With the workplace expanding into the outdoors—yes, that is now a thing—stylish shelters (often equipped with power outlets) are popping up to shield laptops and their users from the glare of the sun. Elegant bollards light the way to these new outdoor offices.
This modular, outdoor-ready workspace is framed in metal and sheathed in Sunbrella. A weather-resistant table/bench combo, BuzziBreeze, is also offered. Designed in collaboration with Atelier Tradewinds.
This robust bollard provides glare-free widespread symmetrical illumination while acting as a piece of urban furniture for schools, parks, and other public areas. Fabricated of die-cast aluminum, the fixture is rated for wet locations. Offered in four standard colors, with custom hues available.
The Algarve structure, offered up to a size of 13 x 20 feet, features a gutter system that drains water away from the rotating aluminum roof louvers. It can be fitted with lighting, heating, and audio accessories.
A 90W solar panel topping the Lily Shade powers an integral charging station, allowing users at the modular Grove tables and seats to plug in and produce.
In this design, three cast aluminum panels surround a central glowing core. Vertical arrays of LEDs are shielded by an acrylite lens, with light shining through spaces between the panels, creating an overlapping pattern of illumination. Suitable for pathlighiting, or the fixture can be dimmed. Unlit models are available. Designed by frog.
LED lamps concealed in the spokes of this umbrella can be used as uplights or downlights. Coordinated one-touch dimming allows multiple units to be controlled simultaneously—a boon for hospitality clients. Available in three sizes and many colors. Designed by Terry Chow.
Fun fact: there’s a set of fully furnished rooms, designed by Michael Graves, that lives in storage at the Brooklyn Museum. Built between 1979 and 1981 for Susan and John Reinhold, the suite within their duplex at 101 Central Park West was donated to the museum when the couple divorced in 1986. Preserved in situ, the rooms are a rare surviving example of interior postmodern architecture.
Monday, October 12, 2015
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Baldwin Hardware is celebrating our 70th Anniversary by unveiling a Commemorative Knob designed by a talented architect or designer. Could the winning design be yours?
All architects and designers are encouraged submit their designs for a chance to win. The winning design will be unveiled in January 2016 in conjunction with IBS/KBIS, and the winner will receive $10,000 in Baldwin product, a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate with Baldwin and unveil their winning knob AND a trip to Beverly Hills to attend Baldwin’s 70th Anniversary Gala in November 2016. Three honorable mentions will each win $2,500 in Baldwin product.
“The community of architects and designers with whom we work inspires us every day,” said PJ Rosch, brand manager of Baldwin Hardware. “We are excited to see their ideas for our 70th Anniversary Commemorative Knob come to life.”
From September 8, 2015 through October 30, 2015, interested designers and architects can enter the competition by uploading their design at http://www.baldwinhardware.com/design-competition.
Put those bold ideas on paper and enter today!
What’s tall, glassy, and grows all over? Manhattan luxury residential buildings, the latest of which is almost complete.
The David & Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation is a busy hub of technology housed within a building from McKim, Mead & White’s late 19th-century campus plan for Columbia University. In subsequent years, the space, which occupies part of the eastern wing of the Pulitzer Building, was broken up into small offices.
Architecture’s Two Percent: Black in Design conference at Harvard tackles complex social and economic issues
In recent months there has been increasing awareness and discussion around the built environment’s impact on a number of complex social and economic issues that also intersect with race and class. Architecture critic James Russell has written about Ferguson and even New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman has written about Eric Garner. This momentum for a long-overdue public conversation on these issues among those in the design and planning disciplines is also being fostered by a group of predominantly black and predominantly women students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Pier into the future: Tribeca’s Pier 26 to get an OLIN landscape and a Rafael Viñoly–designed science center
Citibank announced on Friday that it will donate $10 million t0 the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) for the renovation of Tribeca’s Pier 26. For Citi, it’s a sweet quid pro quo: the river pier is adjacent to Citi’s soon-to-be global headquarters at 388–390 Greenwich Street. Philadelphia-based OLIN will lead the park’s design team. Rafael Viñoly will work pro bono to design a research and science education center for the site.
Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
150 Furman Street, Brooklyn
Maryann Thompson Architects
It was a perfect day for Archtober-ites to walk onto Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park and engage in an enlightening tour of its creation, from concept to completion. Kait Kurs from Maryann Thompson Architects began at the entrance—the threshold that separates the big city and pier. It is what makes Pier 2 an island of recreation that includes playgrounds, picnic areas, an inline skating rink, and courts for basketball, handball, bocce, and tetherball. Essentially, it is a “toy box” for the larger park.
SPUR Urban Center Gallery
654 Mission Street
Through October 21
The product of an enviable 16-month-long road trip across the United States, VENUE is the documentation of a series of sites from around the country that are not always considered when surveying architecture and design.
Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
94 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan
Steven Holl Architects
Passersby often stop to peer through the slipped-disk façade of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in the West Village, according to Margaret Magnuson, who graciously opened the store to us this morning. Led by Olaf Schmidt and Filipe Taboada of Steven Holl Architects, our group of architecture and scent enthusiasts filtered into the 400-square-foot space. Although it is small, the shop is a jewel box of texture and form, an abstract insertion of a retail volume into a historic building.
Staten Island Zoo Carousel Enclosure
614 Broadway, Staten Island
Our intrepid Archtober team ventured across the New York Bay to usher in the weekend with a visit to the Staten Island Zoo. After a breezy ferry ride (along with some time on the subway, bus, and our own two feet), we met up with James Slade, who, together with his wife and partner Hayes Slade, designed the Staten Island Zoo Carousel Enclosure.