Location 245 West 19 Street, New York, USA
Client Ginsburg Development Companies, Valhalla NY
Architects 1100 Architect, New York; Sebastian Kaempf
Building period 2006-2008
General contractor Hunter-Roberts (CM), New York
Facade construction Pabco Construction Corp., Farmingdale
The design of Avant Chelsea—a 40,000-square-foot, 12-story residential condominium on a tight and challenging site in New York City—maximizes the size of the building allowed by zoning regulations through an array of setbacks that add bedrooms and terraces to the uppermost four stories. On the street-facing façade, an artfully proportioned window system balances the scale of the building with its context. The southeast façade features a mosaic-like screen of cement panels that range from white to dark blue, giving the building a unique presence in the neighborhood.