Location: 236 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY
The design for this new 7-story building explores the importance of adding a visual focal point to a corner building in a contextual urban setting. 236 17th Street is located in a fast transitioning neighborhood in Brooklyn’s Park Slope. The corner is composed of two brick walls which reference other brick buildings around. The walls are dynamically pulling away from the corner, revealing a modern glass core. The two walls fit into each other like pieces of a puzzle. This composition reflects on adding a contemporary architectural layer into a built-up neighborhood, referencing materials and level of detail.