120 Allen Street
With frontage on two Manhattan streets, 120 Allen Street adds 20 units to the Lower East Side. Designing not only the structure but the interiors and the majority of the furniture, the firm Grzywinski+Pons really had a hand in creating the the project from the inside out. The building sits 10 stories high to accommodate its slender lot and provide skyline views, while an attached 5 story building opens to the paralleled Orchard Street. To reflect the existing masonry of the neighborhood, the first five floors are covered in handmade coal-fired bricks that darken in color to fade into the upper level's zinc panels. Internally, the bones of the steel structure were put on display with exposed girders, columns, bolts and junction plates, warmed by a selection of luxurious fabrics and finishes.