Interiors winner WORKac’s Wieden+Kennedy NY © Bruce Damonte
The votes are in, and the people of the architecture and design community have spoken. ArchDaily has announced the winners of its Building of the Year 2015 contest. The winners of the 14 categories included NYC-based firm WORKac’s Wieden+Kennedy NY headquarters for Interiors (which have been featured on 6sqft before), Herzog & de Meuron’s Arena do Morro for Sports Architecture, and OTO’s Fogo Natural Park Venue for Cultural Architecture. Congratulations!
CHECK OUT ALL THE WINNERS…
- Edible Schoolyard NYC’s new garden at P.S./M.S. 7 in East Harlem includes colorful planters in a variety of shapes, as well as a teaching space and indoor kitchen. See all the photos and plans on Field Condition.
- And the architects of P.S./M.S. 7’s garden, WORKac, are interviewed today on designboom.
- Untapped Cities has 12 crazy facts about the Upper West Side’s iconic Ansonia. Did you know this is where the 1919 World Series was rigged?
- Stephen Von Worley’s new data visualization project colors urban streets based on their cardinal direction. Check it out on Co.Design.
- Haunted hipsters…the Bowery Boys share four ghost stories of Brooklyn.
Images: Edible Schoolyard NYC’s garden at P.S./M.S. 7 via WORKac (L); The Ansonia via Jeffrey via photopin cc (R)
It takes a lot of teamwork to come up with a winning advertisement, so when renowned agency Wieden+Kennedy enlisted WORKac to design its New York City headquarters, the mission was clear: to move away from the recent “office-as-playground” trend and create an environment that fosters creative thinking.
Take a tour of the office right this way
New York is a true walking city, but can you imagine installing a sidewalk inside your apartment? That’s essentially what the architects at Work Architecture Company (WORKac) did for this minimalist White Street loft. At the very heart of the living and dining rooms sits a row of Japanese-style tables that can be extended or retracted to act as a dance floor, catwalk or stage. That’s just one of the many stunning features conceived by WORKac and the home’s owner, fashion designer Lela Rose.
Take a peek inside right this way
The headquarters of the “Queen of the Wrap Dress” (ladies, you know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever stood in line for one of these sample sales!) is well known for the big, geometric glass structure that sits perched atop the traditional Meatpacking District building. Not so well known, though, is that inside this rooftop crystal is Ms. von Furstenberg’s penthouse apartment. And just as you’d expect, the space is full of all of the sleek, yet glamorous style that the designer expresses in her clothing.
Conceptualized by Work Architecture, the Diane von Furstenberg headquarters was adapted from this landmarked meat market building to house the firm’s flagship store, administrative offices, and production space. The re-imagined rooftop is not only an apartment, but a garden oasis. The staircase, dubbed the “stairdelier” by the architects since it is lined with Swarovski crystals, ties the live/work space together and is its crowning jewel. Descending diagonally through the building’s six stories, it reflects light throughout the entire interior.
More about the sparkling staircase and all of the interior eye candy this way