The Arrivals creates “playful yet performative” weather-themed pop-up

Translucent polycarbonate panels are used to separate different shopping zones outfitted to specific weather conditions in this pop-up shop in New York designed by fashion brand The Arrivals. The Arrivals is the brainchild of architect Jeff Johnson and entrepreneur Kal Vepuri, who teamed Brooklyn experiential studio Early Spring led by Kamil Tyebally to create the […]

10 architecture and design studios to visit during Open House New York 2019

Open House New York 2019 kicks off today, with designer and architects’ studios across the city opening their doors to offer a glimpse inside. We roundup 10 not to miss. Photograph by Robb Williamson Aecom Landscape Architecture + Urban Design Studio, Sunset Park, Brooklyn International firm Aecom‘s warehouse-like offices, located in Brooklyn’s Industry City campus, […]

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 […]

Skylights create rainbow patterns inside cedar-covered Cocoon House by Nina Edwards Anker

Coloured skylights offer rainbow-hued illuminations on one side of this holiday cottage that Nina Edwards Anker has designed in Long Island, while the other is covered in cedar shingles. Architect and designer Edwards Anker, who runs New York’s Nea Studio, completed the Cocoon House in Southampton, a seaside town on the South Fork of Long […]

Five movies not to miss at New York’s Architecture and Design Film Festival

New York’s Architecture and Design Film Festival founder has picked out five screenings to get in the diary ahead of the event’s opening next week, including movies that explore the lives and works of architect Denise Scott Brown, Bauhaus educator László Moholy-Nagy and 20th-century architect Bruce Goff. Forming part of month-long event Archtober, the 11th […]

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 […]

Foster + Partners restores “iconic” glass Apple Fifth Avenue

Apple‘s glass Fifth Avenue store in New York City has reopened to the public following a renovation by Foster + Partners that added a spiral staircase, skylights and public plaza. Apple Fifth Avenue is an underground Apple Store in Manhattan, nestled below a plaza that is in front of Edward Durell Stone’s 50-storey General Motors […]

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 […]

Flowering meadow tops Statue of Liberty Museum in New York by FXCollaborative

An expansive green roof, bird-friendly glass and copper accents are among the design elements that architecture firm FXCollaborative incorporated into an angular museum on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty Museum sits just across from Lady Liberty, the famed neoclassical sculpture that France gave to the US in the 1880s. […]

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 […]

Eight eye-catching designs from Parsons 2019 graduate fashion show

Delicate beadwork, plant-stuffed plastic jackets and dangling threads flowed down the runway at Parsons School of Design‘s graduate show in New York this week, where collections with intricate details were among US reporter Bridget Cogley‘s highlights. The fashion show took place at Spring Studios in New York City’s Tribeca neighbourhood on Wednesday 4 September, to […]

André Fu outfits apartment in Jean Nouvel’s MoMA tower

Architect André Fu has used pieces from his homeware collection to furnish a model apartment inside the Jean Nouvel tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art. Fu and his Hong Kong studio AFSO created the interiors for a two-bedroom unit in Nouvel’s black 53W53 tower, which topped out in July 2018 and is […]

Michael Yarinsky enlivens Long Island house with the help of Brooklyn design studios

Brooklyn designer Michael Yarinsky has renovated a home on Long Island‘s eastern-most tip with crisp white interiors, several lights by Ladies & Gentleman and ethereal Calico wallpaper. The Cedars is a three-storey, wooden home built in 1883 in Orient, a coastal town on the tip of Long Island in New York state. The historic residence […]

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 […]

Magdalena Keck fuses Japanese and Danish design in Upstate New York home

New York interior designer Magdalena Keck has outfitted a holiday home in a Catskill Mountains development to create a “harmony” between Japanese minimalism, mid-century design and American crafts. Created as a weekend getaway for a family that lives in New York City, the 3,000-square-foot (278-square-metre) house is set between woods and a meadow, and complete […]

Rockwell Group and Yabu Pushelberg team up for Moxy Chelsea hotel

Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group have created a mix of floral and zany bars, restaurants, workspaces, and space-saving bedrooms inside this New York hotel. Developed by Lightstone and run by TAO Group, the 349-room hotel is the latest outpost of Moxy – a subsidiary of hospitality company Marriott that aims to be affordable without compromising […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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