Construction is now underway on a modular building designed by Karim Rashid that’s set to rise in Washington Heights. Located at 655 West 187th Street, the project is being developed by HAP Investment Developers, who recently unveiled a new rendering for the project, Buzz Buzz Home reports.
The eight-story building, which is known as HAP Four, will span 74,343 square feet and include 47 rentals varying in size from one-to-three bedroom apartments. The site was once part of a row of wooden houses that were demolished early last year to make way for this project.
While presenting to the local community board in April last year, the developers said that the building would be shipped in 97 modular units to the site from a factory in Pennsylvania, according to DNAinfo. Plans also call for some type of community facility on the ground floor — most likely a medical office, underground parking, communal space on the roof, a gym, and a playground. Pricing for the rentals is yet to be unveiled.
The quirky looking structure with its puzzle piece-like exterior facade isn’t the only modular building in the neighborhood — the other is The Stack, a 28-unit rental just up north in Inwood.
- HAP Four [BBH]
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