Metal Shutter Houses (New York, NY) : façade (middle building) looking east down W. 19th St. towards High Line (overpass visible on left)

Creator:
Ban, Shigeru, 1957
Published/Created:
524 W. 19th Street; West of High Line near Chelsea Piers, New York, New York, United States
2010 (photographed)
Physical Description:
120 ft (height, building)
Date Depicted:
6/17/2010
Materials:
steel; glass; perforated metal screens
Notes:
In the High Line area in lower Chelsea (south side of West 19th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues). The condominium building has 9 units (8 duplex "houses") and is an 11-story structure, including a ground floor art gallery (retail space). The building incorporates a layered façade with a unique shutter system. The shutters are motorized screens which hang on the outside of the balcony spaces and can be open or shut for privacy. Although they are of lighter and semi-transparent material (perforated metal) they evoke similar motorized industrial steel doors. Shigeru Ban Architects + Dean Maltz Architect
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-BSHI-SH-A03
Genre:
apartment houses (AAT)
architecture (AAT)
condominiums (built works) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; condominiums (built works); buildings; dwellings; multiple dwellings; apartment houses
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
6/17/2010 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10890025
PID:
digcoll:1835338