Edition Hotel New York by Rockwell Group, photo: Nikolas Koenig
Rockwell Group has introduced its design for the newly opened Edition hotel in New York. Designed in conjunction with the Ian Schrager Company Design Team, New York Edition is a new hotel by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International located in the landmark Metropolitan Life Tower across from Madison Square Park.
Multifunctional, auditorium-style steps in New York’s co-working space Neuehouse, designed by Rockwell Group, are used for meetings, lectures and concerts; photo Eric Laignel
Staircases are overdetermined things. A highly functional element in the internal circulation of a building, they are also laden with cultural and psychological symbolism. We may live in the age of the lift and escalator, but this hasn’t stopped architects using the staircase as a means of adding value to spaces, be it through their aesthetic or engineering virtuosity. It’s not the destination that counts but the getting there. (by Dominic Lutyens)
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