XOCO 325 unveils sculptural cast aluminum façade in new york's soho neighborhood
 
XOCO 325 unveils sculptural cast aluminum façade in new york's soho neighborhood
aug 16, 2016

XOCO 325 unveils sculptural cast aluminum façade in new york's soho neighborhood

XOCO 325 is a condominium building currently nearing completion in new york’s soho neighborhood. located on the site of a former chocolate factory, the structure is fronted with a custom cast aluminum façade that appears to float over a hanging glass wall. contrasting many of the city’s steel and glass skyscrapers, the architecture instead pays homage to soho’s historic cast iron buildings.

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the condominium building is nearing completion in new york’s soho neighborhood
image © bruce damonte

 

 

designed and developed by DDG, XOCO 325 is the result of extensive research of the neighborhood, where as many as 250 cast iron loft buildings are located. the striking façade references the historic structures’ ‘kit of parts’ industrialization, and their reliance upon componentry and patterning. in adapting this style for contemporary manhattan, the design team opted to replicate the bay spacing found in the area, while using lightweight aluminum to maintain a sense of privacy. the façade begins on the second floor, ensuring floor-to-ceiling glazing for retail outlets at ground level.

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the architecture pays homage to soho’s historic cast iron buildings
image © robert granoff

 

 

internally, each residence features custom sculptural plaster work, ceiling heights from 10 feet in primary living areas, private terraces and balconies for the majority of units, white oak plank floors, custom millwork, and hydronic radiant heated floors. the model apartment is outfitted entirely in BDDW furniture and features M. crow accessories. amenities at XOCO 325 include a 24/7 concierge, a fitness studio with a wall of windows overlooking a landscaped private garden, and bicycle storage.

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internally, each residence features custom sculptural plaster work
image © robert granoff

 

 

in february 2017 — with the building nearly complete — images revealed XOCO 325’s enormous penthouse for the first time. the luxury dwelling is 4,406 square feet in size and includes a private 718 square foot terrace. furnished and accessorized by colony, a co-op of independent artists and designers, ‘penthouse west’ features a custom-designed chandelier in the living room, as well as a 16 foot-long dining table. the property also boasts radiant heat floors, a wet bar, and a custom fireplace. the four-bedroom, 4.5 bath home is currently listed at $17.5 million USD. see more images of the penthouse below, and in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

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white oak plank floors extend throughout each residence
image © robert granoff

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the model apartment is outfitted in BDDW furniture and features M. crow accessories
image © robert granoff

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private terraces and balconies are provided for the majority of units
image © robert granoff

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sculptural elements are also found in the scheme’s bathrooms
image © robert granoff

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the building’s penthouse is 4,406 square feet in size
image © robert granoff

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floor-to-ceiling windows welcome abundant natural light
image © robert granoff

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the penthouse is on the market for $17.5 million USD
image © robert granoff

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the luxury dwelling has a private 718 square foot terrace
image © robert granoff

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the design team opted to replicate the bay spacing found in the area
image © bruce damonte

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the lightweight aluminum façade maintains a sense of privacy
image © bruce damonte

 

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