the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. United States
  5. O'Neill McVoy Architects
  6. 2010
  7. Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects

  • 01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects
Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan + 11

  • Architects

    O’Neill McVoy Architects
  • Location

    New York, United States
  • Associate Architect

    Joshua Pulver
  • Area

    250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Structural Engineer

    Robert Silman Associates, Scott Hughes, Associate
  • General Contractor

    Owner and Bill Witt
  • More Specs Less Specs
©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. Rather than an addition, our concept was for a thin, linear framed garden pavilion set in contrast to the heavy masonry brownstone. The 19th century brownstone remains exactly as it was, while the new pavilion, with kitchen and informal social space, sits alongside, up against the original backyard wall with no mediating connection. Entering the pavilion from the house's parlor floor feels like stepping into the garden.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The hybrid wood/steel framing members form a lattice-like structure open to the changing seasonal landscape of Brooklyn rear yards. The angled transparent and translucent glass planes pick up the landscape in shifted reflections, heightening views with diffuse and reflected light. Large windows pivot open, further shifting the planar glass composition and expanding the boundary between inside/outdoors. The parlor-floor kitchen with white-stained ash cabinetry connects via an open stair down to an oak-lined music room with sliding glass walls opening out to the garden. The clients are a poet, attorney/advocate and their two teenage daughters.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

View the complete gallery

About this office
O'Neill McVoy Architects
Cite: "Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects" 16 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884