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The XI’s Exterior Continues To Take Shape In Chelsea

October 6th, 2020

Curtain wall installation is shaping up on The XI, a twisting pair of 36- and 26-story residential structures at 76 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by HFZ Capital Group, the 908,250-square-foot complex stands on the western side of the High Line along the Hudson River waterfront. The mixed-use property will yield 236 condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resort Spa, which will be the first location in the United States. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction and Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing.Recent photos show the steady progress on the framing that will hold up each of the travertine panels. They are being installed in the interstitial spaces between the grid of large rectangular windows, most of which are already installed.

Mansion Global

Design Can Be ‘A Great Way to Bring Joy to a Home,’ Says French Designer

May 25th, 2020

Pierre Yovanovitch embraces organic shapes and natural hues and materials French designer Pierre Yovanovitch founded his Paris-based atelier in 2001 after a career as a menswear designer for Pierre Cardin. His interior design style blends haute couture, architectural elements, high art and vintage furnishings to create dynamic interiors. An avid art collector himself, Mr. Yovanovitch, 54, often incorporates contemporary work into his designs or commissions emerging artists for on-site works. His portfolio spans residential, hospitality and commercial projects, which include French chateaus and New York City penthouses. Most recently, he designed a collection of penthouses at the Bjarke Ingels-designed The XI in Manhattan’s West Chelsea. He also recently launched a new monograph and a new furniture collection at R & Company gallery in New York called Love. We caught up with Mr. Yovanovitch, who is based in Paris with an office in New York, to discuss the importance of creating definitive spaces in a home (now more than ever), finding the perfect French chateau, and more.

Architectural Digest

The Best-Designed New Hotels of 2020

December 17th, 2019

From a luxe Paris hôtel particulier with intimate pieds-à-terre to a sustainable private island off Mozambique with suites made from 3D-printed sandThe preeminent design hotel of 2020 is difficult to describe in just one word or phrase. Our newest annual list is curated with something for everyone. Architect Lord Norman Foster (who designed the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center that made our 2019 list) describes the hotels of the future as places that are all about lifestyles—inviting the community to become a part of the property.“Previously, hotels were more static, fortress-like, and off-putting,” Lord Foster tells AD, adding that unique vantage points are what make hotels exciting these days. “ You need architecture that is calming, not shouting at you.” Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, president of Fischer Travel Enterprises, whose clients always look for something special, says that affluent travelers are seeking hotels and destinations with purpose and meaning, where lifelong memories can be created. “Luxury is the absence of worry, knowing you are in good hands,” she tells AD.Herewith, our favorite properties opening in or around 2020, with exceptional design, sense of place, and style.

New York YIMBY

Exterior Work Continues On Bjarke Ingels’ The XI In Chelsea

November 12th, 2019

The stone façade is continuing to ascend the twisting superstructures of The XI. The unique pair of reinforced concrete towers is designed by Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group and stands immediately to the west of the High Line in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. The 36- and 26-story structures topped out in March and will contain 236 condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas, the first location in the United States. HFZ Capital Group is the developer of the 908,250-square-foot project, while Omnibuild is in charge of the ongoing construction at 76 Eleventh Avenue. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the residences.

Off the MRKT

A Look At Pierre Yovanovitch-Designed PH Collection At Bjarke's The XI

October 23rd, 2019

HFZ Capital Groupunveiled The XI’s West Tower Penthouses, envisioned by renowned French interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch. In line with the visionary spirit that gave rise to The XI, for the first time ever, Pierre Yovanovitch brings his artistry to residential condominiums. The result is nine unprecedented Penthouses, each a singular work of art. Crowning the tallest tower in West Chelsea at nearly 400 feet, the Penthouses on levels 32 to 36 offer stunning 360-degree views of Manhattan, from the Statue of Liberty to the Hudson River and Empire State Building.

Robb Report

9 Gorgeous Penthouses Were Just Unveiled at Bjarke Ingels’ Twisting Residential Towers in NYC

October 11th, 2019

Living above it all is one thing, but kicking back in a starchitect-designed penthouse, with interiors by one of the top designers in the biz? That’s a thing of beauty. Bjarke Ingels Group’s condominiums at The XI are making that particular ideal a reality, enlisting French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch to craft interiors for the property’s nine just-unveiled penthouses.

Architectural Digest

Explore Pierre Yovanovitch and Bjarke Ingels’s New Megawatt Collaboration

October 4th, 2019

In 2016, a warped pyramid of a residential tower entered the New York City skyline. With VIA, located in Manhattan on West 57th at the Hudson River, AD100 architect Bjarke Ingels made his first residential mark on the city. Now his second, also with a twisted design, is under construction in Chelsea: the XI a travertine-and-bronze-clad two-tower complex, one 36 stories tall, the other 26 stories tall, that will also include the first United States Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. At a topping off preview in March, visitors marveled over the stunning views from floor 36, the top of the tallest tower. Now, this and the four floors below are being shaped into nine similarly fabulous penthouses, courtesy of another AD100 designer, Pierre Yovanovitch.

Robb Report

How Bjarke Ingels Became Architecture’s Most Subversive Superstar

September 24th, 2019

Take the XI, for example, a pair of towers under construction in Chelsea that resemble a dancing couple, flirtatiously twisting toward each other as they soar skyward; the design maximizes square footage without compromising views. HFZ’s Ziel Feldman, the project’s developer, recalls meeting Ingels for lunch to discuss it; by the end of the meal, the architect had sketched an initial concept on a napkin. “He’s not egotistical, and he has almost superhuman energy,” Feldman explains. “And he will design from the inside out, not the outside in. He doesn’t make buildings that are beautiful architecturally that you can’t live in.”

Mansion Global

Creating True Conversation Areas in Your Home

September 18th, 2019

— Michael Gabellini of Gabellini Sheppard design firm in New York City Pick the Right Furniture Pieces