Multi-Housing News: Modern Meets Holistic: Designing Healthy Homes

Press 08.09.2018
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Alexandra Pacurar – Multi-Housing News

“‘It has been well documented that the experience of being in and able to observe nature reduces cortisol levels and provides a sense of well-being,’ observed Darin Reynolds, partner at COOKFOX Architects. Serving as partner-in-charge for two residential projects in Brooklyn—550 Vanderbilt and 535 Carlton—Reynolds oversaw the inclusion of biophilic elements and even a garden featuring organic produce.

COOKFOX Architects is behind the 17-story 550 Vanderbilt and the 18-story 535 Carlton, two of the newest residential buildings in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. ‘While they are currently the largest buildings on the block, they were not designed to stand out but create a series of steps up to mediate between the high-rise community of Pacific Park and low-scale of the historic Prospect Heights neighborhood,” Reynolds said.”

Read more in the full article, Modern Meets Holistic: Designing Healthy Homes, here.