Luxury Residential Building Garners Admiration with Reflective Façade, Blue Bendheim Etched Glass Interiors

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Futuristic Development Complements New York City’s Chic West Village Neighborhood

A newly designed luxury building now adorns New York City’s West Village, steps away from the Hudson River. Located between the historic blocks of Charles Lane and Perry Street, 166 Perry Street is a modern residential development whose elegant blue-and-white Bendheim Architectural Glass interiors create a serene, sophisticated atmosphere.
Designed by the avant-garde New York City based Asymptote Architecture, the eight-story building features a sculpturally angled façade reflecting the colors, details and activities of the neighborhood around it – from the mid-twentieth-century brick buildings to passersby and the deep blue sky. This reflective quality affords residents of 166 Perry Street a unique sense of privacy and blends the ultra-modern structure into the neighborhood, subtly camouflaging it with images of its surroundings.
Asymptote Architecture emphasized this light and reflectivity throughout every aspect of the interior. Each residence at 166 Perry Street – 22 lofts and two penthouses – occupies its own corner of the building, allowing an abundance of daylight. The impeccably detailed interiors are defined by the use of blue and white Bendheim glasses in combination with custom formed white features, stone and hardwood floors.
Bendheim, a specialty glass supplier, provided more than 5,000 square feet of six glass types, all tempered or laminated, water jet-cut and precision-fabricated in Bendheim’s New Jersey facility.
At the entrance, two monolithic doors of transparent blue Bendheim glass lead into the lobby, where soft-edged, glowing walls incorporate Bendheim’s white back-painted glass and white custom features, creating a smooth transition from the outside and offering a preview of the luxurious interiors upstairs.
Inside the residences, white, ultra-clear and deep-blue Bendheim SatinTech® etched glass doors and partitions open to spacious living spaces. The sumptuous bathrooms are adorned with etched panes of translucent blue glass in shower enclosures and sliding doors. Bendheim’s white laminated gradient glass, flowing smoothly from white to clear, defines interior stair railings.
The satin-smooth etched glass surfaces are maintenance-friendly, luminous, and obscuring, making them ideal for interior spaces that simultaneously create openness and privacy. Diverse light conditions morph the blue glass’ hue, adding vibrancy to the interiors.
Bendheim worked with Klein USA, the manufacturer of sliding door systems, and AAA Metal & Glass Inc., the installer, to supply the “heavy” (3/8” to 1/2” thick) glasses for the recessed sliding systems that create an illusion of weightlessness.
Asymptote’s first building in New York City adjoins the first of three Richard Meier Modernist residential towers. According to Asymptote, 166 Perry Street is simultaneously an antidotal design and a formal and tectonic play off Meier’s buildings. Richard Born, who developed the first two Meier buildings nearly a decade ago, worked together with Ira Drukier and Charles Blaichman to bring this distinctive addition to the neighborhood.
About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City