Suspended by a cantilevered Vierendeel truss, Ban’s two spectacular glass and steel penthouses seem to float above the building’s neoclassical façade. Both residences have large telescoping walls that can be closed for privacy or opened to allow the elements in—creating a sense of fluidity between the penthouses’ interiors and the surrounding cityscape.
DOUBLE HEIGHT LOFTS
Cast Iron House’s lofts represent an artful interplay between space and light. The sculpted double-height ceilings, vaulted windows, and interlocking volumes evoke a feeling of openness and fluidity. The 25-foot ceilings and white walls provide a bright contrast to the lofts’ warm, wood-paneled floors.
The building’s elegant master baths—some of which offer iconic Manhattan views—strike a balance between solidity and transparency. Radiant-heated floors, custom counters, and polished-chrome fixtures and accessories represent a carefully selected array of luxury comforts.
Open, airy, fluid interiors are a signature of Shigeru Ban’s work. Large expanses of white, high ceilings, and large windows invite light into his spaces. At Cast Iron House, Ban’s concept of the “universal floor” allows the kitchen, living, and dining areas to flow together without the interruption of walls, making for a seamless room-to-room experience.