Project Detail

 

Brooklyn Bucolic

Brooklyn, NY United States

 

Project Description

The site of the low one story wood frame Avenue H Station House in the Fiske Terrace - Midland Park, located in the Historic District of Brooklyn, New York, was initially built as a real estate office in the early 20th century and later developed into a subway station. This original wood frame structure with a wraparound post and beam colonnade and heavy eaves suggests a slower and more rural take on rapid transit. In a response, the installation of full-size cast bronze Mt. Lebanon Rocking Chairs allude to the era of the original structure while reinterpreting the traditional craft of a Mt. Lebanon Rocking Chair.

The chairs were first fabricated in wood by a Massachusetts craftsman and then casted by Polich Tallix Fine Art using the lost-wax process. Chemical heated patinas were applied to create an aged and worn addition that transforms the colonnade from a place of passage to a place of response, thus providing Fiske Terrace - Midland Park with a new Front Porch.

Photos of Brooklyn Bucolic in Brooklyn, New York were taken by © Francis Dzikowski/Esto and © Nancy Turret.

 

Project Details

Brooklyn Bucolic
Location:
Shared by:
 
Project Team:
    Ed Kopel
Consultants:
  • Fabricator: Polich Tallix Fine Art 
 
Project Status:
Year Completed:
 
 
 

Comments

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting.

Similar Projects

  • Park Grove

    Miami, United States

    Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

  • One Central Park

    Sydney, Australia

    Ateliers Jean Nouvel; PTW Architects

  • De Rotterdam

    Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

 

Other Mid-Atlantic Projects