The 10-story Creston Avenue Residence has 66 apartments (21 studios, 12 one bedrooms, 32 two bedrooms, and one super’s unit) split roughly in half between those that are affordable and those that are set aside as supportive units for high-cost Medicaid users. The non-profit development team partner will provide on-site services and property management. MAP embraced the project’s physical context and the design potential of contemporary urban living. Large windows make small spaces feel bigger and reflect light onto metal panels, brightening the façade. Sunshades keep apartments cool and serve as modern counterpoints to the fire escapes lining the street. Material choices define a sophisticated aesthetic, illustrate a dedication to quality, and affirm the value of this housing. The building is a compliment to its surroundings, an iconic iteration.
Location Bronx, NY
Architect Magnusson Architecture & Planning
2015 AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) Awards