, Wed, September 27, 2017
Exterior view from 125th Street Plaza. Courtesy Adjaye Associates
The Studio Museum in Harlem is scheduled to break ground on a new 82,000-square-foot home, designed by internationally renowned British architect David Adjaye, in late fall of 2018. Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Raymond J. Mc Guire unveiled designs for the new building Tuesday along with the announcement of a $175 million capital campaign to fund and maintain the new museum space. The groundbreaking coincides with the celebrated cultural institution’s 50th anniversary year. In 2015, the museum announced that it would be working with Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson on the new building, having outgrown its current home, a century-old building on West 125th Street that it has occupied since 1982.
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Three years after completing his first New York City building, an affordable housing complex in Harlem called the Sugar Hill Development, starchitect David Adjaye is back. This time, he’ll be working with David Lichtenstein’s Lightstone Group to design a 61-story, 750-foot-tall condominium in the Financial District at 130 William Street known as the Wall Street Tower. Early conceptual studies uncovered by CityRealty show a gold-trimmed prism set against rigid rows of arched windows, as well as a glimpse at what the 244 apartments and amenity spaces will look like.
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- ShelfPack is a genius suitcase that pulls out into a series of collapsible shelves, which means you never have to actually unpack. [Travel + Leisure]
- The Studio Museum in Harlem reveals renderings for its new $122 million David Adjaye-designed building on 125th Street. [NYT]
- Check out the New York Hall of Science’s renovated Great Hall, designed to feel like deep space. [Arch Daily]
- Remembering the gaudy elephant hotel of 1880s Coney Island, a 200-foot structure with a gilded howdah observatory. [Ephemeral NY]
- This little sensor slipped under your mattress creates a smart bed that can find your body’s natural sleep cycle. [designboom]
Images: Rendering of the new Studio Museum in Harlem building via Adjaye Associates (L); Elephant Hotel via novanumismatics.com (R)