Semi-Revealed: 527 West 27th Street, Jardim

527 West 27th Street, aka Jardim527 West 27th Street, aka Jardim, image from the OER/Centaur

Last month, YIMBY checked up on progress at both Related’s 520 West 28th Street and Centaur Properties’s 527 West 27th Street (which also spans through to 530 West 28th Street). A rendering of the latter project’s garage has been released, but we’re still in the dark about what the project will really look like. While required by law to post an image of the building, developers like Centaur have figured out that they can skirt legislators’ intent and post a useless massing diagram.

530 West 28th Street

530 West 28th Street, photo by ILNY

But luckily some drawings filed for environmental applications help illuminate its actual appearance, which will apparently be dominated by floor-to-ceiling windows and an ample dose of foliage, as the development’s “Jardim” moniker would suggest. Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld’s project always make heavy use of concrete, as shown in the teaser image of the garage, and the material also appears to be used to frame irregular blocks of windows.

527 West 27th Street, aka Jardim

527 West 27th Street, aka Jardim, image from the OER/Centaur

The project is configured within two separate buildings, each standing twelve stories tall. The lack of height in this location is disappointing, especially considering the average unit size in the neighborhood’s new developments, which is enormous (and in 527 West 27th, 36 residences will average slightly over 2,500 square feet apiece).

527 West 27th Street, image by Centaur and Greyscale

527 West 27th Street, image by Centaur and Greyscale

Zaha’s 520 West 28th Street will also mean that Jardim will be largely obscured from the High Line, though that has its positive in additional relative privacy. The project’s architect is Isay Weinfeld, and has an approximate completion date of late 2016.

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