Passive house

210 Pacific Street

Façade Being Installed At Seven-Story, 10-Unit Residential Project At 210 Pacific Street, Boerum Hill

In October of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Nava Companies’ planned seven-story, 10-unit Passive House residential building at 210 Pacific Street, in Boerum Hill, and early in 2015, the building topped out. Surprisingly, a brass tile façade is now being installed, Pardon Me For Asking reports, which is an exciting departure from the earlier renderings we released. The residential units will average a spacious 2,020 square feet apiece, and recreational space and a gym will be located in the cellar and ground levels. SBLM Architects is the architect of record. Opening can probably be expected later this year.


542 West 153rd Street

Seven-Story, 34-Unit Residential Project Rises At 542 West 153rd Street, Hamilton Heights

In July of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 34-unit residential building at 542 West 153rd Street, in Hamilton Heights, and now the project is under construction and four stories above street level, per Harlem+Bespoke. Synapse Development Group is developing the building, with the intention to achieve Passive House standards. Units will average 865 square feet, and East Village-based Chris Benedict is designing. Completion is currently expected in the spring of 2016.


Cornell Tech Campus

26-Story Dorm Building Under Construction At Cornell Tech Campus, Roosevelt Island

The 26-story, 350-dorm-unit Passive House building in the works at Cornell Tech Campus, on Roosevelt Island below the 59th Street Bridge, is now under construction, according to The New York Times. The 270,000 square-foot building, designed by Handel Architects, would be the tallest Passive House building in the world upon completion in 2017. Hudson Companies, Cornell Tech and Related Companies are developing, and the entire $2 billion campus should be built out over the next two decades.



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