Wrapping up our Curbed-inspired "Chelsea Condo Fridays" theme today, we bring you pictures of the startlingly lovely Chelsea House under construction on 19th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues (please note typo in the title of their webpage). Designed by GKV Architects, the same architects who did the elegant, neo-bushhammered concrete Luminaria, located somewhere east of 5th Avenue.
Chelsea House caught my puppy's attention because of the cast-in-place textured columns, as well as the Borromini-oratorio-esque divot in the center of the building, giving what would otherwise be a Late International Style frame a Late Brutalist touch, by adding a bit of spatial relief to the face of the building. After the jump, more pictures, including the wonderful corner detail, worthy of a Mies student doing Corb: simple. Tropolism means gorgeous, well-detailed background buildings.
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