Sculptural white wall hides staircase in renovated 19th-century Soho warehouse

A new sleeping mezzanine, a bookcase with a rolling ladder and a sprinkler main painted bright red are among the features in this airy New York apartment that has been updated by local architect Julian King. The project, called Soho Loft, is located in a cast-iron building that dates to 1872 and once housed a […]

Lateral Office lights up New York City Garment District with “immersive urban instrument”

Canadian studio Lateral Office has installed 12 oversized seesaws that light up and make sounds on the streets of New York City‘s Garment District. Impulse occupies the pedestrian plazas on Broadway Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. While on display, the block is closed to vehicle traffic. Visitors are encouraged to ride the playground-style pieces, […]

Stonehill Taylor designs retro Connie bar inside a plane at JFK’s TWA Hotel

US firm Stonehill Taylor has turned a restored 1950s plane into a cocktail bar for the TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport. The Connie cocktail lounge forms part of the transformation of Eero Saarinen‘s modernist terminal building into a lounge and hotel last year. Stonehill Taylor – which designed the hotel guest rooms – outfitted […]

Bright yellow Friedman Benda exhibition explores comfort in furniture

A chair made from loaves of bread and a toilet-cum-sink are among the objects on display in an exhibition at Friedman Benda that aims to find a “new form of pleasure” in furniture. All of the objects are on display in a room with yellow walls and plush yellow carpeting to create an experience that […]

Herringbone brickwork covers Chinese restaurant The Tang in New York by New Practice Studio

New York firm New Practice Studio chose red brickwork as the main material for this Chinese noodle bar in the city’s Upper West Side to reference Beijing’s hutongs. The local architecture practice designed the interiors for The Tang – which serves up dishes from Sichuan, Hunan, and Beijing – around a fusion of East and […]

Snøhetta gets go ahead for public garden at Phillip Johnson’s AT&T building

Snøhetta has been granted planning permission for an indoor garden at New York’s 550 Madison, which forms part of its overhaul of the postmodern tower. Snøhetta‘s proposal for the indoor public garden on the ground floor of the 37-storey office building was approved by the New York City Planning Commission this week. The garden is […]

BIG and WXY unveils “playful” transformation of Downtown Brooklyn

Architecture firms BIG and WXY have unveiled a masterplan for Downtown Brooklyn that aims to improve the area’s pedestrian experience with playful furniture, expanded sidewalks and improved crossings. Non-profit organisation Downtown Brooklyn Partnership commissioned BIG and WXY Architects to redevelop the 370-acre (149-hectare) Downtown Brooklyn public realm, an area of the Brooklyn borough that has […]

Construction to restart on Calatrava’s Greek Orthodox Church at World Trade Center site

Work is set to start again on Santiago Calatrava‘s Greek Orthodox church in Downtown Manhattan, over two years after it was halted because the archdiocese failed to pay construction fees. New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that construction would resume soon on the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade […]

Isay Weinfeld incorporates lush gardens into luxury apartment building in Manhattan

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has completed his first US project – an upscale residential building in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighbourhood that features verdant courtyards and “a paparazzi-proof porte-cochère”. Named after the Portuguese word for garden, the Jardim development occupies a block-through parcel between 27th and 28th streets, and is just steps away from the High Line park. The […]

New York officials propose using drones to inspect buildings

New York City officials are pushing to legalise the use of drones for facade inspections after an architect was killed by falling debris from a building in the city. Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams announced the proposal on 22 December 2019, just days after architect Erica Tishman was killed by debris that reportedly fell from […]

Bonetti/Kozerski designs flagship location for Pace Gallery in New York

Volcanic stone, grey metal and large stretches of glass form the facades of this eight-storey building in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, which serves as the global headquarters for Pace Gallery. Open to the public, the building is located in Manhattan on 25th Street, just steps away from the High Line park. It serves as the headquarters […]

Equinox and Industrious open co-working hub in Hudson Yards

Luxury lifestyle brand Equinox has partnered with workspace provider Industrious to create a flexible co-working space in New York’s Hudson Yards. Industrious at Equinox is a 4,088-square-metre co-branded outpost in 31 Hudson Yards, a 72-storey tower shared by the first-ever Equinox Hotel and the largest Equinox fitness club. Industrious‘ in-house design studio, led by Matt […]

VonDalwig Architecture brightens Brooklyn townhouse House 22

New York studio VonDalwig Architecture has overhauled the bottom two floors of a Brooklyn townhouse, adding in more windows and preserving details inside. House 22 is in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood and was renovated by Philip and Kit VonDalwig – the husband-and-wife behind the local architecture studio. The project comprises the reconfiguration of a lower […]

New York City introduces bill to make glass buildings more bird-friendly

New York has passed a bill that updates the city’s building code with requirements to make new glass structures safer for migratory birds. New York City Council’s bill requires the surface of new glass buildings rising 75 feet (23 metres) or more – approximately seven storeys – to be patterned to make them more visible […]

Michael Hsu designs Shake Shack’s New York headquarters in industrial space

Texas studio Michael Hsu Office of Architecture has turned a former printing house into the New York headquarters of American burger company Shake Shack. Shake Shack’s centre of operations spans half of a floor in an industrial building on Varick Street in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture designed the space to […]

Islyn Studio creates soothing atmosphere in Brooklyn’s Bond Vet clinic

Earthy colours and soft materials feature in this veterinary facility  by New York firm Islyn Studio, which is intended to ease the “stress and trauma often associated with vet’s offices”. Located in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighbourhood, the clinic marks the first of two offices for Bond Vet, which was started in 2019. The other office […]

Architect killed by falling debris from building in New York

New York architect Erica Tishman has died after being hit by a piece of falling debris in Midtown Manhattan yesterday. Tishman, aged 60, was struck on the head by the debris on Tuesday 17 December, and was pronounced dead at the scene at around 10.45 am local time yesterday. The debris fell from 729 7th […]

Harklinikken by Søren Rose is a Manhattan hair-loss clinic styled like a home

Design firm Søren Rose Studio has used a muted palette in this clinic in New York City designed “to make women and men struggling with hair loss feel comfortable”. The Copenhagen- and New York-based studio renovated a space three stories above 5th Avenue in the Flatiron District for Harklinikken, a hair-loss clinic that first opened […]

BIG and Field Operations design resilient waterfront park for Williamsburg

BIG and landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations have revealed plans for a mixed-used development on the waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a beach that could bolster the resiliency of the shoreline. Revealed today, the River Street Waterfront Master Plan was created by the duo for a plot on Williamsburg’s waterfront that was purchased […]

New York City’s rubbish bins are redesigned

New York studio Group Project has designed new rubbish bins for New York City streets that include a “sleek aesthetic, bold recycling messaging, and significant ergonomic improvements.” The studio’s container was chosen as the winner of the BetterBin Litter Basket Competition, hosted by the NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, the Industrial Designers Society […]

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