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MVTP (Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park) by Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Idea of MVTP(Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park) started with raising 2 questions:

01. Do we still need to keep the century-old prototype of (subway-located) theme parks?

Suburb-located theme parks have been by-product of automobile-centered society. Indescribably horrible traffic congestion and huge hard-scaped (Hot asphalt) parking lots and has become a constant problem in the towns where these theme parks have located. Theme parks such as Six Flags attracted all kinds of undesirable sprawl to suburbs. In the contemporary society where zero-car, zero carbon is highly valued, these theme parks have been located at the opposite side of eco-sensitive society.

Elsewhere universe (Images Courtesy Kyu O Kim, Euno Cho and Bohyun Kim)

  • Architect: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
  • Title: MVTP (Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park)
  • Location: New York City or other major metropolis
  • Project Area: 40,000 SF
  • Year: 2011
  • Type: Speculative Research
  • Collaborators: Kyu O Kim, Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim
  • Software used: Rhino 3D and V-ray

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Cut 25 Flagship in SoHo, New York City by by Dror

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Dror

STUDIO DROR IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF CUT25 FLAGSHIP IN SOHO

THE STORE – DESIGNED BY DROR – UNVEILS YIGAL AZROUEL’S VISION FOR THE CUT25 CONCEPT AND STYLE.

Yigal Azrouël will officially open the first international Cut25 flagship in New York City the evening of February 2nd, February 2012. The freestanding building, located at 129 Grand Street in Manhattan’s Soho district, spans approximately 1,400 square feet. In addition to carrying the Cut25 signature collection, the flagship will feature other complimentary items and fresh collaborations such as Romeo Alaeff’s illustrated book “I’ll be Dead by the Time You Read This: The Existential Life of Animals”, Limited Edition Stila for Cut25 cosmetics, collaborative Worth and Worth by Orlando Palacios fedoras and caps, Holst & Lee jewelry as well as fashionable tech accessories. Moreover, the Cut25 label will expand into accessories, exclusively sold at this location. Yigal Azrouël, Zelda Williams, Valerie Boster, Hayley Bloomingdale, and Jaime Johnson will host the official opening that will deliver ten percent of sales to Project Paz, a nonprofit organization that promotes peace in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Nathan Kraxberger)

  • Architect: Dror
  • Name of Project: Cut 25 Flagship
  • Location: SoHo, New York City
  • Photos: © Nathan Kraxberger

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Melting Pot in New York City by HartnessVision and YGS

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Article source: HartnessVision and YGS

New York City AIDS Memorial Park Competition

The combined site is experienced through the 2 ramped passageways,  that begin and end at the same place but remain separate. “Health “–  embodied by the verdant park, benches, and vegetation– surrounds  “Infection”–symbolized by an isolated ramp. The two realities are visible  to each other but separated by a glass enclosure.

Rendering

  • Architect: HartnessVision and YGS
  • Name of Project: Melting Pot
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Scope: NYC’s first AIDS memorial, creation of park
  • Size: 18,000 sq ft
  • Budget: $30Million
  • Design Partners: Yael Getz-Schoen, AIA, LEED-AP
  • Software used:
      Plans, sections: sketchup
      Modeling : Sketchup, 3DS Max
      Rendering: 3DS Max
      Post production: Photoshop, InDesign

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The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City by Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

It was both an incredible honor and an exhilarating challenge to create The Wright, the new restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum — which is the first addition to the building’s iconic interior. We sought to create a contemporary response to complement the building with an extremely modest budget and 1,600 square feet in which to work.

Images Courtesy Peter Aaron

  • Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC
  • Name of Project: The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: Restaurant Associates
  • Engineer: HHF Design Consulting, Ltd.
  • General Contractor: James G. Kennedy & Co., Inc.
  • Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates
  • Photo Credit: © Peter Aaron
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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The Standard in Manhattan, New York City by Ennead Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Article source: Ennead Architects

Located in Manhattan’s Hudson riverfront Meatpacking District, the hotel responds to its context through contrast: sculptural piers, whose forms clearly separate the building from the orthogonal street grid, raise the building fifty-seven feet off the street, and allow the horizontally-scaled industrial landscape to pass beneath it and natural light to penetrate to the street.

