Architecture - Page 62

The Wythe Hotel


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The Wythe Hotel’s location is nothing short of outstanding in the heart of Brooklyn, standing proud on the Williamsburg waterfront. Built in 1901, this former textile factory has been meticulously converted into a 72-room, 8 storey hotel offering service and amenities at a level yet to be seen in this trendy New York borough. A few decades ago Manhattenites, pushed out by increasing property prices, started migrating over to Brooklyn, eventually followed by hipsters, eventually settling in Williamsburg. This area’s seen quite an evolution which inevitably meant a level of gentrification. Gentrification provokes mixed opinions but in one the world’s most recognisable and fashionable cities it’s inevitable and Brooklyn still holds onto a lot of its gritty history, tightly in its rough palm.
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House in Kitasando: specs


Who: LEVEL Architects
What: Single family residence (2 adults)
Where: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
When: December 2011
How: Three-story reinforced concrete and wood frame construction
Site Area: 947 square feet (87.98m²)
Construction Area: 563 square feet (52.32m²)
Total Floor Area: 1,606 square feet (149.16m²)
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