John Street House
We have a very fruitful relationship with the developer Shorewood Real Estate Group and Prodigy Network, a pioneering real estate crowdfunding firm, serving as architect of record for several of this team’s building conversions throughout Manhattan. For our first project, we refashioned 17 John Street, a 16-story, 115,000-sf residential building, originally constructed in 1920, into a new breed of extended-stay hotel under the “Assemblage” brand. In this collaborative hotel or “cotel,” room suites will be supported by flexible office spaces enabling groups of people to work and live as a project team for extended periods of time.
After move-in, Mancini’s interiors finishing division MDLX was brought in to provide an extra level of design for the hotel rooms, co-working spaces, and specialty spaces. MDLX selected, procured, and installed specialty lighting, pillows, textiles, art-work, rugs, wallcoverings, books, plants, and geological artifacts that provided an even deeper expression of the client’s Assemblage brand, which is defined by interconnectedness rooted in a profound understanding of nature.