The New York Dock building was built in 1910 as one of the first cast-in-place concrete structures. By retaining the aesthetic of the existing board-formed concrete columns, the original details of this structure will be exposed in key locations of the apartments and throughout the building.
The existing cast-in-place concrete structure has been re-furbished and will be exposed in the main living, dining and sleeping areas, with ceiling heights that reach 12ft to 16ft.
The living rooms at Imlay were designed to maximize the open loft feeling, through maintaining the existing concrete ceilings and columns exposed. The interiors were designed to be a contemporary addition into an existing industrial shell.
The flooring was chosen to reflect the industrial characteristics of the past, and is a wide plank european white oak that will contrast with the contemporary kitchens, doors and gallery like walls.
The double glazed windows are made of solid steel and are fabricated in Italy. They have been specifically designed to maximize views, while allowing no obstructions from vertical or horizontal mullions. Two operable panels were created to allow ample airflow.
Full height doors were custom designed by Citterio in Italy and are located between bedrooms and living rooms, at the perimeter of residences adjacent to the windows. As these doors open they create a much larger loft plan and when closed they appear to be part of the wall. This doors are 10’-6” in height and span up to the existing concrete beams. All other passage doors are solid core and 8’-0” in height. Every door will be finished in Italy with a special lacquer aluminum color (the same of the bridge in the kitchen).
The kitchens were designed by Bulthaup to be a sculptural element placed within an open loft. All cabinetry is white matte lacquer, with a bridge structure that supports upper cabinetry, but floats below the ceiling and a pass through space between the countertop and cabinetry to create a more open feel. All appliances are by Miele and remaining fixtures in the same brushed stainless steel.
The Future Green Studio office is located in Red Hook and 160 Imlay was an exciting opportunity to design within the neighborhood we work in – a neighborhood marked with the vestiges of a rich industrial past and a distinctive character that could only have evolved here.
“In Red Hook, I recognize a village that is tenacious and robust, full of heart and passion.”
“At 160 Imlay, we have designed spaces of understated elegance, timeless form. This is a wonderful building with the presence and the scale to initiate the revival of Red Hook. It will be a landmark in a community already vibrant with creativity.”
If you would like to learn more about 160 Imlay, we published a magazine called Hidden Places celebrating this special project and the beautiful neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn — Check it out!