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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BROWNSTONER’S REVIEW OF STEEL WINDOWS

BROWNSTONER’S REVIEW OF STEEL WINDOWS

03/07/2018

Brownstoner recently featured several CWB row house projects that use new, thermally broken, steel window and door systems as a key feature of their design. Principal and row house expert, Brendan Coburn, was interviewed to get his take: “[The slender steel profile] matches handsomely with the weight and mass of brick...To have this light, delicate steel structure — the juxtaposition is very satisfying.” To read more about what Brendan and other local architects have to say about the durability and visual appeal of steel for their projects, click here. Contact us at design@cwbarchitects.com to discuss your renovation project.

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RECENTLY COMPLETED WEST VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE

RECENTLY COMPLETED WEST VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE

03/05/2018

A stunning CWB-designed renovation is on the market. This landmarked Italianate style building, originally built in 1857, had a former life as a manufacturing building and later as a multi-family residence. Now redeveloped as a single-family home competing within the New York luxury residential market, the 8,500 sf home now boasts amenities such as a private garage, terrarium, terraces, sauna, and a private elevator. Dynamic Architectural provided steel windows and doors throughout, bringing to life the newly tailored façade. To view the full listing from Compass, please click here.

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DERING HALL FEATURED PROFESSIONAL

DERING HALL FEATURED PROFESSIONAL

02/27/2018

Did you know that CWB is on Dering Hall? A collaboration between designer Steven Gambrel and Waterwork’s co-founder Peter Sallick, Dering Hall is a curated site whose mission is to make great design accessible for both the design trade and their sophisticated clientele. For the next two weeks we will be a featured professional on their site. To see the full list of featured professionals click here, and to go directly to our Dering Hall profile click here.

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