Grand Street Lofts

Corten Facade System

This project is a ground-up loft building in the heart of Williamsburg. The structure includes two expansive lofts and a commercial space on the ground floor. The building is a Passive House project. It’s a pioneering project of energy-efficient construction.

Facade Final Elevation
Exterior photo of lofts
Facade Final Elevation

Key features are the continuous insulation throughout the entirety of the building envelope. The residential portion of the building will be airtight employ high-performance windows to manage solar gain to balance the heat and moisture recovery ventilation system. The goal of this project is to accomplish a path to a net zero/net positive building.

Facade Solar Shading Visors

Agencie executed the design in collaboration with Knoxville-based design studio KBAS. We were thrilled to collaborate with KBAS, best known for designing the September 11 Pentagon Memorial. The project envisions a custom-designed and fabricated façade system made of corten. Corten is a steel alloy that weathers over time. The project is a mixed-use development by Blue Zees Development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Facade Concept Rendering by KBAS
Facade Exploded Axo of Components
  • Services

    • Architecture
    • Structural Engineering
    • Enclosures Engineering
    • Fabrication Consultation
    • Special Inspections
  • Location

    • Brooklyn,NY
  • Status

    • Completed
  • Credits

    • Maloya Laser
  • Team

    • Sarrah Khan, PE
    • Andrés Ulises Cortés, AIA
    • Núria Forqués

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 New York, NY 10014

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