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Urban Infill Projects - Polycrete ICF Construction in Brooklyn, NY

The task at hand was to construct high-end condominiums on a narrow urban lot near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, with a focus on maximizing living space and natural light. The challenge involved dealing with a zero-lot-line structure and neighboring buildings reaching beyond the fourth floor, posing design and logistical hurdles.

The solution was the 505 Clinton Lofts, designed with lot-deep side walls bearing the structural load, allowing over 90% glass for the front and back walls. Polycrete's eight-inch core ICF was used for these tall walls, extending from the cellar to the parapet. Elevated floors are cast-in-place slabs supported by structural steel, which also serve as an aesthetic design feature.

Urban Infill Condos

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Task: Construct high-end condominiums that maximize living space and natural light on a narrow urban lot a few blocks from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Challenge: A zero-lot-line structure with adjacent buildings reaching up past the fourth floor, this project presented both design and logistics challenges.

Solution: 505 Clinton Lofts was designed so that lot-deep side walls carry the entire structural load, allowing the front and back walls to be over 90% glass. Eight-inch core Polycrete ICF was used to form these tall walls, which rise from the top of the cellar to the top of the parapet.

Floors are cast-in-place elevated slabs supported across the span by structural steel, which is also used as an aesthetic design element. Since there was very little space for storage onsite, ICF materials were staged at Polycrete’s New Jersey warehouse and delivered to the Brooklyn jobsite as needed.

Here’s a link to the building’s penthouse promo video. You don’t want to miss this. 

Project Stats:

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Type: Mid-Rise Condominiums

Size: 16,200 square feet (floor)

ICF Use: 16,250 square feet

Construction Team:

Owner: 505 Clinton Partners, LLC

General Contractor: Dimora NYC

ICF Installer: Self Perform

Architect: Infocus Design


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