The modern design of 301 East 50th Street is a timeless yet contemporary approach to living that evokes the distinctive style of French Modernism developed by designers like Eileen Gray and Charlotte Perriand, and artists like Man Ray and Constantin Brancusi.
These moderne masters have inspired generations of very special designers to combine a seriousness of purpose with a sophisticated sense of style—designers like CookFox Architects, a contemporary practice that has built a reputation on tempering science with art. On combining sustainability with comfort, technology with history, and substance with style—all with a deep feeling for what makes a residence truly a home.
Window proportions are consistent with the interiors throughout the building. Each residence was designed with a corner window to maximize natural light throughout the largest living spaces.
The “thermal mass” of deep stone walls helps moderate temperature extremes in summer and winter by insulating, absorbing and reradiating heat over time, and help to create an ineffable sense of solidity.
High performance, low-e coated, laminated insulated glass provides unparalleled sound attenuation, helping to soften the sounds of the city, while also providing additional insulation during cold winters, and reflects solar heat energy back outside on hot summer days.
These sunshades result in a high performance and environmentally sustainable moderation of solar heat gain, and bounce and diffuse daylight deep into the heart of each residence.