Location688 Broadway, NoHo, NYC
ClientMadison Realty Capital
1 Great Jones Alley is a 12-story mixed-use residential development in NYC’s NoHo Historic District. Its primary façade on Broadway features an innovative terra-cotta screen that honors the rich masonry and cast-iron traditions of its context, yet is unabashedly modern. The custom glaze and asymmetrical form of the terra cotta are an expression of modern craft reinventing this historic material.
In contrast to the historical, contemporary, finished facade along Broadway, the main residential entrance from Great Jones Alley features naturally oxidizing Corten steel, a cobblestone driveway, and a green wall – an homage to the more industrial grittiness of NoHo’s past. In the lobby, the material vocabulary merges the urbane and the gritty through the use of stone, wood, ceramics, and glass. A glass-enclosed, light-filled stair inside the main lobby entrance connects the unique shared amenities of the building; a 2nd-floor raised courtyard garden, a rotating gallery of art in the lobby, and a tranquil subterranean thermal spa.
The residential interiors are an extension of the architecture. The individual units’ interior palette of materials, lighting, and finishes sets the stage for powerful views of the historic context. The bedrooms and bathrooms offer rich wood, warmer metals, and light reflective stone.
American Architecture Prize, Winner - Architectural Design / Residential Architecture, 2017
Architizer A+ Awards, Special Mention, Residential - Unbuilt - Multi-Unit Housing (L > 10 Floors), 2017
“A Brazilian-Style Apartment in New York,” Elle Decor Spain, July 2021
“Tour a Modernist New York City Apartment That’s All About Brazilian Design,” Architectural Digest, June 2021
“One Great Jones Alley,” New York Lifestyles Magazine, November 2016
“NoHo Penthouse Was Last Week’s Top Residential Sale in Manhattan,” DNAinfo.com, October 2016
“New York’s Latest Crop of Luxury Residential Developments,” Wallpaper, February 2016
“An Alley Entrance for a NoHo Condo,” NY Times, November 2015
“Design-rich NoHo among NYC’s priciest neighborhoods,” NY Post, January 2015
“688 Broadway a huge hit with Landmarks Commission,” Curbed NY, October 2012
BKSK Interiors – Interior Design; OLA Consulting Engineers – MEP/FP; Mueser Rutledge – geotechnical; Weidlinger/Thornton Tomasetti – structural & civil; HM White – landscape; Brian Orter Lighting Design – lighting; Wallover Architects – thermal baths; IROS Elevator Design elevator; James R. Gainfort AIA Consulting Architects – façade consultant; Vista Architectural Products – building envelope consultant; Boston Valley Terra Cotta – terra cotta consultant; Ryder Construction – pre-construction; Noble Construction Management Corp. – construction management; Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates – acoustical; Christine Jetten – terra cotta glaze artist
Photos by Field Condition, Evan Joseph and BKSK Archietcts. Renderings by MARCH.