48 Bond Street New York, NY

Bond Street is one of Manhattan’s most beloved short streets. Just two blocks long, its compelling character comes from its combination of 19th century loft buildings, a historic theater, and several recent residential buildings by high-profile architects. The graphic rhythm of our 11-story, 16-unit structure is based on the fenestration of the older buildings but is decidedly modern and taut in its construction and details.

We created a granite volume with angled “bay windows” located irregularly within an otherwise strict grid, and floated that composition above a glass base. The street level windows offer a view into a long lap pool in the basement. We designed the apartment interiors, as well as the layouts of the four different types of units in the building.

In 2009, The New York Times commissioned the artist In Sook Kim to photograph the façade for their story “New Glass City”.

48 Bond Street won the Award of Excellence from the NY Chapter of the Society of American Registered Architects, a Citation for Design from the NY State AIA and an Honorable Mention Design Award from the Historic Districts Council.

32,000 square feet
Completed 2008

Key People

, Project Lead
, Project Manager
, Project Designer

Collaborating Firms
Deborah Berke Partners – design architect and interior designer
GF55 Partners – architect of record
Severud Associates – structural engineer
Rodkin Consulting Engineers – MEP engineer
Vortex Lighting – lighting designer

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