Book

Our House in the City
New Urban Homes & Architecture
2014
Berlin

Description

SPACECUTTER
CARVED DUPLEX PROJECT
By: Sofia Borges

Carved Duplex comprises a rooftop addition to a brick townhouse in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. The one bedroom apartment takes over the third floor of the building & expands it upward one level via a Cor-Ten steel box. High impact with a modest footprint, the layout combines two railroad apartments to form the lower level. The compact but intricate project includes two twin-cut fireplaces, a large wedge shaped core, a stainless steel kitchen, a long stainless steel tub, grey wooden floors, & a coveted 28-square meter roof deck.

This residential project explores the phenomenological qualities of living in close proximity to large monoliths in various material forms. Built within a classic New York townhouse shell, the extensive renovation slowly unfolds from a black bedroom on the lower level to a white living room on the upper level....