DXA studio, a New York based architecture and design firm known, December 21 announced that 280 St. Marks Avenue, a condominium building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has been completed.
280 St. Marks Avenue is an 80,000 square foot, 31-unit condominium building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Located in a neighborhood celebrated for its beautiful brownstones and brick townhouses, DXA maintained the wonderful cadence and quality of the surrounding neighborhood in the faceted facade of the building. The angles also correspond to the historic Flatbush Turnpike which ran near the site, whose early grid was superimposed by the City grid in the 1800’s resulting in angled neighboring buildings and irregular property lines.
“We are thrilled to see this completed project in such a rapidly evolving neighborhood,” said Wayne Norbeck, a partner at DXA studio. “We look forward to the building becoming an important presence in Prospect Heights and an integral part of the community.”
Essential to every unit is outdoor space. The top floor has large terraces and landscaped roofs, intermediate floors have balconies and loggias, and the Ground Floor has a series of contiguous yards. A suite of community focused amenity spaces are included in the building, beginning with a large double height community room with doors leading out to a public garden. Above is a children’s playroom, and an outdoor recreation space with a gym and bike room below.
The form of the building is derived from the aforementioned irregular lot shape, and with a depth of over 130’, atypical for New York City, DXA was able to capitalize on the south facing exposures and give most units 2 or 3 exterior walls with large glass windows. The result is an abundance of natural light, which when coupled with the light and bright pallet of the interior design give the living spaces a prevailing sense of calm and wellbeing. Live-sawn white oak floors are complimented with walnut accents and Olympian Danby stone counters.
Brooklyn has experienced an artistic renaissance in the last several years as lost forms of craftsmanship have been rediscovered and explored. 280 St. Marks celebrates this phenomenon in featuring many local artists and makers throughout the building. A chandelier by lighting designer David Weeks greets you upon entry, woods by Hudson Woods and Madera Trade can be found throughout, and wall paper by Flavor Paper and custom kitchen pendants by Brendan Ravenhill are integral to the decor.
“DXA Studio is pleased to be part of this new development which will be a significant residential addition to such a vibrant neighborhood,” said Jordan Rogove, a partner at DXA studio. “We are excited for future residents and hope they will enjoy and embrace the design of the development.”
About DXA studio
DXA studio’s expertise spans an uncommonly broad spectrum of project types including multi-family and single family residential, commercial, institutional, hotel and event design. Our team members have a variety of experiences working on educational and nonprofit projects. DXA provides a rare balance of highly crafted design and exceptional project management, with particular adeptness at landmarks, loft board and zoning approvals, and NYC City Planning and Uniform Land Use Review Procedures.
DXA studio’s current work includes interiors at Essex Crossing, 242 Broome Street, the 300,000 SF Hap 8 condo and rental towers in Chelsea, a multi-phase development in Astoria, 280 St. Marks, Mt. Pleasant Church Conversion, 100 Barclay and Galapagos Detroit. Additionally, DXA is designing four ground up single-family townhouses for private clients ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 SF, a 15-story tower in the Lower East Side, and multiple performance venues including the famed Blue Note jazz club and the Highline Ballroom. DXA also has a variety of experience in sustainable and health-focused non-profit projects including a community in Zambia, malaria prevention through housing in Namibia, and housing in St. Marc, Haiti as a result of winning an international design competition.
At DXA studio, a project begins with an open exchange of ideas and collaboration. The client’s program and desires, along with the complexities of the project’s site are used to create a conceptual framework by which an architecture of distinctive identity, clarity, and ingenuity is created.
For more information about DXA studio, please visit http://www.dxastudio.com/