At first glance, 957 Pacific Street looks like a slightly spruced-up version of a typical new design-build apartment building in Prospect Heights?especially since it's part of the Hello Living "urban community" development. But there is a huge difference: access to each apartment is from the exterior. In fact, each apartment gets a huge balcony as its entry, large enough to act as a porch for each of the 18 apartments. Lodingdock5 Architecture brings back an innovation more commonly found in European housing, and it has a huge impact on the floorplans. Apartments are free of wacky internal corners found when the typical New York "core" is internalized, instead becoming pure boxes with simple layouts. For those who prize perfect spaces over a laundry list of luxurettes, these apartments may be for you.
· 957 Pacific Street Building [ArchDaily]
· Loadingdock5 [Loadingdock5 Architecture]
· Hello Living [Official Site]