People

Piero Lissoni on Welcoming Risk, Taking a ‘Humanistic’ Approach to Design, and Finding Inspiration

Piero Lissoni is a design Renaissance man, and the many companies he has started under his namesake firm Lissoni & Partners encapsulate his varied professional interests.

Places

Block & Lot: A Tribeca Street That Welcomes the Whole Family

Flanked by two parks, surrounded by a myriad of schools, and steeped in history, Block 150 in Tribeca—bounded by Reade Street, Duane Street, Hudson Street, and Greenwich Street—has something to offer for everyone in the family. 

Building

One57 Hits 90% Sold; 15 Central Park West Penthouse Sells

And a major redevelopment in San Francisco launches sales.

Places

What $2,000/Square Foot Will Buy in Miami’s Bal Harbour

Here’s a look at what $2,000 per square foot will buy in three of Bal Harbour’s most exclusive oceanfront developments. 

Culture

Artist Tony Sjoman’s New Mural at The Centrale Evokes New York’s Cityscape

Tony Sjöman’s favorite New York City building may be the Chrysler Building, but that doesn’t mean he dislikes the glassy contemporary structures of the 21st century. In fact, it’s the opposite. The dichotomy between old and new New York inspired Sjöman’s most recent mural at The Centrale.

Building

Rob Gronkowski Purchases at Hudson Yards; Bentley Will Bring 200 Residences With In-Condo Parking to South Florida

And the Venice Biennale, the biennial international display of contemporary art and design, will open its 17th architecture exhibition to the public from May 22 through Nov. 21.

Culture

Thirteen New Design Books to Read This Spring

Nothing showcases the connection between our living spaces and our creativity as beautifully and enjoyably as this season's crop of new architecture and design books.

Design

Transforming Model Residences into Museum-Worthy Art Destinations

In a sea of beige interiors, one firm is encouraging residential developers to break away from the pack. Founded in 2016 by Paris-born, San Francisco-based entrepreneur Guillaume Coutheillas, frenchCALIFORNIA has attracted a slew of A-list clients.

Building

Auction House To Debut at 432 Park Avenue; Miami Mayor Courts Tech Industry

And the International Monetary Fund forecasts that the global economy will grow by 6% in 2021, which would be the fastest expansion the fund has recorded since 1980.

Building

Living Walls Take Root in New York City Condos

New York City earned its reputation as “the concrete jungle” because of the concrete—certainly not the greenery. But a new trend is creating jungle-like environments inside some of the sleekest buildings in the city.

Design

How Architects and Developers are Designing for Sustainability

Rising urban density has caused a significant increase in high-rise construction over the last decade. With that growth comes the challenge of optimizing building location, architecture, materials, and production methods to lessen construction’s environmental impact.

Building

Woolworth Tower Penthouse Returns to Market; Travel Company CEO Lists in Miami Beach

And the first NFT digital house has sold at auction.

Amenities

Miami Developers See Magic in the Kitchen

Miami's ever-evolving culinary scene is celebrated for its powerhouse chefs, who make their mark on the city with high-end restaurants. As developers along the Gold Coast seek ways to rise above the competition by offering more amenities and conveniences for residents, they are turning to esteemed chefs.

Places

An Innovative Community Arises in a London Outer Borough

As more people seek to buy property in London's outer boroughs, some innovative designs for condominiums and their communities are emerging. One such vision is Brent Cross Town, in the northern borough of Barnet. 

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Lifestyle

A Kid-Friendly Map to Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn has come into its own in recent years, thanks to a 2004 rezoning that paved the way for a massive residential boom. The previously commercial and civic district is now one of the borough's best places to live, work, and play. 

Culture

Waldorf Astoria Miami Launches Sales; New Superyacht Highlights Sustainability

And Aman New York has unveiled an 18th-floor residence with a private pool.

People

For Interior Designer Elena Frampton, Art Is Anything but an Afterthought

From a very young age, interior designer Elena Frampton possessed a rare understanding of how people experience space. Her fascination with form and proportion eventually evolved into Frampton Co, her eponymous multidisciplinary design practice prized for its focus on art. 

Amenities

Squash Is a Hit in New Luxury Developments

As squash lobbies for inclusion in the Paris Olympics 2024 and fans eagerly await the return of the annual Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Station, the sport has gained a strong foothold in many of the most desirable residential properties.

Building

Central Park Tower Adds Lifestyle Specialist; Miami Market Growth Continues

And fully furnished condos become a more popular option amid the pandemic.

Amenities

The Age of In-Condo Dining

The dining experience has changed dramatically over the past year. That sense of occasion sparked by trying a new restaurant, ordering a predinner martini, or perusing an à la carte menu has been lost. New developments with their own dining and drinking amenities are an attractive alternative.

Building

Upper East Side Building Reveals Amenities; ‘Affluent Trailblazers’ Shape Luxury Market

And the Piero Lissoni-designed Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, has seen a flurry of sales activity so far this year.

Amenities

From Grand Entrances to Elevated Parking, New Amenities Cater to Auto Enthusiasts

From the revival of drive-up porte-cochere entrances to cutting-edge sky garages, here are the car-driven design approaches that will set auto aficionados’ hearts racing.

Architecture

Eight Miami Residential Towers That Are Ahead of the Curve

Our brains respond most to curvy architecture, with rounded shapes kindling our emotions and appealing to our aesthetic sensibilities. In Miami, where the undulating ocean waves and ever-present boats are also curvaceous, sinuous buildings are a popular choice.

Lifestyle

Manhattan Condo Reveals Model Residence; New Homes Will Be Japan’s Highest

And two James Beard-winning restaurateurs are bringing a Parisian bistro concept to Miami.

Culture

Block & Lot: A Chelsea Street With an Unexpected Past

Welcome to Block & Lot, a new series that takes an in-depth look at the blocks—the actual rectangles bounded by streets and avenues—that make up Manhattan. In this installment, we visit Block 00718 in Chelsea.

Design

The Rise of the Sky Garden

Sky gardens are nothing new: Italy's Torre Guinigi roof garden is over 400 years old, while stories of the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon—whether mythical or not—continue to captivate.

Building

Sprawling New York City Penthouse Hits Market; South Florida’s Boom Continues

New York City has the highest concentration of homeowners who are ultra-high-net-worth individuals, according to a new report.

Building

Five Buildings That Are Welcoming New Architects and Designers to Miami

Whether it’s a couture brand’s first residential foray or an esteemed architect’s inaugural US project, the crème de la crème is making its debut in Miami and neighboring communities.

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