Images Courtesy ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto

  • Architect: Ennead Architects
  • Name of Project: The Standard
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City
  • Owner: André Balazs Properties
  • Acoustical: Cerami & Associates
  • Engineer: DeSimone; Edwards & Zuck; H.A. Bader; Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Façade: R.A. Heintges
  • Interior Design: André Balazs Properties; Shawn Hausman; Roman and Williams
  • Photo Credit: ©Alex MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography, ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto and ©Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects

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41 Cooper Square in New York City by Morphosis Architects

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: Morphosis Architects

41 Cooper Square, the new academic building for The Cooper Union in New York City, aspires to manifest the character, culture, and vibrancy of both the 150 year-old institution and of the city in which it was founded. The institution remains committed to Peter Cooper’s radically optimistic intention to provide an education “as free as water and air” and has subsequently grown to become a renowned intellectual and cultural center for the City of New York.

Image Courtesy Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Morphosis Architects
  • Project: 41 Cooper Square
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: The Cooper Union
  • Associate Architect: Gruzen Samton, LLP
  • Lighting: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc
  • Landscape Architects: Signe Nielsen
  • Acoustics: Newson Brown Acoustic, LLC
  • Project Contributors: Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC ; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc; John A. Martin Associates, Inc.; Goldstein Associates, PLLC; IBE Consulting Engineers; Syska Hennessy Group, Inc; Steve Rosenstein Associates, Inc; Pentagram Design Abbott Miller; Auerbach Pollock Friedlander; Syska Hennessy Group, Inc; Barnes Wentworth; Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers; Arup Fire; Berzak Schoen Consultants, Ltd; Van Deusen & Associates; Gordon H. Smith Corporation; Henshell & Buccellato; Atelier Ten; Synergy Engineering; Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Inc

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Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York City by Katz Architecture

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Katz Architecture

The Gallery:

The Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to the exchange of ideas between Western and non-­‐Western cultures. In keeping with its mission, the Gallery sought to bridge dualities when they moved into the ground floor of a manufacturing building in West Chelsea. The new space, which last served as a taxi garage, had to be completely overhauled to serve as a platform for cross-­‐cultural discussion through visual art, poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.

  • Architect: Katz Architecture
  • Name of Project: Sundaram Tagore Gallery
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Budget: Confidential
  • Square Footage: 4,000

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Inhabitable Instalulation Structured in New York City by Light – Shadow

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: Light – Shadow

TWINS is an installation by Lawrence Lek and Onur Ozkaya. Two identical wings are captured at the moment of splitting apart. Floating out of the darkness, the suspended skins form an S-shaped route into an artificial cave, where two projectors cast shadows that draw the viewer towards the enclosure within.

The twins float together

  • Architects: Light – Shadow
  • Project: Inhabitable Installation Structured
  • Location: New York City

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MPD Office in Meat Packing District, New York City by StudioLAB, LLC

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Article source: StudioLAB, LLC

The 3,000 square-foot space was designed for a boutique creative agency located in the Meat Packing District of NYC. Existing cubicle walls that cut up the space and sheltered natural light were demolished to give way to an open plan with a loft like feel. Simple, frameless glass volume enclosures were used for staff offices to allow daylight to permeate through the space along with the white washed floor to maximize brightness. Custom stainless steel framed desks were built along with a custom designed high gloss lacquered reception desk. The clean-lined forms and modern material palette reinforce the company’s minimalist aesthetic approach.

Image Courtesy In-house

  • Architects: StudioLAB, LLC
  • Project: MPD Office
  • Location: Meat Packing District, New York City
  • Completed: 2011
  • Construction Duration: 6 months
  • Project Size: 3,000 square feet
  • Design Team: Matthew Miller, Ryan Ho
  • Contractor: D&D1 Corp.
  • Photography: In-house

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Manhattan Townhouse Project in New York City by Nitzan Design

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Nitzan Design

In approaching the design for this 10,000 sq ft townhouse, every attempt was made to deliver an understated, elegant backdrop to clients’ extraordinary collection of twentieth century post-war art.

Living room

  • Architect: Nitzan Tagansky – Nitzan Design
  • Name of Project: Manhattan Townhouse Project
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City
  • Software used: Illustrator

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