Occupying nearly a full block along 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, INC Architecture & Design’s Saint Mark’s Place is lightened by its off-white terra-cotta facade. Clad in over 8,000 terra-cotta panels, the building houses 100 condominiums spanning 112,631 square feet and twelve floors, with ground floor retail. Common spaces include a library, fitness studio, sauna, full demonstration kitchen, two-tier courtyard, and a 2,794 landscaped rooftop.
After considering numerous brick and terra-cotta facade designs—in reference to the brownstone that characterizes much of the neighborhood’s side streets—a full terra-cotta facade was settled on for its “clarity and simplicity” in materiality, said INC’s Creative and Managing Director Adam Rolston. Rolston added that the slightly off-white color was important in lightening the “bulk” of the building, given its size.