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Chelsea's Avant Gets the Sky Camo Treatment

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[Photos: Will Femia]

That whole building-as-pixellated-picture treatment meme you thought had come and gone with BLUE and the SVA Dorm? So not over. The Avant Chelsea, designed by ever-solid 1100 Architect, seems to have been given a side treatment left out of the 19th Street building's renderings: Cloud camouflage! While the rest of the building is as-rendered (and is solidly detailed?nothing fancy, nothing cheap), the east wall got the pixel treatment. To be specific, it looks formed by a huge, white-paint-filled cumulus cloud. Blendy! That's one way to dress up a wall with few windows. We know one building that could learn a thing or two.
· Development Du Jour: Avant Chelsea [Curbed]
· Avant Chelsea [Official Site]