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  • Services Provided by a New York City Architectural Firm

    Services Provided by a New York City Architectural Firm

    New York City is the most populated city in the United States and one of the economic centers of the world. The stability and strength of its real estate is one of the many reasons why so many buyers from around the U.S. and the world have chosen to purchase homes and invest in properties throughout the city. For those that own real estate, maintaining the property and making sure it looks its best can be very important. There are several services that are provided by a New York City architect that can provide a lot of value to you and your property.

    Renovation and Preservation

    If you own an older property, it could be considered a classic building or even a historical landmark. In these situations, making sure it is properly preserved can greatly improve its value over time. A New York City architect will be able to provide you with a range of different services to ensure the property is renovated to accommodate modern amenities while also preserving its historical charm. This will involve working with you to develop specific design plans while overseeing all aspects of the renovation and preservation.

    Approval Process

    The New York City real estate market is required to abide by a wide range of different laws and zoning requirements. Those that do not follow these laws could be subject to fines and other penalties. When you hire a New York City architect that is familiar with these processes and regulations, you can be assured that your project will be approved without any issues. The architect will be able to handle all applications and other processes that are necessary to ensure your project is approved quickly and stays on the initial timeline.

    If you are a New York City real estate owner and are considering a renovation of any kind, contact us to learn more about the services that we can provide to you.

  • Switzerland Bienale Pavillion Design Lead by Christian Kerez

    Switzerland Bienale Pavillion Design Lead by Christian Kerez

    The Switzerland 2016 Venice Bienale Pavilion, “Incidental Space,” under the direction of Zurich based architect Christian Kerez, is a provocative entry aimed to raise the controversial question of architecture’s role in production and experience. The pavilion’s installation encompasses a grotesque and cloudlike exterior with a gaping and corroded looking interior. The fibre-cement structure has two openings that have visual ambiguity inspired by geological, anatomical, and organic imagery.

    With no direct intention for the piece, it is up to participants to define their own experience and determine the significance of the project.

    As Kerez describes, "What we were looking for here is openness in terms of meaning; it's not a symbolic space, it is not a referential space, it allows you to initiate a pure encounter with architecture."
    The model building began with experimenting with sugar and dust, which led to the final result of a full scale plotted and CNC milled structure. However, the extensive use of 3D modeling software to create the knobby and decrepit forms, did not take precedence over the physical manifestation of the piece. The “return to hand” in this year’s Bienale is a value that has been reinforced by hot ticket participant Peter Zumthor. Primitive in principle and form, “Incidental Space” is a euphoric and stark departure that seeks to challenge and redefine ideas of beauty, production and experience in contemporary practice.

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