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957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture

  • 01:00 - 17 April, 2009
957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture
957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture

957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture 957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture 957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture 957 Pacific Street building / Loadingdock5 Architecture +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Architect

    Loadingdock5 Architecture
  • Project Team

    Harry Knoll, Werner Morath and Sam Bargetz
  • Structural Engineering

    Murray Engineering
  • Mep

    Klein, Levin Engineering
  • Expediting

    Joseph Fellner
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. Exterior

We moved all circulation as stairs, elevators and corridors to the perimeter of the building to create simple rectangular floor-through apartments.

The exterior corridors facing south also function as generous sized balconies, almost vertically stacked front porches.

Interior

The 18 apartments are nearly identical. They are about 800 sqft with the freestanding bathroom / kitchen unit separating the living area from the bedroom.

The bedroom can be further divided with a retractable wall into a bedroom / home office. The front and rear windows enable easy cross-ventilation.

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6 Comments

John · April 30, 2009

I walked past this building the other day... very interesting design but there's a huge hole in the ceiling on the 4th floor. Looks like there's some design/build issues still outstanding!

Franco · April 22, 2009

Keep it fun, guys!

Lucas Gray · April 19, 2009

Nice project. It would be great if the screens on the facades were solar panels or evacuated tubes or something. I like the simplicity of the interior design.

eg · April 18, 2009

Spelled Brooklyn wrong ;)

patentpolice · April 18, 2009

Developer should be commended for taking a risk and not following the standard developer formula. It seems like a long time since a NYC developer built something with elevators and stairs open to the outside. I've only seen that in low-income areas (LeFrak City, an old brick development in Cobble Hill), yet this project doesn't recall that at all. Most developers would balk at an external stair, but this one (and the architect) saw an opportunity.

And smart use of FAR regulations, assuming those balconies don't count against you. More total apt with same FAR.

Probably cold as hell in the winter, but good design. Plans are beautifully simple. LA living in Williamsburg.

Bronson · April 17, 2009

It's a pleasant surprise and a reminder not to judge a book by it's cover.

I really love the minimlist simplicity and stylish undercurrent. This is definitely my kind of living space.

Thanks for posting :)

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