Greenpoint Artist Studios
Brooklyn, New York
The new 11,000 square foot artist studio building will sit atop an existing single story manufacturing space in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. The principal attraction of the building’s industrial site is the spectacular, unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline to the northwest. The fully glazed north and west elevations take full advantage of that view. Other elevations are almost mute. South and the east facades are surfaced with oxidized zinc panels. Only a few vision punch-throughs break up the rhythm. The zinc panels form the outermost layer of the building’s exterior skin and mediate between the highly finished courtyard elevations, and the truck filled industrial landscape of the street. Abundant exterior terraces serve as common areas for the building’s artists.