ODA Unveils Plans for “A City Within a City” in Brooklyn, New York

ODA Unveils Plans for "A City Within a City" in Brooklyn, New York, Courtesy of ODA New York
Courtesy of ODA New York

ODA New York has unveiled the plans for Bushwick II, a 1,000,000 square feet apartment development that will occupy two city blocks in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood in New York.

Located on the former site of the Rheingold Brewery, the project will act as a “city within the city,” and is modeled after “the quintessential European village,” featuring a meandering system of interconnected courtyards.

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Within the courtyard system, landscaped and partially covered walkways will guide visitors through a series of plazas, coffee shops, art galleries, lounges, fitness centers, recreational and study areas, among other publically accessible amenities. The design aims to “promote a sense of community in this increasingly vibrant area” noted the architect in a media release.

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Similarly, many of the amenities within the courtyard system will be enclosed in glass, so as to create a sense of openness and connectivity.

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Additionally, the project seeks to create community through a series of art installations commissioned from local artists that will be distributed throughout the complex.

The development will also feature a 60,000 square foot rooftop space, where tenants will be able to participate in urban farming, as well as general relaxation and fitness facilities.

A 17,850 square foot park will run directly through the development’s center, creating a vast public promenade. By opening the project in this way—in addition to providing 20% affordable housing, and making many of its offerings available to the public—ODA aims to create a highly porous community center – Eran Chen, Founder & Executive Director of ODA New York.

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Learn more about the project here.

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ODA Unveils New Residential Towers for Brooklyn

ODA Unveils New Residential Towers for Brooklyn, Courtesy of ODA
Courtesy of ODA

New York-based ODA has revealed their design for new residential towers in Brooklyn‘s Williamsburg neighborhood. These three towers, called 416-420 Kent, aim to revitalize the neglected East River waterfront and will introduce a new sense of community, while providing ample natural light and green spaces for residents.

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The towers comprise 800,000 square feet of residential space and 857 residential units overall, twenty percent of which will be affordable housing. Each tower will stand at twenty-two stories tall.

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What makes these towers architecturally unique is how they utilize the space of corner apartments, which will comprise more than eighty percent of the total number of units. By using two standard floor plans that mirror around a central axis, the three towers form “multi-dimensional facades and mid-floor ‘corner’ units.”

The shifting plans also create private green spaces, allowing residents to interact both indoors and out with a total of 77,000 square feet of outdoor space.  The towers provide views towards the WilliamsburgBridge, the East River, and downtown Manhattan and Kent’s promenade will contribute to the preexisting boardwalk that stretches from Greenpoint to Dumbo.

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The James Hotel, NYC

Project Name: The James New York
Location: New York, NY
Project Size: 67,000 SF, 114-Key
Project Features: Rooftop Lounge/Pool, Sky Lounge, Garden Terrace, Restaurant
Owner: Brack Capital Real Estate
Architectural Designer: ODA
Architect of Record: Perkins Eastman Architects P.C.
Interior Design : ODA and Amanda Sullivan

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