4380 Bronx Boulevard
Category: Renovation and Conservation | Year: 2015 | Place: New York | Photography: David Sundberg / Esto, T. Ligamari
Ana’s Place, located at 4380 Bronx Boulevard, was a renovation and conversion of a two story, 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility into a men’s homeless shelter with 108 beds along with space for medical and psychiatric treatment, social services, a dining room, recreation areas, and administrative areas.
Natural light and air were designed in an unusual way – five torqued roof structures atop each sleeping quarter – which broke down into 20-bed dorm rooms and unique living areas as a result. Preserving some elements from the 1928 built building including metal and brick, lots of modern, fresh takes were incorporated throughout too.