This seven-story addition is located on an existing building on 17th Street in Chelsea as part of a conversion from a warehouse to luxury condominiums. The existing parking ramp and garage were maintained, providing a valuable amenity. An overbuilt condition on the lower floors was also retained, allowing for maximization of developable area.
Residences are located on all floors, with additional common recreation space on the ground floor. The robust concrete frame of the existing building is exposed throughout the living spaces on the lower floors, with oversized window openings reopened to allow light and air into the apartments. The addition is clad in floor-to-ceiling glass with balconies for all units, emphasizing the lightness of the new. The overall composition of the addition and the existing building plays on the contrast between solidity and lightness, with careful inversions of expected relationships throughout the project.
Apartments on the fourth, eighth and penthouse levels all enjoy large south-facing private terraces. Common amenities include two rooftop recreation spaces and storage rooms in the cellar. Private parking spaces are available as well, using the existing vehicular ramp to the cellar.