Shigeru Ban’s Penthouses Atop a 132-Year Old Tribeca Building
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is known for his combination of traditional Japanese design and modern architecture and shaped already some experimental building projects.
He designed two exclusive Penthouses on the roof of 132 years old Cast Iron House in Tribeca , New York City. The new penthouses are expected to hit the property market next month, with an estimated price of $12 million to $15 million. Ban is not only responsible for the architecture but also took care of the interior design of the impressive living object.
The modern penthouses feature floor-to-ceiling windows that can be fully opened to connect the indoor and outdoor spaces . Inside Ban designed the penthouses with a white metal theme and white lacquered cabinets and desks. The building will have a community garden with 40-ft high bamboo trees, a sauna, a steam room, a games room and a gym.
Both objects offer ample outdoor areas that offer incredible views of the skyline. While one unit features four bedrooms across a total space of 3,800 sq ft (353 m²) with 1,530 sq ft (142 m²) of outdoor space, the other penthouse even includes five bedrooms across a total space of 4,560 sq ft (423m²) with 1,430 sq ft (132 m²) of outdoor space .
New York is home to several luxury penthouses built over older structures, including Jennifer Aniston’s Penthouse set on the 18-th floor of a pre-war building. The most expensive penthouse in New York is probably owned by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, Emir of Qatar. He invested about $100 million for his exclusive penthouse on the 90th floor of the One57 building at 157 W. 57th St. with probably the most exclusive view over Manhatten.