Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect

Metropolitan Avenue

Metropolitan Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Stephen Conte

Completion Date: December 2006

Location: Williamsburg

The building acts as a threshold that respects its material surroundings. Emphasis is placed on the verticality of the narrow lot by dividing the proportions of the elevation into two volumes: public (living space) and private (sleeping space). The building is didactic in the sense that the level of each floor is evident on the facade, which helps delineate a scale to the residential portion. The proportions of the long rectilinear volumes create a shift in scale to manufacturing.