The building continues the line of New York VIP-housing from the best architects in the world, with a cost per square meter from $ 32,000. The predecessors of the Swiss architects include Richard Mayer and Santiago Calatrava.
The facade of the house will be made of glass of a greenish, "bottle" shade. An aluminum fence will be installed in front of it, an analogue of cast iron fences of the 19th century, and the main decorative element in it will be an imitation of graffiti. In the lobby, this theme will be continued with Corian wall reliefs.
There will be 27 apartments on 11 floors, including 5 "triplexes" located on three floors, with their own entrance and front and back yards. More modest dwellings will be arranged above them, with an area of 118 to 305 sq. m and with a ceiling height of 3.5 m.
As indispensable attributes of luxury, the house has oak floors imported from Austria, bathrooms with Corian (which is more expensive than marble) and so on.
Jacques Herzog told reporters that before that, his workshop usually dealt with housing estates for the poor, the so-called "social housing". Now he is not interested in the cost of the finished building, but in the architectural tasks that this order sets for him; the main thing in his work is experiment.