japanese architect sou fujimoto’s first project in new york will be a co-living development in brooklyn’s bedford-stuyvesant neighborhood. designed for london-based company, the collective, ‘1215 fulton street’ will accommodate 440 members alongside common spaces hosting cultural and community programming — accessible to residents and the public alike. spanning 240,000 square feet, the scheme utilizes red brick, a material found throughout the surrounding neighborhood. the brick façade is punctuated by a series of glass-enclosed areas designed to fill the interiors with light, while revealing glimpses of the interior spaces.

sou fujimoto co-living
all images courtesy of the collective and artefactorylab



1215 fulton street is slated to accommodate members of the collective across a variety of unit types, ranging from studio apartments to 2-3 bedroom clusters, for year-long, month-to-month, and nightly stays. the location’s 30,000 square feet of amenities are dispersed throughout the building, including public spaces for exhibitions, theater and performance, ground floor co-working, a restaurant, and a rooftop bar. members will have access to even more amenities, including a gym and terrace for barbecues. meanwhile, an ongoing artist residency program will provide free housing and studio space for 6-10 participants each year.

sou fujimoto plans co-living development for brooklyn's bed-stuy neighborhood
the location is expected to open in 2022



the ten-story structure comprises three buildings connected by a ground-floor hub, designed by sou fujimoto to facilitate a sense of openness and engagement starting at street level. a direct passageway linking halsey and fulton streets invites visitors to walk through the airy, light-filled space that opens to a stepped interior courtyard — the building’s largest common space, which will be open to the public. the location is expected to open in 2022.



project info:


name: 1215 fulton street
location: bedford-stuyvesant, brooklyn, NY
client: the collective
design architect: sou fujimoto architects
executive architect: ismael leyva architects
development partner: tower holdings group
number of units: 440
number of floors: 10
completion: 2022
gross development value: $260 million