Client:
Institute for Community Living
Agency:
The New York State Office of Mental Health
Structural:
Silman
Mechanical:
George Langer Associates
Landscape:
Judith Heintz Landscape Architecture
Photographer:
T. Ligamari
Supportive Housing
Subsidized Housing
Market-Rate Housing

Lewis Avenue in Brooklyn is 44 unit supportive housing facility designed to respond to the public and private nature of the residence.  The facade is proportioned to create balance and transition between adjacent smaller pre-war residential buildings.  One story brick, glass and galvanized metal entrance is scaled down to respond the human dimension of the user.  One passes through an enclosed garden courtyard before entering the building, reinforcing the sense of refuge from the street.  The ground floor houses support offices and resident activity rooms that open to a landscaped rear yard.  The building systems are designed for ease of construction, cost effectiveness and durability.  The apartments are designed so they can be viewed in a single glance.  This reinforces the feeling of security of the room.  Each room has two windows emphasizing spaciousness of the rooms.

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