Luxury interiors in Manhattan tower

To offer potential buyers a “sneak peek” at the interiors of his development in Manhattan, architect David Adjaye’s created a show residence that reflects the luxury of his architectural vision.

Adjaye created the model apartment for his 130 William project inside a sales gallery on Beekman Street – just a few blocks from where the 66-storey tower is currently under construction in New York’s Financial District.


The space provides potential buyers an example of the residential tower’s 244 luxury condominiums, and comprises an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, and a bathroom.

Shown in new photographs, the interior design includes dark cabinetry that runs along the rear of the kitchen, facing a central island. A slab of Italian stone cantilevers from the kitchen counter to create a dining bar, with stools tucked underneath.

Adjaye says the island design, which “looks like it will fall”, draws on the stacked composition employed for the building’s exterior, which will cause the skyscraper to gradually taper inward.

“This sense of stacking, which you see the facade doing is also played out in the way that we do forms inside the space,” says the architect. “We worked very hard on making the kitchen follow the same language.”


Get our enews

Design and development news that comes to you


Sustainable interiors for zero-waste restaurant

Plant-based lamps hang above recycled-plastic dining tables inside trendy London restaurant Silo, in a nod to their zero-waste ...

Monolithic open-air concert hall designed around ‘sound’

Nestled in a mountainous valley two hours away by car from the centre of Beijing, The Chapel of ...

Brick façade offers equal parts privacy and opulent natural light

An eye-catching office façade in Iran uses revolving turquoise and azure bricks, to create a stunning rippling effect ...

‘Uniquely artistic’ $140M Geelong Arts Centre unveiled

The Victorian government has unveiled plans for a $140-million arts centre in Geelong. The Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop ...

Waste not, want not: restaurant made with recycled materials

A restaurant located in Madrid has used upcycled junk and site construction waste make up nearly every interior ...


Stay connected to the SPEC

Join our reader network by signing up to our weekly newsletter and receive design and development news straight to your inbox

© 2018 Universal Media Co. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Service. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Universal Media Co.