45 East 7th

45 East 7th

Architect
Morris Adjmi Architects
Location
New York, New York, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Apartments
Jimi Billingsley
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
WindowsReynaers Aluminium
RoofingSiplast
Paradiene 20/30
Interior LightingDelta Light
ManufacturersGlen-Gary
FlooringGrato

Product Spec Sheet
Roofing
Paradiene 20/30 by Siplast
Interior Lighting
Manufacturers
Flooring
by Grato

45 East 7th

Morris Adjmi Architects as Architects

45 East 7th Street is a boutique condominium building located on the site of a deadly gas explosion that leveled three tenement buildings previously occupying the corner of 7th Street and 2nd Avenue. In response to this tragedy, MA’s project team wanted to design a contextually traditional building that also embodied timeless sensibilities—a refined but practical approach to luxury that places emphasis on solid and durable construction, sustainability, and advancements in technology.

photo_credit Jimi Billingsley
Jimi Billingsley

Similar to traditional tenement buildings found throughout the neighborhood, 45 East 7th features a tripartite façade that consists of a base, middle, frieze, and cornice separated by stone banding courses. Following tradition, the design team also decided to use different brickwork details for each portion of its façade. The building's ground level is defined by brick piers in a single corbel pattern. The middle portion, spanning floors 2-6, utilizes a custom L-shaped brick in a modular pattern that results in a striking checkerboard motif. This pattern is commonly found throughout the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District as a decorative element below windows or in banding courses, but here it covers most of the building's façade. A third brick pattern consisting of a double corbel comprises the frieze between the 6th and 7th floors.

photo_credit Nexus Development
Nexus Development

45 East 7th's unconventional use of hand-laid brick creates an incredibly dynamic play of light and shadow that changes throughout the day, lending the bricks a multi-tonal quality. The building's cornice resembles those of adjacent structures but is composed of a perforated metal panel—simultaneously fitting in and standing out. The building's façade also features 7’-tall European-engineered windows that flood the interiors with natural sunlight, combining contextual cues with contemporary influences.

photo_credit Nexus Development
Nexus Development

The use of high-quality and timeless materials continues within 45 East 7th. Wood, stone, and streamlined detailing culminate in a clean and contemporary interior design. French oak floors are found throughout the residential units, and wood accent walls can be found in the common corridors and in the building's fitness center. The building features two communal terraces, on the second floor as well as the roof. Several units on the higher floors have detached private balconies and the penthouse unit features a large terrace that wraps around both 7th Street and 2nd Avenue.

photo_credit Nexus Development
Nexus Development
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