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2018

THE COBBLE HILL HOUSE IN THE PRESS

THE COBBLE HILL HOUSE IN THE PRESS

10/31/2018

Our newest development has been featured in The New York Times and Real Estate Weekly. Our design for this luxury condominium building in Cobble Hill provides the neighborhood with a dynamic series of residences. The facade was strategically crafted to sweep the noise pollution from the adjacent BQE up and away, creating quiet, light-filled oases. Boasting 27 one, two and three-bedroom condos, the building also houses a fitness center and a children's playroom. All of the units enjoy white oak herringbone floors, Carrara marble kitchen countertops, and Gaggenau appliances, and most of the units reveal stunning views of the East River and Lower Manhattan. If you are interested in taking a look, please click here.

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SARANY Award to Bark and Co.

SARANY Award to Bark and Co.

08/01/2018

CWB's design for the Bark and Co. office won a Merit Award from SARANY. Playing off an existing renovation of Bark’s main floor, CWB considered the client’s desire for Scandinavian design and tight budget when customizing their newly expanded office. The renovation was part of a master plan that CWB developed at the outset for this growing company, considering how future expansion would integrate with existing infrastructure. Bark began with a focus on the dog owner who feels that "dogs aren't pets; they're family,” recently developing several branches of the business including monthly product box subscriptions, outreach for pet adoption, dog-friendly live events, and a related media outlet. Leah Solk, the Project Manager for the renovation and master plan, received the award at SARANY's ceremony.

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CWB OFFICE WINS AIA BQDA AWARD

CWB OFFICE WINS AIA BQDA AWARD

05/15/2018

We are excited to announce that our office space has won the Award of Merit in the Local Firm/Local Project Category in this year's Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards, run by the AIA. As a growing architecture firm, when we relocated our office we seized the opportunity to create not just a workplace for us, but also a hub for Brooklyn creatives. We artfully designed an office space that accommodates an open plan for our designers, office alcoves for sub-tenants, conference rooms for private meetings, and a kitchen for communal meals and conversing across the many disciplines that inhabit our workplace. We are proud to house ten small Brooklyn businesses, totaling a collective of 40 individuals sharing space and ideas throughout our workdays.

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PARK SLOPE LIMESTONE FEATURED ON BROWNSTONER’S THE INSIDER

PARK SLOPE LIMESTONE FEATURED ON BROWNSTONER’S THE INSIDER

05/04/2018

Brownstoner's The Insider has featured our recently completed Park Slope Limestone home. This four-story single-family townhouse, originally built in 1901, was part restoration, part renovation. We brought back to life the inlay floors and woodwork details throughout the house, while providing new, modern and light-filled kitchen and baths. The second floor was completely redesigned into a master suite (complete with a library) and the top floor into a playroom for the family’s three boys. The project was a collaborative effort between CWB Architects and Portland-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, whose team was involved in most of the major design decisions throughout the process. Contemporary furnishings bring an eclectic flavor to the traditional interior with several custom designed pieces by JHID. This project was also recently featured on Arch Digest Spain.  

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BARK & CO. POPULAR IN THE PRESS

BARK & CO. POPULAR IN THE PRESS

05/03/2018

Our recently completed dog-friendly office space for the rapidly expanding Bark & Co. has been featured on Office Snapshots and Aol.com. As a company who practices what they preach, the makers of BarkBox needed a space that catered to their philosophy of dogs as part of the family. We designed a modern space that supports the employee's needs for public and private spaces and provides custom dog spaces and features. The existing second floor fit-out exudes the Danish concept of “hygge” to bring a cozy, familial feel to the office. We played off the client’s established aesthetic in designing the top floor space, using Scandinavian inspired clean lines and harnessing maximum natural light.

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MULTI-FAMILY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

MULTI-FAMILY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

04/30/2018

Our façade design for this new multi-family condo building in the Cobble Hill Historic District is underway. One design challenge we tackled was the acoustic issues of the site location, overlooking the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. We configured the fenestration on the facade to act as a sound barrier, so the noise pollution from the BQE stays outside. The design utilizes contextual materials in a decidedly modern vocabulary from the surrounding residences within the Cobble Hill Historic District. Sales expected to launch summer 2018.

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PROJECTS PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN HOUSE: 100 CONTEMPORARY HOMES

PROJECTS PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN HOUSE: 100 CONTEMPORARY HOMES

03/27/2018

Four of our projects are featured in The American House: 100 Contemporary Homes. Edited and curated by Hannah Jenkins Boerum Hill Greek Revival, Brooklyn Heights Tailored Modern, Prospect Heights Solar and Wild in Williamsburg represent the households of today. Along with the other 96 residences included in the book our projects share a contemporary narrative of finesse and function. To see the homes that capture the design sensibilities of our time, purchase your copy at your local bookstore or here.

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PRINCIPAL JASON BOUTIN, CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGNER

PRINCIPAL JASON BOUTIN, CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGNER

03/12/2018

We are pleased to announce that Jason Boutin, one of CWB's Principals, recently became a Certified Passive House Designer. Jason participated in a series of classes that trained him to plan a space to exhibit a high level of thermal comfort and extremely low energy consumption. According to Dr. Wolfgang Feist, Director of the Passive House Institute, "A Passive House is a building for which thermal comfort can be achieved solely by post-heating or post-cooling of the fresh air mass which is required to achieve sufficient indoor air quality conditions." After passing his exam last week Jason is ready to put his new knowledge into action.

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