Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA) is now known as Circular logo

State Street Federal

Brooklyn, NY, USA • 2009

State Street Federal

Brooklyn, NY, USA • 2009

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A backyard oasis on the edge of downtown Brooklyn.

Ten years after selling his house in the suburbs and buying a city townhouse, the client decided it was time to tame his overgrown backyard and expand the living and entertaining space in his owner's duplex. The twist - the client was on the cusp of the urban farming movement, and the yard would also be home to tomatoes, grape vines, and a flock of hens. Circular worked closely with the client to create a solution that would provide an elegant and low-maintenance growing environment, as well as a new deck and three-season porch over a glass-walled addition below. The yard design incorporates built-in seating and planters, a koi pond, and a steel trellis structure. A carefully integrated chicken coop and enclosed run satisfies all local ordinances, while allowing for easy access to eggs, and sustainable reuse of droppings as garden fertilizer.

Ten years after selling his house in the suburbs and buying a city townhouse, the client decided it was time to tame his overgrown backyard and expand the living and entertaining space in his owner's duplex. The twist - the client was on the cusp of the urban farming movement, and the yard would also be home to tomatoes, grape vines, and a flock of hens. Circular worked closely with the client to create a solution that would provide an elegant and low-maintenance growing environment, as well as a new deck and three-season porch over a glass-walled addition below. The yard design incorporates built-in seating and planters, a koi pond, and a steel trellis structure. A carefully integrated chicken coop and enclosed run satisfies all local ordinances, while allowing for easy access to eggs, and sustainable reuse of droppings as garden fertilizer.

DESIGN TEAM

Jordan Parnass, Darrick Borowski, Sean Karns


Ten years after selling his house in the suburbs and buying a city townhouse, the client decided it was time to tame his overgrown backyard and expand the living and entertaining space in his owner's duplex. The twist - the client was on the cusp of the urban farming movement, and the yard would also be home to tomatoes, grape vines, and a flock of hens. Circular worked closely with the client to create a solution that would provide an elegant and low-maintenance growing environment, as well as a new deck and three-season porch over a glass-walled addition below. The yard design incorporates built-in seating and planters, a koi pond, and a steel trellis structure. A carefully integrated chicken coop and enclosed run satisfies all local ordinances, while allowing for easy access to eggs, and sustainable reuse of droppings as garden fertilizer.

A backyard oasis on the edge of downtown Brooklyn.

Ten years after selling his house in the suburbs and buying a city townhouse, the client decided it was time to tame his overgrown backyard and expand the living and entertaining space in his owner's duplex. The twist - the client was on the cusp of the urban farming movement, and the yard would also be home to tomatoes, grape vines, and a flock of hens. Circular worked closely with the client to create a solution that would provide an elegant and low-maintenance growing environment, as well as a new deck and three-season porch over a glass-walled addition below. The yard design incorporates built-in seating and planters, a koi pond, and a steel trellis structure. A carefully integrated chicken coop and enclosed run satisfies all local ordinances, while allowing for easy access to eggs, and sustainable reuse of droppings as garden fertilizer.

DESIGN TEAM

Jordan Parnass, Darrick Borowski, Sean Karns

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