Architect: 1100 Architect
Location: New York, USA
Principal: Juergen Riehm, David Piscuskas
Project Architect: Christine Harper
Project Managers: Bo Lee, Sebastian Kaempf
Designer: Jessica Spiegel
MEP Engineer: ESC Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
General Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group
Exterior Consultant: Israel Berger
Project Year: 2008
Constructed Area: 2,973 sqm
Photographs: Sebastian Kaempf, Lisa Bubbers
The city elicits in our culture a stark duality – a desire to be immersed in its spectacle and a simultaneous craving for respite from its ceaseless activity. Avant Chelsea will provide for its residents both experiences. A modern, culturally sophisticated urbanite requires access to constantly shifting stimulation as well as a private space that can be adapted to their personal needs and sensibility.
This new condominium in West Chelsea will contain twelve floors of flexible apartments, upper-floor terraces, recreation areas, and a courtyard. The street façade is a window wall, skillfully proportioned to achieve a balance between the scale of the user and the building at large. The design is efficient with a refined elegance.