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Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th, West Chelsea, New York

The Property Addict / Distinct Dwellings

Oct 23 2015

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520w28.exterior55Zaha Hadid's international body of work is largely defined by graceful curves inspired by nature. She brings this sensibility to 520 West 28th, marking a dramatic shift away from the hard angles that dominate standard residential architecture. The building's elegant hand-rubbed metal faà §ade is driven by one continuous line, which loops its way skywards. These dynamic curves create a distinctive chevron pattern that embraces interlacing levels, maximizing privacy and security between residences. As the chevron weaves up from the ground, its folds create a multi-level design that links residence exteriors and interiors together in one sweeping movement. The result is a vertical landscape sitting directly on the High Line, comprising 39 unique residences. The collection of residences at 520 West 28th represents Zaha Hadid's vision for modern living. Working within her distinctive architectural language, she applies a powerful elegance and detail to the interiors, focusing on nuances that reflect the overall experience of the building. The 39 generous loft-like residences are individually crafted, each with the artist's signature mark woven into the design. Residents become immersed in Hadid's fluid world"â?a thoughtful collection of living spaces. The interiors integrate seamlessly into the sculpted nature of the building's exterior, creating one monumental piece of art. Ever since gallerists began moving into this once-industrial area during the '90s, West Chelsea has transformed from a gritty neighborhood into the beating heart of New York City's art scene. Now bolstered by a community of over 350 galleries, this pocket of Manhattan is widely recognized as a progressive hub of contemporary culture. Within West Chelsea's radius lies a sprawling mix of culture creators, eateries, bars, international stores, and learning institutions. Teamed with the relocation of the Whitney downtown and the imminent arrival of Hudson Yards"â?the city's largest development since Rockefeller Center with a host of shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities"â?the current growth of West Chelsea heralds the revitalization of the west side of Manhattan; a new destination for New York City. Zaha Hadid told The New York Times: "The multiple layers of the public realm of 28th Street and the High Line are conveyed in the split levels of the building, which in turn are reflected in the woven chevron pattern of the faà §ade. This metal facade is handcrafted and carries the spirit of this industrial neighborhood." zaha Image Credit: Hayes Davidson The interior also reflects the sleek exterior design, with Zaha Hadid having worked with Boffi, the Italian kitchen and bathroom designer, to create the kitchen islands. The luxury residences boast an array of amenities, including underground parking, round-the-clock concierge and doorman services. The residences benefit from a 75 foot pool, a gym, a spa suite, an entertainment lounge and a private 12-seat IMAX screening room. Apartments range in size from 1,691 sq ft to 6,618 sq ft and are priced from $4.95 million to $50 million. Over the past 30 years, Zaha Hadid has focused on challenging boundaries to forge new architectural ground. This dedication to evolution and change is reflected in her work, which comprises a portfolio showcasing her place as one of the great visionary thinkers of our time.   Visit the development website: header-main-h1-black streetviewcropped rt003_0014224_view03_unit20bathroom_v02 zaha1 zaha2 zaha3



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