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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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THE CRIB | AN ENVIRESPONSIBLE SHELTER | Image

THE CRIB | AN ENVIRESPONSIBLE SHELTER

The Crib is a new concept that they’re calling "enviresponsible” — a miniature prefab that can be used as a weekend cabin, a backyard office, studio or guest house, yoga house or weekend retreat. The Crib includes a smal entry deck space acessed through an aluminumand insulated glass garage door that allows a connection between the interior of the crib and the landscape. You can choose from 2 models....
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THE BARN

"The Barn" is an exceptional conversion by Carney Logan Burke Architects, it combines both rustic and modern details to complement the beautiful and natural landscape. Situated in the Teton Range of mountains in Wyoming, this unique home is covered in reclaimed barnwood and cedar shake shingles, giving it a rustic, vintage style. And although the exterior looks glorious, it’s on the inside where this amazing piece of design truly excels. Upstairs offers plenty ...
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QUEST HOUSE

Located in the English countryside, the Quest House is a spectacular minimalist residence designed by Strom Architects. Built in a picturesque wooded site near the coastal town of Swanage in Dorset, the single-storey residence cantilevers over the retaining wall to protect a sunken parking spot for the owners´ vintage Aston Martin DBS 1968. The concrete structure is beautifully in-filled with simple timber dry-lining, leaving the concrete frame visible external...
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