CREATING ARCHITECTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AT ALL SCALES AND CONTEXTS
PUCKER MAKEUP STUDIO, NYC 2014
CITY OF DREAMS COMPETITION, GOVERNOR’S ISLAND NY, FINALIST, NYC 2014
IT LIFTS, IT GATHERS, IT PERFORMS
The dreamcatcher, a pavilion where imaginations are lifted, elevating your dreams. It’s a pavilion that captures
dreams at the idyllic meeting point of Governors Island, where people from all parts of New York can gather
and encounter an experience unlike any other . We are proposing a simple, circular, lightweight structure that
captures and establishes a changing collection of balloons. Why balloons? Because they’re joyful, uplifting and
downright dreamy. Choose your shade, let your balloon go and dream a little dream.
Photoville 2013 is opening tomorrow! Manifold had the pleasure of working with Photoville to help launch
their festival this year at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 Uplands. Check out the Photoville website
for more info on the event!
PHOTOVILLE is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed
into temporary exhibition spaces, which first took place in the summer of 2012. Photoville featured a feisty
mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, a photo dog-run, a camera-flower
greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that created a photography destination like no other.
STREETFEST IDEAS CITY 2013
MAS' entry for the 2013 Streetfest competition"CLOUD COVER", rethinks the traditional tent structure as
an adaptive system of inflatable clouds and picnic tables"See more….
RESIDENTIAL FEASIBILITY STUDY
Manifold is working on design solutions for a building conversion into 80 residences to better accommodate
New York City’s changing demographics.See more….
SINGLE COURTYARD HOUSE
A house in brooklyn - and it’s not a brownstone: A 15x100 existing building, fully built out to property lines
- converted from commercial to a single-family residential home. An exercise in typology, volume, program
and light - and simplicity of materials. Photos by Naho Kubota - more to come.
HAPPY HEARTS NYC
MAS was one of eight invited finalist in the 2013 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, the winning
design will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
AIA DESIGN AWARD
MAS is celebrating three design awards received from the AIA Chapter of Brooklyn - for projects both in Manhattan
and Brooklyn. Thank you to the Chapter and Design Award Committee.
Radio broadcast - GAC coffee shop
Checkout the story behind GAC - now as broadcast onwww.aia.org/cities/new-york
Superga Flagship store
N.Y. – SUPERGA is pleased to announce the opening of its first US store located at 78 Crosby Street. Situated in
the heart of Soho, the 100 year-old iconic Italian sneaker brand chose this downtown neighborhood for its charm
and lively atmosphere. The store’s architectural concept was conceived in collaboration with Manifold Architecture
Studio. The design combines elements of a gallery and library. The gallery component exhibits a showcase of
The Row for Superga collection in pristine vitrines, while the library section presents a comprehensive range of
Superga’s classic offerings. The store’s aesthetic leans towards order and clarity of space with a richness and simplicity
of natural materials. From the rolling library ladder system to the Acaba chandeliers, