Architect Shigeru Ban's most recent project in Manhattan, New York, is a handsome sight by the Hudson River. The unique, 11-story building hides duplex homes that have been built using nothing but state-of-the-art materials. One of these carefully selected materials is UPM ProFi composite. The star architect chose to use UPM's composite decking on the floors of the balconies due to its reliability and environmentally friendly nature.
The apartments, which run the full width of the building, are spacious and full of light, and the balconies face the peaceful courtyard. The stylish stone grey UPM ProFi Deck is a perfect match for the flooring of the adjacent room and beautifully extends the space towards the balcony.
Shigeru Ban Architects was responsible for designing the building together with his American partner, Dean Maltz Architect.
"We were already familiar with the product since we had used similar products in our earlier projects, so we knew what we would get. We wanted the beautiful, environmentally friendly and high-quality UPM ProFi for the balconies of the Metal Shutter Houses building because materials are so important to a design," top architect Dean Maltz explains.