Saint Marks Avenue (The Domenech)
Brooklyn, NY (2006 - 2010)
This new 72-unit residence developed by Common Ground Community includes 18 studios and 54 one bedroom apartments. The deep and narrow site required that a U-shaped mass be configured around a mews-like court with all apartments organized along single loaded corridors. A volume holding the library is set on columns within the court, allowing residence continuous passage from planted mews to rear terrace, where south-facing benches and a central fountain define the rear edge of the site. A green roof terrace overlooking the street is one of several environmentally sustainable amenities, which also include daylight harvesting Kalwall checkerboard facades along either side of the court.
Publications + Awards
Building Brooklyn Award: Residential Affordable Category, 2011