Park Slope, Brooklyn.
670 Union St
Park Slope, Brooklyn.
670 Union St, Brooklyn, NY
Sustainable. Sensible. Tactile.
Introducing Timber House, New York’s very first mass timber condominium building. It merges high-tech concepts with organic materials, surrounding its occupants with natural textures and atmospheres. Its wood construction requires less embodied energy than concrete and steel, while efficient ventilation and cooling systems support a healthy living environment. Timber House is a fully-realized sustainable vision, where the presence of nature can be felt throughout the building.
Reframing the Way We Live
Mass timber enables wide structural spans, allowing for the construction of airy and expansive residences. Natural light floods their interiors through large glass windows, illuminating 11-foot-high ceilings. Throughout each apartment, the dramatic heft of the timber structural members is exposed to provide visual warmth.
Full Circle Living
Timber House was designed with an eye on the future, rooted in sustainable materials and building practices. Its wood construction requires less embodied energy than concrete and steel, Passive House-quality windows and solar panels allow for efficient heating and cooling, and energy-recovering ventilation ensures a constant supply of fresh air. There are also car charging stations in the garage, zero fossil fuel (gas) consumption and mineral wool insulation.
Located on a central Park Slope block, Timber House takes design cues from its historic neighborhood. The building’s staggered proportions reference the scale and the forms of its neighbors, while its handmade brick façade relates to the materials of early Brooklyn brownstones.
A Neighborhood of Ideas
The future-reaching design of Timber House fits naturally within its neighborhood of Park Slope, long a place of progressive ideas. The building’s location at 670 Union Street, a half-block away from the Union Street subway, enables convenient access to public transportation. The local community is highly walkable; numerous small businesses are located nearby, and Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza are located around three blocks away.
Co-Developer: MESH Architectures
Mesh Architectures are the architects and the co-developer of Timber House. This is MESH’s second integrated design/develop project in collaboration with The Brooklyn Home Company. MESH has been innovating since 1997 by combining expertise in building technology, digital information technology, and experiential design to create high-performing, beautiful, and functional places. Their thoughtful perspective on modern living, material innovation, and sustainable strategies has driven the creating of Timber House.
Co-Developer: The Brooklyn Home Company
TBHCo is proud to co-develop NYC’s first timber condominium offering, Timber House. TBHCo’s passion for sustainable, passive house-principled design perfectly aligned with MESH Architectures’ concept for this project. Serving as a development partner and investor, TBHCo is proud to present these innovative, thoughtfully-designed homes to Brooklyn.
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