Archive for the ‘In the press’ Category
Colvm recently completed a new place for restaurateurs Dylan Dodd and Danny Minch. Frank Bruni of the New York Times says “My companions and I spent more than two and a half hours in one of its handsome booths, roaming wide and far across its menu … we started out the evening in high spirits, thanks to two attributes of Walter Foods that are emerging as absolute requisites in the Williamsburg finer-dining scene: a great-looking bar and cocktails made with thought and care. All in all Walter Foods has a buoyant feel—it’s like an Old World chophouse with a youthful swagger.”
“The dining-room ambience is pure New England, with its dark wood-beamed ceiling, antiquey prints of fishermen, and leather-cushioned booths” (Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker)
“a warm American bistro populated with a young and carefree crowd that came out to eat and drink, recession be damned. The space immediately announces itself as one you’d like to settle into: A dark wooden bar, with stools to match, is a prominent fixture, as are floor-to-ceiling windows and antique-style lighting that lend a warm glow and understated old-timey vibe. That aesthetic carries over to the food and drink, which, like the space, seems to give you exactly what you are in the mood for: Well-mixed cocktails, executed with seriousness by bow-tie–clad barkeeps.” (Gabriella Gershenson, Time Out New York)
Photo Credit: Melissa Hom
While working with HS2 architects (Formaly Hut Sachs Studio) I worked on this great little beach house which was recently featured in Diana Lind’s book Designing the Hamptons – Portraits of Interiors, published by Edizioni.
HS2 is headed by Tom Hut and Jane Sachs
Photo credit: Eric Piasecki.
Back when I was a lowly intern at Eisenman Architects, one project I worked on was the design of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial with Richard Serra. Recently Lars Muller and Peter Eisenman put together a book with wonderful photographs by Helene Binet and Lukas Wassman.
“…the serenity and silence perceived from the street are broken by the internal claustrophobic density that gives little relief as it envelops the visitor who enters the field. The experience of being present in presence, of being without the conventional markers of experience, of being potentially lost in space, of an un-material materiality: that is the memorial’s uncertainty. When such a project can overcome its seeming diagrammatic abstraction, in it’s excess, in the excess of reason gone mad, then such a work becomes a warning, a mahnmal, not to be judged on its meaning or its aesthetic but on the impossibility of its own success.” – Peter Eisenman
Memorial by Eisenman Architects, Text by Hanno Rauterberg, Photo Essay by Helene Binet, Photo Impressions by Lukas Wassman, Lar Muller Publishers