The tech office we designed just outside of the Raleigh-Durham is the latest to receive the Liam Frederick treatment. Over the course of several long hours, on a beautiful October Saturday, Liam jumped around between work and play spaces, chasing light and capturing several office employees as they fill the spaces with life and energy.
This is Pliskin Architecture’s first project in North Carolina, and the first project outside of New York City since the build out for a Tech Company outside of Washington DC completed in 2014. The project was a collaboration with the Morrisville based Tina Barnard Designs, and features custom furniture by Bull City Designs
The office also features the work of Forrest Jessee, who’s over-sized wall graphics appear throughout the office, adding light, depth, and color to several key communal spaces.
We’ve been closely chronicling the progress for the midtown apartment construction, and observing the faithful crew of TR Fox Contracting
as they navigate the sequencing and construction of a gut-renovation and combination of two apartments. We have left a tiny GoPro behind and here are a few scenes from 6 months of construction, accelerated a bit to meet current day attention spans and degrees of impatience.
Design – Pliskin Architecture / Lead Designer: James Quick
HVAC – E4P Consulting Engineering
General Contractor – TR Fox Contracting
Construction has started on a gut renovation of a Brooklyn Townhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant. We’re restoring this turn-of-the-century classic to its glory days, or at least that’s the goal. A lot of the original woodwork has remained in tact, which allows us to create a parlour floor that is true in form to its roots, while still accommodating a state-of-the-art kitchen, new fixtures, and energy-conscious lighting and ventilation.
First comes the uncovering – layers of history immortalized in wall-coverings, paint, and relocated partitions, revealing rich, diverse narratives that occured within the same walls over the course of a century.
Different construction techniques are visible sides by side, with older plaster work on wood slats accompanying light gauge framing, wood framing next to side wall, exposing years of additions and subtractions within the spaces.
Old retaining walls are still visible in certain locations – adding texture, grit, and contrast to the manicured spaces above.
And, of course, a site visit is not complete with out viewing through the cracked screen of James‘ phone.
The bearded craftsmen of Gustav Mergins Woodworking were onsite, tinkering with the moving parts of over-sized pivot doors for an apartment renovation currently under construction. Covered in sawdust and equipped with the latest, um, beards, Gustav and crew were working on their pieces for a two-apartment combination project in Midtown Manhattan.