COMPLETED
Unbuilt
LOCATION
Red Hook, Brooklyn
CONCEPT
Box within a box
PROGRAM
7,500 sf multi-use space

COURTYARD HOUSE 2

The client, inspired to pursue the honesty of materials, wanted a monolithic concrete building. The present solution—a taut glass volume floating above the newly excavated cellar and reflecting pool and surrounded by a solid concrete wall—accommodates environmental regulations while highlighting the distinct material quality of the building. Deep steel beams spanning the width of the building render the lower spaces column-free and highly adaptable. A pool running the length of the lower court disperses ambient light with a slight gurgle, a subtle aural contribution defying the din of the city and reflecting the sky.
The first and second floor occupy 90% of the available F.A.R. while the cellar provides an additional 2000SF of usable interior space.

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