East Clarke Place Court
Albert Vecerka/Esto
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Wainscot of lobby and adjacent corridors Daltile
ElevatorsOtis
Lighting fixtures Progress Lighting
SunroomSolar Innovations
Bathroom wall tileTGT Ceramics
WindowsTraco GmbH

Product Spec Sheet
Wainscot of lobby and adjacent corridors
by Daltile
Elevators
by Otis
Lighting fixtures
Sunroom
Bathroom wall tile
Windows

East Clarke Place Court

RKTB Architects, P.C. as Architects

This HPD housing project combines two new buildings with shared ame­nities such as parking and landscaped open space into one complex totaling 100,000 SF. 12 East Clarke Place is an eleven-story, mixed-use building with community facility space on the ground floor and 73 dwelling units throughout. 27 East 169th Street is a thirteen-story residential building with 33 units.

 

Unusual for affordable housing, the building design incorporates large bay windows to improve the quality of the interior spaces as well as the appear­ance of the buildings. The façade uses three different colors of brick to break down the scale and add visual interest to all sides of the buildings. Other major materials used in this project include precast concrete at the ground floor, and painted aluminum column covers at the bay windows.

 

The project is environmentally sustainable and complies with require­ments of “Green Communities Criteria.” Among other things, it monitors energy consumption, uses light-colored roofing and pavement to reduce heat gain, and uses natural materials for flooring such as wood and ceramic tile as opposed to vinyl composite tiles often found in low income projects.

 

Several pressing challenges pre­sented themselves during design. Sub­surface conditions were found to be poor, which required structural piles to be used instead of conventional foun­dations. The added cost of this was off­set by reducing the cellar foot-print and eliminating as much shoring of adjacent properties as possible. Incorporating the environmentally-friendly compo­nents of HPD’s green initiative could also have potentially raised project costs; however, RKTB was able to stay within budget by finding cost-effective products and materials while still main­taining quality.

 

Material Used :

1. Brick – Watsontown Brick Company

2. Windows –Traco

3. Elevators – Otis

4. Refrigerators – G.E.

5. Floor of lobby and adjacent corridors – LMG

6. Wainscot of lobby and adjacent corridors – Daltile

7. Floor in typical unit – Bamboo Hardfloors

8. Bathroom floor in typical unit – Ungl

9. Bathroom wall tile – Tgt Ceramic

10. Kitchen cabinets – Kountry Wood Products

11. Lighting fixtures – Progress Lighting

12. Unit vanities – Rynone

13. Sunroom – Solar Innovations

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