Cadyville Sauna by Dan Hisel Design

Dan Hisel projected and built himself this sauna located in a forest near the Saranac River gorge in upstate New York. The outer shell is completely clad in mirror panels and the path leading to in is positioned diagonally so that no person approaching the building is reflected. The sauna is built up against a cliff, and the wall of rock forms one interior wall of the sauna. Six meter below the sauna the river coils into a deep and powerful whirlpool, spinning reflections of sunlight back Read more […]
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The Brasserie by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Brasserie is an incredible restaurant designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in the year 2000. The restaurant is located in the stone base of the Seagram Building, New York, entirely without glass or view. The design emphasizes the social aspects of dining. Entrance from the street is transformed into the ritual of “making an entrance”. Initially, a sensor in the revolving entry door triggers a video snapshot that is added to a continuously changing display over the bar, announcing every Read more […]
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A Unique Acoustic Ceiling

In a small New York restaurant called Tides, LTL Architects explored different configurations of bamboo. The ceiling is formed by over 110,000 bamboo skewers embedded into a bach-lit acoustical ceiling. The skewers are composed to produce a topographical effect, evoking sea grass. Read more […]
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Waveline by hanrahanMeyers Architects

hMA’s project WaveLine is a multi-purpose theater adjacent to an existing community center in Queens, New York. The roof, the principal design feature of the new building, was designed as a sculptural shape with standing seam stainless steel cladding. The roof shape is also a direct response to acoustic studies, developing optimal sound projections for theatrical productions in the space. The interior is a simple, white, one-room volume for performance and sport. Entering the building visitors Read more […]
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Fahrenheit 212 by David Howell Design

The company Fahrenheit 212 decided to hire David Howell to design the new office in New York. Fahrenheit 212 is a different kind of product development firm, reason why David Howell created a fresh and innovative space. The lobby has translucent and transparent panels that divide the work and waiting areas. The main work area is a bustling zone of creativity with private and semi-private areas. Polished concrete floors and exposing the pipes gave the standard office a downtown loft feel. Read more […]
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TODA

Bean Collection I just discovered TODA (The Office of Design and Architecture) thanks to NotCot. TODA is a multi-disciplinary design office in New York City whose work includes industrial design, architecture and visual communication. Let’s check out some of TODA’s work. For Frighetto’s debut at the 2007 Salon de Mobile in Milan, TODA and architect/designer Mark Naden designed furniture pieces called Poof Pot and Bean Collection. Poof Pot For ROOM Studio, a lifestyle photo studio, Read more […]
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Box Studios by Deborah Berke & Partners

Box Studios is a photography studio specializing in digital retouching and production for fashion photographers, magazines and artists. Their new headquarters is a renovated, three story, 19th century building in New York. Deborah Berke & Partners kept the architecture that distinguishes the studio’s digital technologies with reminders of previous occupants, coordinating the low-tech production spaces with high-tech needs. The building has been organized according to the lighting requirements Read more […]
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