Cycle is excited to announce that work has begun on Powers Street, a major alteration to a 3 family frame building in Williamsburg. The building will include an owner's triplex apartment over two rental units. This configuration will provide one new unit of rental housing as well as a stable income for the owners.
The design incorporates best practices in building insulation and energy efficiency, and includes triple glazed windows, design to minimize the impact of thermal bridging, substantial thermal insulation, energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, radiant floor heating, and energy recovery ventilation.
In designing Powers Street, we aimed to provide generous and comfortable living spaces within building on a narrow lot. The main kitchen and living areas are characterized by a double height space with a large window wall and an exterior deck. Traditional materials - brick, wood, concrete, and steel - complement a spare, simple aesthetic developed through careful studies of alignment and proportion.