New York Projects

  • the chameleon

    The context of its setting—an 18th-century barn renovated as a residence—makes this modern master bath look more modern still.

     
  • front studio

    When Front Studio renovated its downtown New York City office, principals Yen Ha, LEED AP, and Michi Yanagishita applied a light but sure hand. "We try not to be overly fussy," Ha says of the firm's general design approach.

     
  • leroy street studio architecture

    Morgan Hare, LEED AP, grew up in the Leroy Street brownstone from which he and Marc Turkel, AIA, LEED AP, co-founded their design/build firm in 1995.

     
  • mind the gap

    When summer residences are closed in with drywall, they lose the casual charm of the old uninsulated beach houses, says architect Robert Young, AIA. The task of exposing the rafters of this lakeside home got him thinking about using materials in ways that express their strengths.

     
  • Swale Tale

    Rogers Marvel Architects recently parlayed overburdened sewers into a pivotal design for a mixed-income, mixed-use housing development on a brownfield site bordering Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Gowanus Canal.

     
  • shell game

    The transformation of this 1905 New Haven, Conn., fire station into a live, work, and play space was all about shells.

     
  • guiding light

    The problem of bringing natural light into spaces that lack it has vexed architects for centuries. Katherine Chia, AIA, and Arjun Desai came up with a smart, modern alternative when designing the conversion of this New York City loft from a commercial warehouse space to a residential one.

     
  • breathing room

    Warm and gentle aren't usually the first words that come to mind when talking about contemporary architecture. But those are exactly the descriptors New York City-based architects Katherine Chia, AIA, and Arjun Desai hope to hear when people see their work.

     
  • condo conversions

    Five firms foray into residential development in five different ways. They share the bumps and boons along the road.

     
  • east coast ease

    Mid-century modern mets cedar siding for this vacation house in the hamptons.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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