Place: Park Slope, Brooklyn NY
Size: 5000 SF
This project is at its core, a pragmatic project, albeit one that is tempered with a measure of poetry. It takes a critical view of contemporary building practices with an eye towards the performance criteria for 21st century building. Our title for the project was the “Baseline” - this project should represent a minimum standard for construction. The project is a four-story, four family row house located in Brooklyn, NY. It is a speculative development for a particularly enlightened client. They have a commitment to quality construction and high design, but more importantly, they have a commitment to green building. It uses many common materials, and standardizes components and assemblies, but modifies these to achieve a higher design quality and much higher energy efficiency. This project is certified LEED Platinum and EnergyStar.