New York is enjoying a constantly changing phase, which brings the city to reinvent itself to keep intact the leadership of “Capital of the World”.
One of the most significant changes concerns the Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn, which is experiencing a time of tumultuous cultural growth; It can indeed say that what you live is an atmosphere similar to that which was breathed in TriBeCa in the late 90s; cultural contaminations, industrial buildings converted into large loft and construction of new building that redefine the city’s skyline.
THE ONE JOHN STREET PROJECT
It is in this context that fits the 1 John Street project, with apartments and Penthouse ranging up to 7 Mil. $ for a Penthouse.
The exterior design is characterized by the materials:
As can be noted it was intentionally chosen to proportion in a different way the glass windows, according to the floors; the width of them is inversely proportional to the height of floors.
This was intended by the designer, so the view from the island of Manhattan would be respectful and coherent with the neighborhood where the project is located.
Even the side view, (look at the Manhattan Bridge in the façade reflex), respects this proportion
THE INTERIOR OF THE PROJECT
The 42 large apartments ranging from 150 to 250 m2, are furnished with elegance, refinement and a use of the best materials, without wanting to get off at any compromise.
In order to “give value” to the project, the developer has chosen for all 42 units kitchens and bathrooms of RiFRA.
It has been chosen the kitchen FLY model, with the typical and iconic brand design of the “double island”.
The materials used are precious and refined:
- Natural brushed oak for the islands.
- Grooves and sockets matt grey lacquered.
- Columns in grey concrete.
- Top in Basaltina Stone.
Detail of FLY Collection: the doors are shaped at 45 ° and the Top at 30 °, creating a “floating” effect to the Top itself; From this detail, born the collection brand.
The view from the living room, where you notice the snack bar that also works as a storage unit, the design of the top with its manufacturing and the columns in Concrete.
The 146 bathrooms of the project (3 for each apartment), have all been furnished with RiFRA.
The master bathrooms, have been furnished with the K.FORTY collection, countertop in Cristalplant, 2HD mirrors, lamps, freestanding bathtub Smooth1, designing a refined and sophisticated image.
While the guest bathrooms and the secondary bathrooms have the same K.Forty composition, with a width less than that of the master bathroom, but with shower trays of Line collection.
PUBLIC RELATIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
The project has gained, due to the highly innovative, several articles on the most prestigious international press:
STATI UNITI – NEW YORK TIMES
UK – FINANCIAL TIMES
Italia – La Repubblica
THE RiFRA EXPERIENCE
It’s a project that we have been engaged for three years, including design, production and delivery.
The design and manufacture of the products has taken place entirely inside the company, and also we have guaranteed and then delivered the products directly on the Job Site, also organizing all the logistics.
I have personally followed this project, while several of my colleagues from the technical assistance were on the construction site a couple of times to provide the necessary technical service.
The demands of the New York market are definitely specific, but follow the guidelines that we follow in every project:
- Attention to the needs of the Developer and Designer
- Defining the Budget
- Shop Drawings
- Very high quality of the final product – no compromises
- Management of logistics and final delivery
- Assistance in location
Until today, we have opened several prestigious multi unit projects in the United States;
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