heatherwick studio in new york city
by engulfing the new york high line at 515 west 18th street, heatherwick studios lantern house is now complete and welcoming residents. while the project marks the team’s first residential building in North America, the sculptural architecture of heatherwick is certainly well known to new yorkers – the lighthouse with its distinctive facade now stands with the small island in the Hudson River and the vessel at Hudson shipyards. see detailed photos of the lobby here along with early interior visualizations here.
To celebrate its completion, the team is releasing the latest images of the lantern house and also notes that it is ‘one of the best-selling projects of 2021’ and that with 181 luxury homes it has recently passed 55% sold.
photos of colin miller | @colinmillerphoto
lamp house: the dynamic facade
the architects at london-based heatherwick study defines its lantern house by its characteristic, modular facade. Influenced by the neighborhood’s industrial and maritime warehouses, the lantern-like bay windows are paired with gray masonry with industrial metal details, while the luxury interior is curated by March and white design. overall, the new building is divided between two towers, one with 10 floors and the other 21 floors, connected by a sculptural glass lobby-called a ‘secret garden’-below the high line. the garden is expressed with sculptural curves and thoughtful landscaping of hollander design.
keep an eye out for designbooms upcoming coverage, which will have an on-site and in-depth look at the project.