A new batch of renderings have accompanied the name reveal for British designer Thomas Heatherwick's first residential project in the United States. Developed by Related Companies, the two-tower development at 515 West 18th Street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood will now officially be known as 'Lantern House'.
The development, which has been under construction for months, straddles New York's famous High Line with towers of 21 and 10 storeys. A glass lobby will link the two volumes together underneath the popular attraction.
The bulbous bay windows, hand-laid grey brickwork, and industrial metal detailing of Lantern House echo Chelsea's historical built form.
"The design came from looking at the city's existing buildings and thinking about which ones you might want to live in, not just look at," said Thomas Heatherwick, Founder of Heatherwick Studio. "It seemed to us that practical, crafted, human-scale details such as shades, mullions, and window sills might have a role to play again in making homes feel comfortable and inviting."
Lantern House will contain a total of 181 one- to four-bedroom suites and penthouses. Residences, which start at $1.7 million USD, will feature 10-foot-high ceilings, with select units attached to private terraces.