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“THE BIG U – REBUILD BY DESIGN” in New York by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Article source: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, is aimed at addressing structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to better protect residents from future climate events. We propose a protective system around Manhattan from West 54th street south to The Battery and up to East 40th street: 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.

Image Courtesy © BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: THE BIG U – REBUILD BY DESIGN
  • Location: New York, U.S.A.
  • Client: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 1000000
  • Project type: Federal competition
  • Code: HUD
  • Collaborators: ONE Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Level Infrastructure, BuroHappold, Arcadis, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Project Projects, School of Constructed Environments at Parsons
  • PROJECT TEAM
    • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Thomas Christofferson
    • Project Leader: Jeremy Alain Siegel, Daniel Kidd
    • Team: Kurt Nieminen, Dammy Lee, Yifu Sun, Jack Lipson, David Spittler, Blake Smith, David Dottelonde, Ken Amoah, Choonghyo Lee, Wesley Chiang, Daisy Zhong, Hector Garcia, Riccardo de Palma, Yaziel Juarbe, Taylor Hewett

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Fine Tuning Harman Int’l’s Flagship Audiophile Listening Room in New York

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

NEW YORK:  “These speakers sound OK, but that’s not good enough. Something isn’t right with this room.”*  In May 2014, Harman International acquired an expansive space at 527 Madison Avenue at 54th Street for its flagship experience center. Designed to showcase their full range of consumer and audiophile equipment, the street level would be devoted to Harman’s AKG®, Harman Kardon®, JBL®, and other respected brands. The lower level would feature a screening room and, behind a discrete sliding door, a private listening room outfitted with Harman’s premium Mark Levinson® amplifiers, and award-winning Revel Salon2 Speakers, a CD/SACD Disc player, and a turntable for vinyl aficionados.  After six months of construction, the showroom and its listening room were ready for a trial run. But, despite the meticulous planning and design, it was clear to the true audiophiles in the room that something was amiss.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Designed By: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Fine Tuning Harman Int’l’s Flagship Audiophile Listening Room
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming

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Manhattan Micro Loft in New York by Specht Harpman

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Specht Harpman

This project involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building.  With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion of distinct “rooms.”

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Manhattan Micro Loft
  • Location: New York, US

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Aviator’s Villa in Duchess County, New York by Urban Office Architecture

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: Urban Office Architecture

This project explores the idea of flight as a powerful motivator for architectural darings.

The house, designed for a retired Pilot, the Aviator, is organized as an analogical continuum of dis-assembled flight components. Similarly to how the “Air Body” wraps an airplane all around, and completely, so is the House “exposed” to air on all its sides, in an orbital fashion.

Image Courtesy © Urban Office Architecture

Image Courtesy © Urban Office Architecture

  • Architects: Urban Office Architecture
  • Project: Aviator’s Villa
  • Location: Duchess County, New York, US
  • Principal Architect: Carlo Enzo
  • Team: Wamaris Rosario, Morteza Ramezani

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“The Room at Technicolor” in New York by Rafi Segal A+U

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Article source: Rafi Segal A+U

The Room is a film finishing studio housed within Technicolor facilities in New York City. Servicing films, documentaries and television, the studio includes three separately operated editing suites, a shared reception area and meeting spaces. The design of The Room aimed to create a unique work environment tailored to the specific needs and working habits of its users, while enhancing both the aesthetic experience and the functional -technical performance of the studio.

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal & Ben Murray

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal & Ben Murray

  • Architects: Rafi Segal A+U
  • Project: The Room at Technicolor
  • Location: New York, US State
  • Photography: Kate Joyce
  • Client: Benjamin Murray, The Room, Inc.
  • Contractor: Re|Structure LLC
  • Project Manager: Bill Topazio (PostWorks)
  • Glasswork: Bold Glass and Metal Inc.
  • Area: 1400SF

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A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir in Ithaca, New York by Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

As part of the 2014 CCA biennale, Korean-born conceptual multi-media artist, Kimsooja has created a new work in close collaboration with architect Jaeho Chong and the Wiesner Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University.

