Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house

Netted balustrades, a tiled studio-cum-playroom and roof lights all feature in this renovated and extended Brooklyn home, designed by VonDalwig Architecture. The local firm overhauled the three-storey family residence in the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood. The Extended Townhouse is long and slender, measuring 19.5 feet wide and 42 foot long (5.9 metres wide by 12.80 metres

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge designed “to be part of the park,” says Jonathan Marvel

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York was designed to bring the surrounding park into the building, says architect Jonathan Marvel in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Designed by Marvel Architects, the hotel stands alongside the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the bridge and across the East River to Manhattan. The

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Six-acre park opens at Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory site

US studio James Corner Field Operations has created a public park on the waterfront site around the former Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, featuring a sunbathing spot, an industrial-style playground and a taco stand. Opening this week, Domino Park comprises six acres (2.4 hectares) of parkland, stretching a quarter of a mile along the East River in

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Camille Walala covers Brooklyn building in colourful Memphis-style graphics

British artist Camille Walala has painted the facade of a building in Brooklyn’s Industry City with geometric patterns and bold colours, completed to coincide with this month’s NYCxDesign festival. The 40-metre-high mural covers the front of a seven-storey building, which forms part of a former industrial complex that now houses creative workspaces, production facilities and

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BDFO adds extensions and skylights to Brooklyn townhouse

Barker Freeman Design Office has completed the renovation of a townhouse in Brooklyn, demolishing some sections and adding others to make better use of the space. The 20th Street House occupies a corner lot, and previously had front and rear extensions added to it. Barker Freeman Design Office (BDFO) decided to reconfigure these add-ons for

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Studio Gang unveils scalloped concrete condo tower for Brooklyn

US firm Studio Gang has revealed a 51-storey residential tower in Brooklyn, featuring scooped concrete windows and a curved elevated park. Newly released images show the 11 Hoyt development, which the firm’s New York studio has designed for the site of a former car park, next to the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn. The condominium

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Studio Libeskind designs angular housing for over 60s in Brooklyn

Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has revealed it design for a faceted affordable housing block for seniors in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighbourhood. Studio Libeskind has released three renderings of the 10-storey apartment block, which will be built on a plot in the Sumner Houses estate in Bedford-Stuyvesant – often shortened to Bed-Stuy. Although the firm designed the masterplan for the

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SHoP completes first building at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory site

The first of a series of waterfront buildings that New York firm SHoP Architects is creating at the former Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg has opened. Named 325 Kent, the 16-storey residential block is situated between the Williamsburg Bridge and the factory’s former refinery building – the only structure on the 11-acre site that escaped demolition. Its 522 residences are

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KPF’s Brooklyn skyscraper to feature record-breaking rooftop pool

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 68-storey skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn will include the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof. Two new renderings show the infinity pool as part of a “rooftop retreat” that New York-based firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has designed for the Brooklyn Point residential tower, which is set to become

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Paul Raphaelson photographs Williamsburg’s derelict Domino Sugar Factory ahead of redevelopment

American artist Paul Raphaelson has published photographs of Brooklyn’s dilapidated Domino Sugar Factory, revealing the eerie rust-covered spaces along the East River that were abandoned in 2004 and demolished a decade later. The photographs were taken by Raphaelson in August and October of 2013, just months before most of the complex was demolished by real-estate

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Bureau V’s MINI Living Urban Cabin aims to “start a conversation about immigration”

New York architect Peter Zuspan explains how his studio Bureau V’s colourful additions to the MINI Living Urban Cabin in New York reflect the city’s large immigrant population in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video. Created as a model for a tiny living space, the MINI Living Urban Cabin is a travelling installation designed

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KPF reveals plans for Brooklyn’s second tallest building

Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has released renderings of a 68-storey skyscraper proposed for Downtown Brooklyn, as the New York borough’s skyline continues to grow. Measuring 720 feet (219 metres) tall, KPF’s Brooklyn Point tower will become Brooklyn’s second tallest building, behind SHoP Architect’s 1,000-foot (305-metre) skyscraper, which has already been approved for the area.

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Lot-Ek slices shipping-container stack to form Williamsburg home

New York studio Lot-Ek has built a family home in Brooklyn by stacking shipping containers, and cutting them at an angle to create terraces stepped down its back. Carroll House was designed for a couple in the restaurant business with two young children and two cats. They wanted a unique home to fill a plot

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Office of Architecture adds rooftop master suite during Brooklyn row house overhaul

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture has completely gutted and expanded a local row house for an architect, jewellery designer and their two children. Having lived in the home for eight years, the family chose to stay in the up-and-coming neighbourhood and renovate the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-metre) home. “The owners of this 11-foot-wide row house in Brooklyn were faced with a

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Bostudio updates Sunset Park Row House with fibre-cement cladding and open layout

The renovation of this Brooklyn row house by local firm Bostudio Architecture involved recladding the property in grey fibre-cement board and reworking its internal layout. Bostudio principal Ula Bochinska overhauled the Sunset Park Row House, with the help of a relative of her clients. “When Ula… first met her clients for a row house renovation

