NEW YORK’S FIRST RESIDENTIAL URBAN FARM

BY: WOJCIECH TRZCIONKA, PHOTOS: EWOUT HUIBERS/CONCRETE

NEW YORK 25.7.2016

ARCHITECTURE LIFESTYLE TRAVEL

Urby Staten Island is a newest residential development in New York with a total of 900 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial space. And also with… urban farm, a communal kitchen, and an apiary that encompasses several beehives.
Urby buildings have been designed to create natural opportunities for neighbours to meet and interact. Every building is entered through a public accessible, house-shaped entrance café that gives anyone walking through the door an instant feeling of coming home. Once inside, all areas are seamlessly connected. The numerous communal resident spaces include a kitchen, a gym, gardens, a pool and even an urban farm. The communal spaces are actively programmed. An in-residence chef cooks several days a week and offers cooking lessons in the communal kitchen. On properties that feature an urban farm, such as Urby Staten Island, residents can join the in-house farmer in growing their own vegetables for dinner. Available services can include anything from a personal trainer to a business coach. It all depends on the local needs and demographics of the residents.

Urby Staten Island has been conceptualized by a real estate company Ironstone and a architecture studio Concrete from Holland. www.concreteamsterdam.nl, www.urbystatenisland.com