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Hotel Americano / TEN Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 11 July, 2011
Hotel Americano / TEN Arquitectos
Hotel Americano / TEN Arquitectos, © Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence +37

From the architect. Slated to open at the end of this month Hotel Americano, designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos, is the latest building to be added to the Chelsea area. The first project for Mexican boutique brand Grupo Habita in the city, the hotel's roof top provides a clear view to the newest section (part two) of the impressive High Line. Easily distinguishing itself from its neighbors, the exterior of the 56 room hotel is covered uniquely with yards of chain mail.

© Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

Between the city and market limitations imposed in any design, the Mexican born Norten found a creative way to deal with the buildings mass, enclosing the traditional glass box behind a metal mesh curtain that creates an alluring play between in and out, seducing but not showing all, like sexy silk stockings.

© Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

The hotel will bring another "starchitect" attraction to the Chelsea area, joining the likes of Shigeru Ban, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Diller Scifidio + Renfro and Neil Denari.

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© Paul Clemence
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kirk · January 14, 2013

will be interesting to see how the 80's steel mesh holds up -- even more interesting to see if the material is worthy of Gehry's Eisenhower memorial...

Bruno Bellomo · August 16, 2011

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editor · July 22, 2011

See this in "Starchitects Design Glamorous Prisons for Manhattan’s Elite"
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John Hill · July 21, 2011

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Scott Mitchem · July 13, 2011

Great photos of the new @GRUPOHABITA property, Hotel Americano in NYC by my friend & photog Paul Clemence for @archdaily http://t.co/16Yfy2S

Luis Castañeda · July 13, 2011
Saúl Caballero · July 13, 2011

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nep · July 13, 2011

90´s building.

erik muñoz · July 13, 2011

http://t.co/GfltKTu This project looked fine up until the glass blocks (don&#39t like them), and I&#39m not the only one, right? @BobBorson

Sandeep Nicha · July 12, 2011

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Transparence · July 12, 2011

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fredaardvark · July 12, 2011

Building to the right in the first slide has more character.
(Charreau derivative)
Corb said it:
All things being otherwise equal,
unthought native stuff usually
works best.
This thing is trying WAY too hard.

John-David Carling · July 12, 2011

hotel= rooms, amenities, bars, restautants. what happens inside? Don´t plan to stay in the facade

that comment

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Carolina Leon · July 12, 2011

*Square pattern silky stockings*
It. is. Sexy.
#speciallyinFall
MT @ENorten_TENArqs: Hotel Americano http://t.co/EU4GRpj

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alejandro · July 12, 2011

hotel= rooms, amenities, bars, restautants. what happens inside? Don´t plan to stay in the facade

John-David Carling · July 12, 2011 06:18 PM

LOL ... that made my day.

i2h · July 12, 2011 05:13 PM

yes...have a bit of patience. they're not quite done outfitting the place yet, though the ground floor bar/restaurant (?) is being kitted out currently. sadly, one section of the chain mail facade has a nasty stain running down one side. fairly unsightly.

ariana roberts · July 12, 2011 06:28 AM

it's not open yet, i think that's why

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