The Baccarat Hotel & Residences, designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), has opened in New York. When approached to design the tower in Midtown Manhattan, SOM was asked to capture the essence of the crystal brand, which was founded by King Louis XV more than 250 years ago. Use of glass predominates throughout its design to maintain the crystal brand. Encased in reflective glass to play off light and sky conditions, solid, matte surfaces frame the north and south façades.
SOM in the Press
SOM Designs Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York
Source: Contract Magazine