Friday, April 29, 2016

Pushing the Limits

"Dogfight" by Raylene Gorum, is based on the dynamic training  maneuvers of Corsair jet fighter pilots, will be installed on the wall of the cardio gym at Corsair, 1040 State Street, New Haven, CT., designed by Beinfield Architecture and led by Vivie Lee and Seelan Pather.
Raylene has a unique style  involving layered data-enriched patterns using acetate, windows, mirrors and foils. Ms.Gorum trained as an architect at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Ecole d’Architecture in Paris and has shown her large scale work worldwide.

Due for completion in June 2016, Corsair will feature 235 apartments with 275 parking spaces in an attached garage, 12,000 square feet of amenity space, 20,000 sq.ft. courtyard and 4,000 square ft.  of ground floor retail.
Property amenities include a large fitness center with yoga studio, resident lounge spaces with high speed WiFi, a library, a resort style pool enclosed within a private ½ acre courtyard, a 7,000 sq.ft. roof deck with views of downtown New Haven and East Rock, a dog wash station, and a bike maintenance room with storage for 240 bikes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Media Barn

                    The client had a simple request.
                    He wanted a little barn in the back and a special place to watch TV.

"Reminiscent of a vernacular barn structure in an abandoned state, this new “reclaimed” structure houses a state of the art theater, sculpture gallery and observatory. Perched austerely on a hillside with sweeping views into the gardens and meadows, one side opens with an industrial air-craft hangar door allowing further union with the countryside." see this and more projects at
Beinfield Architecture's Media Barn is featured in the current Departures magazine, Home + Design issue.


Friday, April 15, 2016

SoNo Hotel on the Horizon!

 Colin Grotheer of Beinfield Architecture presenting the new design of SoNo Hotel - part of the South Norwalk Transit Oriented Development loop!     NancyonNorwalk/Zoning article here
SoNo Hotel planned for 43-47 South Main St. on the horizon

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Adaptive Re-use/National Sawdust

Every 10 minutes the L train thunders below National Sawdust music venue in Brooklyn. 

The design team Bureau V architects hired for the project, had not yet designed a building. They needed to create an acoustically perfect system to absorb and reflect sound and have it be customizable to the diverse disciplines of the musicians performing there.

Sound manipulation was accomplished by creating a skin with the combination of reflective metal panels and acoustically transparent fabric that can be drawn or retracted within an 18” space between panel and wall.
"The entire building is essentially floating on dozens of enormous steel springs and isolation joints. The springs absorb outside vibrations from trains and other sounds, creating a silent space ready for music. A vacuum for sound."

The lobby is like standing at the base of a crevasse
The project is adaptive re-use of a sawdust factory producing sawdust which was used for heating.
Metal panels reflect sound back into the room
Read Barbara Eldredges' review here: