Modern low-income housing in East New York. This housing, by Brooklyn architects Della Valle Bernheimer, brings modern design to low-income residents... The cedar-and-corrugated-aluminum-clad homes are sold by lottery at about $330,000. The homes, 2200 sf each, were built for $108 per square foot, which is phenomenal for construction in New York City. Other buildings in the complex were designed by other young NYC architectural firms: Architecture Research Office, BriggsKnowles, and Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis.