New images capture Zaha Hadids luxury High Line condos in NYC

March 16, 2018 by  
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Photographers Hufton+Crow have captured new images of 520 West 28th, the Zaha Hadid -designed luxury condos that loom large over New York City’s High Line Park. Completed last year, the LEED-seeking curvaceous building is a stunning sculptural triumph that’s equally impressive indoors with its wealth of high-tech amenities. The building’s expressive steel facade has an undeniably futuristic feel, yet its handcrafted elements pay homage to Chelsea’s industrial past. Located in a community home to over 350 art galleries, 520 West 28th boasts a sculptural facade complementing the public art punctuating the High Line . The sinuous facade comprises 900 pieces of hand-rubbed steel woven like a continuous chevron ribbon between panoramic curved glazing. For a greater industrial feel, the steel pieces were brushed and tinted by hand for a blackened finish. Related: Zaha Hadid launches her High Line-hugging, LEED-seeking 520 West 28th Street residences The 11-story building houses 39 units with split levels that, according to the architects, “define varied living spaces and echoes the multiple layers of civic space on 28th Street and the High Line.” All residences feature 11-foot-tall coffered ceilings and sumptuous interiors fitted with Boffi kitchens by Zaha Hadid Design as well as a slew of high-tech perks from automated valet parking to mechanized storage. Many residences even boast a private elevator lobby and all residents have access to a wellness level with spa and 25-yard sky-lit lap pool , sculpture garden, and entertainment suite with an IMAX theater. + Zaha Hadid Architects Images by Hufton+Crow

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Cadogan Cafe’s Retractable Glass Wall Responds to Local Weather Conditions in the UK

December 20, 2012 by  
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NEX Architecture beat out some serious competition to win an international competition to design the Cadogan Cafe in Chelsea. To be located near the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York Square, the 300 square meter eatery will have a coiled form, rooftop terrace and cutouts that provide sheltered external seating. It will also boast a retractable glass wall that will respond to the fickle English weather. Read the rest of Cadogan Cafe’s Retractable Glass Wall Responds to Local Weather Conditions in the UK Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cadogan Cafe , chelsea , coiled design , Daylighting , Duke York Square , King’s Road , NEX Architecture , retractable glazed wall , Saatchi Gallery , UK , Urban design

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Green Vertical Walls at the Chelsea Flower Show

May 27, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter Green vertical walls are very popular at the Chelsea Flower Show this year, as are green roofs

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GOP Congressman Proposes Clear-Cutting Rainforest to Fight Climate Change

May 27, 2011 by  
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The New York Times reports that Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has a novel solution for combating climate change: clear-cut all the trees in the rain forests. Yes, that’s the solution he proposed in a Congressional hearing today, to the bewilderment of forestry experts also in attendance

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