ViviTela Mesh Brings the Rich Look of Woven Metal to Glass by Forms+Surfaces

Woven materials have wide appeal but can be difficult to clean and maintain. Forms+Surfaces has a solution with ViviTela Mesh, in which precise patterns laminated between lites of glass result in a beautiful, enduring product.

Five patterns can each be specified in six colours – Stainless Steel, Bronze, Graphite, Nickel Bronze, Nickel Silver and White Gold

For more on this story visit: www.azuremagazine.com

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The Mansfield Hotel, New York, NY

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On West 44th Street, in the midst of New York City’s most prestigious clubs and fabled hotels, PKSB transformed turn-of-the-century residential bachelor apartments into a modern hotel. The building’s innovative revival belies the cost constraints of commercial building and the site restrictions pertaining to a mid-block renovation.

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The firm updated antique design elements to give the historic hotel a contemporary feel. Simple gestures and unexpected materials provided the key to the design. Existing details such as mahogany balconies, marble floors, a cast-iron staircase, coffered ceilings, and decorative plasterwork in the lobby were uncovered and restored. Custom-designed furniture and fixtures provided a refined yet romantic appeal. New bookcases transform a lounge alcove into a library and gallery for etchings. In the morning, breakfast is served as a buffet in the lounge adjoining the entry lobby and, in the evening, the same room is converted into a space for piano and harp recitals.

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The guest suites feature custom-designed furniture including sleigh beds fabricated from iron and wire mesh. Individually-designed, etched glass panels separate sitting rooms from the bedrooms. Polished, ebonized wood floors add elegance and a sense of spaciousness to the intimate suites.

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2018 Young Architects Program Exhibition Opens at MoMA PS1 in New York

This year’s Winner of the MoMa and MoMa PS1’s annual Young Architects Program goes to Hide & Seek by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine, in collaboration with Clayton Brinkley of Arup, will be on view in MoMa PS1’s courtyard from June 28 - September 3, 2018.

For more on this story visit: www.architectmagazine.com

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Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City, NYC.

The second phase of Hunter’s Point South Park opened to the public this past week, creating 11 acres of continuous riverside parkland in Long Island City. Architects SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI teamed up to design the new addition after working together in Phase I of the park back in 2013.

For more on this story visit: www.archpaper.com and www.metropolismag.com

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Escher: The Exhibition & Experience in Brooklyn, NYC

Escher: The Exhibition & Experience, an exhibition of over 200 works by the iconic Dutch artist M.C. Esher, is showing at Brooklyn’s Industry City (34-34th Street, Building 6, Brooklyn) from June 8th, 2018 to February 3rd, 2019. The most important and largest exhibitions of M.C. Esher ever presented in the US.

For more on this exhibition visit: www.eschernyc.com

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Good Design in Affordable Housing

The New York City Public Design Commission has released a report urging good design in affordable housing. To read more on this story visit: www.archpaper.com

 Arbor House, 770 East 166th Street, Bronx, New York, 10456

Arbor House, 770 East 166th Street, Bronx, New York, 10456

 Navy Green, 130 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Navy Green, 130 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

 Creston Avenue Residence, 2388 Creston Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

Creston Avenue Residence, 2388 Creston Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

 Frost Street Apartments, 59 Frost Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11211

Frost Street Apartments, 59 Frost Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11211

 The Schermerhorn, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Schermerhorn, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Spring Is In The Air with Six Giant Inflatable flowers

New York-based creative studio PLAYLAB, INC. is decking out the glass canyon of Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan with a broad stroke of color in the form of giant, inflatable flowers. The public art installation is sponsored by the Avenue of the Americas Association.

GROWN UP FLOWERS consists of six different inflatable pieces, which PLAYLAB describes as “sitting, lounging, floating, standing tall or even bending down to greet passerbys” between 44th and 55th streets.

To read more on this story, visit: www.archpaper.com

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The Shoreham Hotel

On West 55th Street, in the midst of New York City’s most prestigious clubs and fabled hotels, PKSB transformed turn-of-the-century residential bachelor apartments into a modern hotel. The firm updated antique design elements to give the historic hotel a contemporary feel. Simple gestures and unexpected materials provided the key to the design. Existing details such as mahogany balconies, marble floors, a cast-iron staircase, coffered ceilings, and decorative plasterwork in the lobby were uncovered and restored. Custom-designed furniture and fixtures provided a refined yet romantic appeal. New bookcases transform a lounge alcove into a library and gallery for etchings. In the morning, breakfast is served as a buffet in the lounge adjoining the entry lobby and, in the evening, the same room is converted into a space for piano and harp recitals.

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The guest suites feature custom-designed furniture including sleigh beds fabricated from iron and wire mesh. Individually-designed, etched glass panels separate sitting rooms from the bedrooms. Polished, ebonized wood floors add elegance and a sense of spaciousness to the intimate suites.

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The project was named “Best Hotel” in Interiors Magazine’s award program.

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