Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect

345 Union Avenue

345 Union Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr.

Completion Date: February 2008

Location: East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Filling in the gaps of existing street wall requires restraint to avoid overpowering the neighborhood and should create a statement at the same time. For this particular structure, we attempted to do just that.

Alignment of streetwall height and continuation of materials allow old and new to co-exist. The rear of the building provides a greater vertical scale than the front because the entire rear yard has been excavated down to the cellar level.

The varying articulations on the fa├žade help to signify the differing interiors. Living rooms have floor to ceiling windows, while bedrooms have glass sliding doors with balconies and high clerestory windows.

The evolution of this building type continues, culminating in this loft style, 25 X 100 lot walk-up. In addition to the loft space, interiors are fitted with European style bath fixtures, wood and glass cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, glass vanities with rainfall fixtures and stone finishes.