New York

Aurora



Aurora
New York, NY

Client
G Holdings, Inc.
Photography
Bruce Damonte

The design of the interiors spaces as well as the amenity terrace at Aurora complements the building’s overall design, a contemporary amalgam of modernism and brutalism; taut glass is juxtaposed with textured concrete.

Within the residential units a clean and modern palette of wide-plank white oak floors and white lacquer cabinets tranquilly dominate the space. They are complemented by floor-to -ceiling glass and powder coated white mullions.

The public spaces carry the design intent further: a honed brown travertine feature wall and a slatted wooden wall bookend the lobby. Between the two, walls of striated porcelain tile echo the variegation in the travertine in a more muted fashion. A broad corridor leads from the lobby to the elevators; one side of it is lined with a matching iteration of the wood slatted wall, but this one is punctuated by a broad horizontal cut that features a wide white swath of the residents’ mailboxes.


At the 30th floor a residents’ lounge ties the interiors to the exterior of the building by featuring exposed concrete walls that wrap around two of the walls of a double height space. The opposite wall features a large built-in wet bar and cabinets that are all clad in a warm walnut veneer, the floor is white oak and the ceiling is white plaster, the east and west façades of the room are extensively glazed and capture the Manhattan skyline to one side and Sunnyside yards to the other. Cantilevered off the concrete wall are a series of walnut bookshelves and cabinets.