Chelsea Townhouse

W24 // The existing 3400 sf [316 m2] brownstone townhouse is a Landmark, located in Chelsea, NY. The existing structure will be gut-renovated and a 550 sf [52 m2] garden extension will be added of 2 floors and a roof terrace. The client, a fashion designer, is interested in a ‘textured’ and layered approach.

CONCEPT // The new rear extension is conceived as a light airy space which creates a filter to the garden space beyond, adding more light and better views. The new garden fac╠žade is a 3d folded steel and glass structure with reclaimed tropical palisander infill. It extends the library on the garden level, the living room on the parlor floor and creates a terrace for the master bedroom area above.

The interior of the townhouse is gut-renovated; the top floor is raised, the garden floor is lowered and a completely new wood and glass staircase with a skylight is inserted, lighting the stair space all the way down. Large sets of sliding doors at the living/ entry and bedroom/bathroom areas are creating flexible use of space; these doors are 3d CNC milled with wood and glass patterns. 

INFO

Project Type: A townhouse renovation with a garden extension.

Location: Chelsea, NYC

Area: 3,400 sf // 315mTownhouse w/ 550 sf // 51mExtension

Status: Completed 2011

Design: Archi-Tectonics

Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam

Project Leader:  Thomas Barry

Architect of Record: Randall P. Collins

Archi-Tectonics Team: David Barr, Isik Ulkun, Bettina Toth

Consultants:

Structural Engineers: Anastos Engineering Associates

Mechanical Engineer: Stan Slutsky

General Contractor: Dutchman

Photography:   

Richard Powers

Archi-Tectonics


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