The Umbrella Factory was designed to last centuries. With an abundance of structural wood sourced from Alabama, there are no other substantial timber buildings that exist in New York City at this scale. The heavy timber construction will carry on the legacy of The Umbrella Factory for years to come.
The preserved original brick facade and restored interiors highlight the attention to detail carried throughout the careful planning of each residence. Forgoing modern metal framing methods The Umbrella Factory utilizes heavy timber construction that is reinforced by large, rustic, heavy sawn timbers combined with modern metal joinery. In addition to a lighter structural footprint, the exposed wood brings an inimitable warmth and beauty to the residences.