Boston Road / Alexander Gorlin Architects - architecture and design

Boston Road / Alexander Gorlin Architects

Boston Road provides 154 units of housing for formerly homeless people, many of them seniors and living with HIV/AIDS, as well as low-income working adults from the South Bronx.

Michael Moran

Architects: Alexander Gorlin Architects

Location: United States,1191 Boston Rd, Bronx, NY 10456, USA

Area: 90000.0 ft2

Project Year: 2015

Photographs: Michael Moran

Participants : Breaking Ground

Michael Moran

From the architect. Boston Road provides 154 units of housing for formerly homeless people, many of them seniors and living with HIV/AIDS, as well as low-income working adults from the South Bronx.

Michael Moran
The building?s internal layout places equal emphasis on private rooms and communal spaces. Shared areas include multi-purpose rooms to accommodate social services and tenant meetings. In addition, there is a large patio and garden, a roof terrace, computer lab, exercise room, bicycle storage and laundry.

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The colored metal panels in the faade both animate its surface and serve to recall the history of the site. The building stands in the Morrisania neighborhood, on the site of the farm owned by James Morris who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Morris offered the farm to the new government as the future Capitol of the United States, ...
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