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Chelsea Loft, Manhattan, New York, USA
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WXY architecture recently completed the renovation of this 4,000 square foot residential loft in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Sustainability and budget were a priority for the clients, who needed a space suited to the daily life of themselves and their three children that would also provide a dramatic place for entertaining, both professionally and socially. Wherever possible materials were to be reused or recycled.
The goal of the design was to find within this wide and undifferentiated loft a sense of spatial definition and to find a way to make the most of the space. We strove to return the built-out loft to its original simple outlines, retrieving the desirable openness of the former industrial space and introducing sophisticated materials and details to create an engaging sequence.
NYC Information Center, Manhattan, New York, USA
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NYC Information Center
Media hybrid of architecture and interactive mapping software will dramatically reshape the way NYC visitors and residents navigate the five boroughs. WXY architecture + urban design, one of New York’s leading architecture practices, along with NYC & Company—the city’s official marketing, tourism and partnerships organization—have just completed the NYC Information Center. The design, in collaboration with award-winning media design firm Local Projects, is an innovative re-invention of the way visitors and residents plan their New York City itineraries. The NYC Information Center is located at 810 Seventh Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd streets) and officially opened to the public on January 21, 2009.
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WXY architecture Practice Information
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WXY architecture + urban design
WXY architecture and urban design (formerly Weisz + Yoes) is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of innovative architectural and environmental work in challenging contexts. WXY is celebrated for its agility, designing critically acclaimed visitor centers, schools and parks as well as private projects. Their in-depth responses to all aspects of program, site and technical requirements result in inventive solutions, creating objects and spaces that enrich their clients’ experiences of the places they inhabit. WXY excel in relating architecture, civic infrastructure and public open space to the intimacy of individuals and to the grander presence of the urban landscape.
The firm is noted for its focus on community and sustainable planning, incorporating new technologies and green design. Their studies of new materials and digitally driven production inform their search for unique structural and spatial resolutions to every aspect of design vocabulary. The effective process involves gathering the right team to understand and meet the needs of multiple clients and stakeholders. The firm’s expertise in coordinating and solving complex design problems has been critical to their successful re-imagining of the quiet streets and dramatic new public spaces of cities.
A client base includes public authorities, not-for-profit organizations and institutions, large and small companies, and individuals. The firm is pre-qualified as one of 24 firms in the DDC Design Excellence program and is a NYC-and NYS-certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. WXY’s work has been exhibited and published widely including in The New York Times and Architectural Record.
WXY has just completed the new NYC & Co. Official New York City Information Center, a radical redesign that dramatically reshapes the way NYC visitors and residents navigate the five boroughs. Currently the firm is working on waterfront parks in both Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn; a brownfield remediation site in the Bronx; a garage and salt shed for the Department of Sanitation in Manhattan; an ambulance station in the Bronx; a school for individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey; and a dramatic new plaza for Cooper Square and Astor Place, an intricate New York public space where multiple axes including Broadway and Fourth Avenue converge.
With a Young Architects Award in 1998 the firm went on to receive several distinctions from the AIA and ASLA for the Battery Bosque and the Bronx Charter School for the Arts among others. In 2006 the firm received the Chrysler/House Beautiful Innovative Designer Award in Architecture; a New York Designs Award from the Architecture League; and a top Honor Award from the Waterfront Center. In 2008 they received an AIA NYS Award of Merit for Kowsky Plaza. WXY was a finalist in the international competitions to design the New York Aquarium, FIAO Cultural Center, the Center for Architecture, and a new Sculpture Center in Long Island City. The firm was also official runner-up in the PORT team for the international competition to revitalize Toronto’s Central Waterfront.
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