Thursday, July 27, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
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
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.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A beautiful article on Beinfield Architecture's award winning Kayak offices in Stamford, CT
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Take a virtual walk through the woods with this exciting park project in Istanbul, Turkey...http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/parkorman_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Project-UGC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ABU_040417%20(1)&he
Monday, February 27, 2017
|Each Better Shelter unit comes with a Photo
Voltaic system which |
provides energy for the supplied LED light or for charging a mobile phone
Design of the Year
award winning project -
A Better Shelter
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
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.”
Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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
Thursday, February 2, 2017
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.