Pierhouse as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park
©David Sundberg/ESTO
Plan and Elevation Diagram
Pierhouse is made up of a 106-unit condominium, a 300-car below-grade parking garage, a 17,000 SF event space, and a 195-key hotel within a 620,000 SF complex of connected buildings which range from four to ten stories.
West Elevation Facing Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pierhouse integrates the built and natural environment to address the need for increased resiliency. In response to Superstorm Sandy, the design team amplified topography and landscape features to raise the building’s entry elevation by four feet while maintaining a vital connection to the park and street. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
One of three public passageways through the buildings
The form of the building allows for eddies and areas of interaction with the public park. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Conceptual diagrams from the competition entry
This porosity continues at grade, where public walkways through the building connect Furman Street and the park. The lobbys are graced with granite desks sculpture from the same quarry in Halloran, Maine that was used to build The Brooklyn Bridge. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Residential terraces utilize the same planting palette as the Park
Marvel Architects designed Pierhouse to perform as an extension of Brooklyn Bridge Park - a verdant backdrop recalling the high, sandy bank of pre-colonial Brooklyn Heights. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Residential terraces as seen from the roof
The complex features green roofs and a variety of pathways to access the park. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Residential modules
A differentiation of units results from interlocking residential modules.
One of the driving decisions during the competition was for every unit to have a waterfront view. To achieve this, every unit is a duplex, accessed by a single-loaded 'skip-stop' corridor, allowing upper or lower floors respectively to be floor-through. ©Evan Joseph
All units are floor-through with east and west exposures, providing natural ventilation that filters harbor breezes through the building from park to street. ©Evan Joseph
©Evan Joseph
©Evan Joseph
Every residential unit enjoys double-height living rooms. ©Evan Joseph
Working collaboratively with the client to balance simplicity with luxury, Marvel selected a palette of walnut cabinetry, polished marble counters, and reclaimed heart pine flooring. ©Evan Joseph
Landscape extends into and up the building allowing a connection with the natural environment. ©David Sundberg/ESTO
Brooklyn, New York
Toll Brothers City Living
Residential, Residential Market, Sustainability, LEED Certified, Ecological Design
621,138 (entire project), 160,451 (Hotel), 287,746 (90 Furman Street Condo), 172,941 (130 Furman Street Condo) SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Guido Hartray, Dennis Vermeulen, Andrew Torres, JS Yong
Dagher Engineering (MEP), DeSimone Structural Engineers, AKRF (Acoustical), Clevenger Frabel LaVallee (Food Service), Gilsanz Murray Steficek (Facade), Langan (Civil), Marvel (Residential Interior Design), Michael van Valkenburgh (Landscape)
AIA Brooklyn-Queens Design Merit Award, ULI Award: Excellence in Hotel Development, Architizer A+ Awards for Hospitality: Hotels and Resorts, Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award for U.S. Boutique Hotel, Building Brooklyn Awards: National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency, AIA New York State Design Award , IESNYC Lumen Award, Award of Merit, AIA Housing Award - Multifamily Category
Photography Credits
David Sundberg/ESTO, Eric Laignel and Evan Joseph
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