Metal Shutter Houses - Shigeru Ban (2)

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It’s been several years in the making but – as I tweeted earlier this week – Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses in Manhattan are finally complete. Although the famed Japanese architect has been busy providing temporary partitions to evacuees of the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 6000 miles across the planet workers were putting the final touches on his first ever residential project in New York.

Located at 524 West 19th Street near iconic architectural structures like Frank Gehry’s IAC building and the High Line, the minimalist condo is equipped with adjustable shutters that provide full sunlight exposure, complete privacy or anywhere in-between. The condos sold out during the initial offering but a penthouse recently resurfaced for a whopping $13 million.

Metal Shutter Houses - Shigeru Ban (3)

Metal Shutter Houses - Shigeru Ban


source: inhabitat | curbed