Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just your everyday penthouse combo connected by a stainless steel slide

Oh my.

Well, this just came to our attention. We're still processing all this over on 14th Street.

So. Meanwhile.




Here's the story from the Turett Collaborate Architects website:

TCA has had a lot of experience connecting smaller apartments together into a seamless whole, but this adventurous client requested something we'd never seen before. In a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, TCA had the opportunity to meet a unique client's desire to combine two penthouse condos... with a helical slide. In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made "Rintal" stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the new double-height atrium.

The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor near the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18’ tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, to say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detailing, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space.

Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide.

TCA managed to creatively and successfully turn this now 2 story East Village duplex penthouse into a perfect place for both work and play."

Thanks to The Awesomer for bringing this to our attention. I think.

17 comments:

Diehardyuppiescum said...

You'd think the condo belonged to a technology executive, but apparently it belongs to an professional poker player.

http://www.bluefirepoker.com/blogs/featured/philgalfond/a-few-pics/

Lisa said...

My brain is shrieking. That is not a good thing.

Jill W. said...

My cat would be all over this.

Anonymous said...

it's stupid

Marty Wombacher said...

Marc Bolan would've loved this place!

http://twe.ly/37gb

esquared said...

Bateman's condo shows off the cold emptiness of luxe condo aesthetic. American Psychos

and as for "The Awesomer bringing this to our attention" that is because anyone who would live here craves attention : Naturally, anyone seeking the Gaze would be attracted to a place where there are 8 million pairs of eyes by which to be seen. Panopticon Metropolis

Anonymous said...

OMG. That's sooooooooooo stupid!!!

Anonymous said...

SEE WHAT MONEY CAN DO.

Eden Bee said...

I'm down with having a slide in my place but that monstrosity just made me got to Tompkins and throw up on the slides there. And that tree.

Goggla said...

So, how do you get upstairs?

I hope the new owner encloses the slide and turns it into a hydro-tube...then invites me over...

life is good said...

What fun!! Obviously no-one's allowed to have any fun anymore, why else would you all be carrying on about this?

Anonymous said...

@Goggla

You use the stairs . . .

Ken Mac said...

red chairs don't make it, quit school why fake it!

Goggla said...

Ah, duh. I was so distracted by the funhouse element, I did not notice the stairs in the first pic...

Jeremy said...

If this was done by a "famous" artist, everyone would be posting "Wow! I Wish I had one of these!".

Anonymous said...

Two things to worry about. Number one if your a guy don't go down the slide naked, could burn your balls off. Number two don't carry anything too heavy while going down. A person carrying too much in weight will go down real fast possibly flying right out the glass wall window.

Anonymous said...

this condo with a slide in it is going to attract the fratboy element to the neighborhood.