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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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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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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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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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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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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