Adjustable lamp used by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus school revived

German light company Midgard is reproducing a lamp that was used at the Bauhaus school to coincide with its 100th anniversary. The adjustable TYP 113 lamp was first produced by Midgard, a company was founded in 1919. Hamburg entrepreneurs David Einsiedler and Joke Rasch took over Midgard’s business in 2015, and re-launched 100 of the […]

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, […]

Floating + Pool Light installation illuminates the East River to test and report on water quality

LED lights on a plus-shaped installation floating on Manhattan’s East River change colour based on the water quality conditions. + Pool Light is a public installation executed by local studios PlayLab Inc, Family New York, Floating Point, and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. It tracks and reports the physical conditions of the water off Pier […]

New York’s Archtober festival includes tours of buildings by Studio Gang, Steven Holl and OMA

Dezeen promotion: architect-led tours, open offices and a pumpkin carving competition are among the events that will take place in New York for the city’s month-long architecture festival Archtober. Organised by the Center for Architecture, the event offers tours, design lectures, parties, film screenings and more at venues across the city from 1 to 31 […]

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 […]

Labyrinth of hanging lace entices visitors inside Self-Portrait’s New York pop-up

Translucent swathes of white and pink floral lace hang from six-metre-high wooden frames inside this New York pop-up store, designed by Storey Studio. The pop-up store is located at the heart of the SoHo neighbourhood and is the first physical retail space that Self-Portrait has opened in the United States. Prior to this, pieces from […]

Snøhetta installs curved Best Weapon bench to encourage conversations at UN Headquarters

Architecture firm Snøhetta has installed a smile-shaped aluminium bench at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to promote “a message of peace and conflict resolution.” Currently on display outside of the UN Headquarters in New York, The Best Weapon is a six-and-a-half meter-long seat that Snøhetta created for the Nobel Peace Center. Its name […]

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 […]

Wolfgang & Hite models sex toys on Foster, Heatherwick and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro buildings

Skyscraper-shaped dildos and a sculptural butt plug are among the silicone erotic toys created by design studio Wolfgang & Hite to critique New York’s high-end real estate projects. Dubbed XXX-HY, the series includes pink silicone versions of numerous buildings in the Hudson Yards development including Thomas Heatherwick‘s Vessel and The Shed, a cultural building by Diller, Scofidio […]

BIG teams up with Robert De Niro for Wildflower Film Studio in New York

BIG has revealed plans to create an angular building that will be a “one-of-a-kind vertical village for film” in New York City’s Queens borough. The architecture firm has designed the 650,000 square foot (60,386 square metres) film, television and creative studio for Queens’ Astoria neighbourhood. New York developers Wildflower Development Group enlisted BIG’s founder Bjarke […]

Central Park Tower becomes world’s tallest residential skyscraper

The Central Park Tower designed by architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has topped out at 1,550 feet in Manhattan, making it the tallest residential building ever. The construction milestone means that the supertall skyscraper has reached its full height of around 472.4 metres, and takes the title for the world’s tallest residential building […]

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 […]

Heatherwick hits back at Vessel critics and defends Hudson Yards

Designer Thomas Heatherwick has defended the controversial Hudson Yards development in New York City, saying people “shouldn’t underestimate what it takes” to build public spaces with private money. Heatherwick, whose Vessel structure sits on a raised plaza at the heart of the Midtown development, addressed criticism of his project and the wider development in a […]

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