Posts Tagged ‘New York’
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.
- Architects: Z-A Studio
- Project: The 14th Street Y
- Location: New York, NY
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.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Article source: Perkins Eastman
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum—comprising three separate buildings at 91 Orchard Street (“Community Resource Building”), 93 Orchard Street (“Historic Building”), and 103 Orchard Street (“Public Building”)—takes literal and figurative cues from the architectural fabric and the vibrant history of the neighborhood to create a unique institution singularly dedicated to the understanding of the immigrant experience in the United States.
Day view (Image Courtesy Paul Rivera)
- Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Project: Lower East Side Tenement Museum Visitors Center
- Location: New York
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Article source: Dror Studio
Curated by Dror, WeCross is a dynamic and collaborative design platform of shared office space, bringing together selected innovators and creative talents in disciplines that relate to design, architecture, interior design, graphic, new technology, communication and more.
- Architects: Dror Studio
- Project: WeCross
- Location: New York
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Article source: Sergio Mannino Studio
The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store in Manhattan is the result of continued creative collaborations between New York-based Italian architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group. Mannino, who has worked on the Vince Camuto showroom and outlet store, wanted to highlight merchandise in this new Midtown store while incorporating soft, crisp, and warm elements into the design throughout.
- Architects: Sergio Mannino Studio
- Project: The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store
- Location: Manhattan, New York
- Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
- Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max and Vray
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio
As a winner in the design excellence competition, TGAS was awarded projects with the City of New York. This expansion of an existing fire station is clad in a terra-cotta rain screen, with inset cement board panels. Grey was chosen as a conceptual record of ashes found after a building fire. Southern sun is modulated with a brise-soleil (sunscreen), which incorporates the FDNY logo.
South east façade
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Article source: Howard Sherman
NEW YORK: An intensive 4-year design/construction program by the Walters-Storyk Design Group has produced sixteen professional audio education studios for The Art Institutes’ educational institutions across the U.S. Developed to train students for jobs in the rapidly expanding sphere of high tech audio-related occupations, the studios provide cutting edge instruction in both theory and hands-on production techniques. The Art Institute of Michigan (Detroit) complex is currently under construction.
AI Chicago teaching studio control room designed by WSDG
WSDG Partner/Senior Project Manager Romina Larregina has spearheaded the program since its inception. Working closely with company principal/architect/acoustician John Storyk she has supervised each construction project to insure the highest level of pro audio educational professionalism. “John Storyk’s commitment to education was a primary catalyst behind The Art Institutes decision to retain WSDG for this major assignment,” Larregina says. “His extensive lecturing background, coupled with our 40-year + history of creating world-class studios for artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, made us an obvious choice for this expansive, on-going project.”
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
“DO IT BEFORE NOT AFTER” – floating structures operation – A new way to think at disaster The worlds is becoming more and more sensitive to the climate changing, that, according to the most reputed studies, will have heavy and often dramatic effects on the earth and on us. Recently very well known dramatic events pushed the citizens, the governments and the organizations to think new and more appropriate strategies in order to provide relief to the population’s victims of these catastrophic natural events. This is the aim of this competition too. In medicine there are mostly two ways to try to reduce the impact of diseases on people; one is to cure and the other one is to prevent. We all know that to prevent is better than to cure.
New York Emergency
- Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
- Project: Floating Islands – New York Emergency
- Location: New York
- Competition and Conceptual Project, 2010
- Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Article source: The Principals
The Principals have directed a workshop entitled “Cosmic Quilt” with students from the Art Institute of New York. Over 1 week, students were instructed in the construction of a reactive architectural environment that opened to the public during New York Design Week, May 19-21.
Image Courtesy Walling McGarity
- Architects: The Principals
- Project: Cosmic Quilt
- Location: New York
- Students: Adrienne Carducci, Wesley Fulgham, Ryan Fleming, Ryan Griffin, Jonathan Howard, Glorimer Ovalle, Morgane Palacios, Marianne Sodogandji, Sabrina Stefano, Stephanie Zeni
- Photography: Walling McGarity
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Article source: Stephen Yablon Architect
An Innovative 21st Century Student Advising Center at Columbia University
In 2007, Columbia University fundamentally redesigned their student advising philosophy and approach to enhance the overall undergraduate experience. Like many other American colleges and universities in the last 20 years, the existing faculty-centric advising system was viewed as unresponsive to the needs of the rapidly diversifying student body and the student life, financial, and post graduate planning issues students face in the 21st century.
Image Courtesy Michael Moran