Sharing a corner lot with an existing landmarked church, this 17-story residential building uses several primary design elements to reconcile its contextual relationships. A subtle angle gives a dynamic expression to the façade through shifting shadow lines, and is utilized in the combination of brick and ribbed metal texture and balconies to create depth in the tower massing. The repeated rhythm of large windows and balconies creates a sense of movement on the façade, while providing each unit with outdoor space.
The brick rain screen system color and texture is sympathetic to the adjacent church, while providing the added benefit of reduced construction schedule and cost. Church functions and residential amenities are located in the building’s podium, and the upper 14 stories house 138 efficiently planned rental apartments. The project will be built with the Affordable Housing NY program, with 30% affordable unit up to 130% AMI to qualify for the 421-a tax benefit.
Renderings courtesy of Quinlan Development.