CopyApartments, Renovation, Commercial Architecture•New York, United States ArchDaily 2010 Year: 232 Bedford Ave / Loadingdock5 Architecture “COPY” Projects United States 232 Bedford Ave / Loadingdock5 ArchitectureSave this projectSave232 Bedford Ave / Loadingdock5 Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70043/232-bedford-ave-loadingdock5-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of loadingdock5 architecture+ 7 Share Architects: Loadingdock5 Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. Renovation and conversion of existing commercial building for retail use plus addition of duplex single family home above.The design is an attempt to create a passive solar house to minimize heating and cooling costs.We achieved this by constructing a well-insulated building shell out of the Insulated Concrete Forms building system and a large south-facing triple-insulated glass facade which leads to a roof garden on top of the retail space. Save this picture!Courtesy of loadingdock5 architectureThe 4′ roof overhang and the 3rd floor balcony provide shading for the glass facade in summer while the low angle of the sun in the winter will provide heat for the interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of loadingdock5 architectureAs a supplement to the passive solar concept, we utilized an HVAC split system with a heat pump rather than a typical furnace and A/C unit.The heating cost is further reduced through an energy recovery ventilator, which uses the warm exhaust air to preheat the incoming cool fresh air.In the summer months, the ventilator works in reverse. Save this picture!Courtesy of loadingdock5 architectureThe design of the openings on the street-facing facade did not take place until halfway through the construction process when we were able to meet with the clients onsite to determine where certain openings could be placed to respond to light conditions, views of the skies and exterior, and to maintain privacy.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRolex Learning Center / SANAA / EPFL PressArticlesKripalu Center for Yoga & Health / Peter Rose + PartnersArticlesProject locationAddress:Brooklyn, NY, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70043/232-bedford-ave-loadingdock5-architecture Clipboard Apartments CopyAbout this officeLoadingdock5 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationCommercial ArchitectureHousingNew YorkUnited StatesPublished on July 22, 2010Cite: “232 Bedford Ave / Loadingdock5 Architecture” 22 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.