The Architect's Newspaper staff shares freshly unveiled renderings from Rem Koolhaas's international firm, OMA, of a new residential project dubbed 121 East 22nd St. in New York.
While the esteemed firm has designed many interiors and unrealized projects for the city, 121 East 22nd will be OMA's first newly-built structure in the Big Apple. It will rise 18 stories and contain 133 residential units plus a ground-floor retail space. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer.
“The design of the 133-unit residential block was driven by the duality of its context,” said principal Shohei Shigematsu in a press release. “Punched windows echoing the façade of its pre-war neighbors seamlessly transition to contemporary, floor-to-ceiling glazed windows towards the corner, forming a gradient from historic to modern.”