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.
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”.
There is one thing you can always count on…CHANGE.
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.
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 […]
August 31, 2017 construction progress photo for a new 250-bed adult and 12-bed adolescent facility designed for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the New York State Office of Mental Health. ARIG provided interior design services for this 243,000 square foot, six-story, facility. Visit the project page to find out more about this project and the design team.
The Washington Square Park Arch is reminiscent of the monumental Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Originally a temporary papier-mache and white plaster structure built to commemorate the 1889 centennial celebration of George Washington’s inauguration in NYC. The marble version was dedicated in 1895. This photo inspired one of my recent illustrations for The Frog Project Design Studio. Also, if you look closely you will spot me in the photo!
Victoria + Albert Rotunda Chandelier viewed during my first trip to London and the V+A Museum. I should clarify this, I visited London briefly a very long time ago and I do not recall much except the hovercraft ride from the White Cliffs of Dover that brought me to Paris for the first of many visits. It is a beautiful sculpture, but reading more about it revealed the obvious, it is a challenge to clean.
1 Hotel’s 3-story green wall is a standout on the Avenue of the Americas and 58th Street one block away from Central Park.
A row house located on 51st Street caught my eye. It appears to have a glazed facade behind a full height combination screen and green wall containing punched rectangular openings and cascading ivy. A full height narrow glass lite is visible on the right.