Architect Karl Fischer is to building design what developer Boaz Gilad is to developing: prolific, not necessarily discerning, and received with lukewarm accolades. Regardless, Fischer continues to unleash his particular brand of so-so architecture on the cityHow many buildings has his firm designed? We've lost count.and now renderings for three more of Fischer's works have shown up on BuzzBuzzHome and YIMBY.
Of course one of the buildings will rise on Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue, more aptly known as the Canyon of Mediocrity. The Rabsky Group-developed building at No. 581 will have 129 apartments and rise 12 stories at the corner of Prospect Avenue in South Slope. Fischer has also designed a slender, glassy apartment building for 302 East 96th Street, the former site of a parking garage on the Upper East Side that's being built up by Mink and Wonder Works. The building will have 48 condos spread over 21 floors, and is by far the least offensive looking of the three buildings with new renderings.
But then, behold. The most Fischer-y building of the Fischer clan is this new behemoth for 946 Myrtle Avenue. The seven-story, 132-apartment building being developed by the Rabsky Group will replace a Key Food and two-story walk-up on the corner of Myrtle and Throop avenues in Bed-Stuy. YIMBY notes that the average apartment size will be 1,239 square feet, meaning that they'll more likely be condos than rentals. The building will also have 8,300-square-feet of ground floor space, which is room enough for a grocery store to move back in.
· 581 4th Avenue [BBH]
· 302 East 96th Street [BBH]
· Revealed: Karl Fischer-Designed Residential Building Coming To 946 Myrtle Avenue, Bed Stuy [YIMBY]
· All Karl Fischer coverage [Curbed]