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.
David Sundberg has been photographing the construction at the new Fulton Street Transit Center in lower Manhattan. The subway hub is designed by Grimshaw Architects. The central art installation, and way finder, “Sky Reflector-Net” is designed by James Carpenter Design Associates.
The image here, taken recently, appears on David Dunlap’s Cityroom blog and in Metropolitan section of The New York Times on Friday, June 14. ”The 79 foot high net of reflective aluminum diamonds, set in a stainless steel lattice, sends ambient light into the station, providing opportunity for orientation as well as more intangible qualities of delight, astonishment and awe.”
Sundberg will be documenting the construction as it moves along and will be photographing the completed transit hub when it opens next year.
Albert Vecerka will speak at the Cooper Hewitt Design Center as part of the Harlem Focus Series.
His lecture is titled Architectural Photography: The Imaging of Design. Albert will present his work, sharing insights and technical details about capturing the utility, spirit, and beauty of the designed environment.
The Harlem Focus series highlights design issues in Harlem, ranging from public art and landscape architecture, to rooftop farms and urban woodland restoration, and explores how design affects this unique neighborhood as it continues to evolve, change, and inspire.
The details: Wednesday, June 12, 2013; 6:30-8:00 pm at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center 111 Central Park North (at Lenox Avenue)
For more information, visit the Cooper-Hewitt, Harlem focus website.
UPDATE: click here, to link to Albert Vecerka’s Harlem Focus Lecture.
Albert was recently perched on the green roof at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
He has been photographing the BBG, designed by Weiss Manfredi, throughout the last year, showing the garden and building in every season.
Photographs of the Garden, over the past year, can be in earlier posts.
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.
Ennead‘s renovation of the Public Theater was photographed by Jeff Goldberg. The Theater, originally commissioned by John Jacob Astor, has always “been about community”, and the renovation revives the entry and lobby which dramatically expands the Public’s public component.
There is an article, with more of Jeff Goldberg’s images, on UnBeige.
New York’s new bike sharing program is starting this weekend. David Sundberg photographed this station on Allen Street on the Lower East Side.
More information on locations, available bikes and membership is at CitiBikeNYC.
Enjoy the long weekend.
Ezra Stoller’s photograph of the Hoffman Auto Showroom appears in a Metropolis Magazine article by Debra Pickrel remembering the recently demolished design. One of just three Frank Lloyd Wright projects in New York City (the Guggenheim and the Cass House on Staten Island are the others), and the only interior project, the space at 430 Park Avenue, was built in 1955. The central ramp provided a study for the ramp Wright would later design for the Guggenheim. When long-time tenant Mercedes vacated the space last December, organizations including the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State and the Historic Districts Council, were actively advocating to save it, but the owner quickly obtained a demolition permit, paving the way for its demise.
In addition to the showroom, Max Hoffman hired Wright to design his own home as well. An image of that building, which is still standing in Rye, is below.
David Sundberg has been photographing the construction of 1 World Trade Center. The images are from a number of vantage points around Lower Manhattan, with many taken from his kitchen window. The evolution of the project can be seen in David’s portfolio of One World Trade Center
Jeff Goldberg’s photographs of the Tucson Mountain Retreat, designed and built by DUST, are on ArchDaily. The piece describes the surrounding landscape and the siting:
The Tucson Mountain Retreat is located within the Sonoran Desert; an extremely lush, exposed, arid expanse of land that emits a sense of stillness and permanency, and holds mysteries of magical proportions. The home is carefully sited and great effort was invested to minimize the physical impact of the home in such a fragile environment, while at the same time attempting to create a place that would serve as a backdrop and connection to the awe-inspiring landscape.
The post continues to describe the particulars of the program and built response. A number of Jeff’s photographs accompany the article.
An article at EarthTechling focuses on the rammed earth construction of the building, and the resulting environmental benefits.
The house is also featured on Arthitectural and at e-architect.
There are more photographs of the project at the DUST website, and in an earlier post.