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Lot-Ek uses shipping containers to overhaul Brooklyn carriage house

American studio Lot-Ek has used brightly painted, metal cargo containers to create a vertical enclosure and a rooftop penthouse for an urban residence owned by a creative couple in New York. The Irving Place Carriage House is situated on a leafy street in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood. An artist and gallery owner, and their daughter

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ODA creates stepped terraces at corner of Brooklyn condo building

Cascading balconies top this Brooklyn apartment block by American studio ODA, which is shown in a movie starring the design team throwing footballs, catching flowers and passing balloons between the terraces. Photographer and filmmaker Miguel de Guzmán of Imagen Subliminal shot the film to showcase the “optimistic atmosphere of the life in the terraces”, which ODA created on the upper corner of

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Strata Collection by Fort Standard

Brooklyn based Fort Standard has created a minimalist furniture collection made from raw brass, anodized aluminum and off-white powder coated metal which include a coffee table, side table and low shelving. Great attention to detail and quality that h…

Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory site to become six-acre park by James Corner Field Operations

The site of the former Domino Sugar Factory on the Brooklyn waterfront will open as a public park in 2018, as part of a major redevelopment project. The derelict patch of land that the red-brick factory sits on – just north of the Williamsburg Bridge – will be transformed by landscape architecture firm James Corner

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Herzog & de Meuron to transform Brooklyn’s “Batcave” into creative hub

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron is set to turn a derelict power station on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn into a manufacturing centre for designers and makers. Hoping to repeat its success with London’s Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meuron plans to overhaul the 113-year-old industrial building that has laid empty since the 1950s.

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Assemble sets up clay-extruding factory at Brooklyn’s A/D/O

UK collective Assemble has built a temporary factory at the A/D/O creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and clad its front with tiles made inside. The 2015 Turner Prize-winning group’s first project in the US is titled A Factory As It Might Be. The group has taken over an open-air section of the warehouse building that

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Young Projects extends brick townhouse in Brooklyn with metal-clad addition

Black zinc cladding and a sinuous staircase feature in the renovation and expansion of an urban masonry building by New York studio Young Projects. The Wythe Corner House project involved the revamp of a mixed-use structure on a corner lot in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The firm re-designed the existing building and created an addition in a

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S9 Architecture designs huge co-working building for Brooklyn Navy Yard

New York studio S9 Architecture has conceived a 16-storey office building for a waterfront site that is intended to house 4,000 employees working for tech and creative startups. Called Dock72, the co-work facility will occupy a strip of land that juts out into the East River, which runs between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It will be located

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World’s tallest modular high-rise by SHoP Architects opens in Brooklyn

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a New York residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world’s tallest modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. The 32-storey tower is located in central Brooklyn, at the intersection of four neighbourhoods. It sits near a major transit hub and

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Macro Sea turns abandoned Brooklyn warehouse into New Lab co-working space

New York developer Macro Sea has turned a warehouse at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a workspace for tech entrepreneurs, using the building’s “cathedral-like” steel trusswork to inform new elements (+ slideshow). New Lab is located in Building 128 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard – a former shipbuilding complex between the Dumbo and Williamsburg neighbourhoods that More

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“Dream of working from your own backyard in New York” fuels Brooklyn garden studio trend

As real-estate prices in New York City continue to soar, Brooklyn residents are using their extra space and relaxed planning restrictions to extend their townhouses and build “quirky” garden studios, according to local architects (+ slideshow). Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn for more space for their money. Townhouses in the borough typically More

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Brooklyn apartment tower by Enrique Norten nears completion

Construction of a metal-clad residential tower in Brooklyn by Mexican architect Enrique Norten is almost finished, with tenants slated to move in by the end of this summer. Called 300 Ashland, the apartment building is situated in Fort Greene, a vibrant district that is home to the Brooklyn Academy of Music performing arts venue. It was designed More

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ODA’s Rheingold Project housing to take up two full city blocks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood is set to receive a vast housing development designed as a “European village” by architecture firm ODA New York (+ slideshow). Encompassing one million square feet of apartment units (92,900 square metres), the Rheingold Project will take up two full city blocks on the site of the former Rheingold Brewery. “Over the More

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Architensions clads rear facade of historic Brooklyn townhouse in charred wood

New York studio Architensions has enlarged a Brooklyn townhouse by adding two boxy volumes clad in vertical slats of burnt wood (+ slideshow). The Blurring Boxes Residence is located in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Greenpoint, an industrial area where fashionable restaurants and condominium buildings are starting to emerge. Brooklyn-based Architensions renovated an apartment that occupies the garden level and More

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ODA designs trio of irregularly stacked towers for Williamsburg waterfront

Architecture firm ODA New York has conceived three glass towers for Brooklyn that feature setbacks and protrusions to ensure tenants are afforded expansive views. Named after its address, 420 Kent, the residential project is rising in the Williamsburg neighbourhood, on a former industrial site just south of the historic Williamsburg Bridge. Construction began in December, More

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SHoP’s supertall Brooklyn tower gets green light

Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper by New York studio SHoP Architects has received the go ahead for construction. Clad in bronze, blackened stainless steel and marble, the skinny residential tower will rise 1,000 feet (304 metres) at 340 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. Plans were initially unveiled in November 2015, but the project has been awaiting More

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Barker Freeman overhuals narrow Brooklyn row house for a family of four

US firm Barker Freeman Design Office has renovated a slender brick row house in Brooklyn and added a two-storey extension with a glass wall overlooking a garden (+ slideshow). Called the 12 Foot Wide Rowhouse, the project entailed the refurbishment of a 12-foot-wide (3.6 metres), four-storey residential building. The firm completely gutted the dwelling, which More

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Architect Nicholas Hunt creates a tiny retreat in his Brooklyn garden

American architect Nicholas Hunt has built a micro studio in the backyard of his Brooklyn home, intended to provide “solitude within the immense landscape of New York City”. Called the Brooklyn Garden Studio, the outbuilding encompasses 55 square feet (five square metres). It sits in the slender yard behind the architect’s ground-level apartment in a townhouse More

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Leeser Architecture transforms Brooklyn factory into colourful co-working space

New York-based Leeser Architecture has inserted angular and brightly coloured stairwells into an ageing industrial building in Brooklyn to create a vibrant office for creative professionals and entrepreneurs (+ slideshow). Encompassing 47,000 square feet (4,330 square metres), the Coworkrs facility is located in Gowanus, an industrial neighbourhood where new artist studios, restaurants and condo buildings have all emerged More

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New images of SHoP’s supertall Brooklyn tower revealed

New images of a planned 304-metre-tall tower in Brooklyn by SHoP Architects have been revealed in advance of a review by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The 73-storey tower would be the tallest building in the borough and the first supertall building in the city outside of Manhattan, which has been experiencing a More

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Studio Gang designs Brooklyn fire station with bright red details

Architecture firm Studio Gang has designed a fire station for Brooklyn, where emergency workers will be able to live, work, and use the building itself for training exercises. Located in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York, the 20,000-square-foot (1,858 square metres) station will be made of precast concrete panels with large openings edged in red-glazed terracotta. The design is organised More

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Tiny writer’s studio by Architensions provides a creative refuge in Brooklyn

Tucked away at the bottom of a Brooklyn garden, this tiny cedar-clad pavilion was designed as a retreat for a pair of writers. Brooklyn-based firm Architensions has created a minimal space with carefully placed views and plenty of natural light, designed to reduce potential distractions. The 50-square-foot (4.6 square metres) interior of the structure is made entirely […]

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Alloy completes skinny townhouses in Brooklyn’s most expensive neighbourhood

New York firm Alloy has completed a row of skinny houses in Dumbo, with a concrete, wood and steel facade that is meant to reference the Brooklyn neighbourhood’s industrial character (+ slideshow). The DUMBO Townhouses project involved the demolition of a single-storey warehouse and the construction of a new building divided into five skinny single-family homes. Each unit […]

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Plans unveiled for super-tall tower in Brooklyn by SHoP Architects

New York-based SHoP Architects is designing Brooklyn’s first super-tall skyscraper – a spindly structure that will rise 1,000 feet over the downtown district. An image released this week by the local publication NIMBY shows a skinny tower with setbacks at the upper levels. The mixed-use skyscraper will reportedly rise 1,000 feet (305 metres), making it […]

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Bureau V converts an old Brooklyn sawdust factory into a concert hall

New York studio Bureau V has transformed a brick industrial building into a musical venue, with an auditorium featuring white walls criss-crossed by black stripes (+ slideshow). The National Sawdust music venue, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, is named after the company that once inhabited the century-old building. The property was acquired several years ago […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Streetwise

Skate and luxe aren’t usually two words you see together, and it’s even harder to imagine them combining to create an interior that feels warm and sophisticated… But that’s exactly the scenario we are seeing here in this refreshingly original Manhattan loft, which doubles as an art studio for it’s pro-skater owner. They say that your home should reflect your personality, if […]

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SO-IL unveils design for Brooklyn’s Artes Amana art gallery

New York architecture studio SO-IL’s design for a new Brooklyn art gallery features a sculpted form that is meant to “exist in tension” with the building’s interiors. Called Artes Amana, the 14,250-square-foot (1,320 square metre) building will house areas for the production, display and storage of contemporary art. The facility is being constructed in an […]

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Corrugated metal clads Brooklyn townhouse by Etelamaki Architecture

Working with a tight budget, Brooklyn-based Etelamaki Architecture has transformed a crumbling two-unit townhouse into a modern family home in the borough’s South Slope neighbourhood (+ slideshow). Clad in corrugated-metal sheeting with accent panels of perforated aluminium, South Slope Townhouse asserts a contemporary presence on an eclectic block of old houses and new condominium buildings. When the […]

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Philippe Baumann’s Courtyard House is shielded behind a metal mesh cage

A grid of hinged metal shutters form a privacy screen across the windows of this terraced house in New York that architect Philippe Baumann designed for himself and his partner (+ slideshow). The property is located in the Gowanus neighbourhood of Brooklyn and was designed by the Baumann Architecture founder as a conversion and extension of an […]
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