ODA is behind the design of the building, which bears the firm’s familiar jagged, boxy structure, and stretches for almost the entire block.
Work has begun on the Bedford Hotel, whose blackened concrete structure will bring arches, undulating roof terraces, and a restaurant to the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue.
Facade work has not yet begun on the 63-unit building, which will have underground parking.
More restrained than many ODA designs, the building has a patterned brick facade and dramatic window surrounds.
Ryoko Okada and the architects of ODA New York have drawn from Japanese design principles that provide a cocoon from the outer world.
Eligible incomes range from 80 percent to 165 percent of the area median income -- unusually high for Brooklyn.
A lottery has opened up for affordable units in an ODA-designed tower just south of the Williamsburg Bridge.
A recent visit revealed the sugar crystal-inspired metal and glass surface, with reflections of the East River, has been fully constructed.
Recent decisions by the Landmarks Preservation Commission have caused members of the preservation community to question the agency's commitment to preserving the architectural heritage of the city.
Out-of-town visitors to the Brooklyn Museum will soon have a place to crash.