Nitehawk Cinema and Apartments

Though primarily known as Wiliamsburg’s only first-run movie house, this project is in actuality an expansive 23,000 square foot mixed-use building with three floors of residential apartments above the cinemas, bar, café and commercial kitchen below. All of the apartments have access to outdoor space in the form of private roof decks at the penthouse level and shared courtyard access for the floors below. Caliper Studio designed all phases of the project from the earliest design studies through the construction process.

In addition to designing the theater and apartments, Caliper Studio fabricated several major building components, including the steel and glass residential lobby floor, the linear awning element and the signature zinc and cast-glass LED facade.

 

Photos by Ty Cole.
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The building's signature zinc, cast glass and LED facade was designed, detailed, fabricated and installed by Caliper Studio. For more information about the facade, see our fabrication page.

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The undulating pattern of glass discs in the zinc facade was generated using a custom-scripted evolutionary computational system.

Nitehawk façade section perspective detail drawing

  1. Junction box
  2. Electrical conduit
  3. Continuous galvanized steel angle for mounting panels
  4. Air barrier
  5. Zinc window header
  6. 20" galvanized bent steel angle mounted to structural stud
  7. 3-diode LED module
  8. Custom cast glass lens with frosted back
  9. Zinc building trim
  10. Zinc window jamb
  11. Zinc window sill
  12. Pre-weathered zinc cassette panel

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Theater patrons ascend the entry stair to the lobby, ticketing and concessions.

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Second floor bar and concessions.

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Ground floor bar.
The cinema and café's unique interiors and furnishings were designed in collaboration with RePop.

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Ground floor bar.

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Theater Two. Note custom-designed tables for in-show dining.

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Theater Two custom rib detail designed, detailed, fabricated and installed by Caliper Studio.

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Theater One.

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Theater One.

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Theater Three.

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Awning designed, detailed, fabricated and installed by Caliper Studio. For more information, see our fabrication page.

nitehawk cinema awning caliper studio

Awning designed, detailed, fabricated and installed by Caliper Studio. For more information, see our fabrication page.

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Sectional rendering showing the three floors of commercial cinema space topped by three floors of residential apartments with roof deck access.

Nitehawk Cinema Cellar Floor Plan

Cellar floor plan.

Nitehawk Cinema Ground Floor Plan

Ground floor plan.

Nitehawk Cinema Second Floor Plan

Second floor plan.

Nitehawk Apartments Upper Floor Plan

Typical upper floor plan.

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Stair den side I
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'Brushstrokes' and bermed skylights viewed from the black locust deck - Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Translucent Pivot Doors in open position.
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