1. AWARD-WINNING NYC TOWERS PACKED WITH AMENITIES
GID Development Group’s Waterline Square, a three-tower, luxury residential development on West 61st Street in Manhattan, received the NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards for Best High-Rise Apartment Community. Rafael Viñoly Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Richard Meier & Partners Architects designed the towers; Hill West Architects was the AOR. Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg, and Groves & Co. did the interiors. Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects created the 2.6-acre outdoor park. AECOM Tishman was the GC.
The 100,000-sf Waterline Club, designed by the Rockwell Group, holds a children’s playroom, an art studio, a music studio, a regulation-size indoor tennis court, and an indoor skate park. The curving maple staircases in the lounge were crafted by Hewes & Co. and Jaroff Design. One- to four-bedroom units in the base of the three towers run $4,130/month and up.
Photos: Noe & Associates (skate park); Evan Joseph (lobby)
2. TWISTING TOWER RISES IN SEATTLE
NEXUS is a 440-foot luxury tower encompassing 389 condominium residences in downtown Seattle. The 41-story tower consists of stacked and rotated boxes that twist a total of eight degrees as the building rises. Amenities include a topl-floor sky lounge, catering kitchen, rooftop deck, gym, yoga room, dog lounge, media room, and coworking spaces. Weber Thompson (architect, interior designer, landscape architect) led the project team for developer Burrard: KPFF (SE), Magnusson Klemencic Associates (CE), Rushing (MEP/FP, lighting), Morrison Hershfield (building envelope), A3 Acoustics (acoustical consultant), and Skanska (GC).
Photo: Lucas Finlay Photography
3. WEST OAKLAND RENTAL COMPLEX provides 30 WORK-LIVE APARTMENTS
LDP Architecture and Dettaglio Construction completed Hollis Oak, a $51 million rental community for Madison Park Financial Corporation, in West Oakland, Calif. The two-acre site has 30 work/live units (750 to 2,100 sf) and 94 apartments: 12 studios, 14 one-bedrooms, 53 two-bedrooms, and 15 three-bedrooms. Two four-story buildings are bisected by a private mews. Artwork (inset) by Stephen Anderson, with fabricator SMA Events and Local Edition.Marketing.
Photos: Bernard Andre
4. HISTORIC HOTEL NOW OFFERS MARKET-RATE RENTALS near yosemite
When it opened in downtown Merced, Calif., in 1928, the Renaissance-style Hotel Tioga offered respite to guests—among them Eleanor Roosevelt, President Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe—headed to Yosemite National Park. Now a team led by Page & Turnbull (architect) has converted the $15 million, 73,670-sf structure into The Tioga, 70 market-rate apartments—6 studio, 50 one-bedroom, and 14 two-bedroom residences—for developer Hotel Tioga Investors LLC. Amenities include food service, housekeeping, and assigned parking. The Tioga is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Other project team firms: Studio Hatch (interiors), Murphy Burr Curry (SE), KPFF (CE), Fard Engineers (MEP), Holmes Fire (code consultant), and Swinerton (GC).
Photos: Chad Davies, courtesy Page & Turnbull
5. TIGHT SITE LEADS TO Y-SHAPED APARTMENT STRUCTURE in redmond
Modera Redmond is an unusual Y-shaped massing of 300 residential units on a 1.8-acre lot. Residents can take advantage of two outdoor courtyards (totaling 8,000 sf) and 3,000 sf of amenities, including a movie screening room, a bike repair/wash station, an automated package concierge, and the first rooftop deck in Redmond, Wash. Studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments (477 to 1,233 sf) are appointed with premium vinyl laminate floors, stainless steel and slate appliances, and quartz countertops. Mill Creek Residential Trust (developer, GC) headed the team of Tiscarneo Associates (architect), Lair Design (interiors), Yu & Trochalakis (SE), Bush, Roed & Hitchings (CE), and Brumbaugh & Associates (landscape architect).
Photos: Moris Moreno
6. RENTAL COMPLEX IN RHYTHM WITH AUSTIN’S TECH-ORIENTED LIFESTYLE
Charlan Brock Associates designed Rhythm Apartments, a 262-unit venue in northwest Austin, Texas, near the city’s Tech Row, for developer/builder HPI Residential. Commercial interior designer Britt Design Group designed the game room, a fourth-floor media lounge, a 7,500-sf clubhouse, and a business center that offers Rhythm’s work-from-home residents work pods, built-in desks, a freestanding banquette with powered table, and a conference room. Other amenities: bike storage and repair, a pet park and grooming station, and a community garden. Also on the project team: Sterling Engineering (SE), Griffin Engineering Group (CE), and NMW Partners (MEP).
Photos: Mark Batista
7. U.S. RESIDENTIAL DEBUT FOR OMA’S REM KOOLHAAS
Terra and The Related Group have completed One Park Grove, Coconut Grove, Fla. The 23-story tower (at right in photo), the first residential undertaking in the U.S. for Rem Koolhaas and his firm, OMA, completes the three-tower, 271-unit Park Grove community. Its 66 waterfront residences are surrounded by multilevel gardens and a two-acre private park by landscape architect Enzo Enea. An outdoor amphitheater, a private screening room, a wine tasting room with private bottle storage, indoor/outdoor yoga, and a children’s playroom round out the amenities. Other project firms: Arquitectonica (executive architect), Desimone Consulting Engineers (SE), Feller Engineering (MEP), Meyer Davis Studio (interiors), William Sofield (kitchen/bath design), and John Moriarty & Associates (GC).
Photo: Robin Hill
8. AGRARIAN-STYLE RENTAL COMMUNITY WITH MULTIPLE ENERGY-SAVING SYSTEMS
Oriole Landing, a 60-unit mixed-income community in Lincoln, Mass., features the historic Dexter C. Harris farmhouse (1873), which was restored and relocated to the property. Fifteen apartments have been set aside for renters making 80% of AMI; 10 of the affordable units were set aside for township residents, employees, and families with children in the Lincoln Public Schools. Designed by Civico Development (with AOR Olinger Architects) and constructed by Bald Hill Builders, Oriole Landing has a community garden, solar panels, ductless mini-split heat pumps, individual energy recovery ventilation systems, and an electric vehicle charging station. The project achieved LEED for Homes v4 certification.
Photo courtesy Civico Development
9. SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR PREVIOUSLY HOMElesS IN FLORIDA
Warley Park is a $19 million garden apartment community of 81 one- and two-bedroom units for the homeless from developer Wendover Housing Partners. Located on 4½ acres in Sanford, it is Central Florida’s first permanent supportive housing community. Residents can receive healthcare, employment, and childcare services and take GED, life skill, and commercial cooking classes, all managed by California nonprofit Step Up on Second Street. Slocum Platts Architects (designer) and Roger B. Kennedy Construction (GC) teamed up on Warley Park.
Photo courtesy Wendover Housing Partners
10. SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES HIGHLIGHT MID-RISE in Nashville’s gulch view
Illume offers 77 one- and two- bedroom residences (700-1,300 sf) in Nashville’s Gulch View neighborhood. Local architect/developer The Bradley Projects incorporated high-efficiency split HVAC systems, a fully drainable EIFS system, a green roof, and a stormwater treatment system. Also on the project team: Brewer Engineers and Consulting Services (SE), Fulmer Lucas Engineering (CE), Harpeth Park Engineering (mechanical/plumbing), Parsons Engineering (electrical), V&V Construction (EIFS installation), Lithko Contracting (concrete contactor), and Certified Construction Services (GC).
Photos: Emily DeSimon, SQFT Photography, www.sqftnashville.com