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Sky Penthouse | Five Franklin Place

Five Franklin Place, the first major American building by acclaimed Dutch architect  Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, is a celebration of the art of building, the translation  of a daring international vision into a perfect local expression, and proof that the practical and the sublime, the historic and the new, can exist in ideal balance — all in a simply extraordinary place to live.

The triplex penthouses of Five Franklin Place are graced with perfectly proportioned living rooms, floating stairways, and a silent glass cab elevator. These penthouses embody the kind of dramatic but embracing atmosphere one usually associates with the sets of memorable films that paint a fantasy picture of life in New York City. Here, the fantasy takes full form.

Every detail of these residences has been meticulously designed by UNStudio and installed with the expert involvement of B&B Italia.

The panoramic views from the penthouses master bathrooms are unsurpassable and, as throughout the residences, create an environment in which one is truly immersed in the surrounding cityscape.




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FOREST HOUSE | BY JOHNSTON ARCHITECTS | Image

FOREST HOUSE | BY JOHNSTON ARCHITECTS

This sustainable home by Johnston Architects has a unique design and adopts a concept of sustainability that includes both the water supply, but also the power consumed. Made of 85% wood it features a modern interior enhanced by a minimal exterior design. The house looks amazing and its sustainable sources of power provide enough energy to keep it glowing in the coldest of winters....
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BACKYARD ROOM

If you´ve ever wanted to ditch the commute and work from home but the site of the kitchen table day in day out doesn´t appeal, the Backyard Room might be the solution you´re after. The cost and inconvenience of commuting to work everyday is increasing, and advances in computer and networking technology are making the viability of working from home a realistic alternative to traveling to an office everyday. The Backyard Room, is a collection of architecturally design...
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CONTAINER HOUSES | BY ADAM KALKIN | Image

CONTAINER HOUSES | BY ADAM KALKIN

Containers are already used by civil engineers as bedrooms or offices, but more recently many containers have been reused as temporary shops and studios for artists or designers. Now American Architect Adam Kalkin has revolutionized our idea of containers, he is expert in turning containers into very well decorated, sophisticated homes. In addition to inexpensive and easily transportable, another advantage is the time of execution. Check  out is work after the ...
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