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 figured 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 at the sixth floor is one of several environmentally sustainable amenities, which also include daylight harvesting Kalwall checkerboard facades along either side of the mews.

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