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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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RED ROCKS HOUSE

Designed by "The Ranch Mine” an award-winning husband and wife led architecture firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, this spectacular residence clings to the side of a camelback mountain. The Red Rocks House has over 2000 square feet of shaded exterior patios, extending the living of the house in every direction and providing shade for the interior spaces. Across the house there are several bi-folding custom steel screens that help shield the deck from the harsh desert s...
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THE FURIES KNIFE SET | BY BASE CAMP X

The Furies by Base Camp X is a smart knife set that exudes rustic charm, a must for all outdoorsmen. The collection of 3 forged high carbon steel knifes comes wrapped in a beautifully hand crafted roll of heavy canvas and oiled leather, an internal flap secures the knifes handles and point pockets hold the knifes blades in place keeping the Furies secure while stowed. The entire set is then bound with two oiled leather straps....
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FADEOUT CHAIR | BY NENDO

This is a very cool idea by Nendo, the appropriately named "Fadeout chair" has legs that seem to gently disappear s though the chair stands in a pool of mist or fog. The chair’s back and seat are wooden, and the clear acrylic legs are specially painted by craftsmen so that the wood grain appears to gradually fade away. Very clever...
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