Layer One / by Kevin Olsen

Timber High-Rise in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

The inner layer of the timber high-rise is complete and starting to develop quite well.  Converting the outer layer of the stair core to glazed fire-resistant glass made a huge impact on reducing the solid feeling of the overall scheme.

The final step is solidifying the structural system on the outer layer and integrating the ventilation units into the skin. Borrowing from the E2 Facade system by Schueco, the HVAC will be condensed into the outer skin and take advantage of the natural convection of air moving up the building and between the two layers of glass.

E2 Facade System by Schueco