A renovation of a renovation. The lower level duplex of a Clinton Hill townhouse was purchased somewhat half way renovated by a developer. The floor plan worked but it just wasn’t right.
vonDALWIG Architecture, originally formed as Manifold Architecture Studio PLLC in 2009, is a recognized architectural firm that maintains strong interests in space, program, context and potential - and strives to fully engage with the manifold aspects of architecture and spatial design.
Our work is distinct in the desire to implement an initial understanding of all qualities of the project, beginning with a 'stripping down' of components to allow a clarity of definition then pursuing design solutions that promote lasting engagements with space while simultaneously allowing distinct interpretations. Vibrant solutions, with a simple complexity. This approach also permits a versatile perspective, with a collection of completed projects that range from a small fashion booth to private residences to large developments and working with organizations such UPI, Steven Alan, LAGCC and Gasoline Alley Coffee. Our work to date has garnered recognition from the Brooklyn AIA and the AIA NY New Practices award.
This expansion of a three-story townhouse located in Park Slope responds to the row house typology and its typical direction of front to back. Intent on creating volumetric relationships, we decided to design an extension that links the main floor by both horizontally and vertically interlocking the space between the living areas