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 […]

Apparatus designs Interlude furniture for “imagined, modernist concert hall”

An embroidered floor lamp and two eel-skin clad cabinets are among the objects in a collection by US lighting studio Apparatus that took direction from musical scores. Embroidery influenced by musical motifs decorates lamps and a screen in Apparatus’ Interlude Presented at this year’s Salon Art + Design in New York, the elaborate collection Interlude […]

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 […]

New Practice Studio infuses Manhattan tea house with natural materials and Asian motifs

White quartz, Venetian plaster and various types of wood feature in this bright and airy tea shop, designed by architecture firm New Practice Studio. The tea house, called Sage Collective, is located on the ground floor of a student dormitory in New York’s Nolita district. The 1,600-square-foot (150-square-metre), rectangular space was formerly occupied by a […]

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 […]

Donald Judd’s collection of works by Alvar Aalto and John Chamberlain go on show in New York

This exhibition at the Judd Foundation in New York pairs together furniture by architect Alvar Aalto and paintings by sculptor John Chamberlain from late American artist Donald Judd’s archive. Called Aalto + Chamberlain, the showcase presents seven recently restored artworks by Chamberlain with Aalto-designed chairs, stools and tables. The items were sourced from Judd’s permanent […]

Refik Anadol uses AI to create mesmerising film of New York City

Turkish artist Refik Anadol has used artificial intelligence to turn millions of photographs of New York into the Machine Hallucination film. Anadol and his team created the 30-minute-long Machine Hallucination movie for digital art space Artechouse, located in Chelsea Market, New York. The project used machine intelligence to source millions of photos of New York […]

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 […]

Steven Holl dismisses concerns over new Long Island City library as “wrinkles”

Steven Holl Architects has brushed off criticisms of its Hunters Point library in Long Island City, which opened in September with a number of areas inaccessible to people with disabilities. The New York City firm said that the problems encountered were “normal” for a project of this scale. “The few issues that have come up […]

West Village cookie shop decorated with palette of “biscuit beiges and chocolate browns”

US studio The New Design Project has decorated this West Village cookie shop with speckled terrazzo, beige tiles and creamy walls to reference the baked goods for sale. The Brooklyn studio was enlisted to design the Chip Cookies and Cream shop on Bleecker Street in Manhattan, following its completion of the first shop in Astoria, […]

SOM to create Disney headquarters in New York City covered in green tiles

Skidmore Owings & Merrill has revealed plans to build a glass-and-ceramic office building for Disney‘s New York operations, called 4 Hudson Square. New York architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) unveiled the visuals for The Walt Disney Company‘s new Manhattan headquarters today. The project is set to span an entire city block in the […]

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 […]

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