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Best Design of The Year: Montgomery County’s Tallest Residences

  • December 16, 2013

by UrbanTurf Staff

Best Design of The Year: Montgomery County's Tallest Residences: Figure 1
Rendering for North Bethesda Market II.

UrbanTurf usually stays away from publishing rankings or lists…except at the end of the year when we look back at the best that DC’s real estate scene had to offer during the previous 12 months. So, this whole week, we will be looking at not only the best, but the most intriguing and peculiar things that came across our radar over the course of 2013.

The DC area is many things, but it is not a place known for adventurous architecture. A new project out of Bethesda will begin to change that perception.

At the beginning of the year, STUDIOS Architecture and ArchiBIM released revamped renderings of the second phase of JBG’s North Bethesda Market (dubbed North Bethesda Market II). The project will consist of 347 residential units in a high-rise structure and a larger complex with 120,000 square feet of retail and 150,000 square feet of office space along Rockville Pike, between Nicholson Lane and Executive Boulevard (map). At about 300 feet tall, the residential building will be the tallest in Montgomery County.

Best Design of The Year: Montgomery County's Tallest Residences: Figure 2

But it is not the scale of the project that excites, but rather the striking design.

The facade is comprised largely of glass, and a couple smooth sides are juxtaposed with blockier aspects which have boxes jutting out at random intervals. One of the cooler features is a cascading pattern of residential terraces that form a horseshoe formation over the rest of the building.

Best Design of The Year: Montgomery County's Tallest Residences: Figure 3

Work has yet to start on North Bethesda Market II, so unfortunately it will be awhile until fans of forward-thinking architecture in the region will get a glimpse of this project.

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