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Cascading into Brooklyn

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IN BRIEF

Vaughan Davies joins Perkins Eastman as Principal

Vaughan Davies ISAA has joined international design and architecture firm Perkin...

Sir Terry Farrell has been awarded urban planning’s top honour

Sir Terry Farrell CBE has been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s...

Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017 shortlist announced

More than 80 of the UK’s top residential schemes have been shortlisted for...
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EVENTS

07.08.2017 

'Global Design Laboratory' exhibition - Zaha Hadid Architects 

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) transform notions of what can be achieved in concrete, steel,   ...read more

24.08.2017 

ARTKITEKTURA 

A Festival of Architecture and the Arts celebrating holistic approaches to architecture an  ...read more

13.10.2017 

Monterey Design Conference (MDC) 

By Tim Culvahouse, FAIA, with thanks to Shelly Kappe, Hon. AIA; Paul Welch, Hon. AIA; Davi  ...read more

This project continues ODA New York’s approach to urban architecture that includes cascading setbacks and terraces
Situated at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in the coveted Park Slope neighbourhood of Brooklyn, 251 1st by ODA New York is the firm’s latest manifestation of its steadfast commitment to improving quality of life in urban areas. In this case—taking a page from its well-documented playbook—ODA’s inflected the building’s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units.  In addition to light and outdoor area, playing with the massing in this way also provides a sensitive contextual nod: A more formal, closed exterior on bustling 4th Avenue—suitable for the major commercial artery—gives way to the porous push and pull of the terracing along 1st Street, design language meant to mimic the small scale of area brownstones and to engage with 1st’s intima

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