Bevel Apartments / ODA New York
A description of the text provided by the architect. Bevel is a new addition to industrial chic aesthetics, with access to the company’s signature oversized terrace and courtyards and gardens. The 202-unit rental building in Long Island City utilizes a fusion of concrete and glass to form a dramatic 85-foot atrium in the center of the building. From there, the stepped facade creates a unique “bevel” shape, and more than half of the units can have a large private outdoor space overlooking the New York skyline or the interior of the building’s botanical garden.
The atrium itself, supported by four super columns, boasts an impressive exhibition of public art, the successor to the ODA collaboration with Bushwick Collective, a local arts non-profit organization in Denizen, Bushwick. I am. Inspired by the success of public art in Denizen, ODA proposed to work with Bushwick Collective again to fill the lobby’s eight-story atrium space with murals. Bushwick Collective chose the artist Dalek, known for his Space Monkey series, to design and paint the space. Impressive murals look into the lobby and attract passers-by and atrium space dwellers outside the building.
Carving these voids from the ground floor spaces in the northeast and southwest corners of the building dramatically changed the trajectory of the building and created a unique pocket of human interaction. These notches at the base of the building open two multi-layered atrium spaces. One is the garden space and the other is an 8-story showcase for mural paintings. Conversely, these voids allow the FAR to move to the top of the building, allowing ODA to create a “bevel” stepped façade and move the unit up for a better view or private outdoors. You can add spaces. From a typical building block.
At 65 feet and 75 feet high, the two botanical gardens have outward openings that form a visible connection to nearby pedestrians. ODA also has a lush courtyard as an outdoor oasis, with plenty of greenery and cozy lounge furniture. The tranquil atmosphere is reinforced by energy-efficient windows that block the noise of the city, elegant water features and supple green walls.
The interior created by Durukan Design was built on a minimalist modern industrial concept. The two-story lobby features rain curtains and a 26-foot-long green wall next to a custom floating ready-made steel luminaire. On the walls of the glass lobby, there is a piano lounge and game room on the first floor, and a business lounge library with a double-sided fireplace on the second floor. Other amenities include a courtyard space with outdoor games such as a bocce ball and a dining area, a party lounge, a yoga studio, a gym and a video game room. Inside the apartment, there are unexpected accents such as brick bathroom walls, recycled wood kitchen islands, and hexagonal mosaic tiles, offset by clean lines and a modern approach.