The building known as VIA 57 West is nearing completion – a remarkable structure the likes of which New York City has never seen. Designed for the Durst Organization, it is the first project by the Danish architectural firm BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in North America.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the New York office of BIG, and one thing is certain:
BIG is definitely BIG, and getting BIGGER!
Selecting paint colors for a single room can be a real challenge, but can you imagine the process of selecting paint colors for the Met?
One of the largest museums in the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has an estimated two million square feet of space (yes, that’s two million) – so there are a LOT of walls to paint!
The legendary purveyors of fine paint, Farrow & Ball, hosted an early morning breakfast this week at the Metropolitan to launch some new colors. After breakfast our group had a private tour in a nearly-empty building that offered insights into the complex process of selecting paint colors at this outstanding museum.
Mention Shelter Island and many New Yorkers will nod their heads and say they have heard of it, but haven’t really been, but boy are they missing out! About a two hour drive from the city to Greenport, Long Island followed by a short five minute ferry ride across the sound and Voila! — you’re in one of the most scenic location that seems to be lost in time, and you’ll wonder why didn’t you visit sooner.
This distinctive modern house on Martha’s Vineyard was the second collaboration with my long-time friend Bob Miklos at Design Lab Architects for some long-time clients. (If you are in the market for a cool modern house on Martha’s Vineyard the house is currently for sale!) The interior images of this project have never been published – here are some of my favorites…. (more…)
A number of years ago I worked on an all-but-tear-down renovation in Rye, New York. This image shows the ‘house’ when the demolition of the existing house was nearly complete.
Today my client sent me a number of unsolicited snap-shots of the property now that the plantings have matured and softened.
It is deeply satisfying to know that my clients are happy, and that the blood, sweat and tears that went into making the project happen was worth it!
Here are some of their pictures…