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Manhattan Penthouse in New York by MVRDV

 
May 8th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: MVRDV

MVRDV has been commissioned by Young Woo & Associates to redesign PH1, a 3598 square foot penthouse in an exclusive building in New York’s West Chelsea district. The 3 bedroom duplex features 80 feet frontage over the Hudson River, 668 square feet exterior space and a ‘sky vault’, transforming the stairs into a gallery and safe. The penthouse on the 12th and 13th floors can be reached by car through a personal elevator which carries the car to the apartment. It is now up for sale via Nestseekers.com .

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Manhattan Penthouse
  • Location: New York, USA

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

PH1, by Young Woo & Associates in collaboration with MVRDV, is now on the market for the first time since its sponsorship. Completely redesigned, this 3,598 square foot 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bathroom duplex retains 80 feet of frontage over the Hudson River, with protected panoramic views from the 12th and 13th floors. Offering 22 foot ceiling heights and sheathed in windows—with 668 square feet of exterior space spread over two loggias and access to the en suite “Sky Garage”.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

By creating the Sky Garage, Young Woo transformed the notion of urban living and sets a new precedent for architectural development. Now his firm brings in the MVRDV design team to expand on his vision of the Sky Garage, once more addressing the ever-present issue of space, flow and movement. PH1 is now home to Woo’s newest, most exclusive creation: the Sky Vault. Already connected via elevator, the lower and upper level of PH1 are now joined by the Sky Vault—a disappearing, glass-encased staircase and vertical chamber. Maximizing efficiency and creating character, the Sky Vault is on display as the heart of PH1 and is an exhibition for its residents’ most prized possessions. Offering a glass ceiling, Cumaru stairs, extending glass railing and operable hatch for access, the Sky Vault transforms the stairwell into a safe and a gallery.

Re-imagined, the home’s new layout will be dressed in exquisite high-end finishes. Adding to the list of renovations for PH1 is the Sky Garage, accessed by a personal elevator that carries the car to the parking space adjoining the apartment in less than 60 seconds. Now completely clad in wall-to-ceiling, high gloss stainless steel, the reflective garage space, with large windows to the East, will highlight the parked vehicle as well as the city views.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Renovated to increase usable square footage, the lower level will consist of a Master Bedroom with En Suite Master Bathroom and Walk-In-Closet, a Family Room/Study, and a Second Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom. The upper level is home to the enlarged living and dining area, made possible with the increased floor area gained from relocating the stairwell to the “Sky Vault.” The upper level also features a Powder Room, Disappearing Kitchen, Guest Bedroom with en suite Guest Bathroom, en suite Car Garage and two large Loggia-like terraces with wide city and water views to the North, East, and South.

Annabelle Selldorf’s 200 11th Avenue stands at the epicentre of West Chelsea — New York’s ever rising “starchitecture district” and home to the Highline Park. Selldorf Architects unveiled the project in 2010 with New York City-based developer Young Woo & Associates and A. Zahner Company.

Appropriately situated among the plethora of New York City’s contemporary art galleries, 200 11th Avenue was one of the first projects to capitalize on the residential rezoning of the neighbourhood. Spanning 19 stories and dressed in a sculptural stainless steel façade and cast gunmetal glazed terra cotta, 200 11th consists of a 16-story tower sitting atop a 3-story plinth. Maintaining the aesthetic integrity of its surrounding buildings whilst imprinting its iconic style on West Chelsea’s changing complexion, 200 11th also offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Home to only 14 unique apartments, residents get to enjoy every amenity luxury has to offer: 24/7 attended lobby, key-lock elevator entry, fully equipped fitness facility overlooking the Hudson, and even A-list neighbours.

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Image Courtesy © MVRDV

MVRDV was set up in 1993 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A research based and highly collaborative design method engages experts from all fields, clients and stakeholders in the creative process. The results are exemplary and outspoken buildings, urban plans, studies and objects, which enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.

Early projects by the office, such as the headquarters for the Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO and WoZoCo housing for the elderly in Amsterdam lead to international acclaim. MVRDV develops its work in a conceptual way in which the changing conditions are visualised and discussed through designs, sometimes literally through the design and construction of a diagram. The office continues to pursue its fascination for and methodical research on density using a method of shaping space using the complex amounts of data that accompany contemporary building and design processes.The work of MVRDV is exhibited and published worldwide and has received numerous international awards. Seventy architects, designers and other staff develop projects in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative design process which involves rigorous technical and creative investigation.

MVRDV works with BIM and has official in-house BREEAM and LEED assessors. Together with Delft University of Technology, MVRDV runs The Why Factory, an independent think tank and research institute providing an agenda for architecture and urbanism by envisioning the city of the future.

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