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Under construction: A sustainable facade in New York made of Truffle Raw

Facade made of WasteBasedBrick Truffle Raw in New York

About 1,5 year back we send an e-mail to the Amsterdam based architecture firm Concrete. We love their work and were eager to get in touch with them because we believed our WasteBasedBricks would be a great fit with their projects. We presented our selection of sustainable bricks and a few months later they called us: ‘we’re working on an ambitious and large scale project in New York and we think the Truffle RAW would give the facade the perfect look and feel’.

What followed was a year of closely working together to further develop the Truffle Raw into a brick with the right colour and texture for this project on 11th avenue in Manhattan.

The building, that’s under construction now, is a new residential development at 646 Eleventh Avenue and will become the largest condo offering on Hell's Kitchen's Eleventh Avenue (aka "Auto Row"). The full block-front project replaces a low-slung Lexus dealership and is to bring a 12-story condo with an auto showroom at its ground floor. Construction started early this year and will be completed spring 2020. The building is developed by SK Development together with Ironstate. Construction is done by CMA.

At the moment, production is in full swing. No less than 42 different sizes and shapes of the Truffle Raw are being made at the moment to fully cover each corner and curve of the facade with the shiny grey / silver look.

Location of the project in Manhattan

Location of the project in Manhattan

Drawing of the building

Drawing of the building

The developers of Ironstate and SK development, together with Concrete visit the factory

The developers of Ironstate and SK development, together with Concrete visit the factory

Partner at Concrete Erik Jan inspects the test bricks

Partner at Concrete Erik Jan inspects the test bricks

Texture of the Truffle Raw

Texture of the Truffle Raw

One of 42 shapes of Truffle Raw

One of 42 shapes of Truffle Raw

StoneCycling’s Tom van Soest explains the up cycling process to the clients

StoneCycling’s Tom van Soest explains the up cycling process to the clients

Truffle Raw

Truffle Raw

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