chelsea modern, new york
audrey matlock architect
new york

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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project credits

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.

product details

bathroom fittings: Kohler,; bathroom fixtures: Duravit,, Lavaca,; cooktop: Miele,; flooring: Coverings Etc.,, VAL Floors,; hardware: Rixson,, Sargent,; hvac equipment: McQuay,; kitchen fittings: KWC,; kitchen fixtures: Blanco,; lighting fixtures: Louis Poulsen,, Wever & Ducré,, Targetti,; oven: Viking,; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore,; refrigerator: Sub-Zero,; windows: Intercom SRL,