Fort Greene Townhouse by GRT Architects / New York City

Fort Greene Townhouse by GRT Architects

GRT Architects have redesigned Fort Greene Townhouse, a family residence in Brooklyn, New York.

From the Architect: The extreme narrowness of this eleven foot wide townhouse was a productive constraint. A typical townhouse uses its superior width to push the stairs off discretely to one side. At less than half as wide, this home has its stairs in the center, cutting a vertical shaft visible from almost every room in the home.

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The outsized importance of this feature lead us to redesign it as a way to organize the space and redistribute light from a skylight above. Using different densities of fluted glass we provided privacy as needed to specific rooms while still transferring daylight across each floor from the windows at either end.

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Color, materials and lighting were used as a means to make one aware of the space and create different experiences as you move from standing to sitting to lying down, from brushing your teeth to taking a shower. A synthesis of period details and contemporary design, the project is playful and sophisticated—a reflection of the character of the young family that now lives there. Photos: Nicole Franzen

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