Park House – Bronx, NY

Park House

Bronx, New York
COOKFOX Architects / BKSK Architects
Alfa Development
FERO Products Used
FAST Thermal Bracket™ Offset Shelf Angle Support
Park House is an Enterprise Green Communities certified structure

This affordable family housing development is a 12-story building containing 248 units.  The structure is encased in brick with alternating rows protruding and receding by a half inch, giving it an appearance meant to reference “ocean sand or tree bark patterns.”

FERO FAST Thermal Brackets were used at every floor level and FAST Thermal Bracket Lintel Supports were used over openings in the building envelope design to ensure continuous insulation and optimized thermal performance. Using FAST Thermal Brackets enabled the design team to:

  1. Incorporate a thermal break instead of a thermal bridge in the smart, energy-efficient shelf angle design;
  2. Meet or exceed energy code requirements;
  3. Achieve energy and cost efficiencies; and
  4. Provide easy installation for the contractors.
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Greenpoint Landing is a 22-acre master-planned development site located on the Brooklyn waterfront with a view of the Manhattan skyline, bringing a mix of ten residential towers and low-rise buildings, a new public school, and four acres of parkland. The buildings are located on reclaimed industrial use lands, and the brick veneer utilized in the building design provides continuity with the historical neighborhood.