Dezeen's Jenna McKnight shares Boston Road, a low-income apartment block that contains small studios intended for permanent occupation by single, working adults who earn between $18,000 and and $35,280 annually.

New York-based Alexander Gorlin Architects designed the Bronx building, which specifically targets formerly homeless individuals who are high-cost recipients of Medicaid assistance. To add visual interest to the gray brick building, the studio placed anodized aluminum panels on the facade that are colored red, orange, yellow and blue.

The history of the neighborhood influenced the color palette. In the 1700s, the site was a farm owned by developer Lewis Morris, one of the signers of America's Declaration of Independence. "The colors of the facade are from the Colonial Era, to recall this past history," said Alexander Gorlin Architects, a noted studio in New York that was founded in 1987.

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