Posts Tagged ‘New York’
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Article source: Explicit Architecture
Explicit Architecture is working on the Explicit high-riser, an energy self-sufficient skyscraper and an independent city within a city. The focus is on a sustainable, economical, ecological, and energy-efficient design that benefits not only the people who live and work in the building, but also those in the surrounding city. The mega-structure currently measures 100 x 100 x 300 meters (L x W x H) and will accommodate all functions necessary for an urban area on approx. 400,000 m² of floor space, while offering a high quality of life on all levels.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Article source: BanG studio
In conjunction with their participation in American Express’ Partners in Preservation program, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned BanG studio to design, fabricate, and erect an art installation inside the synagogue’s main sanctuary. The given theme of the piece is Jacob’s Ladder reflecting the synagogue’s special connection to the story.
In Genesis, Jacob stops for the night en route from the house of his father, Isaac to Paddan-aram. He dreams of a ladder set upon the earth and stretching to heaven. In his dream, angels ascend and descend the ladder. God appears to Jacob promising the land on which he sleeps to him and his descendants. When Jacob awakens he realizes that, “surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Image Courtesy Todd France
- Architects: BanG studio
- Project: Jacob’s Ladder
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Photographs: Todd France
- Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper for the modeling with excel spreadsheets to keep track of tabulated information and then we rendered with Mental ray and 3dStudio Max with Photoshop to touch up
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: Handel Architects LLP
Dream Downtown Hotel is a 184,000 SF boutique hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The 12-story building includes 316 guestrooms, two restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground floor retail.
16th street façade looking north (Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte)
- Architects: Handel Architects LLP
- Project: Dream Downtown Hotel
- Location: New York City
- Client: Hampshire Hotels & Resorts+ VikramChatwal Hotels
- Architect Team: Frank Fusaro, AIA, Partner, Handel Architects
- Site area: 25,300 SF
- Gross Floor area: 184,700 SF
- Landscape: Design/Build, Handel Architects with Blondies Treehouse, Inc
- Software used: Microstation
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Article source: Rice+Lipka Architects
The Center is NYPL’s first full floor dedicated to teens and occupies a previously gutted third floor space of Harlem’s landmark branch. The space challenges library norms to provide a more open, socially-instigating, technology-rich environment that attracts and engages neighborhood youth.
Image Courtesy Michael Moran
- Architects: Rice+Lipka Architects
- Project: Hamilton Grange Teen Center
- Location: New York Public Library, New York
- Principals: Lyn Rice, Astrid Lipka
- Project Architect: Benjamin Cadena.
- Project Manager: Karl Larson.
- Designer: Andrew Dadds.
- Photographs: Michael Moran, Rice+Lipka Architects
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: HWKN
A space for urban tastemakers without logos or branding. HWKN scouted the location, created the design and oversaw construction of the temporary event location for MINI’s ”Creative Use Of Space” campaign. The sheer surprise of encountering a hill on a roof in NYC is heightened by design elements derived from MINI cars that utilize object-in-field design, like deploying brake lights into a field of sheet metal instead of at a seam.
- Architects: HWKN
- Project: Mini Rooftop
- Location: New York
- Software used: Rhino, VRay, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Article source: De-Spec
Xocolatti is a new premium chocolate brand, with its first flagship location in New York City’s Soho. Designed by De-Spec inc. Xocolatti defines itself as a luxury chocolate – “Chocolate reimagined” and is planning to have multiple locations nationally and internationally.
De-Spec’s concept for the 150sf space lies in eliminating the traditional barriers of a storefront and window display instead creating an interactive vitrine-like space that seamlessly integrates with the streetscape.
- Architects: De-Spec
- Project: Xocolatti, flagship store & prototype
- Location: 72 Prince Street, New York City
- Program: 150 sqft chocolate store
- Design: de-spec, Farnaz Mansuri, Tom Shea
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: Stephen Roberts inc.
The project was the renovation of an 3,200 square foot 2 bedroom loft to a one Bedroom and Dressing Room configuration. This included a new white epoxy terrazzo floor throughout and new steel framed windows.
Bathroom (Images Courtesy Greg Delves)
- Architect: Stephen Roberts inc.
- Name of Project: Wilkinson / Spence Loft
- Location: 291 Seventh Ave. Fourth Floor, New York, NY
- Clients: Ben Wilkinson & Mia Spence
- Lighting Design: Emily Monato at Cooley Monato Studio, New York
- Construction: Dutchman Contracting, New York
- Photography: Greg Delves, New York
- Flowers: Banchet Flowers, 809 Washington Street, New York
- Software used: Vectorworks
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH
Situated between the Meatpacking Districts at the borders of Highline Park the rooftop appartement was remodelled to meet the needs of its new inhabitants. Innocad Architecture changed it functionally and enhanced the design by mixing European design and New York lifestyle and thus creating a fresh atmophere. Materials and choice of colours represent both high quality standards and relaxed urbanity. Each room mirrors an immediate visual reference to the fascinating land- and roofscape of New York City. The Heart of the appartement, a Marilyn Relief, defines the residential area. It is a functional and artistic attribute and also a tribute to this extraordinary city.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Thomas Schauer)
- Architect: INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH
- Name of Project: PH New York, remodeling and Interior Design of Apartment
- Location: 459 West 18th Street, NY
- Construction finished: 9/2011
- Floor Area: 250m2
- Cost: 350.000 Euro
- Photos copyrights by: Thomas Schauer
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: Leeser Architecture
Completed in 2011, the Museum of the Moving Image houses a comprehensive collection dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. Leeser Architecture’s expansion and renovation of this unique museum allows for the interplay of rich moving image history with innovative technology and cutting edge design.
Main Theater (Images Courtesy Peter Aaron/Esto)
- Architect: Leeser Architecture
- Name of Project: Museum of the Moving Image
- Location: Astoria, New York
- Status: Built
- Client: Museum of the Moving Image
- Credit: Photo: John Hill and Peter Aaron/Esto
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim
Re-Imagining Seward Park Redevelopment (SPURA) on the Lower East Side, New York
Recent news coverage for the 7-acre parcel, Manhattan’s biggest undeveloped, publicly owned development site south of 96th Street, has provided the chance to contemplate many important urban issues.
Firstly, are we taking full advantage of this great opportunity to develop a vast land in the heart of Manhattan, or just limiting our imagination under current NYC zoning resolution (which is 50 years old)? Secondly, is the hot debate over big box retailers heading to the right direction?
- Architects: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
- Project: Manhattan Mountain
- Location: Seward Park Urban Renewal Site(SPURA) in Lower East Side, New York
- Project Area: 7 Acre
- Year: 2012
- Type: Speculative Research
- Collaborators: Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim, Kyu O Kim
- Software used: Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Vray.