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Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio’s Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

by , 05/25/12

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MOD{all} Studio recently sent us their green redesign of the Conover Cottages in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Called Eco-ttage, the sustainable facelift was the winning entry in a competition to give the iconic (but not very attractive) homes a much-needed overhaul, and is nearing completion of construction. Featuring several sustainable initiatives, Eco-ttage utilizes an existing cottage to implement a sustainable response.

MOD{all}’s website is also currently undergoing a facelift so please bear with them until they’re up-and-running again.

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3 Comments

  1. jimfisharch June 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for the concern, Mark! While we strive for universal design in our Projects, this “townhome renovation” had the floor levels already in place (read: “front stoops”). While we weren’t able to give full w(h)eelchair access, we were able to manage “visitability” access to the main level via the rear. JF

  2. Mark Gibson May 29, 2012 at 6:31 am

    No weelchair access to the Eco-ttage then. Isn’t that a little short sighted? :0(

  3. JimFishArch May 26, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Some bad news: I received word back from Realty Collective. They said that the property owner of the Conover Cottages competition project didnt complete the Project according to the competition and as for sale units, but instead completed them per his own design and made them rentals. We are bummed. No Eco-ttage.
    MOD{all}studio website for now is hanging out at archinect:
    http://archinect.com/firms/cover/95306/mod-all-studio