10/27/14 1:30pm
Bar Prima on the Upper East Side, a recently completed renovation by Greenpoint-based design firm, STUDIOSC. Photo: STUDIOSC

Bar Prima on the Upper East Side, a recently completed renovation by Greenpoint-based design firm, STUDIOSC. Photo: STUDIOSC

Before the Greenpoint-based architecture firm STUDIOSC relocated to its own office recently, the team was based at The Yard, the co-working space that Brooklyn Based uses as its home base. The design firm, which includes architect Stephen Conte, interior designer Carolina Escobar and architect Irene Blazquez, have what Conte calls a shared belief in the “contextual philosophy of design,” preferring to work with existing materials as much as possible. Here he describes his favorite buildings in Brooklyn, and the delicate balance of building new residences in rapidly changing neighborhoods. (more…)