of the surrounding area. The 11-story building contains 27 luxury apartments, 5 townhouses, and a trophy penthouse, creating a new typology of apartments which combine housing with the services and amenities of a 5-star hotel. The façade is constructed of concrete wrapped in blackened copper and luminescent curved glass. The materials of the façade have been treated in numerous ways which create an ornamental ground floor and shimmering upper floors that respond to changes in light. At street level the private entrances to the townhouses are protected by a large cast aluminium graffiti-inspired gate.
As exterior wall consultants, Vidaris was responsible for assisting in the detailing and coordination of the structurally glazed, curved glass cladding and its interface with other building systems. The building is encased with 10-foot tall operable windows. Vidaris participated in the performance mock-up and assisted in troubleshooting issues. Vidaris was also involved with the design and detail of the transparent penthouse and the structurally glazed glass wall.