Posts tagged as 'New York'
'Star table' by 0 to 1
Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, the duo behind the New York-based architectural and design practice 0 to 1 have created this compact, dismantable table composed of an origami-like interlocked bamboo base and a glass tabletop. Described by the designers as: ‘a study in form triangulation and light frame construction’, the ‘Star table’ is available in various heights. Scroll down to watch the four thin bamboo planes interlock to form a light, strong, stable base. (more…)
An origami-like felt, cardboard and glass 'Folded Felt' Table by Li-Rong Liao; photo by Armando Rafael
The industrial design students from New York’s Pratt Institute, one of the US’ top art and design colleges which, besides celebrating its 125th anniversary, can also pride itself on having launched the careers of numerous acclaimed artists, designers, architects, photographers and all-round creatives such as Max Weber, Robert Mapplethrope, Carlos Zapata, Wiliam Van Alen, Paul Rand or Robert Redford, have been invited to collaborate with the Italian manufacturer Cappellini on a series of ‘boldly disruptive futuristic furniture designs’. (more…)
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 31.05.2011 - Tagged as: article, design fair, ICFF, New York
'Torii' chair by Bensen; the design was inspired by the typical arched wooden doorway of Japanese temples
As every spring, Architonic travelled to New York on your behalf in order to investigate the latest trends on the North American market for you. Here we report on what we discovered in the city’s showrooms and at the ICFF. (by Susanne Fritz)
to Susanne Fritz’s ICFF 2011 report on Architonic
‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’, Gallery View – Title Gallery; photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
His talent and ability to capture and redefine beauty has moved thousands while his biannual fashion spectacles repeatedly left his audience wondering if, just like in the verses of the Romantic poet Edgar Alan Poe whom McQueen frequently referenced: ‘Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?’ So when the tragic news about his death broke in February 2010, just weeks before the eagerly awaited Autumn/Winter défilé, hordes of fans of his indisputable creative genius were left harrowed and shocked and tributes came pouring from both inside and outside of the fashion world. (more…)
The 870,000 ft2 (80,000 m2) residential complex is situated on W57th Street
West 57th occupies a full city block at the corner of West 57th Street and the West Side Highway.
The project introduces a new building typology to Manhattan: a hybrid between the traditional Danish perimeter block and a Manhattan high-rise.
Amirite chairs, variation with wooden legs
At this years International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, Jacob Nitz presented a range of chairs made out of folded sheet metal, variations on which feature wooden legs.
Amirite chair with felt cover
Felt covers provide an inventive accessory: a pocket on their rear is the perfect place for magazines and newspapers.
Amirite Chair with felt pocket for magazines
Amirite chair is available in various colours
to the Amirite Design website
41 Cooper Square by Morphosis Architects 2009
The new academic facility is conceived as a stacked vertical piazza, contained within a semi-transparent envelope that articulates the classroom and laboratory spaces. The vertical campus is organized around a central atrium that rises to the full height of the building. This connective volume, spanned by sky bridges, opens up view corridors across Third Avenue to the Foundation Building. The interior space configuration encourages interconnection between the school’s Engineering, Art, and Architecture departments. All institutional amenities – including meeting rooms, social space, seminar rooms, wireless hubs, restrooms, and phones – are located in the fourth and seventh story sky lobbies that surround the atrium. The skip-stop elevator system makes trips exclusively to the fourth and seventh floors, drawing occupants to use, and congregate on, the grand stair; in practice, 50% of people will use the stairs as their sole means of circulation. These key social spaces for students, faculty, and visitors become the places where education informally takes place.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The building’s physical and visual permeability helps integrate the college into its neighborhood. At street level, the transparent facade invites the neighborhood to observe and to take part in the intensity of activity contained within. Many of the public functions (including retail space and a lobby exhibition gallery) are located at ground level, and a second gallery and a 200-seat auditorium are easily accessible from the street.
A stacked vertical piazza, organized around a central atrium to encourage social exchange.
The open, accessible building is exemplary as sustainable, energy-efficient architecture. The building will be the first green academic laboratory building in New York City. A steel-and-glass skin improves the building’s performance through control of daylight, energy use, and selective natural ventilation. The double skin system allows for heightened performance and dynamic composition on several levels: the operable panels create a continually moving pattern, provide surface variety on the facade, reduce the influx of heat radiation during the summer, and give users control over their interior environment and views to the outside.
to Morphosis Architects
to the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
HL23 by NMDA. Renderings by Hayes Davidson
Developed by Alf Naman and currently in construction, HL23 is a 14 floor condominium tower that responds to a unique and challenging site directly adjacent to the High Line at 23rd street in New York’s West Chelsea Arts district. Partially impacted by a spur from the elevated tracks that make up the High Line superstructure, the site is 40′ x 99′ at the ground floor.
NMDA's work with clients is based on a mutual need to make design a key element in solving problems and in projecting an image.
The site and the developer demanded a specific response, yielding a project that is a natural merger between found and given parameters and architectural ambition. For the client, the question was how to expand the possible built floor area of a restricted zoning envelope. For the site, a supple geometry must be found to allow a larger building to stand in very close proximity to the elevated park of the High Line. Together, the demands produced a building with one unit per floor and three distinct yet coherent facades, a rarity in Manhattan’s block structure.
Renderings by Hayes Davidson, London / copyright 2008
With a custom non-spandrel curtainwall on the south and north facades, and a 3D stainless steel panel facade on the east facing the High Line, the project’s geometry is driven by challenges to the zoning envelope on the site and by NMDA’s interest in achieving complexity through simple tectonic operations.