Archtober Building of the Day: Breadbox Cafe

9 October 2012 from 12pm to 1pm

The Breadbox Café in Long Island City, Queens, New York is an inspiring adaptive reuse project. The project is situated at the crossroads of the older industrial city, and the newer residential Long Island City with high-rise multi-family housing developments near the East River. While the owner’s initial response to the existing building was to demolish the structure, ODA was challenged to maintain the older building, reduce demolition and landfill waste, and develop a feasible concept. Historically home to a thriving art community, a revitalized PS 1, and area art installations such as Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Garden Museum, parts of the Long Island City neighborhood were still in need of invigoration. The resulting renovation from gas station to bakery has contributed to the revitalization of the neighborhood.

Join Eran Chen and Christian Bailey of ODA-Architecture for a tour of Breadbox Café.

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