MOD{all}Studio’s proposal – entitled “Eco-ttage” - draws inspiration from the Red Hook neighborhood (which is the southernmost part of the Brooklyn borough) with meticulous use of materials, careful articulation of the residential program, and the integration of several sustainable initiatives (a “UtilitySpine” that stacks mechanical items, and potential solar photovoltaic, rainwater harvesting, and greywater recycling system).

The competition organizers, Realty Collective, cited the design’s simplicity of program, integration into the existing urban context, and inspiring progressive design as reasons for “ECo-ttage” being selected.  ECo-ttage is one of four winning proposals for existing residences on Conover Street which will undergo the transformation, and is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2011. In addition to providing the neighborhood of Red Hook with a renovated sustainable residence, ECo-ttage shall have dramatic view of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.


Status: Under Construction
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/an-urban-eco-ttage

DESIGNERS WIN INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION

Local Designer’s Concept to Be Built in Red Hook, New York

 

Local design group MOD{all}Studio principal Jim Fish has been announced as a winner by Realty Collective’s Conover Cottages Design Competition, for his design concept proposed for restoring and renovating existing attached cottages in Red Hook, New York.

 

Mr. Fish is continuing to build on his successes with design partner, architect Robert Donaldson.  In the short span of a year, the duo has been a finalist for the Dwell/Inhabitat.com ‘Reburbia’ competition, noted as one of the top ten popular entries for Freegreen.com’s Chain of Eco-Homes, and participated in a design exhibition in Piraeus, Greece.

 

MOD{all}Studio’s proposal – entitled “ECo-ttage” - draws inspiration from the Red Hook neighborhood (which is the southernmost part of the Brooklyn borough) with meticulous use of materials, careful articulation of the residential program, and the integration of several sustainable initiatives (a “UtilitySpine” that stacks mechanical items, and potential solar photovoltaic, rainwater harvesting, and greywater recycling system).

 

The competition organizers, Realty Collective, cited the design’s simplicity of program, integration into the existing urban context, and inspiring progressive design as reasons for “ECo-ttage” being selected.  ECo-ttage is one of four winning proposals for existing residences on Conover Street which will undergo the transformation, and is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2011. In addition to providing the neighborhood of Red Hook with a renovated sustainable residence, ECo-ttage shall have dramatic view of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.