Office of Architecture

612 degraw st. no. 2 | brooklyn ny 11217 | 718.643.0371 |

Brooklyn Row House 1 Description

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News

June 15, 2017 – Updated drawings for Brooklyn Row House 1 are here.  Photos of the finished project coming soon!

February 3, 2017 – Brooklyn Row House is a featured in a story on Dwell.  See here.

January 26, 2017 – A story on the Watermill House on Wallpaper.com. See here.

December 8, 2016 – Final images of the Watermill House are here.

September 14, 2016 – Watermill House is nearly complete and the owners have moved in.  Final images coming soon!

April 6, 2016 – Our Kentile Kampaign postcards are published in an article by Urban Omnibus about the Axis Civitas competition.

April 1, 2016 – Brooklyn Row House 1 begins construction!  Completion is scheduled for late fall of 2016.

February 24, 2016 – OA’s OA’s Honorable Mention entry in the Axis Civitas competition is exhibited at Site:Brooklyn gallery in Gowanus, along with other winners.  See details on our entry here.

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Philosophy

Office of Architecture (OA) was established in 2012 on the premise that great spaces require the artful orchestration of vision and logistics; that ingenuity can emerge from the limits set by the hard realities of a problem; and that imagination need not belie common sense. OA engages each project with the design sensibility to envision the big idea and the professional savvy to realize its potential.

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Aniket Shahane, Principal

 

Since founding Office of Architecture in 2012, Aniket has overseen the design and execution of a variety of projects – both commissioned and speculative – that have been featured in diverse print and online publications and exhibits including Architectural Record, Dwell, ArchDaily and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Born in India, raised in the U.S., and trained as an architect in Paris, Barcelona, and New York City, Aniket brings to his work a rich set of experiences and an ability to artfully engage diverse groups of people and projects. Prior to establishing OA, Aniket trained in the offices of notable architects Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue and Joel Sanders as Designer and Project Architect on several award-winning works. He is a licensed architect in New York.

In addition to practice, Aniket is actively involved in architectural education. He currently teaches architecture studios as a Critic in the M.Arch I and M.Arch II programs at the Yale School of Architecture and is a regular invited juror on architecture reviews at Yale University, Columbia University, NYIT, Parsons, Washington University, and the California College of Arts.

Aniket received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was awarded the Edward Parsons Medal.

 

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Team

Current / Past Team Members: Joshua Eager, Ivan Kostic, Eddie Simpson, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher, Tristan Walker, Brendan Pettersen

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Contact


Office of Architecture

612 degraw st. no. 2

brooklyn ny 11217

718.643.0371

[email protected]

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Brooklyn Row House 1

Little House.  Big City.

The owners of this 11-foot-wide row house in Brooklyn were faced with a conundrum that many young families in New York eventually confront: the possibility of sacrificing location for space. After living in the house for eight years, the pair – an architect and jewelry designer – chose to expand in order to make room for their two growing children and remain in the Brooklyn neighborhood they had come to admire. The original 2-story, 1000SF home was completely gutted and extended to 4 levels by adding a bedroom suite above and digging a new urban mudroom below. The narrowness of the house required the design to make effective yet frugal use of space; every inch was important. Precise positioning of walls, doors, and windows was crucial as each floor was planned to serve a purpose. The lowest level serves as a new entry, storage, laundry, and mechanical area; the first floor is a continuous public space with living, dining, kitchen, and library opening to gardens in the front and back; the second contains two kids’ bedrooms along with a 2-sink bathroom; while the topmost level holds the master suite with a sleeping area, bathroom, balcony, and terrace. A slender steel stair repositioned on the south side party wall connects the house vertically and draws more light, air, and views into the building. Materials throughout the home are modest, natural, and unassuming: the rawness of unfinished steel and character-grade walnut is juxtaposed with the simple refinement of honed Carrara marble and matte ceramic hex tiles. The result is a home that is not just larger, but livelier – filled with the possibility to do more and stay longer in a city that requires its residents to be resourceful and inventive.

Project Specs:

Architect: Office of Architecture; Team: Aniket Shahane, Ivan Kostic, Joshua Eager, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher

General Contractor: Mcntestbuild, Inc.

Engineer: Blue Sky Design

Expeditors: James Anzalone; Sol Building Consultants

Millwork:  Matthew Gribbon

Steel Stair: Brooklyn Metal Fab