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S Residence in New York by YUUKI KITADA ARCHITECT

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The apartment occupies a top floor of a New York City, high-rise residential building located on the west side of Central Park, with beautiful views facing east over the park.

The idea for this project was born two or more decades ago when architect Yuuki Kitada visited the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, in Canaima, Venezuela. It was an impressive experience that he wanted to express architecturally. Kitada repeated the drama of Angel Falls in the construction and materials in this New York apartment.

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Yuuki Kitada

  • Architects: YUUKI KITADA ARCHITECT
  • Project: S Residence
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Yuuki Kitada
  • General contractor: Zale Contracting
  • Size: 300 sq m/3,200 sq ft

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12 Warren in New York by DDG

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Article source: DDG 

12 Warren is a boutique residential condominium building nestled in TriBeCa offering just 13 full-floor, duplex and triplex residences. Developed, designed and constructed by DDG, 12 Warren is a compliment to the company’s growing portfolio of design-driven residential projects on the East and West Coasts, while being unlike any other new residential building in New York City. The building features a plethora of handcrafted and artisanal details, none more striking than the signature façade of rough-hewn bluestone quarried in upstate New York. The hand-laid façade is already an impressive addition to one of Manhattan’s most desired residential neighborhoods, creating an engaging contrast when seen among TriBeCa’s historic loft buildings and modern glass structures.12 Warren is a boutique residential condominium building nestled in TriBeCa offering just 13 full-floor, duplex and triplex residences. Developed, designed and constructed by DDG, 12 Warren is a compliment to the company’s growing portfolio of design-driven residential projects on the East and West Coasts, while being unlike any other new residential building in New York City. The building features a plethora of handcrafted and artisanal details, none more striking than the signature façade of rough-hewn bluestone quarried in upstate New York. The hand-laid façade is already an impressive addition to one of Manhattan’s most desired residential neighborhoods, creating an engaging contrast when seen among TriBeCa’s historic loft buildings and modern glass structures.

Image Courtesy © BruceDamonte

  • Architects: DDG
  • Project: 12 Warren
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Robert Granoff, BruceDamonte

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Zags Headquarters in New York by studio razavi architecture

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: studio razavi architecture 

Zags is a startup company in the field of software technology for insurance companies. We had to create a design that offered both the floor plan flexibility and a more structured organization of spaces. By locating glass partitioned offices at each corner we could take advantage of the floor plan configuration and create the desired variety and compartmentalization that was required by the tenant.

Image Courtesy © Connie Zhou photography

  • Architects: studio razavi architecture
  • Project: Zags Headquarters
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Connie Zhou photography
  • Floor area: 425m²
  • Year: 2015

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Surfboard House in Queens, New York by BFDO Architects

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Five years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the cooperative beachfront community of Breezy Point, Queens, the project built upon a lot that had been reduced to sand is complete. Houses in Breezy Point are set close together and linked by pedestrian paths; cars are confined to lots at the periphery. The client’s site was unusually wide, with 68 feet of south-facing beach frontage. Flood regulations required building at least six feet off of the ground, while co-op regulations put the maximum building height at 28 feet. The co-op also required a setback from the lot line of 32 feet at the lot’s widest point. The resulting building envelope was much shallower than wide, allowing nearly every room to have an ocean view. One of the primary design strategies was stepping the south-facing facade to allow windows to wrap corners. That created diagonal sightlines up and down the beach, framing vistas and visually expanding the interior spaces. Angled roof profiles and ceiling finishes also direct the eye upward and outward.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Surfboard House 
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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Body Factory in New York by BFDO Architects

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com

A dramatically-lit, eye-catching retail space for  Dermalogica, an award-winning skincare line, leads to a series of closed, private therapy rooms in back. The retail space is a tall faceted enclosure of triangular panels surfaced in troweled concrete, visible to passers-by through storefront windows. The panels are illuminated indirectly by LED tape lights in the gaps between them. Floors are polished concrete. Along the side walls, products line the floating acrylic shelving units; the shelves themselves are edge-lit  by hidden LEDs. Overhead, a custom triangular LED light fixture frames the edge of the paneled surface where it stops to expose the ceiling. The reception desk was custom designed and fabricated out of white Caesarstone in a faceted pattern to complement the walls.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Body Factory
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

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LIC Oyster in New York by CAZA

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

LIC Oyster seeks to address the imbalance of a high-rise residential boom amidst the steady retreat of manufacturing along the Queens Waterfront through a creative combination of density and openness, business synergy and ecological benefits that addresses the needs of both housing and industry.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: LIC Oyster
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino, Jun Deng, Valentina Meloni, Youngeun Jung

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Bloomberg Center in Roosevelt Island, New York by Morphosis

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Article source: Morphosis

Morphosis Architects today marked the official opening of The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center, the academic hub of the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. With the goal of becoming a net zero building, The Bloomberg Center, designed by the global architecture and design firm, forms the heart of the campus, bridging academia and industry while pioneering new standards in environmental sustainability through state-ofthe- art design.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

  • Architects: Morphosis
  • Project: Bloomberg Center
  • Location: Roosevelt Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Carbone
  • Client: Cornell Tech
  • Design Director: Thom Mayne
  • Project Principal: Ung-Joo Scott Lee
  • Project Architect: Luke Yoo
  • Project Designer: Nicolas Fayad, Edmund Ming-Yip Kwong, Jerry Figurski, Jean Oei
  • Project Team: Christopher Battaglia, Chloe Brunner, Debbie Chen, Chris Eskew, Stuart Franks, Farah,Harake, Clayton Henry, Ted Kane, Hunter Knight, Jongwan Kwon, Ryan Leifield, Simon, McGown, Brian Richter, Go-Woon Seo

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BGB GROUP in New York by TPG Architecture

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture 

BGB is an unusual communications agency in that it’s not part of an international conglomerate, it’s privately owned, which means that BGB has a specific – and colorful – personality. TPG Architecture worked closely with Gregory Passaretti and Brendon Phalen, Managing Partners, to bring its new space to life with bright colors, themed conference rooms and other amenities that their youthful workforce would surely appreciate; BGB was founded in 2005 by Passaretti, Phalen and a third partner and it is tightly focused: the firm only works with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients. BGB currently has about 215 employees in the new, two floor 47,000 square foot space.

Image Courtesy © TPG Architecture

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Columbia Property Trust in New York by Fogarty Finger

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Fogarty Finger

Fogarty Finger has worked closely with the client to completely re-brand this Third Avenue commercial building. New state-of-the-art office space as well as extensive and unique amenity spaces are inspired by Mid-Century club-like interiors, providing a fresh twist on a modern, corporate interior.

Image Courtesy © Fogarty Finger

  • Architects: Fogarty Finger
  • Project: Columbia Property Trust
  • Location: New York, USA

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Manhattan Pre-War Apartment Renovation in New York, by Solis Betancourt & Sherrill

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Article source: v2com

This Manhattan apartment underwent a complete renovation, led by the Washington DC-based design firm Solis Betancourt & Sherrill. The goal of designers Paul Sherrill and Jose Solis Betancourt was to create a colorful  pied-a-terre that could showcase the client’s collection of Latin American art. It was important to create interiors that reflected the client’s elegant lifestyle, but that could also serve as a comfortable place where the client can spend time with her grandchildren.

Image Courtesy © Jackson Hill

  • Architects: Solis Betancourt & Sherrill
  • Project: Manhattan Pre-War Apartment Renovation
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Jackson Hill, Marcos Galvany
  • Area: 1800 SF

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