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New York YIMBY dug up a rendering of 250 Ashland Place, aka BAM North Site 1, we haven’t seen before, and it is looking sleek.

The image shows the south side of the 52-story mixed-income tower, which is rising at the corner of Fulton Street in the BAM Cultural District, as it will be seen from Lafayette Avenue, behind Theater for a New Audience. FXFOWLE is designing the 586-unit high-rise, which will have 281 affordable units and 305 market rate ones.

Gotham Organization and DT Salazar are developing the project on a former city-owned parking lot.

New Look: 250 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn [NYY]
City Plans 52-Story High Rise for BAM North Site I in BAM Cultural District in Fort Greene [Brownstoner] GMAP


We were surprised to see Curbed reblog a story of ours about the third Edge tower from December yesterday but appreciate the shoutout. Later, Curbed tracked down a rendering of the tower we haven’t seen before.

The design looks pretty similar to the other Edge buildings. There is one big difference, however, that stands out: Apparently the tower at 2 North 6th Place will be dark colored. In fact, it looks black in the rendering. The other Edge buildings are glassy and white.

Has the Edge gone goth? What do you think of the design?

Photo by Curbed

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A partially constructed townhouse at the corner of Pacific Street and Boerum Place in Boerum Hill has hit the market for $4,980,000, and the listing has some fresh renderings with interiors designed by one of the Beastie Boys. The four-bedroom, four-bath house at 242 Pacific Street will weigh in at 4,150 square feet, according to the Corcoran listing.

Brooklyn-based architects John and Jill Bouratoglou are designing and developing the house with Mike Diamond, a founding member of the Beastie Boys who designed his own Cobble Hill townhouse with the Bouratoglous. (He also designed his own wallpaper for it, Flavor Paper’s Brooklyn Toile.) The modern home will feature a double height living room, private garage, two outdoor terraces, a roof deck and a central vacuum cleaner system. Construction is expected to finish in December of this year.

Click through to see the interior renderings. What do you think of the design?

242 Pacific Street Listing [Corcoran]
Single Family Townhouse Planned for Corner of Boerum Place and Pacific Street [Brownstoner]


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Two Trees’ large Dock Street Dumbo project rising next to the Brooklyn Bridge has a new rendering, which more clearly shows what the buildings will look like. Curbed published the new view of the 290-unit development, which will apparently be quite reflective. 

The property will encompass a 17-story tower, a nine-story building, and a 50,000-square-foot middle school, as reported.

Construction is pretty far along. Below are some new photos of the buildings rising on the construction site, which we snapped yesterday. (more…)

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Construction at the three neo-traditional townhouses at Strong Place and Kane Street in Cobble Hill is close to finished, and Curbed got the first look at some renderings of the interiors. Number 2A, which hit the market last year at $4,475,000, is a 3,720-square-foot home with five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. That house entered contract in April, and the two single-family brownstones at Nos. 2 and 4 have yet to be listed.

Both of those will measure 3,730 square feet and include five bedrooms and 3.5 baths, according to developer Brennan Realty. Each home will feature a backyard, penthouse terraces and a double-height window wall at rear garden and parlor levels. Designed by CWB, the homes are modeled after classic brick townhouses, but the insides are modern. Click through to see the interiors. What do you think of the design?

Peek the Strong Place Townhouses [Curbed]
Three Townhouses Rise on Strong Place [Brownstoner]
Images via Brennan Realty


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Work is continuing on the Children’s Museum’s new rooftop pavilion. The structure is made of a high-tech material that is lighter and more durable than glass and is non-stick so dirt falls off on its own. It is part of an $8.7 million renovation of the 20,000 square foot space that is due to be completed next year. When the space is completed, the museum will be able to rent the space for revenue-generating events as well as it own performance program according to the Daily News. (more…)

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New York YIMBY has posted a new rendering of the Brookland Capital buildings under construction at 735 and 737 Bergen Street, between Washington and Underhill in Prospect Heights. Brookland head Boaz Gilad asked architects Issac and Stern to re-think the project’s design, after Curbed compared the original designs to “an establishing shot in a movie about a dystopian police-state” back in April. (more…)

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Frito Company heir Kaleta Doolin is building this modern, silvery home at 357 7th Street in Park Slope. We discovered the rendering back in October, and the house matches pretty closely.

