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Scarano Architect

Devoe Street

Devoe Street

Project Manager/Designer: Roberto de los Rios

Completion Date: Under Construction

Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Located within the traditional Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, this new construction project responds to the high demand for smaller sized dwelling units mainly used by students and recent graduates.

Conceived as a sculptural object, the building consists of individual "boxes" stacked up with an in-and out rhythm that discloses the interior organization of spaces.

Design gestures such as opening the first floor slab on the street side and excavating to expose the cellar facade at the rear bring abundant natural light into and make the ground floor duplex garden apartments a unique surprise.

The concept of housing as a form of sculpture helped create a building that stands out in what is otherwise an ordinary neighborhood context.