MRJ House employs several strategies for fulfilling the client’s need for more light. Core to the solution is the introduction of a four-story lightwell with transparent stairs, allowing for translucency and greater illumination throughout. The front and rear yards are excavated, and new curtain walls have been installed. A double-height living area is carved down from the first floor into the basement to exaggerate the space, offering it the feeling of being above grade while accommodating further light transmission throughout its previously closed-off areas.

Client: Confidential

Program: Residential, House

Status: Complete

Size: 2,400 SF

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Architect: KM,A (Kyle May and Pauline Allaz)
Structural Engineer: Loney Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Sarfi HVAC

Images: KM,A