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

  • Architects: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner
  • Project: A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir
  • Location: Cornell University Arts Quad, Ithaca, New York
  • Photography: Jaeho Chong, Aaron Wax, Ferdinand Kohle
  • Curator: Stephanie Owens (Director, CCA; Professor of multi disciplinary studies, art & architecture)
  • Collaborators: Jaeho Chong (Architect); Professor Ulrich Wiesner (Materials Science and Engineering); and Wiesner Group researchers: Hiroaki Sai, PhD (Materials Science & Engineering); and Ferdinand Kohle (graduate student, Chemistry and Chemical Biology); Erik P. Eshelman (Architectural Engineering)
  • Commission: Cornell Council for the Arts
  • Dimensions: 46 feet x 4.5 feet (dia.)

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Harlem Community Rooftop Farm in New York by EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Elmslie Osler Architect

Access to affordable housing and fresh, healthy food are often scarce in New York City. We have designed the Harlem Community Rooftop Farm to help alleviate the dearth of these basic needs in one Manhattan Neighborhood. This combined affordable housing development and community garden also provides much-needed green space and a reprieve from the busy streets below. This community garden in Harlem redevelops the existing roofscape above Citarella to include farming that is publically accessible via a wide stair leading up from 126th Street. The stair is constructed of concrete and reclaimed redwood marking the transition from sidewalk to elevated garden. Once at the top there is a deck of reclaimed redwood shaded by small fruit trees that leads to a gradual downward slope with spacious low steps and benches for sitting, gathering and observing busy 125th Street. Rooftop planter boxes that are open for use by the community are supplemented by vertical farming walls which are maintained by residents of the affordable housing units in the adjacent building. The vertical farming panels are made of stainless steel and are accessible via balconies running the entire length of the south-west facing façade.

Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

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PAVE Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, New York by Mitchell Giurgola Architects

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Article source: Mitchell Giurgola Architects

PAVE Academy is a 450-seat K-8 public charter school located on an isolated corner lot in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The design of the school was informed by the PAVE leadership team whose goals included creating a community friendly school that would support significant parent involvement – essential to student success – and the needs of a particularly high-needs population living in poverty. Children arrive early for a quiet breakfast and stay well into the afternoon with learning and play to fill a void many face at home

Image Courtesy © Mitchell Giurgola Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitchell Giurgola Architects

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Bug Acres of Woodstock in Upstate, New York by CWB Architects

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Article source: CWB Architects

The Owner’s were looking for a modern farmhouse to replace the small existing cottage on a 6.8-acre parcel they purchased in Upstate New York. This 2,700 square foot, solar powered home was the result of the Owner’s vision for a home connected to the landscape, the aspect they valued most about the site.

Image Courtesy © Rachael L. Stollar

Image Courtesy © Rachael L. Stollar

  • Architects: CWB Architects
  • Project: Bug Acres of Woodstock
  • Location: Upstate, New York
  • Photography: Rachael L. Stollar
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Mac-based drafting software

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Cremieux in New York, U.S.A by Spacesmith

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: Spacesmith

Spacesmith is pleased to announce the completion of Cremieux’s first New York City retail store. Founded in 1976, the French tailored men’s collection recently moved its headquarters from Paris to New York and now operates stores in Europe, Taiwan, Qatar and Mexico. For their first NYC retail location, Cremieux chose a small 800sf space set within a landmarked Soho cast-iron building. The design was to reflect ‘Old World Soho’ while enhancing the customer’s shopping experience.

Image Courtesy © Alex Severin

Image Courtesy © Alex Severin

  • Architects: Spacesmith
  • Project: Cremieux
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Alex Severin
  • General Contractor: TMG Construction
  • MEP Engineers: Fiskaa 
  • Lighting: Kuglar Ning Lighting Design

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