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ICHIGONI at 152 Elizabeth Street // Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

New York, NY, United States

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From www.152elizabethst.com: When describing 152 Elizabeth, Tadao Ando felt that along with embracing Manhattan, it was a paramount for the building to create a sort of sanctuary apart from it. According to Ando, “A home has to be a place where you can reflect on your life. This project is about that.

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© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

When you come home, 152 Elizabeth should give a quiet feeling. I have to make something that touches human hearts and leaves a feeling inside of them”.In regards to the building, Ando speaks about 152 Elizabeth being made of “20th-century materials” — concrete, iron, and glass. For a building to truly work, Ando believes there has to be a balance of its elements — not just between the light and the shadow, but also between the water, the greenery, the steel, and the glass.

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© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

About 152 Elizabeth, Ando says that “Every single thing has to be in harmony”..

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© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

© Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

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