Tadao Ando's new wonder

A concrete masterpiece in the making, architect Tadao Ando’s first residential building in Manhattan is sure to set a new standard in luxury living

Tadao Ando's first residential building in the US - located at 152 Elizabeth Street in New York's Nolita neighbourhood - might still be a year away from completing, but hearing the architect speak about the poetic, seven-unit concrete building is almost as good as being there.

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).