MP Pool Party, Year 3 Preview

The 3rd annual summer pop up at the Manhattan Park Pool Club on Roosevelt Island will launch next weekend, and preparations are underway:

This year, K&Co and Pliskin Architecture commissioned Gregg V Emery, pictured above, to create the 8,000sf mural that anchors the installation and that will act as a backdrop for the summer pool season. We’ve collected a few of the social media mentions of the mural here, creating a year 3 preview of sorts.

Earlier this week, the K&Co and pa|nyc teams joined Gregg on site on a sunny afternoon to help paint, detail, and squeegee the concrete pool deck, which was captured in the above time lapse.

year 3 preview

Gregg, above with Krista Ninivaggi of K&Co, follows in the footsteps of HOT TEA and Andrew Faris, who created the 1st and 2nd murals, respectively, in the MP Pool Party series.

A Growing Parisian Album

20th Century Classics: checking out The Pyramid at the @museelouvre by #impei

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With construction underway on our first project in Paris, a pleasant side effect is a growing Parisian Album, assembled of urban moments and snapshots that have been captured throughout our social media feeds.

Little house on the train tracks

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With construction of the office designed by our NY team with the help of the Parisian crew of Atelier 208 nearing its end, I took a moment and looked through some of the photos that have accumulated on Pliskin Architecture’s Instagram page.

Passing through Canopée des Halles by #bergeranziutti

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These photos formed a sort of retroactive Parisian Album – moments captured on the streets (and train tracks, and airports) of Paris once onsite meetings wrapped up.

Red boarding ramps at #paulandreu's Terminal 2E at #CDGAirport

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Cobblestone alley in #bastille

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Evening shadows descend on #montparnasse

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A New Home for K&Co and pa|nyc

K&Co and pa|nyc
Construction has started on a new office space for the K&Co and Pliskin Architecture teams, in anticipation for the upcoming move of both firms to the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. After several years of growth at the Hudson River Collaborative in Tribeca, we are all ready to excited on the next chapter.

K&Co and pa|nyc
The new office, scheduled for completion next month, was designed as a collective effort by K&Co and pa|nyc, and led by Krista Ninivaggi, K&Co’s founder, design muse, and longtime personal friend of mine (above, checking out the future location for the pantry of the new office space).

K&Co and pa|nyc
View of the future conference room….

K&Co and pa|nyc
…which will face west, with front row seats to the evolving skyline in the Financial District and Battery Park City, with new and old offices and residence constantly get layered on top of each other.

Paris Construction Commences

Paris Construction
Work has begun on our new office project in Paris, and quite honestly, we’re excited. The space was designed in collaboration with Atelier 208 in Paris, and once complete, will be the home for the local team of an international technology company. This is will be Pliskin Architecture’s first built project outside of the US, and the Paris construction team is scheduled to complete the space by the end of May 2017.

Paris Construction
Demolition has begun in the space, and old infrastructure is being pulled out of hte access floors across the space to make room for new technology that will cover the space.

Paris Construction
The future site of the reception area is being cleared to make room for a translucent wall that will both feature the latest news regarding the company and its clients, as well as hint at the work being conducted immediately behind it.

insert conference room here

Photos: Atelier 208

Construction Update, Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy Update
We stopped by our construction site in Bed-Stuy to check in on the gut renovation of a Brooklyn Townhouse, and observed the fruits of several months of accelerated work on site. The work on this turn-of-the-century home has set out to restore it to its glory days, while creating a contemporary residence for a young family, with all the modern-day comforts.

Bed-Stuy Update
A significant amount of the original woodwork has survived the many iterations of this Bedford-Stuyvesant home, while new herringbone oak flooring was introduced in the parlour floor to replace the a worn-out predecessor and create a unique feel for the new residents.

Bed-Stuy Update
The existing trims and casings were then stripped of several layers of paint, and a new clean coat was added to accentuate the delicate detailing created by the original crafts person, and that is quintessential to Bed-Stuy town homes of that era.

