Monday, January 2, 2012

Inspired By

Frank Gehry! Well it is 2012 and I am excited to see what this year has to offer. We rang in the year at a great party in a new iconic Manhattan building - The New York by Gehry - and it felt like a sign from the design gods that this year is going to be all about architecture, interiors and design with a capital D. The newly built tower is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and sits on the lower East side by the Brooklyn bridge with incredible views in all directions.

The buildings interior is simple with lovely wood panelling in the public areas and there are touches of Gehry all around - the door hardware throughout, the simple junctions between materials, and the organic shapes throughout. The exterior of the building is clad in stainless steel similar to the Guggenheim in Bilbao or the Disney Building in LA, and has a lovely fluid movement like vertical rippling waves moving up the building.  I have thoroughly enjoyed Ghery's addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (see here) and I welcome this addition to our iconic Manhattan skyline.

The door hardware throughout - available through Valli & Valli 

The simple wood kitchens are well planned and have nice appliances and hardware.

The floorplan of the apartment we were in - standard developer layout, but in this building it is all about the view!
Photos and plan from The New York by Gehry

Elevator bank on the ground floor - simple use of materials and details but helps with the grand feeling of the building.

 The key plan on every floor - I love that they included the waves of the building facade!


  1. The 'waves' on the outside are great - it looks like it's made by wind - a very nice contrast to the very straight and clean lined buildings around it, I think. And of course the view is stunning ... Thanks for sharing.

    Hope the new year treats you well by now ...
    Lysann x

  2. Oh, I look forward to having a look at this beautiful building next time I´m in NYC !! It looks fantastic !
    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Happy New Year


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