I love this project.
Jade is a 57-unit condo conversion currently under construction in New York City, designed by the eponymous Jade Jagger (daughter of Mick and Bianca).
In a recent New York Times article, it was described as thus:
The perfect pod (described as a â€œjewel boxâ€? or a â€œfabulous suitcaseâ€?) is a cubelike structure that incorporates a mosaic-tiled bathroom, a sleek kitchen (with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances), a closet and a washer-dryer. When closed, the pod looks like an architectural cube set down in your living space. It comes in four color variations â€” all of which Ms. Jagger has masterminded â€” from the gold Luxo to the black and red Baroco.
â€œThe pod was conceived for efficiency of space and so that each apartment could have a loftlike feel,â€? [the sales director] explained. By this time, the audiovisual had ended and I was spirited into a model apartment where I could see a pod in all its glory.
The buyer cannot choose the configuration of a pod, only its color.
For example, there is an Aristo pod: pale-blue cabinetry, dark green bathroom tiles and English country overtones, and the Boho pod: pale lilac, beige and lapis blue tile that reminds Ms. Jagger of the â€œsea breezesâ€? of her island home.
The property is at 16 West 19th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan (Chelsea).
Philippe Starck is one of the partners behind the design, and Shvo Marketing is doing the sales.
Complete article: Pods in the Living Room and Soaking Tubs Outside – By Suzanne Slesin, The New York Times
Developer’s website: JadeNYC