Bed-Stuy Update
The bathrooms were all upgraded to meet modern day standards and aesthetics, with special care taken to add unique and durable layer to assure another generation of use in the house. Above, handcrafted cement tiles are ebing sealed in advance of installation…

Bed-Stuy Update
…then installed in the children’s bathroom, serving as the monochrome base for the colorful subway tiles that surround the bathtub.

Bed-Stuy Update
Existing floors were preserved and refinished in all the bedrooms, window trims refurbished and refinished, while base trims were replaced with trims custom made for this renovation.

Bed-Stuy Update
Last, a steel stair was added to connect the parlour level and the private garden, with a platform atop to create an exterior extension to the new kitchen that will serve as a serving station during fair-weather outings.

Pliskin Architecture Team: James Quick, Amy Shell, Thomas Heltzel, Barak Pliskin

General Contractor: Amr Sinada / HiTech Construction & Aluminum Systems Inc

Juno Photoshoot

Juno Photoshoot
Juno, a ride-sharing startup based in NYC, has recently moved into 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Their new space, designed by Pitsou Kedem, Sigal Baranowitz, and Pliskin Architecture, occupies a north-facing suite on one of the highest floor in the new downtown super-tall tower.

Juno Photoshoot
The design team, together with photographer David Rahr, was back in the space to document it. We were in luck – we ended up shooting on a crisp day with excellent visibility, affording us the ability to capture the space and one of its most striking features: uninterpreted views to the east, north, west.


The space was designed with the views in mind – limited obstructions, minimalist palette, and open offices and lounges occupying the areas adjacent to the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that surround the suite.

Juno Photoshoot
To document the space, David and pa|nyc team followed the sun and shadows across the space, from early morning through sunset and dusk, trying to capture the nuances of a full work day at the Juno space.

Sunset at yesterday's photoshoot / Juno's offices by @pitsou_kedem_architect, @sigalb74, and #pa_nyc

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Above photos were captured by the design team – stay tuned for the finished photos by David, due to land Mid-February.
Juno Photoshoot

Finishing Touches in Midtown


Work on the Pliskin Architecture designed apartment combination in Midtown, Manhattan has completed, with finishing touches going in during the last few weeks of 2016. Above is time lapse footage of the last 3 weeks of the year and of the apartment renovation, with lighting, millwork, audio/video equipment, and furniture coming together in the living room to complete the work.

MP Pool Party – Finalist

finalist
The annual installations at the Manhattan Park pool club, dubbed MP Pool Party, are a finalist in the Outdoor Space category of Interior Design Magazine’s 2016 Best of Year Awards. Designed K&Co and Pliskin Architecture, the annual installation has featured work by HOT TEA and Andrew Faris, which tied into an overall redesign of the pool area, used to attract new audiences to the pool that is part of a growing community on Roosevelt Island. Launched in 2015, the installations run throughout the summer pool season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and have garnered positive attention from both the real estate market and the local press.

Experiments in 360


As part of expanding the toolkit of design and communication tools, we recently embarked on another adventure with Liam Frederick, this time with immersive videos. Launching experiments in 360 time lapse videos, we positioned a camera in several locations in a recently completed Pliskin Architecture designed office space in Morrisville, North Carolina. The camera captured moments in the life of the office, as employees had breakfast around the bar in the pantry, and as they took a break from work to slowly fill up the over sized coloring wallpaper.


The videos, shot shortly after a recent photo shoot conducted in the space, are part of an ongoing process to document the spaces and how the company’s employees embrace their new work environment. To fully enjoy these time-lapse videos, make sure to navigate around the shots, look left, right, up, and down, to appreciate the different features of the spaces and their daily use. These will hopefully be added to an ongoing documentation project the company has undertaken to capture a day in the life of their employees.

Liam Chasing Light

center of attention
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.

chasing light fixtures

chasing light
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

chasing people

graphics by Forrest Jessee
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.

strike a pose

Construction, Accelerated


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.

PROJECT CREDITS

Design – Pliskin Architecture / Lead Designer: James Quick
HVAC – E4P Consulting Engineering
General Contractor – TR Fox Contracting