41 BOND
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41 BOND; Photo Courtesy of Future Green StudioProject Name: 41 BOND
Year: 2011
Owner: DDG
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 3000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Future Green Studio & Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof Provider & Consultant: Future Green Studio
Plant Supplier: Atlantic Nursery
Plant Installation: Future Green Studio
Lead Architect: Peter Guthrie, DDG
Waterproofing Membrane: Division 7 Inc.
Structural Engineer: Silman Engineering
General Contractor: DDG Construction
Architect of Record: H. Thomas O’Hara (HTO Architect)
Growing Media: rooflite®
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Developed, designed, constructed and property managed by DDG, 41 BOND is a small, boutique residential building situated in Manhattan’s exclusive Noho district, steps away from Soho, Greenwich Village, the East Village, and Nolita. The 8-story luxury residential building occupies a prime spot in the historic neighborhood, the only new development on the block to be fully comprised of floor-through residences. Consisting of full floor and duplex condominium homes, each offers open living spaces with abundant natural light and private outdoor space. All units sold within a month.

"The elegant residences consist of townhomes with landscaped backyards, floor-through residences and duplexes with extensive landscaped exteriors. Each residence features a 50-foot long great room with fireplace, enclosed by a south facing 11-foot high sliding glass wall, engineered and crafted in Europe. Accessed beyond the walls of glass are 32-foot long landscaped terraces. The project contains an innovative green roof design helping to reduce energy consumption and storm-water runoff," (DDG).

Working on an interdisciplinary team led by DDG, Future Green Studio provided landscape design and installation for the building façade, entrance canopy, a rear garden, a patio garden, extensive green roof and several landscaped terraces. Each of these pieces was carefully articulated to be seamlessly interwoven with the architecture rather than functioning as separate, disparate elements. In addition to the green roof system, sustainability measures also include an irrigated exterior planter system and green marquee and terrace screens. The architect of record, H. Thomas O’Hara Architect (HTO Architect), worked out the integration of water and plant growth into the masonry construction, as well as the permitting necessary throughout the project.
41 BOND; Photo Courtesy of Future Green Studio41 BOND; Photo Courtesy of Future Green Studio
The building’s façade is handcrafted in native Pennsylvania bluestone, echoing the materiality of the historic neighborhood. Planters integrated into the stone of the windows were inspired by a trip to the quarry where pioneering vegetation had taken root in striated layers of rock. The entrance is punctuated by a planted canopy; masses of finely textured perennials spill over the sides, softening the clean, hard lines of the steel. A combination of soft textures and vibrant greens in the planting palette creates a brilliant contrast against the strong horizontal architectural lines of the native stone.

"The planting scheme emphasizes texture and form, mixing a contemporary with a fancifully rugged style. For the balcony gardens, given the intimacy of the outdoor and living space, the plantings perform in concert with the décor throughout all the seasons," (Archinect Project Profile).

At the ground floor, a planted loggia screens the interior of the building from passers-by. The loggia takes on the form of a grotto with stacked stone walls inter-panted with grasses and groundcovers. The vertical plane is activated by large vines climbing stainless steel cables.

On the private terraces, a mix of wild yet sophisticated flowers and grasses was selected with a focus on texture, form and seasonality, in order to provide a dynamic view from within that maintains interest year-round. At the penthouse, extensive areas of green roof reduce energy consumption, mitigate stormwater runoff and provide a verdant retreat for residents.

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41 BOND is located at 41 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012; 212 675 4141; visit their website. Watch the 1:59 video 41 BOND in NYC - Project of the Week 1/26/15 from Greenroofs.com on the greenroofsTV channel on YouTube. See the project profiles from DDG, Future Green Studio, HTO Architect; and Archinect. Download the 41 Bond Fact Sheet from DDG. See the 2:24 video 41 BOND on Vimeo from Architect's Newspaper. Read the January/February 2013 Manhattan Cultivar by Russ Klettke in gb&d; Building Review by Carter Horsely of CityRealty; December 11, 2011 Luxury homes hard to come by, easy to sell by Amanda Fung in Crain's New York Business; November 30, 2011 VIDEO> DDG’S BLUESTONE CLAD 41 BOND by Tom Stoelker in Architect's Newspaper; September, 2011 cover of Interior Design; July 28, 2011 Forget James, 41 Bond is the hottest player in New York City by Jason Sheftell in NYDailyNews.com; and the July 8, 2011 Bond Street Bounds Back by Laura Kusisto in the Wall Street Journal, among others. For more information please contact Future Green Studio at: http://www.futuregreenstudio.com/.

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