We’re going to get a little materialistic with 508 West 24th Street, Cary Tamarkin’s monumental project on the High Line.
The 10-story, 15-unit building is made of Béton Brut, or concrete poured in place and left exposed to reveal details such as joints, tie holes, window mullions and imprints. Other structures that have used Béton Brut include The Pantheon, TWA Terminal at JFK by Eero Saarinen, Carpenter Center by Le Corbusier and the Salk Institute by Louis Kahn, according to the official site.
“I wanted to make a rock, like an anchor for the High Line,” Tamarkin told Interior Design. “There’s a lot of buildings to the left and right of us that are kind of dance-y, curving, waving.”
None of that curvy business for 508 West 24th Street — the development’s aesthetic is “simple and beautiful and pared back. There’s an authenticity to our buildings… we do things the old-fashioned way,” Tamarkin said in the Interior Design interview.
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