New York’s latest residential development, The Cortland by Robert AM Stern Architects and Olson Kundig, reveals its interior design – the latter firm’s first ever multi-family project in town
With building architecture by US heavy hitter Robert AM Stern Architects (RAMSA), The Cortland, the latest in New York’s luxury residential developments, has just unveiled its swanky interiors by West Coast architecture studio Olson Kundig. The project, located at 555 West 22nd Street across from the Hudson River Park in West Chelsea and developed by Related Companies, balances Stern’s classical approach with Seattle-based Olson Kundig’s modern, organic minimalism. It’s also Olson Kundig’s very first multi-family residential project in New York.
The design was inspired by ‘West Chelsea’s rich industrial heritage and the neighbourhood’s historic architecture,’ explain the team. The façade features limestone, brick and metal detailing. A tactile and craft-orientated approach to the building shell is mirrored inside with the apartment interior design, in which Olson Kundig’s aesthetic is rooted in craft, carefully picked materials and function – all sprinkled with a pleasant amount of quirkiness, as per the studio’s signature style (Olson Kundig is known for its array of exciting, one-off houses and American cabins across the country and beyond its borders too).
Explore The Cortland
The revealing of the interiors is accompanied by the sales launch this autumn, which sees some 144 residences hitting the market. The Cortland isl fine-tuned to provide great views of the Hudson River. Residences range from studios to five-bedroom homes, as well as a series of penthouses.
Inside, the spaces come with a wood, stone and metal material palette, and warm, natural colours. High ceilings, large openings and an open-plan arrangement enhance spatial generosity and maximise light in each living area. Communal areas in the building follow the same approach, using similar materials and feel.
Heralding the entry of Olson Kundig to New York’s larger-scale residential market, The Cortland embraces historical architecture with an industrial twist, all wrapped up in a design that aims to feel warm and welcoming, creating the perfect domestic spaces. Other work in New York by Related includes Lantern House, Superior Ink, 70 Vestry and Hudson Yards.