Nearing completion this month, 520 West 28th Street announced the first look inside Zaha Hadid’s first New York residential project. Moving away from NYC’s traditional rectilinear towers, Zaha Hadid had conceptualised the luxury apartment block as a sculpture.
The 11-storey building located near the High Line elevated park in West Chelsea, comprises 21 interlaced floors, with 39 distinctive residences. Each of the 39 luxury condominiums have been assigned a unique number to reflect their limited-edition nature.
The double-height entrance lobby offers glimpses beyond to the residents’ communal spaces and outdoor garden. Large terraces, courtyard, indoor pool (a water feature and skylight allow natural light to illuminate the generous 75-foot saline-system swimming pool) & spa, entertainment space and playrooms give additional opportunities to relax and entertain.
At the first look, noted designer Jennifer Post—whose firm Jennifer Post Design has been on the AD 100 list for 13 consecutive years—was commissioned to provide the furniture and décor. The angular plan and open vista offer stunning views of the New York City skyline, overlooking the Empire State Building and High Line.
The interior design of the vast 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom home consists of a dynamic palette of whites and muted shades, paired with intrinsic pops of colour.
Post was especially sensitive to Zaha’s vision. “I am usually the creative visionary behind both the architecture and interior design of a space. Here, I am respectfully creating a vision that coexists with the vision of one of architecture’s greatest minds. This prompted me to really consider every move, every decision in a different, special way.”
The unveiling also featured a 1,700-square-foot residence by West Chin, principal of West Chin Architects, who brings an interpretation of minimalistic functionality to his revered modern style. Chin’s residence invites a stylish couple and single urban dweller alike, as the refined design captures the celebratory architectural moments both inside and outside the space. Chin’s design combines style and functionality to create fluid spaces.
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