Starck designed Acqua Iguazu with nature in mind. The exterior of the glass tower will be a seamless addition to the other five in the development.
Starck designed Acqua Iguazu with nature in mind. The exterior of the glass tower will be a seamless addition to the other five in the development.
The building's interiors and three-story rooftop deck will distinguish it from its peers.
The building's interiors and three-story rooftop deck will distinguish it from its peers.
The Cielo Skydeck located 50 stories up will have a swimming pool (with, of course, a waterfall), a cocktail bar, dining area, an indoor and outdoor library, and a movie room. Starck decorated the outdoor communal spaces minimally, with his signature translucent Ghost chairs dotting the pool deck.
The Cielo Skydeck located 50 stories up will have a swimming pool (with, of course, a waterfall), a cocktail bar, dining area, an indoor and outdoor library, and a movie room. Starck decorated the outdoor communal spaces minimally, with his signature translucent Ghost chairs dotting the pool deck.
The 400 apartment units, blank canvases to future residents, boast high ceilings and full-length glass windows.
The 400 apartment units, blank canvases to future residents, boast high ceilings and full-length glass windows.
This is the Wonder Bar and Library at the Cielo skydeck, where residents can either check out their favorite novel amongst the clouds, catch up on the day’s news, or surf the web with high speed broadband.
This is the Wonder Bar and Library at the Cielo skydeck, where residents can either check out their favorite novel amongst the clouds, catch up on the day’s news, or surf the web with high speed broadband.
Once this entire six building project is complete, 70 percent of the property will remain open space, with trails, gardens, ponds, and waterfalls. That's the theme Starck will carry vertically, where the glass walls, open communal spaces, and nature elements will make for a unique residency in the heart of Manila.
Once this entire six building project is complete, 70 percent of the property will remain open space, with trails, gardens, ponds, and waterfalls. That's the theme Starck will carry vertically, where the glass walls, open communal spaces, and nature elements will make for a unique residency in the heart of Manila.
One– to three-bedrooms units will range from 280 to 1,238 square feet. The target sales revenue for this building alone is as much as $85 million.
One– to three-bedrooms units will range from 280 to 1,238 square feet. The target sales revenue for this building alone is as much as $85 million.
There are also a minimalist touches in the narrow building lobby. The most striking element of the lobby will be its ceiling, which will feature a quote from the French book The Little Prince.
There are also a minimalist touches in the narrow building lobby. The most striking element of the lobby will be its ceiling, which will feature a quote from the French book The Little Prince.
And the other kids' room.
And the other kids' room.
The staircase is easily the most dramatic feature of the apartment. It was already there when the owners bought the space (including those raised walls), the architect just opened it up and integrated it as an important feature of the home.
The staircase is easily the most dramatic feature of the apartment. It was already there when the owners bought the space (including those raised walls), the architect just opened it up and integrated it as an important feature of the home.
The master bedroom is mostly white, which makes this fantastic wall of art really pop.
The master bedroom is mostly white, which makes this fantastic wall of art really pop.
The front room inside the 41 Bond Street home designed by DDG Design partners is 50 feet long.
The front room inside the 41 Bond Street home designed by DDG Design partners is 50 feet long.
Massive sliding glass doors look lead to a large outdoor space.
Massive sliding glass doors look lead to a large outdoor space.
The focal point of the great room is a monumental mantle.
The focal point of the great room is a monumental mantle.
Lindsey Adelman designed the lights dangling above the great room.
Lindsey Adelman designed the lights dangling above the great room.
Here's one of the bedrooms.
Here's one of the bedrooms.
In contrast to the bedroom in the preceding slide, the master bedroom features a dark wood headboard.
In contrast to the bedroom in the preceding slide, the master bedroom features a dark wood headboard.
The master bathroom.
The master bathroom.
The stairs leading from the great room to the backyard.
The stairs leading from the great room to the backyard.
Here's the facade of the Flowerbox building. Its landscape designer, Mac Carbonell of Verdant Gardens Design, was outside answering questions. The building developer envisioned the “flowerboxes” after growing up in the neighborhood and seeing them outside East Village townhouses. The plants stay alive all year, changing colors throughout the seasons. The exterior design translates beautifully into the duplex apartment as well.
Here's the facade of the Flowerbox building. Its landscape designer, Mac Carbonell of Verdant Gardens Design, was outside answering questions. The building developer envisioned the “flowerboxes” after growing up in the neighborhood and seeing them outside East Village townhouses. The plants stay alive all year, changing colors throughout the seasons. The exterior design translates beautifully into the duplex apartment as well.
The kitchen is decidedly more modern, with large glass doors opening onto the patio.
The kitchen is decidedly more modern, with large glass doors opening onto the patio.
The owners of this Chelsea Triplex were planning a remodel and when the apartment next door went on the market they bought it and drastically expanded their renovation plans. The architecture and design of the home was completely transformed during the yearlong project spearheaded by Alex Scott Porter, of Alex Scott Porter Design.
The owners of this Chelsea Triplex were planning a remodel and when the apartment next door went on the market they bought it and drastically expanded their renovation plans. The architecture and design of the home was completely transformed during the yearlong project spearheaded by Alex Scott Porter, of Alex Scott Porter Design.
A main goal of the remodel was to open the apartment by raising the ceilings. The owners were surprised with how much space they had to work with. The kitchen blends in seamlessly with the living room on one side and the open terrace on the other.
A main goal of the remodel was to open the apartment by raising the ceilings. The owners were surprised with how much space they had to work with. The kitchen blends in seamlessly with the living room on one side and the open terrace on the other.
Here's terrace that extends from the kitchen.
Here's terrace that extends from the kitchen.
The rock pattern on the steps to the bunk bed in the kids' room comes from small pieces of carpet.
The rock pattern on the steps to the bunk bed in the kids' room comes from small pieces of carpet.
Here's the master bedroom.
Here's the master bedroom.
One of the third-floor terraces.
One of the third-floor terraces.
The second terrace on the third floor.
The second terrace on the third floor.
Eager visitors to the Chelsea townhouse designed by architect Julian King queue up outside the residence.
Eager visitors to the Chelsea townhouse designed by architect Julian King queue up outside the residence.
Here's one of the kids' rooms.
Here's one of the kids' rooms.
Another shot of the kitchen doors.
Another shot of the kitchen doors.
The master bedroom blends in seamlessly with the outdoor space in response to the owner's wish to incorporate nature into the renovation.
The master bedroom blends in seamlessly with the outdoor space in response to the owner's wish to incorporate nature into the renovation.
The master bath.
The master bath.
The only separation between the master bath and the backyard is this sliding glass door.
The only separation between the master bath and the backyard is this sliding glass door.
Architect Jospeh Tanney said this Union Square duplex on 5th Ave. looked like “a suburban townhouse” when the owners bought it. The idea was to open the space up and refine some of the existing details. Tanney bleached the original oak floors twice and whitewashed them to achieve the light shade shown here.
Architect Jospeh Tanney said this Union Square duplex on 5th Ave. looked like “a suburban townhouse” when the owners bought it. The idea was to open the space up and refine some of the existing details. Tanney bleached the original oak floors twice and whitewashed them to achieve the light shade shown here.
The kitchen features Corian cabinets and countertops.
The kitchen features Corian cabinets and countertops.

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