Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

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Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

Project: Charlie West (505w 43rd Street)
Architecture: ODA Architecture
Interiors: Lemay + Escobar Architecture D.P.C.
Project Team: Design Principal – Andres Escobar; Project Director-Amro el Chabti; Project Manager – Khaled Sleiman; Principal Designer – Yuliana Weinberg; Technical support – Arij Abdulrahim
Interior Design: Design Principal – Andres Escobar; Principal Designer – Yuliana Weinberg
Location: New York, USA
Project Completion Date: June 2019
Surface Area: ±20,210 SQ. FT
Budget: USD $82 M
Number of Units: 130
Photo Credits: Inessa Binenbaum

Charlie West – Manhattan’s only new ground-up construction residential development in Hell’s Kitchen – is now complete. The striking 16-story condominium building, with exterior design by ODA Architects and interiors by the renowned Andres Escobar of Lemay + Escobar Architecture DPC, creates an urban oasis at 505 W. 43rd Street.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

With a judicious separation into two distinct buildings creating an elegant courtyard, the design weaves in the steely characteristics of the neighborhood’s past, combined with the luxury and modernism of present-day Hell’s Kitchen. The brick façade integrates with the surrounding buildings, while articulation of the façade introduces a distinguishing sculptural element of depth and style.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, hall

Upon arrival at Charlie West, the dramatic double-height hotel-style lobby draws one into the industrial chic-designed interior space that dually serves as a curated library and a private residential lounge, anchored by a grand fireplace. The welcoming area is framed by its distinctive diagonal beams, a structural necessity the designers maximized and made into a defining feature.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, interior design

Escobar and his design team infused the neighborhood’s DNA throughout Charlie West’s spacious amenities and successfully curated an industrial yet modern and inviting interior design for the lounge, pool and gym, as well as the 120 residences, through the use of natural materials and opulent textures.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, interior design

“The interiors at Charlie West transport you to another place and exude a relaxed vibe, with a very sophisticated palate. From the moment you step into the lounge-like lobby, with its sumptuous natural materials and dark urban tones, to the scenic pool with its serene spa-like feel, one could easily feel as though they are in a boutique hotel in Miami rather than a luxury condominium in Hell’s Kitchen,” says Escobar, Senior Partner and Design Principal at his eponymous firm.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

While original plans called for two stand-alone buildings, the ODA team was able to approach the design with an innovative perspective, creating one holistic living experience by way of a uniquely designed bike storage room. By integrating a connecting path between the buildings with a 44-foot-long glass enclosed bike room, ODA was able to centralize the amenities and create a more spacious environment for residents without doubling up on lobbies, mailrooms and elevator banks.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

“The bike room in the courtyard area between the two buildings acts as a connecting corridor, which allowed us to create one unifying development, rather than two separate towers,” said Christian Bailey, Principal at ODA. “By creatively working within the constraints of the zoning laws, we were able to maximize common areas and recreational spaces that knit the building together to allow for a more communal and connected lifestyle.”

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, kitchen

Reflecting the vibrancy of 43rd Street, residents can enjoy various amenities including an indoor pool with open-air access, the 6,000 square-foot landscaped private courtyard, a contemporary children’s playroom, a state-of-the-art fitness center flooded with sunlight, and a translucent glass-enclosed “bike box” that reimagines typical bike storage as an innovative architectural centerpiece.

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, living room

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, bathroom

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team, kids room

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West
Inessa Binenbaum

Lemay + Escobar Architecture & ODA Team Up on Charlie West

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