BuildingArchitecture By Studio Gang
A soaring and distinctive silhouette destined to become a landmark on the Brooklyn skyline
Studio Gang found inspiration in the classic bay windows of traditional Brooklyn brownstones, reinterpreting them as projecting bays sweeping diagonally up and down the tower’s facade like gently cresting waves. The bays, which appear to peel away from the building’s exquisitely crafted shimmering concrete exteriors, give the tower presence and personality on the Downtown Brooklyn skyline, animating the façade with the movements of sunlight and shadow throughout the day.
The architecture creates a strong relationship between interior and exterior, with windows that create inhabitable facades.Studio Gang
Winding past lush plantings and statuesque trees rising through a large sun-filled oculus, a private drive with a porte-cochere and motor court welcomes residents into a secluded domain sheltered from the busy streets of the city outside.
The 24-hour attended lobby, with its grand sitting room and lofty 29-foot high ceilings, offers a feeling of relaxed luxury. Michaelis Boyd Associates, creators of some of the world’s most stylish hotels and private clubs, designed the space with refined materials and impeccable details including white oak-paneled walls over exposed board-formed concrete, polished concrete floors, and steel-framed glass partitions. Brooklyn’s creative energy comes alive in the colorful and eclectic mix of furnishings, sculptural lighting, and artworks.
Reminiscent of a European café, with tufted leather banquettes and rich wood shelving, the adjacent lobby lounge offers morning coffee service and a quiet hideaway for reading or working throughout the day.
Residents may take advantage of stroller storage as well as an outdoor dog run and indoor pet spa for their four-legged companions. Private storage rooms are available for purchase.
Studio Gang collaborated with interior design firm Michaelis Boyd Associates and landscape architect Hollander Design to create a work of global-caliber design that thoughtfully and holistically integrates architecture, interiors, and landscape.
Founded by MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice known for innovative buildings like Chicago’s award-winning Aqua Tower. Among the firm’s current projects are residential towers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and Amsterdam, the new United States Embassy in Brazil, and an expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
London-based Michaelis Boyd is an award-winning firm with a reputation for sophisticated residential and commercial projects. Among Michaelis Boyd’s well-known works are Sandibe, a sustainable safari lodge in Botswana, Soho House outposts in Berlin, Los Angeles, and the English countryside, London’s famed Groucho Club, the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, and residences at the Sugar Beach resort in St Lucia.
One of America’s top landscape architecture firms, New York City-based Hollander Design is celebrated for gardens with unexpected textures, colors, and sounds that respect the site’s natural, architectural, and human ecologies. The firm, recognized on Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD 100 list, has created landscapes at every scale, from country estates and urban terraces to some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.