178 North Eleventh is mixed-use residential renovation designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects. The building features an antique patina on copper sheets provided by Zahner.
The seven-story building is a former button factory and manufacturing warehouse, developed by Great Point Properties to serve the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The building's facade is divided between two distinct blocks of various sized blue-green copper panels produced on Star Blue copper, a standard antiqued copper patina developed by Zahner.
Designed by Steven Holl Architects with architect of record E.Rae Architects of Seoul, this unique structure serves dual purposes, as both a residential guest house as well as an art gallery for visitors. JongSeo Lee of Steven Holl Architects was the associate in charge, and the project was completed in 2011.The structure's geometry is inspired by a John Cage sketch for a music score by the composer Istvan Anhalt, ‘Symphony of Modules,’ which Cage illustrated in an abstract form. The unusual shaped composition has now been reimagined as the plan layout of the Daeyang residence, continuing the chain from music, to art, to architecture.This state of continued change and process informs many aspects of the building. Zahner worked closely with both the owner and the design team to develop a custom patina for the copper panel system that would match the desired coloration with natural warmth and texture.