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Marpillero Pollak Architects Masterfully Designs New Library in Elmhurst, Queens

If you think public libraries are an institution with a proud past but a problematic future you have to visit the new Elmhurst Public Library by Marpillero Pollak Architects. Commissioned in 2004 by New York’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), it’s not just a triumphant work of civic architecture, but one that creates community and celebrates what it means to be a public institution in 2017.

10 Bond Street Project Featured in Architects Newspaper

Selldorf Architects worked with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to design a rainscreen cladding of profiled panels in a custom glaze. The panels are trimmed with weathered steel, which rises beyond the facade to frame a rooftop terrace. On grade, the entry is marked with a mahogany ship-lapped siding.

In the Factory: Mock-Up of 510 West 22nd St

The new 512 West 22nd Street, designed by COOKFOX, will replace the original 5-story old brick building that was previously 510 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The new structure will hold office space with large, operable windows and plenty of outdoor green space to enhance worker productivity. Sitting adjacent to the High Line, the new building […]

Historic Restoration of the Porcelanosa Flagship Store is Complete

Boston Valley Terra Cotta worked with installation contractor Nicholson & Galloway to restore and transform the former Commodore Criterion building into the new Porcelanosa flagship store. CTS Group Architecture was retained by Porcelanosa USA for their expertise on the restoration of the exterior facade, including the terra cotta and stone materials.  The building, originally completed […]

WSJ: Developers Turn to Materials of Old to Stand Out in Modern Era

TITLE: Developers Turn to Materials of Old to Stand Out in Modern Era  SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal DATE: Sunday, June 20, 2016 WRITTEN BY: Zolan Kanno-Youngs See the original article at www.wsj.com Developer Scott Shnay wanted his new condominium building to pay homage to the industrial roots of its NoHo neighborhood in Manhattan while also standing […]