As our Instagram feed readies to round 100 posts, a look back at some of our favorites. First, finishing touches of lights and furniture complete an 8-month sprint to shape the informal floor for a large tech company:
Cue gratuitous sunset photo, as seen from the Kosciuszko Bridge on Labor Day 2015:
By far the most popular post of the first 99, a dusk shot of MP Pool Party, the pool on Roosevelt Island designed by K&Co and us, with art by HOT TEA:
As we prepare to (sadly) bid summer farewell, here’s a look back at the making of MP Pool Party – the summer pop up pool for Manhattan Park in Roosevelt Island. With Design by K&Co and Pliskin Architecture, and a massive mural by HOT TEA, the pool was a huge success, drawing in curious people from all over the city. The project, a temporary installation in an old pool facility on Roosevelt Island in New York City, was completed in time for Memorial Day weekend and the start of the 2015 pool season.
The video , shot over the course of 10 days, documents the work by street artist HOT TEA, with help from the K&Co team, transforming the broken concrete pavement into a festive rainbow mural. The furniture includes simple chaise lounges, colorful Acapulco chairs, colorful hammocks, and bright yellow sunbrellas, was selected to work with the painted deck to complete a playful scene overlooking the Upper East Side just across the East River.
The design for the pool also received a wide range of media interest, from Curbed in NYC, through Wallpaper* in London, to The Iconist in Berlin. Additionally, the client, Roosevelt Island Associates, together with the design team, is currently working on a larger remodel of the outdoor pool area and other public amenities at the 8.5 acre waterfront rental community located on Roosevelt Island, which we hope will continue to make waves in the local real estate market.
The first phase of global headquarters of an international technology company is completed, and now has look book. Phase one is the formal space, and houses the company’s board room and the company’s top executives. Working against limited ceiling height on the one hand, and spectacular views on the other, the design uses a light color scheme and indirect lighting to create a neutral foreground to balance the striking backdrop outside of the space.
The photos were taken by Liam Frederick, who flew in from Arizona for the shoot. Over the course of 3 days, Liam, with the help of Travis, Tom, Jenny and myself, scoped out and document every aspect of the space, at different times of day and different levels of occupancy. All in all, 1 pizza, 6 beers and an undisclosed amount of granola bars were consumed during the course of the shoot.
Liam Frederick, tweaking
The photos included here are outtakes from these few days. Ignoring some post-production feats, these are candid shots of the photographer at work, and complete the picture of a long hours spent crafting a photo narrative to match the spatial narrative already in place.
…and it’s a wrap!
With Phase I Completed, stay tuned from construction updates from Phase II!!