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2010 AIA Housing Award Recipient

Category 2: One and Two-Family Production Homes

14 Townhouses


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    JURY COMMENTS

    A project that will be viewed in
    100 years as the quintessential
    21st Century rowhouse.

    A sensitive response to urban
    context… The skillful façade
    composition boasts variety but
    also restraint.

    The project shows great
    sensitivity to typological
    antecedents and neighborhood
    context.

 


    2010 AIA Housing Awards
    Jury

    Andrew V. Porth, AIA, chair
    Porth Architects, Inc.
    Red Lodge, Mont.

    Natalye Appel, FAIA
    Natalye Appel + Associates
    Architects
    Houston

    Geoffrey Goldberg, AIA
    G. Goldberg and Associates
    Chicago

    Grace Kim, AIA
    Schemata Workshop
    Seattle

    Jane Kolleeny
    Architectural Record
    and
    GreenSource

    New York City

 

Architect

Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC

   

Owner

Hamlin Ventures, LLC
Time Equities Inc.

   

Location

Brooklyn, N.Y.


Notes of Interest

The project is the first phase of a two-acre urban renewal project on a site that has been vacant for more than sixty years. Positioned between Brooklyn’s downtown commercial core and adjacent historic neighborhoods, the project anchors the redevelopment by reconnecting the site to its residential neighbors.

Each house is a modern interpretation of the classic townhouse type. Together, the houses establish a unified but lively streetfront; the composition of each house is subtly varied to create quiet but distinct differences. A respectful dialogue between old and new guided the approach. Taking design cues from the historic houses adjacent and across the street, the townhouses’ facade planes, assembly details, openings, and entries produce a visually compelling procession. Development of fourteen individual homes provided a singular design opportunity; not since the late 1920’s has New York City seen a new uninterrupted blockfront of market-rate townhouses.

To help launch the project, a site-specific installation was designed and implemented that brought together the work of 42 designers and 25 artists, all Brooklyn-based, under one domestic roof. This “blockparty” engaged the design community and the neighborhood with open houses and public events over the course of several months.

The project participated in the NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) program.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Contractor

 

B2B Associates Inc.

     

MEP Engineer

 

Collado Engineering

     

Structural Engineer

 

Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

     

Residential Architect

 

DeLaCour & Ferrarra Architects

     

Photo Credit

 

© David Sundberg/Esto

 

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