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Small Bar in Red Hook

Set just off of the main commercial street in Red Hook, this small building acknowledges two distinct conditions.

A hollow tower-like volume, with a curved and reflective interior surface, faces pedestrians on the commercial street. This structure brings natural light over the bar during the day, while giving a shimmering and slightly distorted view of the sky to the patrons. At night, it acts as a glowing signal of the activity within.

The bulk of the building is pulled back against the rear property line so that when the large doors are open the interior and exterior are joined as a continuous open space along the streetfront, half covered and half open to the sky.

Client: Private

Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn

Program: Bar

Size: 400 sf interior, 700 sf exterior

Initiated: January 15th, 2013

Status: Approved Building Permit