535 Carlton

Interiors, Residences
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Brooklyn, NY
535 Carlton - entry
The lobby entry is designed to be transparent and welcoming to the historic neighborhood, and offer views to the courtyard garden beyond. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - entry detail
The brick and metal details are contemporary references to the historic brownstone community of Prospect Heights. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - lobby
The openness of the lobby serves a visual connection to the historic neighborhood. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - lobby
Views of the courtyard garden are framed by the lobby. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - courtyard
The courtyard garden offers residents and neighbors a refuge to connect with nature. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - Dean Street façade
The deep façade enhances the movement of light and shadow. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - View from Carlton Avenue.
The new building was designed to compliment the history brownstones of Carlton Avenue. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - aerial
The massing is designed to be a transition building between the low-rise historic neighborhood and the future high-rise buildings of Pacific Park. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - rooftop
The 9th floor terrace garden, designed by Terrain NYC, includes a vegetable garden and an outdoor dining area for residents. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - apartment interior
The residential windows reference the historical proportions of Carlton Avenue and incorporate biomimetic screens that filter sunlight. Photography by Chris Payne.
Interiors, Residences
Brooklyn, NY
535 Carlton - entry
The lobby entry is designed to be transparent and welcoming to the historic neighborhood, and offer views to the courtyard garden beyond. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - entry detail
The brick and metal details are contemporary references to the historic brownstone community of Prospect Heights. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - lobby
The openness of the lobby serves a visual connection to the historic neighborhood. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - lobby
Views of the courtyard garden are framed by the lobby. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - courtyard
The courtyard garden offers residents and neighbors a refuge to connect with nature. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - Dean Street façade
535 Carlton - view from Carlton
The new building was designed to compliment the history brownstones of Carlton Avenue. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton -aerial
The massing is designed to be a transition building between the low-rise historic neighborhood and the future high-rise buildings of Pacific Park. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - rooftop
The 9th floor terrace garden, designed by Terrain NYC, includes a vegetable garden and an outdoor dining area for residents. Photography by Chris Payne.
535 Carlton - apartment interior
The residential windows reference the historical proportions of Carlton Avenue and incorporate biomimetic screens that filter sunlight. Photography by Chris Payne.
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535 Carlton is designed to address the issue of sustainable, affordable housing in New York City. Situated at the corner of Dean Street and Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn, the adjacent streetscape is a place of masonry, textures, light and shadow, and dappled sunlight across sidewalks. The holistic design translates bricks and mortar into a building that creates an extension of the vibrant surrounding neighborhood of Prospect Heights.

The massing is articulated as a careful composition of masonry and expansive windowed volumes that gradually set back from a 60’ high streetwall on Dean. Through a series of terraces, it creates a transition from the sidewalk and pedestrian scale of Prospect Heights to an appropriate “bookend” framing the new, public Pacific Park and anchoring future buildings along Atlantic Avenue. The holistic design aesthetic for the project is a reflection of our pursuit of minimal, elegant detailing. The façade details celebrate the craft and workmanship of masonry construction and evoke a sincere respect for the human scale, proportion and texture that is characteristic of the neighborhood.

Connecting residents with nature and natural cycles is integral to life at 535 Carlton.
535 Carlton - courtyard

Connecting residents with nature and natural cycles is integral to life at 535 Carlton. Daylit elevator vestibules look down to the park on each floor, while the residential entry is designed to provide open vistas through the lobby, creating a visual connection from the street to the park beyond. Significant landscaped space is distributed throughout the “fifth façade” of the rooftop, terraces, and setbacks, providing residents with expansive vistas of Brooklyn, Prospect Park, and the harbor. Urban agriculture and residential gardens are fundamental elements of the design, offering opportunities for residents to “get their hands in the dirt” and fostering a close community amongst neighbors and nature.

Awards

SARA NY Design Awards, Affordable and Supportive Housing (2019)