At the time, we thought that the three-story, single-family home had a ’70s modernism feel. The architect is Lynch/Eisinger/Design, whose website says the building will have a sculpture studio, drawing studio, an archive on the lower level, and a residence on the upper floor. (more…)


Finally, a new Williamsburg development that has some design potential: Curbed unearthed a rendering and discovered that the architect for the big building going up at 287 Broadway near Marcy in South Williamsburg will be Morris Adjmi Architects, which also designed the Townhouses of Cobble Hill and the Wythe Hotel. The address of the development has changed and will now be known as 282 South 5th Street.

The tall, setback portion of the building will be a cube encased by a transparent, presumably glass and steel, exoskeleton. The architects of record are still Goldstein, Hill & West. It will be a rental building, with 13 stories and 82 apartments. There will be 24 studios, 40 one-bedrooms, 18 two-bedrooms and extensive amenities, including “26,000 square feet of landscaped outdoor space,” Curbed said. This will include “private garden plots, a dog run, fire pit, barbecues, [and] an outdoor cinema screen.”

The base of the structure will not be residential but will house 29,964 square feet of retail and 6,895 square feet of community facility space. There will also be 166 parking spaces underground. The developer is Midwood Investment & Development.

What do you think of it?

Morris Adjmi-Designed Apartments Coming to South 5th Street [Curbed]
Rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects via Curbed


We found a new, more detailed rendering tacked to the construction fence at 313 St. Marks Avenue in Prospect Heights, where S3 Architecture has designed a 76-unit rental building around a courtyard. The rendering shows more detail about the facade, which apparently will be made up of blocks of concrete or some other material with fine lines and a speckled texture subtle gradations of color. One of the most interesting things about the building is the shadow-box window frames, which in the first rendering were depicted in a brighter shade of neon yellow.

The building will have an interior courtyard and an unusual footprint to accommodate the oddly shaped lot, which runs between Underhill and Washington. A peek through the fence revealed the site has been cleared although construction has not yet started. Click through to the jump to see the site.

What do you think of the building design?

76-Unit Rental Planned for Prospect Heights Parking Lot [Brownstoner] (more…)

Five architecture teams have reimagined Forest City Ratner’s controversial plan for Atlantic Yards with creative and cutting-edge designs for an exhibit opening next month at a Prospect Heights gallery. Each proposal had to incorporate 4,728,000 square feet of housing, 156,000 square feet of retail, and 1,234 parking spaces — numbers drawn from FCR’s master plan. The architects hope to spark a public debate and find a more contextual, less problematic way to develop the site.

OperA Studio designed a futuristic, twisting structure (pictured) where angled planes meet to create lots of public green space on top of the buildings. It links the high-rise residential towers with ground-floor commercial space, the Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal Mall. Then Amoia Cody Architecture takes on the problem of private green space with tetris-like “vertical lots” that include a terrace “yard” for each floor.

In a plan called “Quilted City,” Joshua Zinder Architecture examines how “layering” high-rise apartment towers around the Barclays Center and a relocated Atlantic Terminal could create several public spaces. And a fourth series of renderings from Matthias Altwicker and Farzana Gandhi envisions eight-story, movable blocks in a huge grid. Essentially, the blocks could become commercial, housing or manufacturing space, depending on the need. The fifth proposal, from David Cunningham Architecture Planning, isn’t described on the exhibit’s website.

“Five Proposals for the Future of Atlantic Yards” opens June 5 at Warehouse 623 at 623 Bergen Street.

We’ve included more renderings after the jump. What do you think of the renderings and proposals? Are they realistic?

Rendering by OperA Studio