Ta-da!: Ando Tipped for New York Condos

Ta-da!: Ando Tipped for New York Condos

TADAO ANDO-Atelier in Oyodo, Osaka, Japan & Meeting Clients
The architect examining a model of the building. (Courtesy Tadao Ando Architect and Associates)

Tadao Ando appears set to realize his first ground-up residential project in New York City. Andrew Luck’s favorite will be designing eight condominiums in a building to be located on a Nolita corner currently occupied by a parking garage.

$21 million please.

Developers Saif Sumaida and Amit Khurana drummed up $21 million to purchase the site and thus pave the way for what is projected to be a 32,000-square-foot structure. The  Pritzker Prize winner has previously offered smaller contributions to the city. Ando made his New York debut inside Japanese restaurant Morimoto and also designed the penthouse and lobby of a Soho apartment buildingGabellini Sheppard will take care of the interior of the new space, which is said to be opening in 2016.

[Via Curbed.]