Venerable materials

VENERABLE
MATERIALS,
MODERN
DESIGN

Kolumba Bricks

100 Franklin’s architecture is influenced by precedent. For the facade, Petersen Tegl produced a unique batch of Kolumba bricks that are hand pressed in wooden molds for drying and firing. The brickwork is formed into distinctive arches surrounding acoustically-insulated glass, reinterpreting the Romanesque Revival style of 19th-century Tribeca. Planters integrated into the façade at street and penthouse levels establish a fresh, verdant standard for the neighborhood landscape.

A 100 Franklin interior derives its enchanting sense of lightness from every element—from the building’s eight-foot windows to the residences’ signature larch floors, which were sustainably harvested from forests surrounding the Admont Abbey.