Monday, November 20, 2017

Noted



The Robb Report checks in today with an update on Ben Shaoul's 11-story, 94-unit condoplex on East Houston at Orchard Street.

Adam Rolston, creative and managing director at INC. Architecture & Design, discusses the handmade glazed bricks that they imported from a small fishing village in Spain for this development.

Rolston wanted a handmade, metallic-glazed brick that would evoke the old-world character of glazed terra-cotta while also bringing a touch of luxury. He found it in Cadaqués, a small community in Spain formerly visited by artists such as Picasso and Miró. “We went to Europe to find a handmade, metallic-glazed brick — and specifically the Costa Brava of Spain where this particular handmade brick-making tradition survives,” Rolston says.

And!

The hand-laid, gilded-bronze brick — which reaches the second floor of the building — is infused with gold dust that becomes more golden over time as it oxidizes in the air. Imported directly from Cadaqués, the brick cannot be replicated in the United States, meaning that the building has a truly distinct and one-of-a-kind look.

The building will also benefit from a truly distinct and one-of-a-kind aroma from Katz's next door.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Making way for Ben Shaoul's new retail-residential complex on East Houston

Katz's is now the last business on East Houston between Ludlow and Orchard

Send a salami to your boy next door in the condo

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm gold dust that oxidates is not made with gold.

Giovanni said...

And they’ll be shitting bricks if these apartments don’t sell before the next inevitable stock market crash.

Anonymous said...

bespoke bricks for tenants who will netflix and chill. meteor please.

Goggla said...

Taggers will make this building even more unique.

Scuba Diva said...

Anonymous said...

bespoke bricks for tenants who will netflix and chill. meteor please.

We've got fewer than ten years on this planet before the human race is extinct, thanks to climate change. So let them have fun while they can!

Anonymous said...

When it is time for local law 11 to kick in they are fresh out of hand made bricks from Spain as replacements will they just splatter ordinary bricks with gold paint and watch them age?

JQ LLC said...

This is a potentially good place to house former tenants of NYCHA after the mass class action suit against the organization and the city of the lying about inspections and lead paint scandal coverup by the commissioner and mayor

Anonymous said...

Positioned at the gates of Hell's Square" woo!

Anonymous said...

Glazed with the blood of the poor!

Anonymous said...

Barf-a-rama

Giovanni said...

“Barf-a-rama” LOL. I’m pretty sure that’s the name of the next Ben Shaoul Houston St. Horridor condo,

Anonymous said...

Mayor is standing strong with the Commissioner 4:46 AM. As Johnson used to say, better to have her in the tent pissing out then outside the tent pissing in.

chris flash said...

The aroma from Katz' Deli, which sold air rights that made creating this monstrosity that exceeds reasonable building height and density for this block while displacing 10 neighborhood businesses STINKS!!