Karrie Jacobs writes about the new GlaxoSmithKline headquarters in the June issue of Metropolis. The article is illustrated with two images by Francis Dzikowski.
The new LEED platinum building at the Philadelphia Navy Yard was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, with Buro Happold, engineers, and interiors by Francis Cauffman. Jacobs writes that the building “is a terriﬁc synthesis of pretty much everything that’s happened to workplace design; it is, as Bigsby says, a values-based building. But the values—transparency, collaboration, ﬂexibility—aren’t particular to the culture of this one corporation. They’re the zeitgeist. This isn’t the workplace of the future. It’s the workplace of the moment.”
More recent press about the project, with Francis’ photographs describing the building, is at ArchDaily, inHABit, Building Design and Construction as well as at Architect Magazine where there is a project gallery . An earlier post about the building is here.
Following DesignWeek, several projects have been receiving a lot of press, including the work by Francois Chambard (of UM Projects) and Frederick McSwain.
The designers created an outdoors-inspired exhibition at Gallery R’Pure for New York Design Week called Off The Grid. The collection playfully riffs on the title, from literal interpretations of grid-based design to more free-thinking explorations of what it means to take the design off the grid; resulting in more luxurious and creative alternatives to traditional camping gear.
Francis Dzikowski has been photographing Francois’ work for several years. The image here was included in a NY Times slideshow, and was in the print edition of the Times on May 23, page D7.
More of Francis’s images of Off The Grid can be seen at MoCoLoCo, Design Milk, and Cool Hunting.
Francis Dzikowski has photographed the new GlaxoSmithKline headquarters for the architects Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
The new building in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard redevelopment has been awarded double LEED platinum status. The building offers a range of innovation from natural light; low-VOC finishes; energy-efficient lighting, desks offering a range of working positions from sitting to standing, a fitness center and health clinic, as well as a rooftop garden—which provides thermal insulation and retains storm water, while supplying herbs and vegetables to the office cafeteria
The project appears on ArchDaily as well as at Architect Magazine where there is also a project gallery with more of Francis’ images.
In addition to the Architect article and gallery , the project appears in inHABit, in Building Design and Construction and in a regional Philadelphia business journal
“From whimsical doorways on houses to large-scale entries in monumental structures; from kinetic drawbridges to stationary portals” the newest Esto Gallery at Architect Magazine shares a varied collection of photographs of doors and entries from the Esto collection.
The photographs range from early images by Ezra Stoller, to newer projects by the current Esto photographers Albert Vecerka, David Sundberg, Jeff Goldberg, Anton Grassl, Peter Mauss and Francis Dzikowski.
In the introduction, Deane Madsen writes that
Paul Goldberger said in his acceptance speech for the Vincent Scully Prize that he will never review a building he hasn’t personally visited and explored, calling architecture “the way most people connect to the built environment.” If that’s the case, then doorways are both the literal and metaphorical portals through which people travel to experience those connections, and serve as visitors’ first taste of the space within.
Visit Architect Magazine to see the new Esto Gallery.
Francis Dzikowki photographed the renovation of Gary Brewer’s home in the Park Hill in Yonkers, New York. Period Homes has an article describing in detail, the scope and quality of the restoration, as well as the historical importance of the building.
Brewer, a partner at Robert AM Stern, drove by the house, and, while not looking for a home in Yonkers, bought it and embarked on a tremendous renovation that drew on Brewer’s professional skills and experience. In addition “the 1906 two-story house in Park Hill presented something of a research project and will be featured in RAMSA’s upcoming book, Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City.”
The complete article, and a gallery of Francis’ images can be seen at Period Homes.
Francis was reflected here recently:
And, then, was in a very different space later in the week:
Check back in three days to see Where in the World Francis Dzikowski was, all in the space of a few days.
Francis was photographing two remodels. One, complete in Manhattan; the other at the beginning stages of transforming a stable into a home in Brooklyn. Check back to see progress photographs of the Brooklyn project
Francis Dzikowski’s photographs of a Brooklyn row house renovation are on ApartmentTherapy.
The project was designed by Barker Freeman Design Office. Francis’ photographs describe the opening of the main level to include separate spaces that all welcome natural light.
More images of this project are at Apartment Therapy, along with a conversation with the architect Alexandra Freeman.
Francis Dzikowski photographed a winning project in Architect Magazine’s 2012 Design Awards.
H3 Hardy Collaborative‘s LCT3 Theater at Lincoln Center is the opening spread in the magazine’s award announcement in the December issue. LCT3 adds theater space on the roof of the original Eero Saarinen Vivian Beaumont Theater.
There are earlier EstoNews posts about the Theater from when Francis’ photographs were in Vanity Fair and at NPR.com.
Congratulations to the architect and the photographer.
Francis recently returned from a trip to Dubai and Kuwait where he photographed several retail installations for Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works.
This image of Francis at work that was submitted by Sam Morgan who accompanied him on the trip.
Francis Dzikowski is heading to Dubai and Kuwait to photograph several retail projects including Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works stores.
Francis made these images when he was in Kuwait last year. We’ll be posting new Trip Log photos as they arrive.