Geof Bell to Speak at #BeyondBIM2020
Geof Bell, a multi-disciplinary Associate at SHoP, will speak at #BeyondBIM2020, the AEC symposium focusing on a vision for the future, on March 17 in London. He will showcase examples of SHoP’s work and contribute to the discussion on how to improve collaboration across the design and construction community.
SHoP Speaking at Vertex
SHoP’s Director of Visualization, Mengyi Fan, and Director of Interactive Visualization, Adam Chernick, will speak at Vertex in London on February 28. Mengyi and Adam’s talk, “Improving Design Through Visualization Technology,” will focus on mixed reality (XR) experiences, and how they are changing the architectural industry.
Tech Start-ups Find a Shared Home at The Company Building in Manhattan
It’s meant to look homey, “like your cool friend’s apartment,” says Paris Smith, Company’s head of brand, on a recent tour of the in-progress renovation, which was sensitively designed by SHoP Architects in close collaboration with the building’s owners, Milstein Properties.
Keep Calm and Terra-cotta On
SHoP Architects’ design for 111 West 57th Street is a call back to Manhattan’s great Deco skyscrapers. Nearly 43,000 richly glazed terra-cotta tiles, sourced from manufacturer NBK Terracotta, were used on the supertall’s east and west facades.
John Cerone to Speak at PLAT20 Conference in Stockholm
SHoP Principal and Director of Virtual Design and Construction, John Cerone, will be the keynote speaker at the PLAT20 Conference taking place Thursday, February 13 in Stockholm, Sweden. He will speak about SHoP’s innovative use of metal in some of the firm’s most iconic projects, such as the Barclays Center, Botswana Innovation Hub and the Nassau Coliseum.
Gregg Pasquarelli Featured on The Midnight Charette
Hosts David and Marina are joined by Gregg Pasquarelli to discuss designing the world’s slimmest skyscraper, modernism and provincialism in New York City, the most important part of creating architecture, 30-minute elevator pitches, city development, favorite restaurants and more!
The International Center of Photography Opens in SHoP-Designed Building
The Center’s new Essex Crossing residence, a 40,000-square-foot interior space designed by Gensler within a new condo building by SHoP Architects, is nothing flashy but no worse for that. There are two floors of galleries, some with full-height windows and some convertible into black boxes, plus an old-is-new-again Pentagram logo embedded in the tiles. (Proper ceiling heights, too!) There’s also a ground-floor cafe for those who haven’t gorged at the Market Line food hall across the street.
SHoP Principal Corie Sharples Shops for Chaise Longues in the New York Times
“It’s great for creating a secondary space that’s tucked away and a little more private” than a home’s social spaces, said Sharples, a founding partner of SHoP, where she also leads the interiors group.
Bergamo’s Opens in the Company Building at 335 Madison
The SHoP-designed space features a 63-foot-long bar in dark wood, bar stools upholstered in gray, dark brown leather couches, and vaulted, tiled ceilings that are meant to reference the Guastavino-tiled ceilings at the nearby Grand Central Terminal. Photo courtesy Rachel Vanni.
Bloomberg Takes a Virtual Reality Tour of 111 W 57th St.
As the SHoP-designed 111 West 57th Street nears completion, Bloomberg’s editors strapped on hard hats and took a 91-story ride on the exterior hoist to film some see-it-to-believe it footage from 1,420 feet in the air with state-of-the-art virtual reality cameras loaned from Google.