I love the simplicity and clean modern lines of the minimalist granite and steel entryway/driveway to the building located at 200 W 67th Street in New York.
While granite and steel can sometimes feel cold, in this instance is feels warm and organic. The different shades of gray granite create elegant lines that echo light and shadow, and the waterfall wall is a modernist take on a mountain stream rushing over rocks.
The art deco circles of the narrow rainwater drainage grates, whose rusted steel plays off the clean steel lines that proclaim the building’s address, further highlight the interplay between hard and soft, rigid and fluid, organic and manmade. It is this kind of thoughtfulness that raises good architecture to the level of urban art.