Leffot Store by Front Studio

Front Studio projected the renovation of this corner retail space in New York for the luxury men’s shoe store, Leffot, that began with an unusual idea for displaying shoes: a dining table. In the center of the space sits a hand crafted ash dining table. Hanging above the table is a chandelier delicately constructed as an organic metal bramble of branches. A glossy ebony branch wallpaper pattern rises out of classic black painted wainscot panels. Various shades of inky blacks provide a dramatic Read more […]
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Tsai Residence by HHF Architects

HHF Architects, in collaboration with Ai Weiwei, designed the Tsai Residence for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a simple and abstract looking piece, almost without scale sitting on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City. The whole outside of the house is wrapped with corrugated metal panels. Inside, the living room focuses on the different light conditions needed for an existing?and future art collection, while the great view Read more […]
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Apartment Over Central Park by E Benque

Located on the 73rd floor of a Manhattan building, the apartment is a pied-a-terre overlooking Central Park designed by E Benqué. The interior design is primarily structured by different relations to the view and the urban landscape. The furniture elements can be moved around on the window frames and allow to sit right against the floor to ceiling windows and experiment the thrill of altitude. The design principle throughout the apartment is to imagine the reflections of the objects in Read more […]
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Cristiano Cora Studio by Avi Oster

Cristiano Cora Studio is a hairdressing salon in New York, designed by architect Avi Oster, who created a new essence of salon environment that captures the balance between modern architecture and the needs of the hair dressing industry. On the second floor of a sleek sexy building, that is part of the current renaissance in New York architecture, the organic, modernist design of the studio with its clean lines and sensuous curves is the perfect setting for a designer whose signature look Read more […]
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Switch Building by nArchitects

nArchitects designed the Switch Building, a seven storey apartement and art gallery building in the New York. The building consists of four floor apartments, a duplex penthouse and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels. From the inside, the bay windows provide deep window seats surrounded by warm hardwood. At the rear of each apartment, the living space extends out to large balconies, which also shift side to side, creating double height spaces between balconies that Read more […]
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Morimoto Restaurant by Tadao Ando

When the Chef Masharu Morimoto decided to make his New York solo debut in 2006 with the opening of a restaurant, famous architect Tadao Ando was chosen to design the new Morimoto Restaurant. The stoic steel façade is highlighted with an archway and the largest traditional Japanese noren curtain ever created to welcome guests. The bi-level restaurant is separated into a 160-person seated dining area and a 40 person lounge in the lower level. Ando achieves a Zen-like serenity throughout Read more […]
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New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City

The New Museum, designed by Tokyo-based architects Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA, is set to open on 1st December. They have designed a breathtaking facility that will feature beautifully proportioned galleries, a theater, an education floor, a New Museum Store, a café, a top floor event space with roof terraces, and more. Clad in a silvery, anodized expanded aluminum mesh and punctuated by windows and skylights, the building’s form was conceived to express the ever-changing dynamic of the Read more […]
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Illy Cafe in Push Button House by Adam Kalkin

The Push Button House by Adam Kalkin is a shipping container until you push a button that turns the container into a house. The container has motorized walls that unfolds like a flower, revealing a fully functional house, complete with refined, understated furnishing. Until December 29 at the Time Warner Center in New York, you can rest, relax and sip a perfect cup of illy espresso in the temporary Push Button House illy cafe. Via NotCot Read more […]
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NYU Department of Philosophy by Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has completed renovation of the interiors of an 1890 building for the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at New York University. The new interior is organized around a concept of the phenomenal properties of light and materials, given the Department of Philosophy a luminous image. A new porous stair, changing its direction at each floor, vertically connects the six-level building through shifting light and shadow. Read more […]
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