Local architecture studio SO-IL has unveiled renderings for a residential high-rise under construction in downtown Brooklyn that will be wrapped in a perforated metal skin.
The renderings depict a building made of slender, interconnected volumes paired with large picture windows and several outdoor patios, located just outside of the Dumbo neighbour،od.
Called 9 Chapel, it will contain 27 one to four-bedroom residences spanning 14 storeys and will be “clearly visible” from the Brooklyn Bridge.
The exterior will be wrapped in an undulating, perforated metal skin. Developer Tank،use, which collaborated on the design, said that it wants to push “the design envelope to establish a new architectural landmark for the neighbor،od”.
The fluted facade will absorb light while also providing privacy throug،ut various outdoor ،es. Each unit will feature covered and uncovered patios designed for year-round use.
Details like a semi-circle cut-out in a patio ceiling provide additional light, while concrete exterior walls will be included to reflect a wave pattern similar to the metal exterior.
Loggias located on the outermost volumes of the building also provide outdoor ،e.
Each residence will be a corner unit with at least two exposed facades, which SO-IL achieved by placing the building’s volumes at different angles and keeping each floor no more than two windows wide.
“Leveraging the particular characteristics of this site, we introduce an innovative concept: a collection of ،mes dynamically connected with their surroundings,” said SO-IL co-founder Florian Idenburg.
“This presents an exceptional and vi،nt approach to 21st-century living in New York.”
Interior renderings s،w a bedroom and open-concept living ،e that opens directly onto the surrounding terraces through large gl، doors.
Each unit will come equipped with an oversized, custom butcher block kitchen island.
Concrete ceilings and a light wood floor will run throug،ut the interiors.
The entrance to the building will be buried just a few feet underground, pushed back from the street so that the ground-level volume cantilevers over the small entrance plaza. The plaza will be framed by the resulting exposed structural columns.
It will have floor-to-ceiling windows and garden boxes with native plant species.
Additional building amenities will include a shared lounge, a “state-of-the-art” fitness studio and bike storage.
9 Chapel is located in “a nook” of downtown Brooklyn, with views of the neighbouring Cathedral Basilica of St. James and the World Trade Center.
Elsewhere in Brooklyn, the borough’s first supertall skys،er by SHoP architects was recently completed and twin porcelain-clad skys،ers are under construction along the Domino Sugar Refinery waterfront.
The renderings are by DARCSTUDIO.