Aesthetics and functionality for the most stringent requirements
Pure luxury in Manhattan: The new residential building at 152 Elizabeth Street is nice and cosy, and the sophisticated solution from D+H for natural ventilation in the apartments is one of the main reasons why. This solution consists of an outstandingly quiet CDC window drive and a VLD lock drive. Both drives are completely integrated into the window profile and synchronised with each other.
North of Little Italy in Manhattan, seven exceptional luxury apartments have been built inside the seven-storey boutique condominium at 152 Elizabeth Street. They were designed by none other than renowned Japanese architect Tadao Andō. The apartments at 152 Elizabeth were his first project in New York City. A tidy sum of $35 million went into constructing the building, which was erected using carefully selected materials and equipment. Tadao Andō made use of the interplay between light and shadow. For example, the building design includes very large windows, many of which are ceiling-high. Additional striking details include the floor covered with wide oak boards, a stone chimney, a 300 m² outer terrace with a reflecting pool and a nature-inspired waterfall.
Exceptional solutions for the most stringent requirements
D+H drive solutions for natural ventilation were integrated into the window profiles and synchronised with each other to fit the overall comfort concept at 152 Elizabeth Street. The ceiling-high windows use D+H chain drives from the extremely quiet CDC Series as well as drives from the VLD and KA Series. They make next to no sound when opening the windows and provide a healthy indoor climate at all times—fully automatically. To make the apartments even more attractive for art collectors, a system for dehumidifying the indoor air was installed. The D+H ventilation solution helps to dehumidify the Rooms.
For the highly specific profile system of the windows—including both top-hung windows and (in particular) parallel opening win-dows—D+H developed a property-specific bracket solution in collaboration with its Turkish partner company ESBAU. D+H produced these brackets in a series that was custom-designed for the window profiles used at 152 Elizabeth. The customer was Facade41, an American subsidiary of Bisam Facade Systems, a Turkish façade designer. This company had already successfully collaborated with ESBAU on multiple projects in the past. As a result, ESBAU took care of scheduling, project planning and sales in Turkey. The American D+H partner Xiom took control of on-site project implementation in New York City. Incredibly smooth collaboration within the world-wide D+H partner network made it possible to turn the design for this stunning luxury residential building into a reality.
The project won the D+H Atmosphere Award's "Partnership" Special Mention.