363 Bond sits on the Gowanus Canal at the edge of historic Carroll Gardens and the industrial Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn . 363 and 365 Bond were originally designed as a two-block development on the Gowanus Canal and while designed as a complementary pair, each building has its own identity. The facades relate and both buildings look and act like a series of buildings working in tandem to create a well-balanced neighborhood. The buildings both front a richly landscaped public esplanade designed by Brooklyn landscape architect Lee Weintraub and are adjacent to the historic Carroll Street Bridge.
363 Bond draws from the industrial language of Gowanus warehouses and uses greyish brick to differentiate itself from typical red brick buildings. The building mass is broken into elements that allow it to feel more in line with the townhouse scale of neighboring Carroll Gardens. One portion of the building acts as townhouses, with direct entry from the street, front stoops and planters. The tower portion of the mass sets back at 1st Street and at the canal, and has a glass corner for open views over the water and surrounding neighborhood. As one approaches the site from across the historic Carroll Street Bridge, there is a restaurant and terrace planned as well as commercial space that services the community. The aim of this building is to enhance the neighborhood and to provide a livable community center for a younger generation. Residences have large-scale, mullioned windows along with luxury touches such as stone sills. The amenity package includes a pool on the 6th floor roof with a view of the Freedom Tower, a shuffleboard court, lounge, game room, yoga, fitness center, kids room, a 2nd floor courtyard and plenty of accessible outdoor terraces.
Both in conjunction with 365 Bond Street and on its own, 363 Bond adds to the neighborhood’s charm and allows First Street to become a zone of community interaction.
Hill West Architects
Atlantic Realty Development Corporation
Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture