98 Front Street building by ODA Architecture
Location: Brooklyn, NY
ODA’s thinking process, just like their design, is fractal by nature. ODA views cities as being made up of small units of life, operating independently yet bound by a shared community. Their newest expression of this can be seen at 98 Front Street, the 165-unit condo building in DUMBO.
Over the past decade, DUMBO has become a melting pot of design ideas and groundbreaking architecture, and ODA is excited to continue contributing to it with its new poured-in-place concrete residential project. The boutique building is amenity-driven and wellness-centred, with 50% of units featuring outdoor space and a well-appointed rooftop filled with comfy furnishings, BBQs, three kitchens and dining areas and a callisthenics station.
After the success of ODA’s 2222 Jackson in Long Island City, also developed with Hope street, the team partnered up again, alongside Triton Construction to bring the fractal-inspired facade to DUMBO, in a luxury boutique typology. 98 Front Street’s minimalist concrete facade provides a point of connection with the neighbourhood’s industrial history, while its unique cubic structure echoes the design-forward and creative spirit that DUMBO has become known for in recent years.
Seamlessly transitioning the building’s contemporary design aesthetic inside, 98 Front’s dramatic, light-flooded lobby features double-height ceilings, custom-crafted millwork and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. 98 Front’s meticulously designed residences feature 10-foot ceilings and oversized insulated sound-attenuated windows by ALUMIL, which provide both an abundance of natural light as well as the best living experience possible. Other standout details include 8-foot solid core doors and 5-inch-wide hand-selected white oak flooring.