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This design study for a not for profit religious organization who desired to raise their existing facility and construct 52 unit of affordable housing, a new sanctuary and community facility. It was a critical desire of the client to maintain a presence for their Sanctuary on the corner of the site, however to accommodate the required program for the housing within the limited Zoning area, it was imperative to locate the entire community facility below grade. The large contemporary "bell tower" and skylight at the corner provided the desired image for the sanctuary with the residential structure wrapping the sanctuary in an curved "embrace" forming a unified composition.
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Design Study: Brooklyn, NYC