Maspeth, New York
BWArchitects has developed a new 50,000 sf vehicle maintenance and pipe fabrication facility for an international project development and construction company. The design incorporates materials with lightweight properties and a high level of recycled content. The project aims to achieve LEED Gold status and employs daylighting strategies, advanced building insulation techniques and inexpensive materials. The building is currently under construction and is on a fast track schedule.
Brooklyn, New York
Coxsackie, New York
BWA was asked to design a modern residence on a 90-acre farm in upstate New York,one that would feel connected to the landscape, and reflect the latest in green technology.
The two materials employed are sleek, but subtle: a natural wood skin for the interior,and a dark cement board for the exterior, with various points of visible contrast. The house is adjacent to the Hudson River, a spectacular view of which greets the visitor upon entering the house. Geothermal wells around the site, and photovoltaic solar panels on the roof ensure a clean and efficient energy flow.
NYC, New York
Drawing from its historic Greenwich Village context, this extensive reconstruction of a 1840s townhouse fuses past and present into a new, sophisticated 4,000 square foot home. The project is also the first townhouse in Greenwich Village to earn a LEED for Homes Gold rating.
Striking a balance between historic and modern guides all aspects of design in this reinvigorated Greek Revival townhouse. Steel and glass windows line the basement and parlor floors’ South facades, drawing in natural light and air from the garden. Read more…
Cap d’Antibes, France
BWA has consistently designed the annual Vanity Fair soirée at the Cannes Film Festival for the past 4 years. The glamorous affair is spotlighted by classic bespoke furniture, classy Continental décor, dramatic lighting effects and attended by the film-making elite.
NYC, New York
A maker of sleek, contemporary jewelry wanted a combination office and showroom in a midtown loft. Open, moveable partitions provide flexible workspace. A minimal, high contrast palette of white and brown heightens the playful interaction of line and form. The two primary materials, gypsum and walnut, are employed against expectation. The walls curve and bend. Wood drapes over the tops of partitions. Walnut elements reveal the sinuous flow of form throughout the space. The continuous oak floor anchors the movement. The interior design expands the counterpoint of line and form. Rounded light fixtures contrast with rectangular work surfaces and partitions. Furnishings contain both straight and curving lines. The solid white plane of the Conference Table is tethered to the room by walnut restraints and was specially designed by BWArchitects for the client. The creative deployment of simple yet elegant materials achieves a high level of design within the standard commercial limitations of budget and time.
Easthampton, New york
This light-filled artist studio is conceived as a simple rectangular box which rests lightly on a 1.5 acre East Hampton site. Lifted off the ground by concrete piers, the building allows the natural contours of the land to continue below it. In some places, the siteʼs natural slope reveals the studioʼs cast-in-place concrete walls. The exterior walls, clad in a natural cedar siding, are punctuated by clerestory windows that wash the studioʼs large interior space with a diffused northern light. A zinc-coated metal roof wraps around the southern end of the rectangular structure, shielding it from direct sunlight. When daylight begins to fade, inside activity is revealed as the interior begins to glow, and gently illuminate the surrounding landscape.
West Hollywood, California
BWA is responsible for the design of what may be the most prestigious and exclusive annual private party in the world: The Annual Vanity Fair Oscar party, held during and after the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. 150 of Hollywood’s most prestigious and powerful movie industry figures are invited for to attend for dinner during the awards, followed by more than 1000 guests after the awards.
For the renovation and expansion of this 14,000 square foot turn-of-the-century New England home, BWA wanted to capture the spirit of the rich and dynamic architectural dialogue happening across the Atlantic during the period, notably in the work of Edwin Lutyens, and McKim, Mead & White. With a mixture of stone, cedar and slate, as well as a high degree of craftsmanship, the exterior of the house has touches of classic English and American style, while the interior is open and modern in its layout.