Glantz Townhouse

20_Practice_Glantz Townhouse


Project Type:  Residential Brownstone Renovation

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Phase: Built

Year: Completed in 2003

Size: 3,800 sq.ft.

Related Works: Young European Architects

The Glantz Townhouse is 3800 square foot interior renovation and sunroom addition to a traditional Brownstone row house in Brooklyn Heights, New York with emphasis on the main reorganization of Parlor and Ground floor areas. This project was developed in a design-build process. The overall design strategy attempts to instrumentalize a new progression between a series of perceptual spatial frames, while negotiating the traditional aspects of the brownstone to accommodate a new contemporary lifestyle. Taking advantage of a need for an extensive addition of a global air-conditioning system, the interior surfaces were re-sculpted to house HVAC infrastructure. The new surface geometry performs under the constraint of minimal subtraction of the volume, while increasing the overall surface area to provide a series of interconnected planes for greater distribution of the light, as well as to accommodate versatility and dynamic fluctuation of connections and divisions between semi-open spaces.

Project Designer: Dana Cupkova © DCm-STUDIO, LLC | General Contractor: Martin Meyers | HVAC Contractor: Bestaire by Marios, Inc. | Cabinet Maker: Philip Meskin