Lots of new renderings have been posted for the 61-unit apartment building going up on the corner of Nevins and Schermerhorn Streets in downtown Brooklyn. Curbed first noted the renderings and the architects’ lament about their inability to afford handmade brick for the exterior. We wrote about the building’s exterior back in December when renderings were first posted on the construction fence. Now there is more detail and plenty of interiors to see too courtesy of Incorporated, the architecture firm that is designing the building. Click through for more.
On Incorporated’s website, the architects explain how they plan to create a “more human” building. “Inspired by the Brooklyn (BK) context, the team initially pursed the use of handmade brick as the primary construction material to be draped over the complex zoning envelope. Although budget constraints precluded the use of handmade bricks, the team remained passionate in their goal to craft a building more human than a bland brick box. Machine-made brick was eventually used but with a creative approach, influenced by classic bricklaying techniques where batches of differently toned bricks are laid up to create a variegated pattern. The façade thus develops a depth generated by the hand of the bricklayer that is random and natural. The warmth of reclaimed timber is used to create screens at the balconies.”
The building will have one, two and three bedroom units ranging from an average of 650 square feet to 1,195 square feet. What do you think of the bricks and the rest of the design?
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Rendering for Building at the Corner of Nevins and Schermerhorn Streets [Brownstoner]
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