STUDIOSC Designs Ground-Up Building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

A new ground-up building in Bed-Stuy stands out with its dramatic vaulted entrance and modern take on traditional brickwork. Photography by Etienne Warneck.

A new ground-up building has been completed in Bedford–Stuyvesant, often called Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, bringing warm tones and a dramatic vaulted entrance to a rapidly changing neighborhood. Designed by Brooklyn architecture firm STUDIOSC, the multi-unit residential building boasts an expansive lobby flanked by a series of tall arches. Cutting through the space is an elevated hallway catwalk that looks down onto the lobby.

Terrazzo flooring injects texture and personality into the double height entrance lobby. Photography by Heidi Solander.

Inside and out, a strong sense of materials permeates the building. “We chose to soften the spatial connections and verticality with subtle curves accented by a natural material palette using terracotta brick tiles and blackened wood,” says STUDIOSC principal Stephen Conte. A striking terrazzo floor completes the look, sprinkling some texture and personality in the common areas.

An elevated hallway catwalk cuts through the lobby below, while tall arches and warm terracotta brick tiles help soften the verticality of the space. Photography by Heidi Solander.
Inside the lobby, a scalloped ceiling mimics the arch pattern characteristic of the opposite wall. Photography by Heidi Solander.
A clever cut in the floor brings natural light into the lower lounge area and connects these spaces over three levels. Photography by Heidi Solander.
Terrazzo flooring and arch elements continue on the floor below, where residents can socialize in a cozy lounge area. Photography by Heidi Solander.

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