Aperture 538

Brooklyn | Clinton Hill | 13,090 sf


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Luca Andrisani Architects served as façade designer and interior architect for this 10 unit multi-family residence in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Central to the exterior is a copper screen, finished to a corten appearance, perforated with an abstracted image of the Brooklyn Bridge. The flat, warm brown face of the building is meant to continue the rhythm of brownstones present on Washington Avenue.  Unlike the brownstones however, this face moves – shutters in front of windows and balconies can be opened to allow residents direct views out to the tree-lines street. The result is a dynamic façade where light filters through, an iconic image of Brooklyn is glimpsed, and activity is visible. The remainder of the exterior takes a background role with brown framed windows sliding along the grid of black structurally insulated panels.

Kitchens use a palette of cervaiole, white lacquer, glass, and mystery oak Shinnoki with glassos. Bathrooms have greater variety in material identity and configuration. The ground floor duplex and fifth floor penthouse have bold striato tiled Master Bathrooms. Other Master Bathrooms are tiled in carrara and bamboo carrara, ‘bamboo’ referring to its undulating texture. Guest Bathrooms throughout enjoy a neutral warm palette of white glassos and Bamboo Crema d’Orcia. From the shutters to the bathroom walls, tactility, identity, and warmth permeate the design for the Clinton Hill Residences.

exterior photography by Tai Zhang