Tour Review: 450 Warren St

On Thursday March 29th, we invited Brick & Wonder Pro & Council members to a private tour of 450 Warren Street in Brooklyn, NY. 

Designed by SO-IL, and sitting on the crossroads of Boerum Hill and Gowanus, this stunning, modern, multi-unit residence questions the way residential design impacts how we interact with and form communities. 

The architects utilize greenery, light, and shared spaces to inform the way residents move, feel, and connect, both with each other and with the place they call home.

About the Tour Hosts:
The tour was led by Sebastian Mendez and Samuel Alison-Mayne, the Co-Founders of Tankhouse—the development team behind 450 Warren – and Kariyln Johansen, the project architect from SO-IL.  

Sebastian Mendez is a licensed architect with 16+ years of experience. Prior to founding Tankhouse, Sebastian was an Associate Partner at Foster + Partners New York where he lead the design and project management for a range of North and South American projects spanning luxury residential, cultural and commercial design. Sebastian earned his master of science in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires (2002) and has completed coursework at New York University’s Schack Institute for Real Estate Development. Sebastian previously held teaching positions at the University of Buenos Aires and the Boston Architectural College.

Karilyn Johanesen is a Senior Associate at SO-IL, an architecture firm born in New York in 2008. Diverse in origin, SO-IL’s team of collaborators speaks a dozen languages and is informed by global narratives and perspectives. The firm is both locally-rooted and nationless, coming together as a mid-size, well-recognized company. Working with ambitious private and public clients, SO-IL explores how the creation of environments and objects inspires lasting positive intellectual and societal engagement.

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