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Avant Chelsea / 1100 Architect

  • 01:00 - 10 March, 2009
Avant Chelsea / 1100 Architect
Avant Chelsea / 1100 Architect

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  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Architect

    1100 Architect
  • Principal

    Juergen Riehm, David Piscuskas
  • Project Architect

    Christine Harper
  • Designer

    Jessica Spiegel
  • Project Managers

    Bo Lee, Sebastian Kaempf
  • Mep Engineer

    ESC Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineer

    Robert Silman Associates
  • General Contractor

    Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Exterior Consultant

    Israel Berger
  • Area

    2973.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. 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.

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zahra · March 19, 2012

its a nice building with a good decoration

Rizky · October 18, 2011

ughhh I hate it, that side with the mozaic thing (is it a pixelated image of a galaxy?) really destroys the whole thing. The windows on that side also.......... whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

internautas · August 24, 2010

Its not architecture. It's decoration...

diego · May 27, 2009

esto no propone nada de nada, lindos colores en la medianera y nada mas... porque no hay fotos del otro lado?arquteictura de imagen...

viniruski · May 07, 2009

I don't care how good the plans are. Campy contrapuntal wall panel patterns always ruin a project. It's an eyesore of trend of the latter half of the 2000s that we'll have to live with. We'll see it and always reminisce about the dark times: Hey that's the style of architecture when the profession boomed due to the greed and corruption of Wall St.

Heartburn Home Remedy · April 15, 2009

Not that I'm impressed a lot, but this is more than I expected when I found a link on Delicious telling that the info here is awesome. Thanks.

sullka · March 13, 2009

What I wonder if they own the building next door next door.

If not, in the future, whenever they decide to make a higher buidling there, you're not only going to lose that lateral facade work, but also the openings at the last floor. I don't know how they let them put windows on that side.

yiz · March 12, 2009

I have no idea why this kind of project can get publish in this website. it is totally uninspiring.

Georgia · March 12, 2009

I'd just love to know why we only get to see the same angle with the off-putting 'digital mosaic' for the exterior shots... would have loved to have seen the seemingly interesting space where that gap is... floor plans are decent enough/ think I conconcted something similar during 1st year studio for fun ;)

dennis · March 12, 2009

I am curious on how the interior spaces read...I can kind of get that through the plans, but the exterior details leave me to believe that it is more of a one-liner building with little to back it up once you get past the explosion design on the side of the building.

Though I will say, it is an example of how one can deal with a blank facade that has to happen on a building like this.

Lite · March 11, 2009

Ok folks,
Architecture is not meant to pursuit the new, architecture is meant to give good solution for a given problem.
Having said that, i think that the build is ok ... nothing extraordinary, but the plans are still ok.

odris · March 11, 2009

i think the same miguel sa
nothing new

Miguel Sá, Arqt · March 11, 2009

I do not think that brings nothing new

não me parece que traga nada de novo

joaquin cabral · March 11, 2009

is just another son of the standarized residential architecture of New York. I don´t see any contribution of this architecture... and the mosaic... just a fart that made this possible to be published

Glen · March 11, 2009

There are no photos from across the street or from the west because those views of the building reveal that it is really uninpired architecture. 1100 Architect does nice work, this just isn't their best effort.

jon · March 11, 2009

...and why aren't there photos from the other end of the street?

guy · March 11, 2009

1960's revisited - in the worst possible way. looks kinda cheap. who would want architecture like that in their city?

jon · March 11, 2009

A primitive one to one photoshop filter-cum-facade design. Reminds me of the 70's ugly mosaic work. Unfortunate.

One · March 11, 2009

This one reminds me of OMA's apartment building project in NYC...

Brandon · March 11, 2009

Who wants to have a veiw of the side of a building... Good dissolve concept though.

Brandon · March 11, 2009

view of the side of the building? good dissolving concept though.


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