Green plywood cabinets outfit Maharishi store in New York City

Plywood is used to make cabinets, nooks and dividers inside this olive green retail store in Lower Manhattan that Brooklyn studio ABA has designed for London streetwear brand Maharishi. Designed by architects Emily Abruzzo and Gerald Bodziak of Abruzzo Bodziak Architects​ (ABA), the store in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood is Maharishi‘s first location outside London. […]

“I thought about the immigrants because I’m one of those immigrants,” says Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind’s Swarovski star tops the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree for a second year. In this interview with Dezeen, the architect says the design, like much of his work, is strongly influenced by his experience as an immigrant. Libeskind designed the crystal-filled topper for the Christmas tree, which is erected each year in the Rockefeller […]

Heatherwick Studio unveils glass lobby joining High Line condos Lantern House

British practice Heatherwick Studio has designed a glass lobby to link its High Line-straddling condo towers with a scooped roof that “barely touches” the park above. Thomas Heatherwick’s studio unveiled the Lobby Pavilion today, to follow the release of new renderings and the project’s name Lantern House earlier this year. The structure will link the two […]

Tod Williams Billie Tsien teams with Diamond Schmitt for redesign of New York Philharmonic concert hall

Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects and American architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have revealed plans to redesign the David Geffen Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center, two years after Heatherwick Studio’s overhaul was scrapped. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic announced yesterday, 2 December, that David Geffen Hall will be renovated […]

Hou de Sousa wraps rebar in colourful string for installation outside New York’s Flatiron Building

Architecture studio Hou de Sousa has built three volumes, constructed rebar and covered in bright cords, to form “gateways, apertures and seating” in front of New York City’s Flatiron Building for this holiday season. Local studio Hou de Sousa has built Ziggy temporarily at the corner plaza between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, in front of […]

New York City buildings to receive “energy efficiency grade” in 2020

New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to their energy efficiency standards. The Local Law 95 implemented by the New York Department of Buildings will require structures that are 25,000 square feet (2,322 square metres) and over to report publicly on their data energy and water use. […]

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 […]

Hunters Point Library slapped with lawsuit for inaccessibility issues

Hunters Point Library in New York’s Long Island City by Steven Holl Architects has been hit with a class action lawsuit for its “total disregard” of people with mobility disabilities. Non-profit organisation Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed the lawsuit today, claiming the library “was designed and built with a total disregard for adults and children with […]

565 Broome Soho is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York City

Italian architect Renzo Piano has completed his 565 Broome Soho – a New York condominium development comprising two identical glass towers. Piano’s firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has completed the 30-storey residential tower in Lower Manhattan, with interiors by Paris studio Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI). Called 565 Broome Soho, the project occupies a […]

Lunya styles Manhattan store like a “glitzy, upscale New York apartment”

Los Angeles clothing brand Lunya has created its New York store with vintage and contemporary finds to decorate zones as if they were a dining room, bedroom and living area. Ashley Merrill, who founded the women’s sleepwear brand in 2014, has designed the New York City shop to be like a local apartment filled with […]

Architecture Office’s co-working space in Syracuse “reinvigorates the notion of a cubicle”

Black mesh screens encase the work cubicles in a co-working space designed by American studio Architecture Office in downtown Syracuse, New York. ShareCuse is a 3,200 square-foot (297 square-metres) shared office space located on the first floor of a historic office building. Its open-plan workspace, seven private offices, conference room and telephone booth were designed […]

Competition: win two tickets to The World Around’s inaugural conference in New York

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, we’ve partnered with architecture forum The World Around to give away two tickets to its conference taking place for the first time in January 2020. Curated by Beatrice Galilee, the inaugural conference will take place on Saturday 25 January 2020 at The Times Centre in New York designed by […]

Heatherwick Studio’s Pier 55 renamed Little Island

Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 park within New York’s Hudson River has been renamed Little Island, as visuals and a video detailing the project’s construction are released. Updated details of the project were revealed today by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which is funding the project. Now called Little Island, the project is currently taking shape […]

The Met’s Costume Institute announces time-travelling theme for Spring 2020 exhibition

Fashion “flashbacks and fast-forwards” will be the theme of next year’s major fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with exhibition design by Es Devlin. Called About Time: Fashion and Duration, the spring 2020 exhibition at the Met’s Costume Institute will explore the nature of time. It will form part of […]

The World Around architecture forum to launch in New York next year

British curator Beatrice Galilee has launched a new architecture forum that will kick-off as a conference in New York next year, with speakers including Elizabeth Diller and Shohei Shigematsu. Dezeen is media partner for the inaugural edition of The World Around and will be livestreaming the all-day series of talks, set to take place on Saturday […]

Patchwork leather and textured concrete feature in Alala’s New York showroom

Interior designer Tina Rich has turned a “white box” in New York City‘s Soho neighbourhood into a showroom and office for a women’s sports brand. Local studio Tina Rich Design transformed a 2,500-square-feet (232-square-metre) space into the office and showroom for online brand Alala. Rich’s firm had previously designed the first office of the company, […]

1100 Architect refurbishes 1970s cottage tucked into Long Island’s sand dunes

Bi-national studio 1100 Architect has renovated a cottage in New York beach town the Hamptons to create spaces where “old and new are impossible to distinguish from each other”. The House in Amagansett takes its name from the Long Island hamlet where it is situated. Nestled into grassy dunes, the 1,609-square-foot (150-square-metre) dwelling serve as […]

Guggenheim New York announces Rem Koolhaas exhibit Countryside, The Future

Rem Koolhaas will explore the radical change of the countryside in an exhibition coming to New York’s Guggenheim museum next year. Opening February 2020, Countryside, The Future will showcase findings from an ongoing investigation led by Koolhaas and AMO, the research arm of the architect’s firm OMA. The aim of the project is to take […]

Nordstrom department store opens inside world’s tallest residential skyscraper

A curvy glass facade lined with chainmail fronts the first location of American department store Nordstrom in New York City. The 320,000-square-foot (29,729-square-metre) Nordstrom store opened today, 24 October, at the bottom of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill‘s Central Park Tower, which is the tallest residential building in the world. Nordstrom’s vice president of store […]

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