Monday, July 31, 2017

Rhone

 1st completed office space at 484 Pacific in Stamford, more to come!





 





Thursday, July 27, 2017

SONO HOTEL IS COMING TO TOWN

Looking forward to seeing this Beinfield project bring new visitors to our cool neighborhood!





Monday, June 26, 2017

9 West in Stamford...a transformation that's getting noticed!

Renovated by Beinfield Architecture in 2015, this NAIOP winner has caught the eye of Prodema, who have featured it on their website and in a national ad campaign.





 


NAIOP Connecticut Project Winner 
"A project that exhibits a team's commitment to an outstanding quality product, success in the marketplace, and uniqueness in design. Elements include design, tenant flexibility, amenities, sustainability, and degree of difficulty and innovation. "

Monday, June 19, 2017

We Won!

2017 Alice Washburn Award Winner | Connecticut Chapter of The American Institute of Architects | Accessory Building












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 entirely with an industrial air-craft hangar door allowing further union with the countryside. The exterior is clad in glass and Corten steel in a natural rusted state. Atop sits a rotating aperture-slit dome of galvanized metal used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Visitors are greeted by a monumental oak door that floats within its glass façade. Continuing the mystery and creating a little bit of tension, a mottled black folded plate steel stair, resembling the bellows of an accordion, cantilevers off the wall. Once ascended, visitors encounter a catwalk crafted in steel and resin panels set within a circular spoked frame evocative of a reel of film which hovers above the gallery below. Combining the romance of the abandoned farm structure with a sense of folly from an earlier century, the building creates drama within its shell and frames the natural drama without. 

As an additional bonus, (not included within the award) this project is connected to the wine cellar in the main house by an 800 sf, 140 foot long concrete tunnel, inspired by a wormhole. The wormhole is home to an iridescent slug that radiates light in a broad spectrum of wavelengths from her glowing translucent skin. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Building with Blocks

Our 5 Story Mulit-Family for Spinnaker Real Estate Partners on Day Street South Norwalk just 3 weeks after foundation. Rendering of completed project at bottom.

 




Monday, February 27, 2017

Bringing It - A Better Shelter

Each Better Shelter unit comes with a Photo Voltaic system which
provides energy for the supplied LED light or for charging a mobile phone
IKEA really showing up with this 2017 Beazley
Design of the Year

award winning project -
A Better Shelter

With years of expertise in squeezing complex items of furniture into the smallest self-assembly package possible, Ikea has come up with a robust 17.5 sq m shelter that fits inside two boxes and can be assembled by four people in just four hours, following the familiar picture-based instructions – substituting the ubiquitous allen key for a hammer, with no extra tools necessary.

Ikea’s solar-powered Better Shelter lasts six times longer than a typical emergency tent and has already changed the lives of thousands of refugees around the world.

Consisting of three main parts — a frame, panels, and a solar power system — the weatherproof structure can go up in under four hours. It's designed to house up to five people.

Designboom time lapse construction video here
Guardian article here

Thursday, February 23, 2017

ARTISAN / Beinfield Architecture / Fairfield Restaurant Week - Feb 27-Mar 5

Voted One of the Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2016: Experts' Picks CT Magazine 

"Parisian chef Frederic Kieffer dreams up wonderful New England–style cuisine spotlighting sensational seafood at this easygoing but elegant Southport American in the Delamar Hotel, where the menus in both the main dining room and the no-reservations tavern emphasize seasonal, mostly local ingredients; unobtrusive servers navigate the lively scene amid old-world, 18th-century Swedish furniture, striking floral murals and contemporary copper chandeliers, while dining on the amazing outdoor patio is like being on vacation.”
ZAGAT REVIEW

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tappas and Tiramisu


Stamford Restaurant Week starts tonight 2/17 - March 2nd !
Featuring two Beinfield designed restaurants, Bar Rosso and Barcelona:

Bar Rosso Menu                                                                                Barcelona Menu

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beinfield Architecture's Audubon Square OK'd

New Haven can model itself on the car-free Brooklyn lifestyle - article here


“This is going to generate bicycle trips and pedestrian trips. People will be shopping locally. Not driving in their car out to East Haven to go to Shop & Stop” 
Matthew Nemerson Economic Development Administrator

Friday, February 10, 2017

Dude man der Rohe

Jeff Bridges to star in movie about Mies van der Rohe -  Abide here...

Farnsworth House, Plano Illinois - completed in 1951, US National Register of Historic Homes / Jeff Bridges



Thursday, February 2, 2017

An Elevated Escape



The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona is a place of silence and meditation perched among the rocks, set in the rocky wall on the eastern slopes of Monte Baldo, at an altitude of more than 700 meters high above the Adige valley.

In 1522, according to legend, the villagers living in the virtually impassable rocky cliffs of the Monte Baldo region, observed a mysterious light emanating from the valley below.  A few were lowered by rope to a secluded spot in the middle of the rocks where they found a stone statue depicting the Pietà. 

3 times they collected it and 3 times it was returned to the spot where they found it. Later it was determined that it was a statue that vanished from the island of Rhodes when the island was invaded by the Muslim army of Suliman II, miraculously transported through angelic intervention.

The original sanctuary was built around the statue where it was discovered. In 1625 construction began on a larger church 4 meters above on a ledge, bare walls of the mountain became the walls of the sanctuary. In 1974 demolition and reconstruction of the Shrine was overseen by architect Guido Tisato, preserving significant elements and maintaining the spiritual atmosphere and intention.