construction begins on ODA’s pixelated tower on NYC’s 57th street


the fractal tower on billionaire’s row

Construction has begun on ODA‘s tower at 126 East 57th street in new York. The residences will take shape with interiors designed by Gabellini Sheppard and has been developed by owner MRR 1326 LLC.

Spanning the width of a city block from 56th to 57th street, the planned will introduce 175,000 square feet of residential and amenities space rising 28 stories. Nearly each unit will include its own private outdoor terrace, resulting in a series of projections and recesses which will serve to pixelate the cast-in-place concrete fa├žade. The residential entrance is planned to be on 57th street, and will lead residents through a mirrored copper threshold into a six-story tall atrium viewing a lush, landscaped courtyard and leading toward and the lobby beyond.

images by Brick Visual | @brickvisual

diverse spaces and community areas by oda

The unique footprint and layouts of the East 57th Street tower have allowed ODA to curate a range of amenity experiences, which the team describes as ‘a sprinkling of interconnected and intimate moments throughout the building, that will give residents a variety of spaces to relax right outside their front door.’ The architects design these shared areas as an ecosystem to encourage community in the building.

Eran Chen, Founder and Executive Director of ODA comments: ‘This building brings a human scale, playfulness and visual interest to this upscale corridor of 57th Street. As New York City slowly transforms Midtown East to a residential destination, we strive to offer a contemporary outlook for taste makers and young professional buyers who value high design.’

ODA 57th street

living inside the luxury residential tower

The 57th Street tower by New York-based architecture practice ODA will house its luxury amenities along two sub-levels. These will include an exercise room, sports court, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms. The second floor will host a private lounge and shared kitchen, giving residents an alternative space for study or work. This lounge will link to an intimate, furnished courtyard which offers an outdoor children’s playground, a communal greenhouse, and an outdoor cinema amphitheater.

The eleventh floor will offer a 3,350 square-foot ‘party room’ with a prep kitchen meant for gathering and entertaining. Here, occupants will have access to a large, covered terrace with a bar and private cabanas. The penthouse units on the 28th floor will open up onto their own roof terraces through private interior stairs. Up top, the communal amenity terrace on the roof will be a space to sunbathe and grill.

ODA 57th street
the site spans the width of a city block from 56th to 57th streetODA 57th street
a copper mirrored gateway leads to a six-story tall atrium with views to a lushly landscaped courtyard construction begins on ODA's pixelated residential tower on east 57th street, new york
the 28th floor penthouse units will have access to their own roof terraces through private interior stairs

project info:

project title: 126 East 57th Street
architecture: ODA | @odanewyork
location: New York, NY
size: 175,000 square feet
program: 175 Units, Studios to 3 bedrooms

developer: MRR 1326 LLC | Anand Mahindra and Real Estate Developers Rotem Rosen and Zahi Hagag
team: Eran Chen, Gene Pyo, Audrey Topp, Aykut Imer, Jacob Hedaya, Greg Kamback, Brian Lee, Yaarit Sharoni, Yoonah Choi
client: MRR 1326 LLC
visualizations: Brick Visual | @brickvisual

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