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The Clock Tower Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York by MinimalUSA

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Article source: MinimalUSA

A Dream Kitchen locked up in a $25 Million Clock Tower

MINIMAL USA has designed a sleek, sophisticated kitchen for the renovation of the Clock Tower, the most expensive apartment in Brooklyn.

The Clock Tower, erected in 1915 on the DUMBO waterfront, is on top of one of the largest poured concrete building in New York. What used to be a machine room for the clocks is now housing a 6,500-square-foot apartment boasting a breath-taking quadrangular view of NY. The kitchen, designed by Stefano Venier for a renovation by developer David Walentas, embodies all the style and charm of Italian ingenuity.

Night View

  • Architect: MinimalUSA
  • Name of Project: The Clock Tower Kitchen
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Technical characteristics:
    • Cabinets: 45-degree edged, with black melamine interiors and stainless steel drawers
    • Green Certifications: F4star certified lacquer cabinets
    • Counters: Stainless steel and grey 45-degree edged Pietra Cardosa on the island (Italian stone)
    • Sinks: Soldered stainless steel sinks
    • Appliances: Gaggenau with custom hood

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Ground Zero Master Plan in New York by Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Daniel Libeskind

After 9/11, there were several years of public debate, as New Yorkers worked to figure out how best to rebuild the World Trade Center site. It was necessary to take some time to develop a plan that reconciled the various constituencies’ individual goals. In August 2002 The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced a competition for a master plan. Studio Daniel Libeskind design was selected in February 2003.

Image Courtesy Silverstein Properties

  • Architects: Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Ground Zero Master Plan
  • Location: New York
  • Client: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

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Tovin Studios in New York by sebastianquinn (designed with Rhino and PowerCADD)

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Article source: sebastianquinn

70 South Franklin Street in Nyack, New York is the studio and gallery space for furniture designer Blake Tovin. Conceived as an intervention, the structure of Tovin Studios is a former warehouse. The project investigates economy of means, materiality, natural lighting and sustainable construction techniques. The facade is clad in weathering steel. Four major “light scoop” sky lights deliver day light and are a passive solar heating system. The project is currently awaiting consulting with energy modeling from NYSERDA.

Exterior View - Photo by Francois Dischinger

  • Architect: sebastianquinn
  • Name of Project: Tovin Studios
  • Location: New York
  • Software used: Rhino for mac (beta), and PowerCadd

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World of chlorophyll in New York by IAMZ Design studio

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Article source: IAMZ Design studio

About Project:

Is an idea for a conceptual skyscraper containing the form of residential units in the near future.

The main idea:

Is that the units take the form of leaves, stems mainly from the column , based upon all residential units.This makes the building mimics nature, and in conformity with it also makes it easy configuration.

Environmental use in the project:

Natural ventilation .. Penetration of sunlight through the units .. And the creation of indirect lighting .. The use of transplanted bishop.

Rendering

  • Architect: Ahmed Elseyofi
  • Name of Project: World of chlorophyll
  • Location: New York
  • Designer: IAMZ Design studio
  • Classification Project: Conceptual – Not Applicable
  • Plot Size: 3000 square meters
  • The function of the project: Commercial – Residential – administrative – Hotel – Entertainment

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Van de Velde Showroom in Madison Avenue, New York by LABSCAPE Architecture

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Article source: LABSCAPE Architecture

The brand new showroom for Belgian lingerie firm “Van De Velde” opened its doors in March 2010 at the high pedestrian traffic intersection between Madison Avenue and 33rd Street, on the first floor of a historic building, in New York.

The typical “Manhattan” open space needed to be divided into four different areas. The entrance, a closed office for one person – that could also be used as a meeting room – two work islands and a showroom area.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Labscape)

  • Architect: LABSCAPE Architecture
  • Name of Project: Van de Velde Showroom
  • Location: Madison Avenue, New York
  • Year: 2009 –  2010
  • Status: Completed
  • Photos: Labscape copyrights

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Louis Vuitton New York Offices and Showroom in New York by ikon.5 architects

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The offices of Louis Vuitton is an interior renovation of the eighth and ninth floor of the flagship store at 1 East 57th Street New York, New York. The design incorporates a neutral and minimal palette inspired by the colors, textures and patterns of the Vuitton design tradition. The bright white surfaces of the walls and ceiling and interior glass partitions assist in harvesting light from the perimeter offices and delivering it to the center workstations. Luxurious wood floors are used in the showroom to convey a warm rich experience that is both modern and timeless.

Interior View

  • Architect: ikon.5 architects
  • Name of Project: Louis Vuitton New York Offices and Showroom
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Completion: 2009
  • Area: 15,000 SF Renovation
  • Uses: Marketing offices , Conference rooms, Public relations, Showroom and Product storage
  • Software used: AutoCad 2008

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VIP Car Wash in Staten Island, New York by Studio 16 Architecture PLLC

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC

The VIP Car Wash is located at 452 South Avenue at the corner of Forest Avenue and South Avenue, Staten Island, NY. The state of the art facility utilizes the latest in car wash technology and also contains a lube center. The architects utilized color and transparency to create a building that celebrates cars. Flooded with natural light, the building turns the humdrum task of getting your car cleaned and the oil changed in to an experience of color, light and motion.

Exterior View

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House on Fire Island in New York by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture (designed with Rhino, AutoCAD, and Photoshop)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Studio 27 Architecture

This is a summer beach house in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island New York. The typology of the homes in the Pines is recognizable to anyone who has visited an East Coast Shoreline resort town. It is a builderdriven typology reflecting the pragmatism of the inhabitants of these coastal communities. Almost always the “good sense” pragmatism that allows these homes to be built affordably overtakes the inherent liveliness and natural spirit of the place and creates structures that are a bit dull. This project inserts some of the “spirit of the shore” into this “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology. Common detail and material remain, but the volume of the house is expressed as a skin, rather than as a box-like container. The skin keeps the heat in. Over time, the skin of woven cedar boards will assume the same patina as neighboring houses. Large windows are introduced to reveal a luxurious light interior.

Pool

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E. Pearce Revisited in New York by workshopapd

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: workshopapd

Paying homage to the Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), workshop/apd fashioned a contemporary update for a modern Tribeca loft. Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, we digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture. Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll – now in perforated steel – weaves the two floors together in a unique way.

Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott

  • Architects: workshop/apd
  • Project: E. Pearce Revisited
  • Location:New York,NY
  • Project Type:Private Residence, Loft
  • Area:2,400 square feet
  • Photography: T.G. Olcott
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max, Revit, and Illustrator

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Light Rhythm in New York by Workshop/apd

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Article source: Workshop/apd

This bright three-bedroom apartment in a 1960s high-rise near Lincoln Center was created from the combination of two smaller units. Since the owners frequently host visiting children and grandchildren, the emphasis was placed on family gathering spaces. A central zone highlighted by a change in the wood floor patterning and bounded by slatted wood dividing walls connects the far corners of the combined unit. In the kitchen, elongated glass tiles along the walls echo the horizontal banding of the slatted wood dividers.

Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott

  • Architects: Workshop/apd
  • Project: Light Rhythm
  • Location: New York
  • Project Code: STV
  • Typologies: Apartment
  • Completed: 2009
  • Design Team: Andrew Kotchen; Matthew Berman; Stephan Thymme; Karina Kou
  • General Contractor: J. Padin & Sons
  • Architect of Record: Michael Zenreich
  • Photographer: T.G. Olcott
  • Size: 2017 sqft

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