Posts Tagged ‘New York’
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
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Article source: Perkins Eastman
With new curricula that would support its transition from an associate to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution, Morrisville State College asked Perkins Eastman to transform a former agricultural building into a modern light-filled space for new programs in architecture and technology—the Center for Design and Technology.
Image Courtesy David Revette
- Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Project: SUNY: Morrisville State College: Center for Design and Technology
- Location: Morrisville, New York
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Article source: SO-IL
New York, New York. SO – IL, a Brooklyn-based design firm, completes new office and studio space for the New York operation of LOGAN, a bicoastal production company. The project is located in a 6,500sf corner loft space on the second floor of a land-marked building in the heart of SoHo. SO – IL’s design builds on Logan’s dynamic working model and attempts to create an environment that supports a strong sense of collaboration and collectivity. A large part of LOGAN’s team consists of mobile consultants that join the team on a per-project basis.
Image Courtesy Naho Kubota
- Architects: SO-IL
- Project: Logan Offices
- Location: New York
- Office Space Area: 6,500 sf
- Status: 2012 AIA NY Honors Award
- Completed: 2012
- Credits: Katsura Construction (general contractor) Situ Studio (worksurface fabrication) Lighting Workshop (lighting consultant)
- Photography: Naho Kubota, Iwan Baan
- Team: Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou (Assoc. Principal – in Charge) as well as Danny Duong and Nicole Passarella.
- Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Max, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
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