Located on Morris Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, the three-story Building 127 was built to make boat parts for the Navy.
According to the corporation, the building’s ground and second floors, which has loading infrastructure, would be a good fit for a medium-to-large scale manufacturing company. With its super tall, vaulted ceiling, the third floor would be great for a design company looking for a showroom and space for prototyping.
Source: Historic building at Brooklyn Navy Yard to be restored as modern manufacturing space | 6sqft
Heartwalk, a sculpture made from reclaimed Atlantic City boardwalk pieces, is shown here on tour in Brooklyn. NYCDOT.
You may not have noticed it, but if you’ve eaten at Bryan Sikora’s lovely La Fia in Wilmington, any of Jose Garces’ spots, Jake’s in Manayunk or Stephen Starr’s Fette Sau, you’ve been in the presence of recycled building materials and rescued architectural finishes. Artists have long been hip to this karmic win/win, using found objects to create jaw-dropping masterpieces of all stripes. Heartwalk, a 30-foot wooden heart sculpture installed in Atlantic City last November, was created by Brooklyn, N.Y., design firm Situ Studio, which used reclaimed wood from Hurricane Sandy-battered boardwalks.
via Reclamation Points: Salvaging Materials for Trendy Designs | Jewish Exponent.
For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled sculpture was created by artist Pawel Althamer, and was displayed on the Williamsburg waterfront as a way to raise awareness for NYC mothers facing eviction.
via Giant Buddha Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
A developer has been chosen to turn a collection of deserted Civil War-era warehouses along the waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park into a new office, dining and shopping destination.
Nearly 80% of the roughly 380,000 square feet of space in the old warehouses will be used for offices. The developer is also in talks with the Brooklyn Historical Society to use about 3,200 square feet of space for exhibitions.
via Firm Lands Redevelopment Project on Brooklyn Waterfront – WSJ.com.
Michael Diamond, aka Mike D of the band Beastie Boys, has the interior design world at his feet now, thanks to these recently published photos of his imaginatively renovated 19th Century townhouse in Brooklyn. The renovation that sought “to retain original detail, clean it up and leave it as is,”
via Beastly Beauty | 2Modern Blog.
Kickstarter projects help the world become a better place through thoughtful design, and it looks like their new headquarters will follow that philosophy as well. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the currently under-construction offices will sit inside a former pencil factory and boast a beautiful green roof and airy courtyard made of recycled materials.
Read all about it via Kickstarter’s New Greenpoint, Brooklyn Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof and Glass-Lined Courtyard | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Interested in learning more about how to create awesome interiors out of reclaimed materials? Head over to Build It Green‘s Gowanus location tonight for a special visit from Joanne Palmisano, the author of Salvage Secrets, as she shares her DIY tips. There will be a cocktail hour at 6pm and the Salvage Secrets tour will begin at 7pm, so don’t miss this free event!
via Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
There’s a cabinetry shop in the building where I keep my materials and man, do they throw a ton of usable stuff away. Heavy shipping crates, plywood, framing lumber….. you name it, they toss it. Anyway…..
I grabbed a bunch of 2 x 3s the other day and used them to frame up some storage benches, a few of which you see here. The patchwork exteriors were made using wood salvaged from the old warehouses and defunct factories of north Brooklyn (oak columns, pine flooring, fir joists), the removable tops are made using recycled coffee sacks stitched together over a 2″ thick foam pad. The bench measures 50″ long by 20″ tall by 12″ deep, more than big enough to store a blanket or three.
via Salvaged wood and recycled coffee sack storage by RecycledBrooklyn.