The Glyptis House, Brooklyn

Status:  Complete
Location:  Brooklyn, NY 

The Glyptis House takes traditional elements of a house and rearranges them in a modern and non-traditional way. The new building fits into its Brooklyn neighborhood of old-fashioned single-family dwellings and, at the same time, stands out as a contemporary intervention with its distinct character. An elevated brick volume and a folded standing-seam envelope that turns from wall to roof are the defining elements of this composition. The contrasting textures and colors and their large overhangs enhance the sculptural character of this house. The building's interior is a 3-dimensional open floor plan.