Re-casting the typical concrete masonry unit, these elegantly bloated blocks provide structural enclosure, finish surface, and necessary fire-separation between commercial, common, and residential territories of the building.
Runner&Stone is a bakery-bar-restaurant in Gowanus Brooklyn, where the synergy of prime building materials – concrete, steel, and light – is as handcrafted as the food. Occupying three visually intertwined levels organized around a planted light court, oblique views throughout the space engage sky, street, and an iconic adjacent rooftop water tower.
Belly Block Crew: Laura Buck, Jangwon Choi, Sean Dawson, Peter Endris, Miles Fujiki, Hajeong Lim, Martin Lodman, Marc Mascarello, Michael Ong, Natasa Papadi, Muchan Park, Alan Paukman, Katerina Petrou, Jonathan Requillo, Bridget Rice, Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, Tom Duffy, Eugene Tin Yu Kao, Anna Vander Zwaag, Salvador Velasquez, Alvaro Velosa, Margaux Young
Photography: Latent, Ho Kyung Lee, Margaux Young
Awards and Commendations:
American Institute of Architects, NY 2014 Merit Award for Interior Architecture
Architizer’s 2014 A+ Awards. Finalist, Architecture + Materials
“Archtober Building of the Day” on 21 October 2014 Archinect's Top Ten Images of 2013
Featured on Gizmodo in Jan 2014
and Wallpaper City Guide New York, Phaidon, 2014, 2015
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, Built by Women New York City (BxW NYC) in 2015