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459 West 18th Street / Della Valle + Bernheimer

  • 01:00 - 11 August, 2010
459 West 18th Street / Della Valle + Bernheimer
459 West 18th Street / Della Valle + Bernheimer, Courtesy of Della Valle + Bernheimer
Courtesy of Della Valle + Bernheimer

Courtesy of Della Valle + Bernheimer ©  Evan Joseph © Frank Oudeman © Frank Oudeman +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Partner In Charge

    Jared Della Valle
  • Project Designer

    Andrew Bernheimer, Garrick Jones
  • Project Team

    Andrew Willard, Cathy Braasch, Brian Butterfield, Adam Ruedig
  • Project Manager

    Burck Schellenberg
  • Client/Developer

    Alloy Development
  • Contractor

    TG Nickel
  • Area

    29700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Della Valle Bernheimer acted as both architect and developer of this residential project located between two vibrant and evolving neighborhoods—the Meatpacking District and Chelsea—on the west side of Manhattan. On the edge of what once was the shoreline of Manhattan, the bold design for this mixed-use condominium project appears resolutely within its context. Severe in mass and profile, the confident exterior of the tower belies its carefully-muted interiors.

Courtesy of Della Valle + Bernheimer
Courtesy of Della Valle + Bernheimer

The building envelope is comprised of composite panels and white and clear glass. Fenestration punctures through the building mass are expressed as extruded collars. In an effort to blur the delineation between interior and exterior, and to eliminate the distraction of mullions typically associated with curtain wall systems, massive expanses of glass add a cinematic quality, framing views like art-in-progress. Meticulously-designed details and thoughtfully-selected materials achieve an understated, serene interior that is in marked contrast to the rigorously prominent building exterior and the neighborhood.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "459 West 18th Street / Della Valle + Bernheimer" 11 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/72537/459-west-18th-street-della-valle-bernheimer/>
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24 Comments

Peter · August 23, 2010

Another juvenile one liner apartment block for New York. It's because of this ersatz nonsense that people want to buy apartments in Donald Trump developments.

Lil Jimmy · August 17, 2010

Ooffta....not....good....

mhartd · August 13, 2010

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Mark Gardner · August 13, 2010

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John Dolci · August 12, 2010

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rodger · August 11, 2010

an eyesore of a building that i have to be visually abused by every time i walk the highline.
that said, i do love the interior shot looking out from the dining area.

jk · August 11, 2010

looks like they wore their developer hat more than their architect's hat. Max-out the buildable envelope, use cheap and cheerful materials. Hard to tell what's happening at street level. I dunno. I guess, well done if you made good money. As architecture it's pretty meh.

PatrickLBC · August 11, 2010

Architect as developer....... What could be better? Love it.

Scott Dolson Realty · August 11, 2010

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amsterdammer · August 11, 2010

It's good to see a development designed and developed by the same company. In this case it seems to have worked just fine.

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