Set Design

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During a recent tour of the National Theatre in London with the University of Syracuse School of Architecture we were fortunate to view this amazing space, one of many utilized for set design. The building houses three separate theaters. We learned a portion of the stage in the main auditorium, The Olivier Theatre, is circular and split in two allowing it to rotate 5-stories below the stage and quickly rotates back in place for seamless set changes.

Mass MoCA

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If you are visiting the Berkshires in Massachusetts be sure to stop at Mass MoCA to see the new Phase 3 exhibition space in Building 6. You will enjoy the look and feel of the new space as you wander through the wonderful exhibitions. The piece shown here is Untitled (2012) by Anish Kapoor it is said to turn the familiar “unfamiliar and strange”.

Reaching Out

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This Serge Mouille inspired, mid-century design light fixture hovers playfully above providing soft indirect light and visual interest particularily when you open your eyes after a late afternoon nap! Also spotted at The Marlton in NYC… and paired with the “Hand” in the previous post.

Retro 70’s…

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Maharam’s Stripe, designed by Alexander Girard in 1973 paired with complimentary colors from a retro, 21st century palette anchored by 2017 Mixed Stripe wallcovering designed by Paul Smith, befitting his penchant for stripes and creative, retro designs, clearly a nod to Mr. Girard and the 1970’s.. Also…checkout The “Stripe” Shop on Floral Street in London, one of Paul’s many shops around the world, all uniquely themed.

The Big Picture

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The entire South Beach PC campus occupies 45 acres on Staten Island with a project area of approximately 9 acres including existing buildings to the northwest and west, wetlands to the north and a close property line to the south east. This enlarged plan illustrates the connection between the new South Beach PC Residential Building (upper righthand corner) and existing buildings to the west and northwest. Please visit the interior design project page for more information.

Dix-Sept Onze

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It has been many years since I watched the movie DIVA, but I have always remembered the character Alba roller skating in a very cool industrial loft space. That was when I owned a pair of roller blades, however I had not mastered the art of stopping. Watching the movie, I thought how great it would be to rollerblade within the confines of a spacious loft space and not worry about hills, curves and other obstacles. Hold that thought. My husband and I own a small summer car that we have been storing in a friend’s garage on Grand Island […]