We are proud to present one of our newest projects - the Smile Direct Club Flagship! Smile Direct Club is revolutionizing the world of orthodontics, and we were charged with creating a space to reflect that.
We are honored to celebrate the completion and publication of the design guidelines we co-authored along with Fiona Cousins, Principal Arup, Penny Hardy, Founder PS and the Design Trust: Laying the Groundwork: Design Guidelines for Retail and Other Ground-Floor Uses in Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Developments. Please join us for a lively panel discussion and presentation about this new initiative.
In the coming decade, thousands of new mixed-use affordable housing developments created through Mayor de Blasio's Housing New York plan will transform the cityscape. With the power of good design, this unprecedented building boom can help foster vibrant, mixed-income neighborhoods and attractive, fully leased commercial corridors.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE PUBLIC REALM
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Drinks & Refreshments
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY
Laying the Groundwork, developed by the Design Trust for Public Space and its multidisciplinary team of Fellows Fiona Cousins, Penny Hardy, Hayes Slade, and James Slade in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), is a comprehensive set of guidelines for high-quality ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing developments. The publication invites developers and architects to think creatively about the ways buildings contribute to the life and health of neighborhoods encouraging attractive, active and resilient streetscapes. The publication includes clear objectives for effective, high-quality design and related references to consider exploring further.
Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA. Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Eric Wilson, Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability, NYC HPD
Fiona Cousins, PE, CEng, LEED Fellow, Principal, Arup; Engineering Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Penny Hardy, Principal, PS New York; Graphic Design Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Hayes Slade, AIA, Principal, Slade Architecture; Architecture Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
James Slade, FAIA, Principal, Slade Architecture; Architecture Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
R. Darby Curtis, AIA, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Happy Holidays from all of us at Slade Architecture!
Located in a historic landmarked building in DUMBO, our recently completed renovation for Valrhona Chocolate features L'École du Grand Chocolat as well as their American Headquarters.
We are pleased to announce the opening of the new £2.5 Million Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse located in Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport!
Set within a relaxing space overlooking the Hollywood Hills, the new LAX Clubhouse puts a distinctly Southern California spin on Virgin Atlantic’s warmth and individuality.
The lounge recalls LA’s warm sunsets, flowing surf, laid back lifestyle, mountain backdrops, smooth curves and sculpted surfaces. The reception area envelopes guests in a calm, cleansing environment sheltered from the bustle of the terminal. Leading into the main lounge is a sculpted Corian and copper Flow Wall that continues into the space and cuts diagonally through the lounge as a backdrop for the Clubhouse opposite continuous views that include aircraft, LAX’s iconic Theme Building, runways, the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood sign.
The sinuous Flow Wall defines a distinct variety of spaces each furnished to provide varied seating and social possibilities within the triangular shaped lounge volume. At the widest part of the triangle, this space is defined by custom designed landscape-like sculpted couches and end tables that provide a variety of relaxed seating that recalls dunes and rolling hills at the glass corner of the lounge facing views of the Hollywood Hills and mountains beyond. Swan chairs by Arne Jacobsen compliment the sculptural language in this area.
The Flow Wall is sculpted at Eat Drink Man Woman to form the copper lined bar, featuring natural Californian produce and plants as well as Virgin Atlantic’s iconic bar service. The furnishings here include classic Walter Knoll Turtle chairs and a custom fabricated surfboard inspired counter along the windows. This piece is sculpted from layers of bamboo inspired by surfboards, skateboards, boat hulls and polished beach stones. This creates a perfect curated view of the gates and allows one to peer out over the magnificent Virgin Atlantic aircraft. The classic Eames chairs at this counter are a direct reference to the famous California design team of Ray and Charles Eames who helped define the modernist California aesthetic.
The apex of the triangular lounge space, beyond the tip of the Flow Wall, encloses The Conversation in warm bamboo lines walls and ceilings framing the Diana Reichenbach video installation. Leather banquets lining this room provide an intimate get-away within the clubhouse. This is the perfect place to enjoy an inspired Virgin Atlantic crafted dinner inspired by Californian lifestyle.
As fellows for the Design Trust for Public Space's Laying the Groundwork: Vibrant Street Life for Affordable Housing project, Hayes Slade and James Slade will work to create a set of guidelines that will address the design and use of new ground-floor retail spaces by the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation and Development (HPD). With Mayor de Blasio's new ten-year plan to create or preserve 200,000 affordable housing units across the five boroughs and HPD's focus on mixed-use development initiatives, HPD is reaching unprecedented levels of retail space production. Laying the Groundwork: Vibrant Street Life will ensure that new mixed-use developments include the kind of spacious, flexible storefronts that can attract local entrepreneurs, provide vital services like banks and grocers as well as cultural amenities, while supporting active and vibrant streets.
Find more information on the project here.
The new Amur Leopard Exhibit opened with a well attended ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Staten Island Borough President and Commissioner from DDC and DCA were all in attendance for the event as well as an excited group of elementary school students. In spite of the rain, the leopards were active and eager to explore their new home.
Slade Architecture recently completed the new Virgin Atlantic Club at Newark Airport.
Virgin Atlantic have now finished their £100million upgrade of their Upper Class Experience, with the launch of their final renovation of the clubhouses, the Newark Lounge. Pieced together by the same creatives, Slade Architecture, that made the JFK Clubhouse, which ranked Number 2 in our Top 10 Lounges 2012, this clubhouse is leaps and bounds from its previous offering at the terminal. A very design heavy look and feel dominates the lounge, making it perhaps look more cool than comfortable, with lots of straight lines and angles, but this is a place to be seen.
Progress photos on the Staten Island Zoo as of May 09.
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