Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 1 - Blending with the surrounding neighborhood and considering its architectural heritage, Bound Brook mixed-use building design fits seamlessly, the structure is composed of retail and commercial spaces on the ground floor, with garage spaces on the next 3 floors, ending with the roof top that is used as a communal recreation area for the residential tower inhabitants, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Bound Brook Mixed-Use Building Design

Location: New Jersey, USA
Scope of services: Exterior Design
Date: February  2018
Client: Rey Aponte, Controller of VP Acquisitions, Reynolds Asset Management

Mixed-use building design is fast becoming a popular housing trend of choice, as the preference for large-scale residential developments is on the decline. Several years of urban sprawl have led to pockets of single-use developments that no longer respond to the evolving consumer’s expectations. The mixed-use building development model is a great tool for revitalizing downtown neighborhoods in need of a stimulus to draw communities back into their neighborhoods.

Bound Brook is one such neighborhood in New Jersey with a rich history and a strong sense of community. On the brink of transition, Bound Brook is taking up the challenge to provide its residents with greater access to commercial utilities by initiating the construction of mixed-use developments that feature a variety of uses including retail, office and residential.

Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 7 - Mixed-use building design situated within a triangular land lot, provides multiple retail and commercial spaces on the ground floor, easily accessible to pedestrians, with the next 3 floors designated to car parking and ends with a pool area on the roof top, offering the inhabitants of the residential tower a communal recreational space, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 2 - Mixed-use building design offers a variety of services to the surrounding community, from retail spaces on the ground floor that are easily accessible to pedestrians, garage spaces that take up the next 3 floors, reaching to a pool area on the roof top, and finally the residential tower that starts from the fifth to the sixteenth floor providing multiple residence layouts, ranging from studios to 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 3 - Red-faced bricks are used as the finishing material for the façade of the mixed–use building design as an attempt to blend it with the neighborhood's architectural heritage, the structure is composed of a horizontal strip of 4 floors that provide retail spaces on the ground floor with the rest 3 floors occupied by garage spaces, a pool area on the roof top offers recreational services for the residential tower inhabitants, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Taking up several blocks on west Main Street, this 16-story, mixed-use building design offers a variety of retail and small boutique businesses on the first floor with street frontage. These include service-based businesses such as dry cleaners and salons as well as coffee shops, eateries and street-side cafes. The next three floors are dedicated to parking, culminating in a roof-top pool for inhabitants of the residential tower.

The residential tower makes up the remainder of the structure from floors 5 to 16 and comprises of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments serviced by 3 elevators.  Each unit in the building is assigned one parking space. The residential access to the building leads off the main road and is defined by a prominent glass cantilevered canopy.

Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 5 - Cantilevered glass canopy simply defines the entrance to the mixed-use building. The structure employs the same materials used in the local historical buildings of the Bound Brook county, seamlessly blending the mixed-use building design with the surrounding neighborhood, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 6 - Bound Brook mixed-use building design provides multiple services from retail, coffee shops and eateries, to parking spaces and residences that are offered in multiple layouts, ranging from studios to 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, the structure blends with the surrounding community by creating accessible commercial spaces and by considering the materials used to reflect and emphasize the architectural heritage of the neighborhood, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Bound Brook Mixed-Use building design 4 - Commercial and garage spaces make-up the base of the residential tower, providing easy access for pedestrians and enhancing the sense of community, red-faced bricks used for the façade mirror the architectural heritage of the surrounding neighborhood, maintaining the county's architectural identity, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Care has been taken to ensure that the architecture of this mixed-use building design blends in with local surrounding architecture and aligns with the architectural heritage of Bound Brook county. The material of choice for the exterior façade is red-faced brick, which has commonly been used in many other historical buildings in the neighborhood. In keeping with the traditional architecture of the region, large expanses of glazing have been divided into bays using vertical brick pillars to reinforce the verticality of the structure. A glass canopy makes a bold design statement while defining the entrance to the tower.

This mixed-use building design conforms to local building codes and provides much-needed pedestrian connections to the community by providing street-level entertainment and services for the public.

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