The res­i­den­tial build­ing de­signed by Heather­wick Stu­dio fea­tures a mod­ern style bay win­dow and a cus­tom ma­sonry façade

De­signed by Heather­wick Stu­dio, this res­i­denɵal build­ing fea­tures a mod­ern style bay win­dow and a cus­tom ma­sonry façade

MGS Architecture - - News - Thomas Heather­wick, Founder, Heather­wick Stu­dio

5 The stu­dio wanted to cre­ate a new kind of panoramic vis­ual con­nec­tion for the build­ing’s res­i­dents and re-con­ceived the res­i­den­tial bay win­dow as a three­d­i­men­sional sculpted piece of glaz­ing that pro­vides light-filled in­te­ri­ors as well as ex­cit­ing in­ter­nal mo­ments. At the small­est scale the raw brick ex­te­rior, in­flu­enced by Chelsea’s her­itage of in­dus­trial brick build­ings, will give a hand­made feel and mi­cro tex­ture to the fa­cade. At the largest scale, the use of the three-di­men­sional win­dows will add an­other dis­tinc­tive layer of tex­tu­ral char­ac­ter to the fab­ric of the city 15 West, 18th Street, New York, of­fers a dis­tinc­tive rein­ven­tion of the Chelsea ware­house ar­chi­tec­tural style, fea­tur­ing a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the bay win­dow and a cus­tom ma­sonry façade. The 21-story build­ing com­prises about 180 one, two, three and four-bed­room apart­ments, many of which pro­vide un­in­ter­rupted views of the cityscape and the Hud­son River. De­signed to pro­vide res­i­dents a to­tally in­te­grated lifestyle destination, the res­i­den­tial build­ing is part of a two-tower de­vel­op­ment that links un­der­neath the High Line. The de­vel­op­ment is in the heart of the art gallery district, within a short walk of sprawl­ing parks, res­tau­rants, nightlife and sev­eral of Man­hat­tan’s finest schools. Heather­wick Stu­dio, founded by British de­signer Thomas Heather­wick in 1994, has come to be hailed for a num­ber of projects in the UK, in­clud­ing the award-win­ning UK Pavil­ion at the Shang­hai World Expo 2010, Ves­sel at Hud­son Yards, Lin­coln Cen­ter in Man­hat­tan, a new cam­pus for Google in Sil­i­con Val­ley (with BIG), and Zeitz MOCAA, a mu­seum in Cape Town, South Africa that makes use of a dis­used grain silo.

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