Stanton Court Bungalows in Sheepshead Bay
Stanton Court Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
This reconstruction of an existing mews of bungalows destroyed during Super Storm Sandy addresses the vulnerabilities of both the individual house and the neighborhood to climate change. In the originally proposed design, row houses replace the detached bungalows in order to cluster the former side yards into new gardens for water management. A communal boardwalk provides access to the houses that are now elevated above flood level and the gardens. The new prefabricated houses have double height living rooms and bedrooms tucked within roof dormers.
This original plan had the support of many homeowners, but exceeded the capacity of post Sandy reconstruction funding programs. Nevertheless, the bungalows have been either lifted or rebuilt and a new water mews-scaled infrastructure installed, as seen in the as-built photographs.
As a result of our work in Sheepshead Bay, we designed 83 houses for Built it Back using modular methods.
Community Based Organizers: The Pratt Center
Civil Engineering: Sherwood Design Engineers
Structural Engineers: Dunne and Markis Consulting Engineers
Design Team: Gans& Company : Cristina Zubillaga, Alan Gillers, Adam Achrati, Micha Stroup and David Cunningham architects and planners; David Cunningham