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BIG and bold, from Koolhaas to your house

Boldface names in architecture have always had a notable influence on cityscapes; they're often given more creative freedom to see their innovative designs through. An international roster of stars in the field, from Bjarke Ingels/BIG and Renzo Piano to Robert A.M. Stern and the late Zaha Hadid have contributed iconic designs to New York City's recent residential boom. There are more in the pipeline (like Rem Koolhaas' first NYC building), but below are a few with homes for sale right now.

42 Crosby Street

When sales recently launched at the Annabelle Selldorf-designed 42 Crosby Street, part of the surrounding buzz was about the building's $1 million parking spots, but as with Selldorf’s other residential designs, the real magic is in the meticulous attention to design details, reflected in the use of materials like stainless steel, brushed aluminum and metal mesh. Living spaces have high ceilings, generous open space, exceptionally large windows and sliding doors that open onto private Juliet balconies. The building’s innovative window shade system consists of shades mounted on the building’s exterior that will automatically raise and lower in response to exterior temperature and lighting conditions (tenants will be able to control the shades independently as well).

565 Broome Soho

565 Broome Street in Soho, Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano’s first New York City residential project, features a curved façade clad in low-iron glass adding a new icon to the always-changing downtown Manhattan skyline. Studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units offer floor-to-ceiling windows with brilliant views of the Hudson River and the downtown skyline. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge and attended lobby, a private gated driveway and entrance with automated parking, a landscaped outdoor terrace, a 55-foot indoor swimming pool, a fitness center and spa and an interior lounge with a library and a wet bar.

520 West 28th Street

This architecturally unique 39-unit building, Pritzker Prize-winner Hadid’s first–and, sadly, only–ground-up structure in New York City, has interiors also overseen and designed by the architect; it appears as a curving translucent sculpture of black-banded glass in the architect's by-now-familiar neofuturistic style. Apartment interiors and common spaces offer details like kitchen islands, lighting and fixtures–and a private IMAX theater and 75-foot skylit swimming pool–that echo the building's unique and iconic curvy design

More starchitect buildings:

30 Park Place

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA)

VIA 57 WEST, 625 West 57th Street 

Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

400 Park Avenue South

Designed by Christian de Portzamparc

Contributing Writer Michelle Cohen Michelle is a New York-based writer and content strategist who has worked extensively with lifestyle brands like Seventeen, Country Living, Harper's Bazaar and iVillage. In addition to being a copywriter for a digital media agency she writes about culture, New York City neighborhoods, real estate, style, design and technology among other topics. She has lived in a number of major US cities on both coasts and in between and loves all things relating to urbanism and culture.
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