Established in the heart of Manhattan, ODA is an architectural firm that aims for a stronger urban future. They believe in the power of architecture transformation to create a better metropolitan living. CovetED believes in the power of ODA.
Since the beginning of ODA in 2007, they’re known for their frontier-breaking minds, challenging the conventional perspectives, influencing the life of worldwide cities, presenting an imaginative deliver with a mould-breaking design, being respectful by putting people first. ODA aims to enhance the urban living quality through the good design in which they believe.
Location: Bayside, Toronto, Canada
“The bayside proposal seeks to redefine waterfront building typologies by investigating historic building geometries through interpretation and implementation of formal gestures for contemporary living. Toronto’s architecture has seen an increase in vertical living, yet fails to deliver a sense of community and provide legitimate access to vertical outdoor spaces. The cityscape is ubiquitously filled with extruded geometries sprinkled with small, uninviting balconies.”
Location: Monad Terrace, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
“When designing a residential building looking out into Biscayne Bay in Miami, maximizing views and sunlight with outdoor spaces for as many units as possible is essential. In order to create such a structure, short facades were stretched to fit three waterfront apartments, adding an additional unit than the typical waterfront block. Lower FAR was raised to the top, and the structure was shifted into three slanted and rounded sections to express each apartment’s outdoor space. The landscaped base provides residents with amenities and viewing decks, as well as a commonplace to interact and enjoy.”
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
Location: Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
“Through the form of a floating monolith that visually connects to the foundations of Parliament, the library underscores the idea that education and learning are the bedrock of democracy. The pure form of the monolith contains the library’s most essential function—the reading room. This volume rests on a mountain-like base that extends the surrounding topography. Invoking the Israeli tradition of building, the mountain is excavated to reveal a dynamic hub of programming within the cavern.”
CHELSEA MERCANTILE LOBBIES
Location: 252 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Location: 24 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
THE BEDFORD HOTEL
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Status: In progress
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