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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The summer installations by K&Co and Pliskin Architecture at the Manhattan Park Pool have entered their 2nd year, with the 2016 being launched this past Memorial Day. Like last year, the new installation features an 8,000sf mural with a bright color palette, and will accompany the pools other design elements, ranging from lounge chairs, hammocks, sun-brellas, and more. This year’s mural is by Andrew Faris and is titled Block Party – it uses bright colors that are similar to those in last year’s installation, but re-imagines the pool in Andrew’s unique vocabulary. The mural and the pool have garnered the attention of local blogs and media outlets, including Curbed, Gothamist, Timeout New York, Architectural Digest, and The Architect’s Newspaper.
The recently completed expansion for an international technology company‘s New York City offices was the focus of a photo shoot by Liam Frederick. With the support of a large cast and crew, the photo shoot spanned 3 days, 2 sunsets, 2089 photos (educated estimate), 12 beers, and 3 pizzas. Some behind the scenes photos from a long weekend of shooting are included here, with the final photos expected in the coming weeks.
All the photos from the 3 days have also been condensed to an 84 second time lapse featured below:
In addition to Liam, special thanks go to Lee Altman, Travis Bunt, Julio Alberto Cedano, Annie Coombs, Thomas Heltzel, Jenny Joe, James Quick, Amy Shell, and Margaret Zyro, who added life to the photos and photo shoot alike.
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:
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!!