Bronx, NY | Residential
Sydney House, the largest Habitat for Humanity project on record, has provided 56 hard-working New York City families the chance to become first-time homeowners. Consisting of 26 one-bedroom apartments, 23 two-bedroom apartments, and 7 three-bedroom apartments as well as a shared 2,000 sq. ft. recreation space, it boasts an easy subway commute into Manhattan and is close to neighborhood activities and green spaces like the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Park, and City Island.
The design team choose EIFS with XPS insulation which offers a 5.0/inch R-value (for a total R-value of 10 for the exterior insulation on this project). This project was field applied EIFS, which is typical for residential construction in New York City. Projects with this scope usually have a brick masonry veneer on a street or front elevations and EIFS on interior courtyard and rooftop elevations and shear wall elevations. This project is a fine example of how versatile EIFS can be from both an aesthetic and performance standpoint. The impact resistance of EIFS played an integral role in the selection process.
Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Blue Ice
Distributor: Manning Materials
Owner/Developer: Habitat For Humanity NYC
General Contractor: Mega Contracting
Architect: Union Street Studio