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 […]

“What bothers many people is the sense of an alien culture”

The outrage over New York’s Hudson Yards is not really about ugly glass towers or bad urbanism – although it features both – but an unspoken disquiet that foreign ideas have overtaken a chunk of Manhattan, argues Aaron Betsky. What is wrong with glass skyscrapers? New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who is now running […]

Studio Gang completes chiselled Solar Carve Tower on New York’s High Line

These new photos capture the jagged glass tower that US firm Studio Gang has designed on the High Line park in New York’s Meatpacking district. Photograph by Nic Lehoux Construction work has now completed on the glass office building located at 40 Tenth Avenue, between the popular elevated park and the Hudson River. Photograph by […]

Forensic Architecture “delighted” as Whitney vice chair resigns over tear-gas protests

Research design studio Forensic Architecture has expressed delight at the resignation of New York’s Whitney Museum vice chairman Warren Kanders, following months of protests regarding his ties to tear gas used against migrants at the US-Mexico border. Kanders’ resignation on 25 July has incited a positive reaction from the community of artists and advocates who […]

Egg Collective creates “lyrical and elegant” couch for latest collection

A sofa with “puzzle piece” cushions and a wooden table with mismatched legs are among Egg Collective‘s new works fillings its cosy showroom in New York City. The New York design collective has created five new pieces that have been strongly informed by its storefront in Lower Manhattan, which opened earlier this year. The collection comprises […]

New Practice Studio colours minimal tea shop Spiritea with pastels in Manhattan

Curving pale wooden furnishings and soft pink, green and blue tones decorate this tea shop in New York City designed by local firm New Practice Studio. Spiritea is a bar that serves herbal and caffeinated tea in New York’s Ukranian Village. It is the third outpost of the tea house brand, which also has locations […]

Jessica Walsh splits from Stefan Sagmeister to launch creative agency &Walsh

Graphic designer Jessica Walsh has started her own company after nearly a decade working alongside fellow designer Stefan Sagmeister at New York design studio Sagmeister & Walsh. Walsh, who is partner and art director at Sagmeister & Walsh, announced today on her Instagram account that she has launched her own creative agency called &Walsh. Walsh has […]

New York City gallery exhibits three massive black sculptures by Tony Smith

An exhibition of monumental geometric black sculptures by the late American designer Tony Smith on display at Pace Gallery in Manhattan brings together three works for the first time. Source, Tau, Throwback is a three-piece installation at Pace of sculptures created by Smith during his career as an artist in the 1960s and 1970s. The […]

Pembrooke & Ives deconstructs interior design process for Uncrated exhibit in New York

c crates, pallet racks and boxes form display cases in this exhibition at R & Company gallery in New York City, which was created by local interior design firm Pembrooke & Ives. Pembrooke & Ives designed the Uncrated Curated exhibition to be like a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the development of an interior design project, starting […]

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 […]

Lunar festival informed Studio Tack’s design of Tsukimi restaurant in New York

Brooklyn firm Studio Tack has used white oak panelling, antiqued glass mirrors and alabaster lights to create a classy yet cosy atmosphere in this small Japanese restaurant in New York City. Tsukimi offers a modern take on kaiseki, a type of Japanese haute cuisine involving multiple courses that are meticulously prepared and presented. The practice […]

Pedro & Juana builds spiky “junglescape” in MoMA PS1 courtyard

Thousands of wooden spikes cover scaffolding to form this pavilion that Mexico City studio Pedro & Juana has built to host the MoMA PS1‘s summer music series. Pedro & Juana, a Mexican design studio founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, designed the temporary structure to host the museum’s Warm Up music series […]

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 […]

SHoP and Ken Smith convert Manhattan’s Pier 35 into an eco park

US firms SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Workshop have turned a sliver of land along the East River into an ecological park featuring gardens, a faceted metal screen and a rocky beach that serves as habitat for mussels. Just south of the Lower East Side neighbourhood in Manhattan, Pier 35 sits along the East River and […]

OMA designs angular extension for SANAA’s New Museum in Manhattan

The New York branch of architecture firm OMA has unveiled its design for the extension to the city’s SANAA-designed New Museum. OMA has designed an angular addition to double the size of the contemporary art museum, which Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA completed in 2007 in Lower Manhattan. Measuring 60,000 square […]

The Wing transforms 1850s building in New York’s East Village into company headquarters

A 19th-century building in New York’s East Village has been given a new lease on life as the headquarters of female-focused co-working club The Wing. The Wing opened its 22,000-square-foot (2,044-square-metre) headquarters in the brick structure, which was built on 137 2nd Ave 1854 by German architect William Schickel. The move makes it one of […]

Foster + Partners reveals New York City boathouse featuring zig-zag roof

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to build a timber boathouse on Manhattan’s Harlem River for a non-profit that teaches local teens to row. The British firm designed the boathouse for Row New York on a plot on the banks of the Harlem River, located in the uppermost tip of Manhattan. “This timber boathouse will fit […]

Standard Arts adorns apartment in David Chipperfield’s The Bryant tower in Manhattan

A model unit within David Chipperfield’s new residential tower in Midtown Manhattan has been furnished with whimsical decor and colourful artwork selected by the curatorial firm Standard Arts. The apartment is located on the 24th floor in the 34-storey tower, which is the first condominium building to rise along Bryant Park – an important public […]

Orior revives colourful retro furniture in New York showroom

The successor of furniture brand Orior, which was established in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, has opened a showroom in New York City to display furniture with “spunk and flavour”. Orior was founded in Brian and Rosie McGuigan in 1979 in Newry, Northern Ireland. Brian and Rosie’s son, designer Ciaran McGuigan, took over as creative […]

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 […]

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