This Brooklyn based project overlooking a popular park in Greenpoint is a case study in residential co-living. The project is a renovation of an existing 3 story building, along with an addition to the west, adding an extra 4th story which also covers the existing building. The result is a project which appears as a new building, with a continuous cladding pattern wrapping the entire building. Contextually, the project aims to create a visible landmark, a building with a distinct architectural character which also acknowledges the surrounding urban fabric. The neighborhood is at once industrial, with warehouses and the like - amidst remnants of Victorian fronts, with a handful of new residential projects in the mix. The gentrifying neighborhood still holds much of its essence, but the demographic is changing to suit younger professionals and various sets of the creative class, all of whom appreciate the proximity to Manhattan. The building, pays homage to its eclectic and heterogeneous orbit, and plays up this colorful spirit with a dynamic façade, allowing for a different character from daytime to nighttime. It was important to convey a robustness while capturing a sense of whimsy and give residents a sense of energy and playfulness. From the colorful lobby entry, into the stylized stairwell, with its pixelated portraits of famous Brooklynites, residents are meant to enjoy the building as they make their way to the various social spaces in the building. The project is meant to foster a social atmosphere, with larger 3 and 4 bedroom units centered around open kitchens, and the rear courtyard and rooftop - with its laundry/bar; all geared toward bringing residents together. This social agenda is furthered by a ground floor restaurant/lounge which allow residents to come together -with not only their direct neighbors, but the neighborhood as a whole.