chelsea modern, new york
audrey matlock architect
This rippling condo building succeeds on many levels. Sandwiched between other buildings mid-block, its lyrical glass façade stitches together an eclectic neighborhood. The blue color references the sky and the nearby river and High Line parks. “We didn’t want to make a static building, but one about movement from city to water,” says Audrey Matlock, FAIA.
Operable windows arranged within irregular clear glass bands maximize air flow, and street-level, translucent glass-walled units engage passersby. Our judges declared it a smart urban move. “It has a human scale, even though it’s a large building,” one noted.
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principal in charge/interior designer: Audrey Matlock, FAIA; general contractor: DCBE, New York; developer: Madison Equities, New York; structural engineer: Goldstein Associates, New York; mep engineer: Lilker Associates Consulting, New York; unit size: 900 square feet to 1,850 square feet; site size: 0.25 acre; construction cost: $450 per square foot; sales price: $810,000 to $2.59 million; units in project: 47; photography: Audrey Matlock Architect.
bathroom fittings: Kohler, www.kohler.com; bathroom fixtures: Duravit, www.duravit.com, Lavaca, www.lavaca.com; cooktop: Miele, www.miele.com; flooring: Coverings Etc., www.coveringsetc.com, VAL Floors, www.valfloors.com; hardware: Rixson, www.rixson.com, Sargent, www.sargentlock.com; hvac equipment: McQuay, www.mcquay.com; kitchen fittings: KWC, www.kwcamerica.com; kitchen fixtures: Blanco, www.blancoamerica.com; lighting fixtures: Louis Poulsen, www.louispoulsen.com, Wever & Ducré, www.wever-ducre.com, Targetti, www.targettiusa.com; oven: Viking, www.vikingrange.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; refrigerator: Sub-Zero, www.subzero-wolf.com; windows: Intercom SRL, www.intercomsrl.net