130 William is the first skyscraper that the London practice of David Adjaye has been commissioned to build in Manhattan, in collaboration with the local firm Hill West. It is a project of the real estate company Lightstone and the location is in the downtown financial district, on William Street. This is one of the city’s oldest streets so the design draws inspiration from the past, turning away from the usual glass facades. The team has decided on a construction of textured hand-cast concrete rising 243 meters and 66 stories. The 244 luxury residences it contains vary in size, from studios to five-bedroom units. Natural light enters through large openings on the facade, the lower half of which presents a regular rhythm of arched windows. Openings across the upper portion are flipped so that the curve is at the base and much larger.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.