Nolita Zen

Renderings by Noe & Associates

Japanese Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando’s first New York building, near the Bowery, is a beautiful, brutalist koan: A concrete blockhouse saturated with light, it’s the rare luxury condominium that adds to its formerly gritty neighborhood’s character instead of destroying it. Floor-through apartments, slated for sale early this year, start at $15 million.

At 152 Elizabeth St.; 152elizabethst.com.