8-16 Nevins Street
Brooklyn, NY
2013 - In Progress
Client
Sequoia Development Group
Services

Architectural Design

Interior Design

Project Size
129,700 gsf
Image Credits

SBJGroup

Located in the Brooklyn Downtown Special District, this mixed-income residential rental building contains approximately 135,000 gsf. On the exterior, this signature building consists of large expanses of window wall, a volumetrically clearly defined concrete core and sheer wall, and a three-dimensional wrapping metal band with punched openings framing the window wall. The top of the building includes two special two-story high two-bedroom apartments on the 24th floor, and a two-story amenity floor with gym and lounge on the 25th floor with direct access to outdoor space, all with panoramic views of the city. Above, the metal mesh clad bulkhead glows at night with the use of LED lighting.

On the interior, the layouts of the 136 apartments are efficient and practical with a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments including the required HPD approved Inclusionary Housing units. The ground floor consists of the residential lobby and several retail spaces, some fronting Nevins Street, and others fronting the arcaded extension of Grove Place.

This project, situated at the end of Grove Place, currently a dead end, provided the opportunity to establish a pedestrian connection between Grove Place and Nevins Street in the hope of activating the urbanistically significant alley.