Bronx, New York
Architect/Designer | Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC
Builder | Real Builders
Developer | Radson Development
Photographer | Ari Burling Photography
Situated on a corner lot across the street from St. James Park in the Bronx, this 189-unit development includes studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a rear courtyard, common room, children’s play area, and fitness center, as well as an 8,300-sf community facility.
Capitalizing on the location, the massing design emphasizes the angle of this inverted “L”-shaped structure. Eighth-floor setbacks help this large development feel more contextual as five- and six story pre-war buildings make up much of the neighborhood. Creston Parkview’s masonry façade is familiar given the brick exteriors that surround it, but the dark gray shade offers a contemporary sophistication. The bright yellow and aluminum panels help to break the mass and give a more dynamic feel while also referencing the colors of the park and the nearby Jerome Avenue elevated subway. The building orientation created an opportunity for elevator lobbies with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer all residents views of St. James Park. This line of glazing splits the north, park-facing façade into two separate volumes, reducing the overall bulk of the building. Designed for energy efficiency, the building will meet Enterprise Green Community standards.