located at the corner of 4th avenue and 1st street in brooklyn’s park slope neighborhood is ‘251 1st’ — ODA’s latest residential scheme in new york. the building, documented here by miguel de guzmán of imagen subliminal, has been manipulated to form a series of cascading terraces at its upper levels, establishing substantial outdoor space and multiple exposures for units.

ODA new york 251 1st
all images and video by miguel de guzmán / imagen subliminal

 

 

a more restrained exterior is presented to 4th avenue, a major commercial artery, while the pixelated terracing along 1st street mimics the smaller and more intimate scale of area’s brownstone residences. ‘standing higher than the neighboring buildings permits sweeping views of manhattan, both through expansive windows and from wide outdoor gardens, while still maintaining the feel of a small town community,’ explains eran chen, ODA’s founder and executive director.

ODA new york 251 1st
‘251 1st’ is located at the corner of 4th avenue and 1st street in brooklyn

 

 

the building’s interior has been conceived as an ‘urban oasis’, with residents and their guests entering through an open-plan lobby complete with a green wall. 251 1st is topped with 11 penthouses, which present expansive views across brookyln towards the manhattan skyline. the building’s amenities include two courtyards, a landscaped terrace, a stroller valet, a fitness/yoga room, and even a pet grooming station.

ODA new york 251 1st
the building has been manipulated to form a series of cascading terraces at its upper levels

 

 

 

‘with its formal enclosed face along 4th ave giving way to a highly fragmented façade along 1st street, the building also introduces an alternative for residential corner buildings to engage with both the commercial avenue and residential street,’ continues eran chen. ‘and at the end of the day, for us, that is what architecture is. a vehicle with which we can seek new ways to improve peoples lives, not just those who call our buildings home but for the surrounding community as well.’

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

ODA new york 251 1st
a restrained exterior is presented to 4th avenue, a major commercial artery

ODA new york 251 1st
the pixelated terracing along 1st street mimics the smaller scale of the area’s brownstones

ODA new york 251 1st
substantial outdoor space is provided for residents

ODA new york 251 1st
the architects sought to create a small town community atmosphere

ODA new york 251 1st
many units receive multiple exposures

ODA new york 251 1st
glazed façades reflect the changing color of the sky

ODA new york 251 1st
the building’s amenities include two courtyards, a landscaped terrace, and a fitness/yoga room

ODA new york 251 1st
the façades have been manipulated to include external terraces
image courtesy of ODA new york

ODA new york 251 1st
a variety of different floor plans have been generated
image courtesy of ODA new york

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