Williamsburg Passivhaus Corten Steel Facade

This collaboration with Knoxville based Kaseman Beckman Architectural Studio (KBAS) has been in the works for some time and is now bearing fruit. The project is conceived as a kick-ass façade system for a mixed use development by Blue Zees Development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Some of you may recall KBAS’ other acclaimed work, particularly the award winning September 11 Pentagon Memorial.

Williamsburg Passivhaus Corten Steel Facade Image
Williamsburg Passivhaus Corten Steel Facade Image

The building is a mixed use development of 2 large penthouses with a commercial space at the ground floor.  The project will be certified as a Passive House project and will employ continuous insulation throughout the entirety of the building envelope.  The residential portion of the building will be air tight, employ high performance windows to manage solar gain, will use a balanced heat and moisture recovery ventilation system. The goal of this project is to accomplish a path to a net zero/net positive building.

Williamsburg Passivhaus Corten Steel Facade Image
Williamsburg Passivhaus Corten Steel Facade Image