Great Neck Plaza, NY Mojo Stumer Associates has designed 16 Maple Dr. for Spiegel Associates. The project is a new 30-unit, mixed-use multifamily building at the entrance to a historic incorporated village. It was designed to be a unique feature of modern form and detailing, while still adhering to the standards of proportion and scale of it’s immediate context. The project is currently preparing to make a presentation to the village for preliminary approvals.
A slight taper in the footprint of the upper stories forms an angular setback at the first floor retail, creating a simple yet sleek massing to occupy the busy corner intersection. Narrow-format brick clads the majority of the structure, broken only by continuous bands of undulating fenestration. Tapered metal frame enclosures project from these ribbons to maximize light and views in public spaces within, while vertical wood slats infill the fenestration at more private functions. The entrance is highlighted by a cantilevered wood slat overhang which wraps continuously up the four-story vertical curtain wall cut into the otherwise solid form. The wood slats carry across the penthouse as cladding, breaking to reveal black steel frame window walls accessing the hidden roof deck.