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.

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.

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

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.
pool party year 2
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.

Tearing it Down to Build it Up


With the help of TR Fox Contracting, construction has started on the gut-renovation and combination of two apartments in Midtown. We have left a tiny GoPro behind to chronicle tearing it down, and the video above provides a first peak behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more updates, both here and on twitter.

PROJECT CREDITS

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

Lights, Camera, Action

Proudly rolling out our latest completed space, this time in video format.

The video chronicles the design and construction of a 15,000 sf office space for a technology company in Midtown. Documenting 10 busy months, the video follows an empty space through its design, visualization, construction, furnishing, and move-in of the 2nd phase of the expansion of the company’s global headquarters. The end results, both space and video, are the product of the hard work of a wonderful team and devoted collaborators – special thanks to all who made it possible.

FILM CREDITS

Virtual Reality – KX-L
Still Photography – Liam Frederick
Film – Workshopolis

SPACE CREDITS

Architecture – Pliskin Architecture / Project Manager – Travis Bunt; Lead Designer – Tom Heltzel; Design Team: Travis Bunt, John Buonocore, Tom Heltzel, Barak Pliskin, Mat Staudt, Switchaya Yingsree
Associate Designer – Lothan Architects / Dvir Daitch
MEP – AVCON Engineering
Lighting – Megan Pfeffer
Estimating – ELLANA
Graphic Design – Mel Lim Design
General Contractor – Plaza Construction
Furniture – Edge Office

Model Shop is Open


To further our computational capabilities, we’ve added 3D Printing to our arsenal this month, to cap a year of growth and exploration. The Tinkerine Ditto Pro got its run last week, printing the massing model for the Mixed-Use High Rise in Flushing, Queens. Our hope is to employ rapid prototyping to our design process, further expanding our development and communication tools – as our practice evolves, we hope to match it with an increased sense of curiosty and exploration, exploring design concepts with new tools and technology, both digital and physical, further refining our ‘spacecraft’.

Meet our new #intern

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Lights


Recent time lapse footage of 151 light fixtures beings installed over the course of 2 days, ending with a constellation of energy-efficient LED glowing orbs to balance off the dark ceiling. The space was designed for a a growing technology company headquartered out of NYC. The lights were the final piece installed in the open space work area- they capped an accelerated construction schedule, and complemented the wood accented work surfaces, raw steel framing, and the industrial look of the exposed waffle slab.

MP Pool Party Time Lapse


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.

Construction Time Lapse!

Powering through logistical challenges, and trying to avoid construction crews at all costs, we installed a camera on site at Phase II of the tech office headquarters in midtown to capture the organized chaos! We missed the first few weeks as the painting of the ceiling could have done some serious damage to our camera. But once that hurdle was cleared, and with the help of some industrial grade adhesive, the action cam was up and running. The video here was shot over the course of 3 weeks and serves as a pilot for the final sequence editing. Stay tuned for more.