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* Architecture: Dream Downtown Hotel by Handel Architects

Posted by the editors on Monday, 30 April 2012

Architecture: Dream Downtown Hotel by Handel Architects: “..Comprising one seven-storey block adjoined to another that is twelve storeys high..Overlapping layers of perforated metal clad the smaller of the two blocks, where the circular openings create juliet balconies for the guest rooms behind..The architects split the building into two during the renovation, when they removed the middle sections from four floors to create a screened pool terrace at the centre..”  Dynamic facades and form, central courtyard with swimming pool terrace, in Chelsea neighborhood of New York, sophisticated and chic interiors..

image: Bruce Damonte; article: Dezeen

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ICFF & New York Design Week – Design Is In The Air

Posted by the editors on Friday, 13 May 2011

At Harry Allen Design, the Black River Fever exhibition of new Brazilian design includes Brunno Jahara’s Armário Alto/Mini Closet, part of his Neorustica collection for NDT Brazil. Opening party tonight, Friday 13 May 2011, 207 Avenue A, NYC; image: Courtesy of Harry Allen Design/The New York Times

Pilar Viladas has written a nice short introduction to some of the upcoming events, in an article entitled “Now Showing | Design Fever” in the T-Magazine section of The New York Times, in and around the 23rd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair,   with stops at the Javits Center, of course, but also in Chelsea, Soho, Noho and the East Village.  The article includes a interesting, though brief, slideshow of some of the wonders on view.

Triode Design’s blown glass Pearl lamps will be shown at the Wanted Design exhibition in Chelsea. Image: Courtesy of Triode Design/The New York Times

Dezeen offers a bit more on the Neorustica collection for NDT Brazil, here.

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Contemporary Architecture Offers Steel-Wrapped Nostalgia Near New York’s High Line

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 26 April 2011


The bulging glass south facade of Neil Denari’s 14-story “HL23” condominium tower swells as it rises over the High Line in west Chelsea in New York City

image: Michael Falco/The New York Times

Nicolai Ouroussoff has written a very interesting, perceptive article entitled “Nostalgia Wrapped In Steel” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at American architect Neil Denari’s recently completed 14-storey “HL23” condominium tower located in New York City at 10th Avenue and 23rd Street, in west Chelsea, bordering, and overlooking, the marvelous High Line park.  Slow architecture?  Perhaps in more than one sense…

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Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Artefactory/Ateliers Jean Nouvel

A rendering of the design for the National Museum of Qatar reflects a connection to the fading world of the Bedouins.

Nicolai Ouroussoff in his article entitled “Celebrating the Delicate Beauty of the Desert Landscape” in the Architecture Review section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) waxes quasi poetic in his descriptive praise for Jean Nouvel’s new National Museum of Qatar, unveiled today at MoMA in NYC.  Nouvel’s museum is certainly marvelous and worthy of Ouroussoff’s praise.  However, one can’t help but ask if Ouroussoff isn’t a little biased in favor of Nouvel, when one remembers the, perhaps, questionable praise he has recently bestowed on Nouvel’s newest luxury mixed-use building in Chelsea (NYC).  (CultureGrrl’s point of view on Ouroussoff’s article, and on Nouvel’s building, here.)

With respect to Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar, though it is unquestionably and vastly superior to the design of the Chelsea structure, perhaps one should also wait a bit to see what the public and curators will have to say about the interior experience, as that is also pertinent, we humbly believe, in evaluating the success of any structure designed for human use. 

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