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 […]

New York governor Cuomo unveils revitalisation plan for Erie Canal

New York governor Andrew Cuomo and UK firm Buro Happold have revealed a masterplan to overhaul the state’s Erie Canal with public parks, residential areas and commercial hubs. The Reimagine the Canals Task Force Plan, unveiled this week at Cuomo’s annual State of the State address, is a $300 million (£230 million) proposal to revitalise the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sleepy Hollow residence gets extensive makeover by Lexi Tallisman

American designer Lexi Tallisman avoided pieces “you’d have to tip-toe around” while overhauling a New York home, which features an eclectic mix of finishes and decor. The home is situated in Sleepy Hollow, a Hudson River Valley town that is known as the setting of Washington Irving’s famed story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The owners […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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