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.

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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 New Home for K&Co and pa|nyc

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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.

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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).

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View of the future conference room….

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…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.

MP Pool Party – Finalist

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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.

MP Pool Party year 2 Video

With only two weeks left to enjoy the pool season at Manhattan Park, we’ve added another way to enjoy this year’s installment of K&Co and Pliskin Architecture’s summer art series, featuring the 2016 mural by Andrew Faris titled Block Party. The video above, by Patrick Mandeville of Divided Line Productions, captures the transition from last year’s mural by HOTTEA to Andrew’s interpretation of the 8,000sf canvas on Roosevelt Island, and through to the placement of the lounge chairs, hammocks, and sun-brellas curated by K&Co’s Aaron Levy.
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The video, which includes drone footage by Amy Shell (pictured above with Patrick, working through one of the sequences), was shot over the course of 3 weeks during the lead up to the opening in May of 2016. The video has been featured in the Architect’s Newspaper coverage of MP Pool Party year 2.