Usonian architecture informs Sereneco restaurant in Greenpoint by Carpenter + Mason

Elevated planting, earthy tones and natural materials are all found inside a restaurant designed by New York studio Carpenter + Mason in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood.

The all-day restaurant serves New American fare in a ground-floor space inside the historic Pencil Factory building on bustling Franklin Street.

Sereneco occupies a double-height space in a former pencil factory

Sereneco means “serenity” in Esperanto, a language developed for international communication in the late 19th century.

The auxiliary language has associations with the Usonian architecture movement heralded by Frank Lloyd Wright – Usono is the name for the United States in Esperanto – which also

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