Keeping it simple

Nick Myall
Wednesday 09 Dec 2015

This residential project from David Chipperfield Architects in New York has been given a simple look by focussing on its basic elements

HFZ Capital Group and David Chipperfield Architects have launched sales for The Bryant residences in New York City. 

The Bryant is the first large-scale residential project in New York designed by the internationally-acclaimed British practice and newly commissioned designer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s wing for modern and contemporary art, David Chipperfield Architects. The residential condominium is being developed by New York based real estate investment and development firm HFZ Capital Group.

The Bryant is located at 16 West 40th Street directly on Bryant Park and above a boutique hotel, showcasing master architect Sir David Chipperfield’s vision for city living and granting soon-to-be residents soaring views of the park and the dramatic skyline to the south featuring the Empire State Building. Due to its landmarked surroundings, The Bryant will be the final development site on Bryant Park.

A hallmark of David Chipperfield Architects' design ethos is intelligent simplicity, a trait magnificently apparent with the latest addition to its portfolio. “The idea that the structure and the façade are the same thing, made out of polished concrete, will give the building a tectonic and physical presence. Through this, the building is reduced down to elements of columns and windows, of solid and void, mass and space,” said Sir David Chipperfield. “I think you can make architecture out of very simple things, it doesn’t have to be complicated. The difference between a good building and a bad building normally resides in it being more thought about.”

With 57 one-to-four bedroom residences on floors 16 through 34 — including two triplex penthouses — each residence boasts elegantly framed floor-to-ceiling windows, at least one corner exposure, and sleek sliding doors that blur the division between inside and outside. The building’s custom made aggregate terrazzo façade transitions seamlessly into the carefully considered interiors, creating crisp architectural frames to the multiple windows in each residence as well as a border for the warm-toned herringbone floors. Every residence in The Bryant dominates a corner of the tower and offers panoramic skyline or park views. The tower is steps away from Fifth Avenue shopping, is close to the vibrant gallery district, as well as the Midtown office district, and is just minutes from downtown’s thriving restaurant and culture scene.

Each residence features bespoke millwork specifically designed by David Chipperfield Architects for The Bryant, which cleverly conceals storage, appliances, and mechanical systems, and allows for generous, uninterrupted ceiling heights throughout the living spaces and hallways. Honed, hand-picked Italian marble finishes complement the kitchens and bathrooms. 

“We are very pleased to partner with world-renowned architect, Sir David Chipperfield, for his first residential project in New York, The Bryant,” said Ziel Feldman, Chairman and Founder of HFZ Capital Group. “This architecturally significant property elevates our already diverse portfolio.”

The marketing and sales are being managed by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. The Bryant sales gallery can be seen by appointment by calling 212 687 1640, or emailing info@thebryantnyc.com. The Bryant’s sales gallery is located at 489 Fifth Avenue, Penthouse, New York NY 10017.

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Nick Myall

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