RDA House is a ground-up residence in The Bronx, NY. The building is an object in the round in a fairly pastoral setting, an unusual condition for a NYC lot. The four floor structure maximizes the buildable potential of the lot while being extremely efficient in terms of its layout. The public space occupies the entirety of the first floor, with one accessible bedroom. The upper floor comprises six additional bedrooms. A full attic and cellar offer the occupants additional recreation and storage space. The square windows are a reflection of the interior and allow for a bit of design flexibility and differentiation among the sizeable structure. In several locations, the brick facade becomes porous, allowing light to filter in to the inside while allowing a degree of privacy.
Program: Residential, House
Size: 3,000 SF
Location: Bronx, NY
Architect: KM,A (Kyle May, John Diven, Cameron Kursel)
Structural Engineer: Loney Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Sarfi HVAC