Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Development Notebook: Contextual in Boerum Hill

December 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This is 357 Dean Street and we took note of it because of how nicely it fits in with the wood frame Boerum Hill homes that adjoin it (and are across the street). The building is six stories and will have six units. It comes from Sears Tombasco Architects. We do love contextuality with our architecture. Also, what the hell are those metal bars where balconies would be?

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  • 1 cmm // Dec 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    There are similar bars over the windows at the David and Joyce Dinkins building in Harlem – apparently they help save energy somehow.

  • 2 stuffy // Dec 11, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Those bars are louvers, shading the window wall from direct sunlight during the hot months.