One of the first code approved cross-laminated timber (CLT) projects in New York City, this 5-storey, 20,000 sq. ft, 16-unit residential building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn is designed as a glulam post and beam structure with CLT floors and roof, above a single storey parking garage. When complete, the building will have an inner courtyard with a CLT walkway.
The apartment design highlights the building’s CLT and glulam columns and beams by leaving these elements exposed with a natural visual-grade finish. The exterior of the building features a mix of brick and metal panel facades, and offers residents an outdoor experience with a series of balconies that overlook an inviting common courtyard area. It also has a green roof and picnic area in the backyard.
This project is constructed with an emphasis on sustainable building practices. Beyond the mass timber superstructure, it also includes solar panel array, and passive house windows.