Parking remains a must-have amenity in luxury residential buildings, and architects have looked for ways to improve the experience residents have with parking. They have also looked for ways to blend parking structures into the overall design of spaces.
Perched on a cliff, One Park was designed to draw from the natural beauty of The Palisades, which boasts panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The 14-story, glass high-rise overlooks the Hudson River, and balconies in many of the units offer a view that visually complements the vertical cliff-side landscape.
The goal behind architecture firm Architectura’s design was to offer a sophisticated and modern living space that emphasized cohesive design and simplicity. But the architecture firm had an obstacle standing in the way of its vision: Local building codes required over 300 parking spaces, and to meet this requirement, the firm had to design a conventional parking garage at the base of the residential tower, which made the front of the building resemble a warehouse.
Architectura collaborated with U-tron — a Unitronics company and a worldwide leader in automated parking with 30 years of experience in the automation industry — to find a parking solution that benefited the design by eliminating ramps, turning radiuses and higher ceiling heights designed for humans to move within the space, and significantly reduce the parking volume.