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Wild Walk in Tupper Lake, New York by Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Linearscape Architecture, PLLC 

Wild Walk is an interactive nature walk at the Wild Center, a non-profit organization and nature center committed to helping people explore and learn about the natural environment of the Adirondacks. Built in the forest, Wild Walk is designed as an elevated trail of bridges that creates a learning landscape; bringing visitors up into the treetops to offer a new perspective of the forest. The project consists of a series of platforms connected by bridges that start at grade level and gradually bring people 40 ft. above grade to look out over the surrounding woodlands. The platforms are supported by Corten steel posts designed to be an abstraction of the surrounding white pine trees. Wild Walk is almost fully accessible, family oriented and includes a four-story twig tree house, swinging bridges, a spider’s web for shared play hovering 24 ft. off the ground and many opportunities to sit, observe and learn about the forest below. The walk culminates in a life-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point that visitors can inhabit.

Wild Center, Image Courtesy © Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

Wild Center, Image Courtesy © Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

  • Architects: Linearscape Architecture, PLLC 
  • Project: Wild Walk
  • Location: Tupper Lake, New York
  • Software used: Revit
  • Project Team: Wayne Striker and Ting Chin
  • Regulatory Approvals/Landscape and Site Planning: William W. Palmer and Barbara M. Budzinski
  • Structural Engineers: Silman
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers: Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
  • Contractor: Northland Associates with Phoenix Welding & Fabricating
  • Exhibit Design and Fabrication: Cost of Wisconsin and The Wild Center
  • Exhibit Graphic Design:  Derek Prior
  • Client: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY  12986
  • Designer: Charles P. Reay

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Porcelanosa showroom in New York by Foster + Partners

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

The new flagship Porcelanosa showroom has opened in New York in the former Commodore Criterion building, situated within the Landmark ‘Madison Square North History District’. The refurbishment of this early 20th Century building – located opposite the Flatiron Building in Manhattan – continues the practice’s work with historic structures in the US, such as the Hearst Tower in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Porcelanosa showroom in New York
  • Location: New York, United States

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Cumberland Street Townhouse in Brooklyn, New York by Ensemble Architecture, DPC

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: Ensemble Architecture, DPC

The Cumberland Townhouse is located on a park block in the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY. The house was in a dilapidated state when the owner’s purchased the building; the rear wall was falling down and water had been entering the building for several years.

Image Courtesy © Dustin Aksland

Image Courtesy © Dustin Aksland

  • Architects: Ensemble Architecture, DPC
  • Project: Cumberland Street Townhouse
  • Lcation: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Photography: Dustin Aksland
  • Software used: AutoCAD (more…)

Artist Studio/Residence in Woodstock, New York by Gans studio

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Article source: Gans studio

The studio residence is a free-standing building that completes an ensemble of experience and use in relation to a pre-existing house and a landscape. The new building contains a small drawing studio, workroom and kiln tucked beneath a library and a bedroom suite that overlook a double height sculpture space. It connects to the pre-existing house via two bridges: an upper bridge that extends from the living room to a new roof garden floating before the Catskills; and a lower bridge that ties the studio back into the hillside.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo

Image Courtesy © Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo

  • Architects: Gans studio
  • Project: Artist Studio/Residence
  • Location: Old Wagon Road, Woodstock, 12498, New York, US
  • Photography: Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Arlene Shechet
  • Project Team: Amy Magida, Adam Ganser, Maryjane Starks, Isobel Herbold
  • Builder: Hank Starr Builders
  • Engineer: WA Scribner PE
  • Completion Date: 2011

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50 Lispenard in New York by SOMA architects

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Article source: SOMA architects

50 Lispenard is a seven story refurbishment project located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The original building was a garment factory, and is historically protected, thus the extent of the refurbishment was limited to strictly interior improvements, with the exception of a duplex penthouse addition to the roof. The interiors are rich with wood, steel, and concrete, recalling the original industrial function of the building. The duplex penthouse revolves around a double height void and glass bridge overlooking two outdoor roof terraces.

Image Courtesy © Richard Caplin

Image Courtesy © Richard Caplin

  • Architects: SOMA architects
  • Project: 50 Lispenard
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Richard Caplin
  • Client: Dr. Philip Baldeo
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Key Staff: LeopoldoSguera, Steven Townsend
  • Consultants:           
    • Architect of Record: Stephen Thomson | CO4 Architecture  New York, NY
    • Structural Engineer: WalidAboumoussa, Antonucci& Associates
  • Setting: Urban, Historic Zone

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The East Village in New York by General Assembly

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Article source: General Assembly

A young couple, relocating from the west coast, hired GA to help renovate a duplex apartment in the East Village. Though the existing space was inefficient and lacking in character, its potential was clear. Our first move was to open the kitchen out to the living room and to rearrange the layout for a more cooking and entertaining friendly environment. Upstairs, we reduced the bedrooms from two to one, enlarged the bathroom, added a laundry area and increased storage space with additional closets. Full height sliding pocket doors improved circulation upstairs and allowed more light in to brighten the halls. We combined modern details with warmer materials like dark flooring and a reclaimed wood wall to keep things comfortable yet clean, bringing a bit of a West Coast vibe into a new East Coast home.

Image Courtesy © Devon Banks

Image Courtesy © Devon Banks

  • Architects: General Assembly
  • Project: The East Village
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Devon Banks

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Sky Condo in New York by LATITUDE

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: LATITUDE

New York City’s urban configuration links to the underlying Cartesian street grid: the framework in which all activities happen in NYC. The proposal takes this Cartesian street grid as its main starting point.

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

  • Architects: LATITUDE
  • Project: Sky Condo
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Status: Proposal
  • Client: Architecture Workshop in Rome
  • Program: 4,648mm2 for housing + 5,024m2 for farming + 1,813m2 for commercial and service areas
  • Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucia Bravo Guinea

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Weleda North America by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

Specht Harpman designed Weleda’s North American headquarters within the shell of a 19th-century factory along the Hudson River. One primary design intention was to expose and highlight the raw beauty of the original heavy timber structure, its brick walls, and large windows. Our interventions respect the character of the original building, while clearly registering a new use.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Weleda North America
  • Location: Irvington, New York, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Commercial
  • Project Size: 6800 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2012

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Making carpets for a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Rye City, New York by Groundplans, Ltd.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Groundplans, Ltd.

For the past 10 years I had the honor of working for the family in Rye, NY that owns a Frank Lloyd Wright house. It is through their architect, Emanuela Magnusson of EFM Design that I have had this privilege.

Image Courtesy © Groundplans, Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Groundplans, Ltd.

  • Architects: Groundplans, Ltd.
  • Project: Making carpets for a Frank Lloyd Wright house
  • Location: Rye City, New York, US
  • Software used: Illustrator

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Spring Studios in New York by AA Studio

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: AA Studio

Spring Studios, a comprehensive creative agency catering to the fashion industry, with headquarters in London, UK. Spring is a group of companies, which work within the fashion, beauty and luxury brand markets and have a shared strategic vision for international growth. Spring was started in 1996 as a photographic studio complex: today, Spring is widely recognized as one of the leading photographic studios in the world and throughout its group of companies is involved in up to 60 fashion shoots a day internationally. Spring has also established a successful business, which provides advertising solutions to leading names including Armani, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Vogue, etc.

Image Courtesy © Razummedia

Image Courtesy © Razummedia

  • Architects: AA Studio
  • Project: Spring Studios
  • Location: 50 Varick St, New York, US
  • Photography: Razummedia, DaVinci Stairs
  • Software Used: SketchUp, AutoCad and Rhino
  • Collaboration: MA Architects

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