Southwest corner from Banker Street.

A creative hub from automaker BMW/MINI has opened in Greenpoint. Known as A/D/O, the office space for creatives is housed in a former warehouse in the Brooklyn neighborhood. nArchitects, a Brooklyn-based firm, has led the conversion of the 25,000-square-foot space.

The architects have sought to preserve the spirit of the former warehouse with strategic alterations on the exterior. A diagonal slice through the southwest corner creates a grand entry defined by a new diagonal structural element and new glazing. New doors and windows have also been inserted into the remaining original graffiti-covered brick walls. 

New main entry carved out of the existing structure at the southwest corner.

Periscope skylight.

South facade from Norman Avenue.

Southeast corner from Norman Avenue.

Architect: nArchitects; Client: BMW/MINI; Program: Office, Commercial, Retail; Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY; Completion: Fall 2016.