1385 Leland Avenue is a new ground-up residential apartment building located in The Bronx, NY. The six-story, eleven-unit building maximizes the lot to provide residents with an array of communal gathering spaces, including a roof deck, covered exterior ground floor, recreation room, individual storage units for residents, bike storage and laundry, and an expansive street level garden. The micro-units express a restraint of materiality in contrast to the typical commonplace finishes found in most NYC developer buildings. Exposed polished concrete floors and concrete ceilings, and plywood and stainless-steel kitchens make up the interior material palette. The exterior façade expresses the building’s concrete frame and features expansive glazing while rethinking legal light and air requirements. By removing legal air requirements from the glazing, we are able to provide large expanses of fixed glass, with a mechanized unit above that combines both ventilation and motorized shades. An expressed exterior central stair provides access to the units and egress.

Client: Confidential

Program: Residential

Status: Schematic Design

Size: 10,696 SF

Location: New York, NY

Architect: KM,A (Kyle May, John Diven, Zak Wosewick, Kaya Ramirez)

Images: KM,A