Posts Tagged ‘design’

Krause Sawyer’s Canopy by Hilton

Friends of ABC Stone Krause Sawyer channeled Washington, D.C’s waterfront heritage for its design for The Canopy, a Hilton hotel on the Southwest Waterfront. Hilton’s first “Canopy” hotel in the United States, it also lies close to the two-hundred year-old Maine Avenue Fish Market. Krause Sawyer co-founders Kajsa Krause and Tracey Sawyer were, in their own words, “Inspired by the transformation of the marina and the fish market over time” – the later now being landmarked. The 175-key hotel is anchored by a main public space, Canopy Central. For the design of hotel and public space alike the office drew upon maritime themes and employed nautical materials such as a weathered oak and steel, recalling docks and warehouses. Guestrooms feature carpets with patterns resembling waves, and canopies invoking the shapes of fish crates.

Salt Lake City International Airport Passenger Terminal by HOK

In light of that civil/military airport Salt Lake City International was serving nearly 23 million passengers per year in facilities designed to accommodate about half as many travelers, our friends at HOK stepped in to outfit it with a new 48-gate central terminal, to help the airport support its traffic and the needs of its client airlines and, in doing so, strove to establish a “benchmark” (in its own words) for “environmentally responsible aviation hubs.” The project will see the airport gain 78 new gates throughout both its North and South Concourses, and will open by 2024. (One three-storey terminal and the concourses will replace 29 separate out-of-date structures.)

First Friday: A+I

Join A+I at its office for drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes look at their ongoing work. The League’s First Fridays are monthly opportunities for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature brief office tours and presentations along with happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

In 1996, Brad Zizmor and Dag Folger founded A+I in New York City. The firm’s name is an abbreviation of “Architecture + Information,” a combination that defines its “investigative approach and creative curiosity.” A+I works in branding, strategy, design, and architecture with a focus on workplace and retail design.

The firm recently designed office interiors for Squarespace, Horizon Media, Tumblr, all in New York and for Canvas Worldwide in Los Angeles. A+I’s retail portfolio includes flagship designs for Sam Edelman, Carolina Herrera, Malin+Goetz, Vince, and Under Armour. In 2017, the firm completed the renovation and development of public spaces at Chicago’s theMART. Both principals were inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2016.

The Rolling Huts of Tom Kundig/Olson Kundig

The Rolling Huts are a group of six 200 SqFt platform homes in the meadowlands of Methow Valley in Washington state, designed by Tom Kundig and our friends at Olson Kundig. Conceived as an alternative to traditional camping huts, the Huts allow for a kind of mobile hospitality experience: camping, along with the creature comforts of a conventional hotel. The huts themselves are little more than boxes on steel platforms, clad in steel, hovering above the meadows to afford guests unobstructed views; typical to this point: each Hut also has 240 SqFt of deck space, double-paned sliding glass doors. Features of the interiors include raw cork, plywood, and high windows welcoming abundant natural light while maintaining privacy from the other huts. (A stay in a Rolling Hut runs two people $145/night.)

Women in Architecture Annual Recognition Award and Holiday Party

Please join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee to celebrate the New Year and announce our annual Recognition Award winner. This award honors one recently licensed woman architect who demonstrates strong leadership skills and a commitment to the growth and advancement of our profession.

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Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen

Our friends at KPF | Kohn Pedersen Fox‘s supertall HQ for Ping An Insurance Company is intended to, in the architects’ words, “Become the physical and iconic centre of Shenzhen’s burgeoning central business district, the Futian District.” It is an obviously very large project which connects to both neighboring commercial and residential properties and a metro station, making it a kind of infrastructural anchor. The building is now the tallest in Shenzen; it houses over 100 office floors above a retail podium, and will accommodate 15,K workers, as well as 9,000 daily passengers. The skyscraper is anchored by eight diagonally braced stone mega-columns with shaped like chevrons. These rise 1900′, converging at the top.

2018 AIANY Design Awards Announcement

Join us for the announcement of this year’s AIA New York Design Awards winners in Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, and Projects. A moderated symposium discussion with this year’s jurors will follow.

The 2017 Design Awards Jury
Barbara Bestor, AIA, Bestor Architecture
Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, OAA, Belzberg Architects
Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO
Elizabeth P. Gray, FAIA, Gray Organschi Architecture
Anne Fougeron, FAIA, Fougeron Architecture
V. Mitch McEwen, McEwen Studio
Peter Waldman, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

Alan Brake, Editor, Oculus

This event is free and open to the public.

6:00-6:30 PM – Reception
6:30-8:00 PM – Winner Announcement and Juror Discussion

Cocktails & Conversation: Tom Kundig

This series of dialogues about design joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Friday night is not “Friday Night” without the appropriate beverage. We’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, principal and owner, Olson Kundig
Additional speaker TBC

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, is a principal and owner of Olson Kundig. Over the past three decades, Tom has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, Tom was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and in 2016, he was elected to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture.

In addition to receiving scores of design awards—including ten National Honor Awards and ten National Housing Awards from the American Institute of Architects—Tom’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including The New York Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous books. Tom’s work can be found on five continents, in locations ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico and Sweden, and Austria. Tom regularly lectures and serves on design juries around the world, and is named in The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel.

EwingCole’s Hospitality Industry-influenced Philadelphia Hospital

Our friends at EwingCole​ have been enlisted for the ​$​​​​80​M, 124,​K SqFt​ first phase of the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital revitalization​, part of ​​a ​”​broader ​​​rebranding​” of the hospital. The new structure addresses shifting trends in the healthcare industry, namely the way in which medical treatment facilities are drawing inspiration from the hospitality industry for techniques of better coping with the presence of humans. The hospital’s chief administrative officer ​worked closely ​with the ​team throughout the design process, as one result of which: personnel ​in the lobby ​​greet visitors from behind a ​tree-trunk-shaped ​​sculptural ​stand ​of CNC-milled Corian​ which is​ topped with wood.

Galeria Melissa NYC by Mancini•Duffy

Galeria Melissa NYC is a clothing and shoe boutique for Brazilian brand Melissa, with the aesthetic and ostensive practicing ethos of an art gallery. Its parent company, Grendene, chose our friends at Mancini•Duffy for their extensive NYC retail expertise (the firm redesigned one floor of Saks Fifth Avenue.) Leaving the building’s cast-iron facade in place, the office installed, in a triangular vestibule, two gargantuan LED monitors, reflecting “infinitely” off mirrored flooring, displaying video art by Sam Cannon featuring women’s bodies coated in fluid. Melissa’s presence on social media played a role in the store’s design which Ali Aslam, designer at Mancini•Duffy, attributes to the shift away from traditional brick-and-mortar retail promoted by social media, towards online retail supported by brick-and-mortar media (sort of).