...is a 5 story, 24,000 square foot, Mixed use commercial and residential building in Kensington, Brooklyn that rejuvenates the commercial sidewalk/street frontage and the pedestrian connection intended by the NYC zoning along 18th Ave, while redefining the residential quarters to create a buffer from the busy thoroughfare.
The building design is formed to engage with the neighborhood to rejuvenate the commercial street frontage with a bold large scale storefront that acts as a sign for Junee's flagship store as well as a filter that opens up the interior to the exterior inviting the passerby into tall open sun lit shopping experience. The façade and material articulation are designed to highlight the commercial storefront and capitalize on 18th Ave.
In contrast the residential upper floors are angled and setback to create a spatial buffer between the busy commercial thoroughfare and the apartments; while expanding and capturing views, light and air up and down the Avenue rather than across the street.
Junee's building design is a manifestation of the clients agendas, priorities and concerns with an architecture that defines connection and function with form.