New high-rise condo will change Bellevue’s skyline, architect says

by Bellevue Reporter | November 28, 2017 | Bellevue Reporter

Bosa Development recently released new architectural designs for One88, a high-rise condominium coming to Downtown Bellevue.

Inspired by the shape, aesthetic and lucidity of a quartz crystal that is native to the Pacific Northwest, architect Hossein Amanat has designed One88 to be sleek and distinct in its silhouette with angular lines and varied contours.

“One88 will truly change the skyline of downtown Bellevue,” Amanat, principal of Amanat Architect, said in a press release. “It will not be an ordinary, cube-shaped tower, it will be a statement-making building with a different application of materials and shape that creates the appearance of movement. The views of Lake Washington, the Cascades and the surrounding city also heavily influenced my design. I wanted to create a number of private and communal spaces that framed those views and bring the outdoors in.”

Amanat has designed some of the world’s most distinguished buildings from Israel, China and Iran to Canada, including the Shahyad Monument in Tehran. His influence at One88 continues into the interior residential and amenity spaces that will be both vivid and engaging.

The building design allows for many of the 143 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences to feature shifting private outdoor balconies that create varying angles of openness and dimension throughout the exterior. This innovative approach to the traditional balcony provides access to the outdoors with added protection from wind and rain, allowing for year-round indoor/outdoor living.

Residents of One88 will have the ability to meet, work and connect within a sophisticated, hotel-esque lobby lounge that reflects a combination of contemporary architecture, urban living and natural beauty. Interiors and amenities are being designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates.

“One88 brings a new style of design and a new level of luxury to downtown Bellevue,” said Bemi Jauhal, director of sales and marketing for Bosa.“The demand for downtown’s vibrant urban lifestyle is growing and we feel the city is ready for an unique residential offering.”

Located at the intersection of Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Second Street, One88 is just steps from Downtown Park.

Sales for One88 are slated to begin in early 2018. An interest list is currently being developed at www.One88ByBosa.com.

 

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