Architects give NYC’s biggest borough a fresh look

Here’s taking a look at you, Brooklyn!

A fresh crop of recent developments are launching in NYC’s most populous borough they usually’re all designed to make an architectural assertion.

“Brooklyn is a dynamic urban center that, in many ways, competes with and completes Manhattan,” mentioned Eran Chen, founder and government director of ODA, who designed 98 Front in Dumbo. “Great architecture is a physical manifestation of this change that is happening in our city.”

With a minimalist concrete façade paying homage to a Rubik’s Cube, 98 Front is a 10-story, 165-unit apartment developed by Hope Street Capital. It opened in January and is greater than 60% bought with remaining studio to four-bedroom residences asking $700,000 to $4.5 million.

It presents sweeping views of the waterfront and greater than half the models have outside house.

Also rising in Dumbo is the 33-story, 76-residence Olympia by Fortis Property Group, priced from roughly $1.65 million with gross sales slated to launch this summer season and move-ins deliberate for subsequent summer season.

Sales launch this summer at Olympia in Dumbo — a 33-story tower created to resemble a sail 
against the river.
Sales launch this summer season at Olympia in Dumbo — a 33-story tower created to resemble a sail
in opposition to the river.

Designed by Hill West Architects with interiors by Workstead, the constructing’s tiered balconies and glass façade angle in the direction of the harbor, framed by the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, within the form of a sail.

In Boerum Hill, One Boerum Place encompasses a whole flatiron-shaped block with a 22-story, tiered brick façade draped with greenery and topped by a rooftop park.

“We had the rare opportunity to treat this project as a sculptural object and carve all sides of the building in order to create an abundance of light and outdoor space,” mentioned Jesse Wark, associate at Avery Hall, the mission’s developer and design architect.

Inside One Boerum Place.
One Boerum will open its doorways to residents this summer season.
Williams New York

Originally deliberate as a condominium, they pivoted to leases after the pandemic shook issues up. As such, tenants will get pleasure from luxurious finishes like solid-oak millwork, Bianco Dolomiti stone and Venetian plaster which can be usually solely seen in condos. Move-ins start this summer season.

While one- and two-bedrooms can be found, the majority of the 96-units at One Boerum Place are three- and four-bedrooms, priced from $8,500 and $12,000 monthly, respectively. Spa-like facilities embrace an indoor lap pool and sauna, and half the residences get pleasure from personal terraces designed by Brook Landscape.

A deck area at Saint Marks Place.
Residences on the 100-unit Saint Marks Place begin at a little over half a million.
Grain London Ltd

Also in Boerum Hill, INC Architecture & Design’s 100-residence Saint Marks Place was designed with health and holistic wellness at its core with 19,000 sq. toes of indoor and outside facilities, together with a ground-floor backyard, rooftop cover and sub-level health middle with boxing, Pilates and meditation studios, steam rooms and saunas. Developed by Avdoo & Partners, studio to four-bedroom residences are priced from $550,000 to $4.95 million with move-ins deliberate later this yr.

In Gowanus, architect Florian Idenberg of SO-IL and Tankhouse growth have envisioned a novel strategy to indoor-outdoor residing at 450 Warren with catwalk-like frequent areas connecting exterior apartment entrances, shielded solely by clear mesh, to create extra mild, house and privateness with fewer shared partitions and three lushly planted courtyards.

External shot of 450 Warren.
450 Warren has loads of inexperienced house.

“People love Brooklyn because of the community, the green spaces and the experience of moving through the city,” mentioned Idenberg.

The boutique, five-story, 18-unit constructing’s two- and three-bedroom residences are priced from roughly $1.67 million with gross sales slated to launch in June and move-ins deliberate for fall.

In Greenwood Heights, a few blocks northeast of the Green-Wood Cemetery, Eagle Development’s six-story 233 Eighteenth is about to welcome residents into its 20 one- to three-bedroom condos (priced from $695,000 to $1.55 million) by summer season.

Inside one of 233 Eighteenth.
Six-story 233 Eighteenth will provide a mere 20 models this summer season.
Katherine Marks

Designed by Brooklyn-based Tom Winter Architect/s, the Norman brick façade is setback with planters and huge casement home windows. It boasts a landscaped roof and personal terraces or balconies.

At the crossroads of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill, the boutique, four-story, 10-unit 151 Quincy provides visible enchantment to the neighborhood with a double-façade, sheltering smooth, black, glass balconies behind rounded red-brick arches, designed by SpearHead Architecture & Design. Developed by LE Capital NYC, gross sales launch this month with one- and two-bedroom models starting from $750,000 to $1.45 million.

An exterior of 151 Quincy.
Homes at 151 Quincy begin at $750,000.
The Corcoran Group

And in Williamsburg — a neighborhood that’s no stranger to high-design condos — the six-story, 44-residence 510 Driggs will quickly add to its pastiche. Designed by Woods Bagot, the grey brick façade steps again on the higher flooring for extra mild with lush greenery tumbling from the roof and window packing containers. Developed by Northlink Capital, gross sales launch this summer season with studios to four-bedrooms priced from $700,000 to $3.5 million.

“We’re sanguine about the future,” mentioned David Brown, principal at Woods Bagot. “Not even COVID will put a dent into Brooklyn’s building boom.”

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