According to The New York Times, Pritzger Architecture Prize winner Álvaro Siza is making his US debut on the West Side of Manhattan. The renowned Portuguese architect is building a high rise apartment building at 611 W 56th Street, and it looks to be a minimalist dream.
The building will feature 80 apartments, including units with 1-4 bedrooms that range from $1.26 million to around $11 million, and a penthouse that the Times quotes Compass broker Leonard Steinberg as describing as “a very Siza moment.” He goes on to say that due to the price point, it will be “extraordinarily, uniquely Siza. The design inside the units will include lots of oak, walnut and marble.
The Times reports that the residential masterpiece’s amenities include exercise rooms for weightlifting and yoga, a hang-out space with a tv and pool table. a room for children to play, a library, and a garden on the fourth floor.
The Times describes Siza’s work as “sober modernism.” He is known for buildings such as the Marco de Canavezes Church of Santa Maria in Portugal, the Expo ’98 World’s Fair pavilion in Portugal, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, the New Orleans Residential building in Netherlands and many more. Check out renderings of the building, purchase inquiries and more details at the building’s website here.