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Moxy Crowned Mortarr Madness Champion

March Madness might have been cancelled for 2020, but inspiration was still flowing in from Mortarr with their first annual edition of Mortarr Madness. Moxy Chelsea was chosen by the Editor’s to compete in the inaugural edition against 8 other competing companies to see who could get the most stars, or likes, on their photo in only a week. By the end of the week, Moxy Chelsea had nearly doubled its likes making the crowned champion of Mortarr Madness!

Moxy Chelsea

Wanting to appear as a local icon, but congruous to the industrial-modern style of the neighborhood, the warmth of the Nomad Steel in historically significant cast iron slab edge shapes were chosen as the facade material bringing context and relevance to the site. The shape and color continue in the same profile for 33 stories, but aluminum was necessary per weight, maintenance and performance concerns. The natural material at the base was not possible for the facade due to concerns of dripping on the glass. Since the slab edge protrudes from the facade, the same textured finish needed be on the metal, as it is visible from all guestrooms. Metal is a timeless signifying material that easily establishes context, location and place, in addition to performing exceptionally well.  The finish, Nomad Steel, is a super matte textured surface with copper and rust pearlescent ink, diffusing the light.