WEST VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

WEST VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

PROJECT DETAILS
On the existing front facade of this Greenwich Village row house, a vast majority of the existing brick was damaged beyond repair or in poor condition and brick was patched with cement at other areas. The brick at the parapet did not match the brick below, which was likely replaced decades ago or hidden by a cornice which has since been removed. Redesigning the façade was a chance to realign the building within the context of the neighborhood.

The assessment of the brick at the front facade led to the decision to replace the entire facade with new brick from the second floor to the roof parapet. A steel-clad base was provided below the second floor, which also doubles as the structural frame for the new brick wall above. In keeping with the language of the existing building, the dividing line between steel base and brick cladding matched the existing dividing line which had previously separated the stucco below the 2nd floor from the brick above. The addition of the garage further integrated with the character of the street, as Downing Street is only two blocks long but contains eight garages. The re-envisioned façade fits seamlessly into the fabric of the neighborhood.

PROJECT INFO

West Village

8,260 sf

2017

CREDITS

Jason Boutin

Jesse Fearins, Abdou Ndoye, Margaret Hu

ABR Builders

Koenigsberg Engineering

David Apfel Lighting Design

EJC Engineering, PLLC

Dominick R. Pilla Associates, PC

William Vitacco Associates, Ltd.

Evan Joseph

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