For a project that's as anticipated as Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld's incoming addition to West Chelsea, relatively little is known about Jardim. A few exterior renderings of the building have made their way down the pipeline to date, but a spread in Wallpaper finally reveals the project's interiors.
Jardim, Weinfeld's first New York City project, will rise alongside another architect's inaugural city work: Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street. Weinfeld's Jardim, though, is decidedly more staid. "This isn't a kind of architecture that shouts, it's an architecture that speaks low. I try to conduct people through the spaces, like a movie. You hope that people feel something from their proportions," Weinfeld tells Wallpaper, "What is very important for me is to have a very well-designed plan. For me, the function of a project is very important. It's not a question of beauty. The building has to work to make sense."
Weinfeld's Jardim will encompass two 11-story towers and feature 36 one- to four-bedroom condos. They will ask from $2 million when they hit the market in early 2016.
The brick and concrete buildings will give way to interiors of smoked oak, marble, brass, and limestone. The outside will come in; the residence's indoor swimming pool will have skylights framed by greenery. A driveway lined by lattice work will stretch through the block-long site.
Another notable feature of the project will be the many lush, landscaped gardens from which the development derives its name.
Not only will the development have shared outdoor space, but many of the residences will also have private outdoor space.
· Urban oasis: Isay Weinfeld unveils Jardim, his first residential project in New York [Wallpaper]
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· First Look: Brazilian Architect Isay Weinfeld's High Line Condos [Curbed]
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