Avant Chelsea

New York, NY

2008

The Avant Chelsea, a 40,000-square-foot, twelve-story residential condominium, occupies a tight and challenging site in New York City. The design maximizes the building size allowed within zoning regulations through an unconventional array of setbacks that add bedrooms and exterior terraces to the uppermost four stories. Artful proportioning of a standard window wall system on the street facade balances the scale of the user with that of the building at large. The windows are framed in anodized aluminum and surrounded by a ribbon of aluminum panels in nine different shades of indigo. Along the southeast facade the ribbon unfolds into a screen of 2,500 fibrous cement panels that range from white to dark blue. The exterior color scheme provides a distinctive identity to a building type ubiquitous in the New York City landscape.

©Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto

Avant Chelsea

New York, NY

2008

The building uses a steel-frame and concrete-plank structure with a standard window wall system. The efficient structural premise ensures that the floor plates are relatively unencumbered by columns and transverse beams. The structural design also allows for quick construction, easy installation of other building system, and the integration of design features that make the most of the project budget.

©Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto

Each penthouse apartment has a private outdoor space, achieved by the unconventional setback solution. The two upper units have access to separate rooftop decks.

©Eric Schuldenfrei Animation

On the interior, the apartment plans are efficient and economical, designed to comfortably accommodate two to four inhabitants per unit. The material palette consists of wood flooring, high-quality laminate cabinetry, and stone countertops. Building amenities include a courtyard and recreation areas.

©Eric Schuldenfrei Animation

Publications

Hill, John. Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. 

Zamarián, Patrick. “Wohngebäude Avant Chelsea, Der Hinrucker.” Arch 155: Bunt, July 2010.

Quartino, Daniela Santos, ed. New York Architecture. Barcelona: Loft Publications, 2010.

Galindo, Michelle. Collection: U.S. Architecture. Berlin, Germany: Braun Publishing AG, 2009.

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©Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto

Avant Chelsea

New York, NY

2008

©Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto

The Avant Chelsea, a 40,000-square-foot, twelve-story residential condominium, occupies a tight and challenging site in New York City. The design maximizes the building size allowed within zoning regulations through an unconventional array of setbacks that add bedrooms and exterior terraces to the uppermost four stories. Artful proportioning of a standard window wall system on the street facade balances the scale of the user with that of the building at large. The windows are framed in anodized aluminum and surrounded by a ribbon of aluminum panels in nine different shades of indigo. Along the southeast facade the ribbon unfolds into a screen of 2,500 fibrous cement panels that range from white to dark blue. The exterior color scheme provides a distinctive identity to a building type ubiquitous in the New York City landscape.

©Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto

The building uses a steel-frame and concrete-plank structure with a standard window wall system. The efficient structural premise ensures that the floor plates are relatively unencumbered by columns and transverse beams. The structural design also allows for quick construction, easy installation of other building system, and the integration of design features that make the most of the project budget.

©Eric Schuldenfrei Animation

Each penthouse apartment has a private outdoor space, achieved by the unconventional setback solution. The two upper units have access to separate rooftop decks.

©Eric Schuldenfrei Animation

On the interior, the apartment plans are efficient and economical, designed to comfortably accommodate two to four inhabitants per unit. The material palette consists of wood flooring, high-quality laminate cabinetry, and stone countertops. Building amenities include a courtyard and recreation areas.

©Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto

Publications

Hill, John. Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. 

Zamarián, Patrick. “Wohngebäude Avant Chelsea, Der Hinrucker.” Arch 155: Bunt, July 2010.

Quartino, Daniela Santos, ed. New York Architecture. Barcelona: Loft Publications, 2010.

Galindo, Michelle. Collection: U.S. Architecture. Berlin, Germany: Braun Publishing AG, 2009.

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