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Staten Island Animal Care Center in New York by Garrison Architects

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Garrison Architects

The Staten Island Animal Care Center is designed to encourage the adoption of animals while creating a humane and controlled environment during their stay. In addition, the program requires unique circulation patterns to provide for the routing and isolation of well, sick, and un-examined animals as they are processed and tended to. The building is sheathed in a highly insulating, translucent polycarbonate envelope that provides four times the insulating value of glass, maximizes the benefits of natural light, and allows for a very light weight structure.

Image Courtesy © Garrison Architects

  • Architects: Garrison Architects
  • Project: Staten Island Animal Care Center
  • Location: Staten Island, New York

Sustainability Features:

  • Section determined by daylighting maximization and cross ventilation
  • Temperature controlled passive ventilation
  • Heat recovery ventilation system
  • Insulated multi cell R10 polycarbonate skin
  • Photocell controlled high efficiency lighting
  • Recycled steel components
  • High fly ash concrete and CMU
  • Recycled polycarbonate
  • Recycling stations
  • Water recovery system
  • Solar thermal water heating
  • Thermal modeling in design stage
  • Designed to minimize construction waste


425 Park Avenue in New York by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners wins competition for new tower at 425 Park Avenue, New York

Foster + Partners is delighted to be selected by a partnership of L&L Holding Company and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) to design their new office tower at 425 Park Avenue. The new building will create an enduring landmark that befits its exclusive location, and is uniquely of its time and its place.

Image Courtesy dbox / Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: 425 Park Avenue
  • Location: New York
  • Photo: dbox / Foster + Partners


Double Moon Installation in Brooklyn, New York by Holm Architecture Office

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Holm Architecture Office

When Olafur Eliasson created his sun he proposed a celebration of the day. For this year’s Nuit Blanche / Bring The Night to Light Festival in Brooklyn, New York, we propose a similar celebration, this time of the night.

The Double Moon installation aims to inspire imagination and focus attention on things that, while often taken for granted, define our daily—and nightly—lives.

Image Courtesy © Holm Architecture Office

  • Architects: Holm Architecture Office
  • Project: Double Moon Installation
  • Location: Greenpoint Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York
  • Program: Art Installation
  • Type: Competition
  • Size: 24’ x 18’
  • Client: NA
  • Status: Shortlisted, Results Pending


MBK Entertainment in New York by Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Nearly twenty years after the debut of their multi-faceted MBK Entertainment dynasty, company founders Jeff Robinson along with partners Jeanine Mclean, Misha Hedman and Suzette Williams have moved to expansive new offices and, created OZ, a world-class recording studio. The thriving multimedia company has honed a ‘methodical’ approach to talent development, a technique highlighted by the spectacular career of multi-Grammy-winner Alicia Keys and newcomer, Elle Varner (RCA).  Today MBK’s mission encompasses musical genres ranging from R&B to Rap and Pop, and includes marketing, publishing, TV, film and concert promotion divisions. In addition to Keys on the production side, the MBK talent roster boasts rising star, RCA recording artist Gabi Wilson, Daisha and blue-eyed soul artists Allen Stone and Anthony Hall.  The completion of the pivotal studio addition to the expanding company’s creative arsenal opens up a brand new option for MBK clients and independent artists.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Architects: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
  • Project: MBK Entertainment
  • Location: New York
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Contractors: Kevin Carrol, Mark Jakubek
  • Software used: Revit  – For acoustic accommodation details; ABEC 2 – For the low frequency analysis


TR Residence in Bedford, New York by Robert Siegel Architects

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Article source: Robert Siegel Architects

Robert Siegel Architects was asked to design an addition to the client’s existing residence, originally designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes in 1974. The program included a new master bedroom suite, which raises the floor elevation higher than the rest of the house and captures additional views overlooking the Hudson River Valley. Studying the original design of the house led to the placement of a fifth organizational “bar” to the east side, near the quiet wooded side of the site.

Image Courtesy Robert Siegel Architects

Little Red House in Nolita, New York by MINIMALUSA

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Article source: Elizabeth Boyle

Little Red House is a six story brick building in Nolita (NY), used in the late 19th century as the original Brewster & Co. carriage factory and the center of America`s most important industry, horse-drawn vehicles. Converted in 2005 to residential units at the upper floors and to commercial space at the ground floor, the original factory has been transformed into luxury condos facing the intersection of Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy and the lower East Side.

Image Courtesy MINIMALUSA

  • Architects: MINIMALUSA
  • Project: Little Red House
  • Location: Nolita, New York
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3-D Studio Max, and Maxwell Render to design the spaces and kitchens


28th and 6th Avenue in New york by BUILTIN studio

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Article source: Gary Eisner

Midtown South, New York, New York Apartment renovation –
The bathroom was the main focus of the renovation, but the entire apartment has been cosmetically.

Image Courtesy BUILTIN studio

  •   Architect: BUILTIN studio
  •   Project: 28th and 6th Avenue
  •   Location: New york
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino with Vray


Vince Camuto Outlet Stores in New York by Sergio Mannino Studio

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Article source:  Sergio Mannino Studio

Collaboration between New York-based Italian architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group, continues as Vince Camuto outlet stores open in Riverhead, New York and Wrentham, Massachusetts. A few select elements from the Vince Camuto retail location in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal are remixed with a subdued pink hue and flexible mass-produced display systems to outfit these similarly variable retail environments.

Image Courtesy Sergio Mannino Studio

  • Architects: Sergio Mannino Studio
  • Project: Vince Camuto Outlet Stores
  • Location: New York
  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

Image Courtesy Sergio Mannino Studio


The 14th Street Y in New York, NY by Z-A Studio

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Article source: Z-A Studio

The design celebrates the biggest asset of the Y as a community facility; its diverse, multi generational user base. The identity of each programmatic space was enhanced, expressing multiplicity rather than institutional uniformity. The entry lobby, fitness center, locker rooms, studios, offices showers and pool are organized as a series of parallel bands. As members move through the different bands, they experience the immediacy of the simultaneous happenings that animate the building. The distinct character of the bands enables the modularity of the scheme, where one program space can be replaced by another (like slots in a computer) without compromising the integrity of the design.

Exterior view

  • Architects: Z-A Studio
  • Project: The 14th Street Y
  • Location: New York, NY


Sugar Hill House in Fire Island, New York by David Gauld Architect PLLC

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: David Gauld Architect PLLC

Perched on a hill at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, this beach house’s cubic composition is shifted, resulting in spatial variety. Centrally located on the second floor, there is a cantilever that floats above the lap pool. The pool mimics the shape of the house with the cantilever echoed in the pool steps. This creates a relationship between the pool and house as solid and void. The cantilever/steps mark the central axis of the house.

Exterior view


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