Art & Architecture + [USA]

News: 329 PLEASANT AVENUE by KARIM RASHID
329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid

“Designer Karim Rashid is know mostly for his frighteningly colorful interiors, but he has also been unleashing some eye-popping exteriors onto New York City with the help of developer HAP Investments .

329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid

HAP has tapped Rashid to design a "diamond signature" building in East Harlem, a checkered-purple-Tetris building on West 187th, and, most recently, this eight-story, 20-unit stack of what looks like plastic storage bins at 329 Pleasant Avenue, also in East Harlem.

329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid

Aesthetically, the eight-story building presents a bright contrast to its pre-war surrounds, with the pink and blue balconies offering a decided departure from the neighborhood vernacular. While the disruption of the street-wall is unfortunate, East Harlem has bigger issues that must be dealt with, and developing more infill housing takes precedence over perfect design.” YIMBY

329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid

Location: New York City, USA
Architect: Karim Rashid
Year: 2014
Client: HAP Investments
Via YIMBY

329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid
329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid
329 Pleasant Avenue by Karim Rashid