The Blue Building, Brooklyn by LOT Office for Architecture

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

Project: The Blue Building
Architecture: LOT office for architecture
Project team: Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti, Isabel Sarasa Mene
Structural Engineer: Angelos Georgopoulos PC
Mechanical Engineer: Tan Engineering PC
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
Total built area 3000 sq.ft.
Photo Credits: Brian W. Ferry
Text by LOT office for architecture

The Blue Building is a private townhouse located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The complete gut renovation of a centenary townhouse brings the opportunity to create a statement on a vibrant changing neighborhood. The monochromatic blue exterior responds with its own bold expression to the urban fabric. The color is inspired by the Studio’s design project Formations, a series of ultramarine blue playful seating-scaled elements that at the time of construction was first presented as an urban art installation.

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

The three storey building of 3000 sq ft total (300sq m) space area opens up to a private patio at the back of the lot that is intentionally left open built around an existing large magnolia tree. The light colored concrete patio is surrounded by a reflective corrugated surface that picks up all color changes throughout the passing of the day.

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

A blue perforated aluminum outdoor curtain isolates part of the outdoor space, creating an intimate environment with a sense of privacy as the lower floor of the building often hosts guests.

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

The interior has been completely renovated leaving only the bare structure of the existing building. Narrow black stained hardwood floor, bright white walls and exposed original brick elements give a loft-like feel and intensify the opened-up interior space volume.

living area, LOT Office for Architecture

At the top floor the tall ceiling of 11’ height creates an open living loft with large windows and skylights. Translucent, full-height polycarbonate panels open up to the few rooms, such as a children room and a study connecting them all in one space, maintaining visual continuity, brightness and sense of scale when shut.

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

Metal extrusions that frame the openings at the outside create depth between interior and exterior. Their inner side painted white reflects more bright light into the interior space and extends the interior outside.

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

bedroom, LOT Office for Architecture

bathroom, LOT Office for Architecture

concrete patio, LOT Office for Architecture

The Blue Building by LOT Office for Architecture

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