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Avant Chelsea in New York City by 1100 Architect

December 10th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: 1100 Architect

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.

Image Courtesy © 1100 Architect, Eduard Hueber, The design of this twelve-story residential condominium in West Chelsea combines efficient programming of space with fresh ideas for structural design, interior design, lighting, and materials.

  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Project: Avant Chelsea
  • Location: New York City, U.S.A

Image Courtesy © 1100 Architect, Eduard Hueber, 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.

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.

Image Courtesy © 1100 Architect, Eduard Hueber

Image Courtesy © 1100 Architect, Eduard Hueber, Each penthouse apartment has a private outdoor space, achieved by the unconventional setback solution. The two upper units have access to separate rooftop decks.

Image Courtesy © 1100 Architect, Eduard Hueber, 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.

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