Bathhouse spa with sensory deprivation tank opens in old Williamsburg soda factory

A 1930s soda factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been transformed into bathhouse with a subterranean spa influenced by Scandinavian saunas, Russian banyas and Turkish hammams. Founders Jason Goodman and Travis Talmadge collaborated with Manhattan firm Verona Carpenter Architects to reinvigorate the space to be a unique venue for social bathing called Bathhouse. The 600-square-metre underground […]

Plywood cabinetry makes the most of space in Brooklyn Loft for couple with two dogs

New York studio Dean Works has reorganised a former studio apartment in Brooklyn around a multi-functional plywood volume that forms arches, walls and cabinets. Architect Brandon Dean, the founder of Dean Works, designed Brooklyn Loft for a young couple from Portland, Oregon that moved to the New York City, bringing with them two large dogs […]

Radnor opens studio in old Brooklyn factory

Online design retailer Radnor has opened a new studio and launched an updated furniture collection inside The Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The Marilyn Twin Bed frame by Adam Rogers and Radnor features a rattan headboard attached to curving cane-like pieces of wood Radnor moved its studio to a space within the 130,000-square foot […]

Public Records in historic Brooklyn building pairs vegan cafe with nightclub

Shane Davis and partners have overhauled an industrial building in Brooklyn‘s Gowanus area into a spot that functions as a vegan cafe by day, and a bar and restaurant, complete with a nightclub, after dark. Located at the tip of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, Public Records is the brainchild of musician Francis Harris and […]

Sou Fujimoto’s first New York project will be a co-living complex

Sou Fujimoto has designed a complex for co-living developer The Collective on an historic Brooklyn site – marking the Japanese architect’s first project in New York City. London’s The Collective revealed today that it has teamed up with Fujimoto to create the Bedford-Stuyvesant location, providing co-living accommodation alongside a mix of communal facilities that are […]

Michaelis Boyd reveals interiors for Studio Gang-designed Brooklyn tower

Architecture firm Michaelis Boyd has unveiled its design for the interiors of Brooklyn’s upcoming residential tower 11 Hoyt by Studio Gang, which offers two contrasting palettes for condos. Michaelis Boyd has created the interiors for Studio Gang‘s 57-storey condominium tower, which is under construction in Downtown Brooklyn and slated to open next year. The tower […]

Everlane opens minimal Brooklyn store featuring painted brick and pale wood

A large window punctures white-painted brickwork to reveal fashion brand Everlane‘s store in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The 4,400-square-foot (409-square-metre) Everlane store in Williamsburg is the US clothing brand’s “largest store yet”, and doubles the size of its other New York store on Prince Street in Soho to create more space […]

Eight Brooklyn townhouses that make creative use of small spaces

Brooklyn townhouses provide a blank canvas for creative renovations. US reporter Bridget Cogley selects eight diverse designs that include boldly coloured cabinets, pathways for cats and a huge slanted window. The New York City borough stretches over 70 square miles (183 square kilometres) with neighbourhoods including upscale Brooklyn Heights and Williamsburg to more upcoming areas […]

Big slanted window tops renovated Brooklyn townhouse by PRO

Brooklyn architecture studio PRO has overhauled a townhouse in Williamsburg, adding a slanted glass volume on its top-level to double the home’s living space. Peterson Rich Office (PRO) redesigned a 4,000-square-foot (371-square-metre) property in the trendy Brooklyn neighbourhood to create the family residence called Prismatic Bay Townhouse. PRO tore tearing down a large portion of […]

Carpenter + Mason fuses Japanese and industrial elements for Brooklyn Kura sake bar

A colourful geometric wall provides a strong contrast to this otherwise stark sake bar and brewery in Brooklyn’s Industry City, designed by local studio Carpenter + Mason. Brooklyn Kura is the brainchild of Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan, and marks New York’s first bar and brewery for sake –  the traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made […]

Soho House extends Dumbo House in Brooklyn with colourful rooftop

Members’ club Soho House has extended and updated the outdoor areas of its outpost in Dumbo, Brooklyn with vibrant colours that take cues from the work of Luis Barragán. Soho House’s US design director Candace Campos oversaw the design of the new 3,294-square-foot (306-square-metre) outdoor space at Dumbo House, which opened in the Brooklyn neighbourhood […]

ODA turns former sugary refinery into “crown jewel of Dumbo”

New York architecture firm ODA has transformed a landmarked factory in Brooklyn’s Dumbo overlooking the city’s East River into an office building fronted by a huge glistening glass facade. Called 10 Jay Street, the new office complex occupies the former 230,000-square-foot (21,367-square-metre) Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery building in Brooklyn. The waterfront project marks a new […]

Harriet Harriss named dean of Pratt Institute School of Architecture

New York City’s Pratt Institute has named British architect and professor Harriet Harriss as the next dean of its school of architecture. Harriss will assume her role as the second female dean of Pratt Institute‘s School of Architecture on 20 August. She will succeed Thomas Hanrahan, who has served as the dean of Pratt Institute […]

Lunya styles Williamsburg store like an apartment

A sofa, dining table and bed furnish this shop for luxury sleepwear in Brooklyn, which was designed as a “celebration of the home” to reflect its cosy pieces. The 1,100-square-foot (102-square-metre) Williamsburg space is the latest outpost of the Lunya, a brand that produces chic clothing suited to relaxing at home as well as wearing […]

Angled bookshelves define Publisher’s Loft by Buro Koray Duman in Brooklyn

Shelves stagger along the walls of this Williamsburg apartment, which local architecture firm Buro Koray Duman designed for a Brooklyn couple with thousands of books. Publisher’s Loft is an open-plan apartment that Buro Koray Duman renovated for a publisher and a furniture dealer. “The clients had an extensive collection of books (2,500) that they wanted […]

ODA unveils towering Jewish school and community centre in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights

New York architecture firm ODA has released visuals of a centre for a Jewish community in Brooklyn featuring schools, sports facilities and offices stacked on top of each other. The project, an extension to an existing girls school, features a 12-storey cube with voids cut into it and spherical play spaces for pre-school children. The […]

Object & Thing launches in New York as alternative to traditional art and design fairs

A former Frieze artistic director has established a new art and design fair in New York that offers exhibitors fewer restrictions and lower prices. Object & Thing took place at 99 Scott in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighbourhood last weekend, coinciding with major events TEFAF and Frieze. Established by Abby Bangser, who was previously artistic director of Frieze […]

ODA’s The Rheingold in Brooklyn features colourful window frames and “cascading terraces”

American firm ODA has designed a massive apartment building in Brooklyn that comprises stepped blocks, protruding balconies and a sloping roofline that evokes a mountain silhouette. The Rheingold housing complex occupies a full city block in the neighbourhood of Bushwick. Measuring 488,951 square feet (45,425 square metres), the large structure was built on the site of […]

Rob Peetoom hair salon opens inside old soda factory in Williamsburg

A lounge with a curved sofa and a coffee bar feature in this hair salon in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, which Ruud van Oosterhout has designed for two sisters. Dutch designer Ruud van Oosterhout overhauled a part of a former soda factory to create the 4,500-square-foot (418-square-metre) salon, named Rob Peetoom Williamsburg. The outpost marks the first in […]

Commoncraft designs whimsical Gertie cafe in Williamsburg

Brooklyn studio Commoncraft has designed this eatery in the borough’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, which is intended as a playful tribute to the owner’s grandmother.  Gertie is an all-day restaurant located on the ground floor of a new, three-storey building in north Brooklyn. It spans 3,500 square foot (325 square metres) and accommodates 70 people as a counter-service cafe. The eatery […]

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