A chat with Andre Kikoski on One Hudson Yards

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At the end of Boutique Design New York, the architecture and design community was still curious to find out more about New York’s most complex construction project: Hudson Yards in Chelsea.

On November 12, more than 150 guests followed the invitation to the KOHLER Experience Center in New York City, to listen to Andre Kikoski, the architect of One  Hudson Yards and a speaker at our first KOHLER Pecha Kucha in North America earlier this year. Andre shared his vision, inspiration and some project details with the captive audience at the KEC.

Hudson Yards is the largest private development in the United States. The development on 28-acres over a working rail yard with two ‘platforms’ bridging over 30 active train tracks and three rail tunnels and the new Gateway Tunnel is in itself phenomenal.

Andre went a step further and took the audience on a tour virtual tour around One Hudson Yards, the building that he designed in the development project. The state-of-the-art luxury apartment building has everything that the modern homeowner desires.

From 10-foot-ceilings and stunning views in the apartments, to a private bowling alley, a penthouse lounge and terrace, to a resident-only library and a regulation basketball court. The 25-meter swimming pool is adjacent to the spa and sauna and the gym is equipped with the latest Equinox machines. 

The children’s playroom was designed by children’s museum design experts ROTO to bring the best and latest developments in child rearing to parents and the little ones.

Andre worked with architects, designers, artists, and manufacturers to realize his vision. The 25-foot wall of linen-etched silicone bronze cast of the lobby was commissioned from a fine art foundry. 

Yves Klein designed the gold leaf table and Lasvit, a tech glass company in conjunction with a master craftsman in Bohemia, masterminded the light sculptures in the lobby.

In the apartments, kitchens and bathrooms are fitted with Brazilian quartzite vanities and walls, St. Laurent marble floors, Turkish marble countertops and backsplashes and some of our products. 

The rooms are equipped with ONE Collection products such as ONE Decorative Collection in Chrome faucets, wall-mount hand showers, accessories and more.

One Hudson Yards that is anticipating the LEED Gold Certification is part of the Hudson Yards development. It is located in the neighborhood of Chelsea close to the High Line Park. The area sports great architecture, village-like community, and an artsy feel.

It’s easy to understand Andre’s fascination with the project and the challenge torevive and reimagine the abandoned industrial trappings into a modern functional, bustling living space for the New Sophisticates.

Andre Kikoski’s chat mesmerizes the guests at the KEC and encouraged them to linger, taste the finger foods, get to know each other, network long after Andre finished his presentation.

Source: some photos of Hudson Yards are courtesy of Related Luxury Rentals, Hudson Yards, Oford Forbes Massie, VisualHouse

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