Located in Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town, CetraRuddy created four unique indoor/outdoor amenity spaces: OvalFilm, OvalLounge, OvalStudy and OvalKids. The four crystalline glass enclosures were designed as educational and recreational amenity spaces that would create a new town center for 11,600 apartments. The design concept incorporates mullion-free glass enclosures with vibrant jewel-tone interior design schemes that create an indoor/outdoor experience, showcasing indoor activity while also connecting to the pedestrian streetscape. A bluestone terrace with outdoor seating creates a podium on which each glass form sits. Occupying space within a garden, the materials used for the project are sustainable: recycled ruby floors, re-forested woods, recycled metals and recycled low VOC carpets.
The four spaces have common elements of design, including the sculptural furniture and textural elements, yet uniquely offer various resident programs. When illuminated at night, they have a unifying dialogue, with the interior design and create an environmental and spacial moment event for residents.
Oval Kids has wide expanses of open space to allow for flexible activity use, while more private areas, such as the screening area, storytelling area, kitchen and changing area are tucked to the sides. The ceiling and flooring of bright colors enliven the room creating a vibrant and enriching playful experience.
• 2009 American School & University Architectural Portfolio, Outstanding Designs: Community Centers/Joint-Use Facilities
• 2009 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase for Outstanding Design
• 2008 Starnet Design Award for Best Public/Hospitality Space
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Architect & Interior Designer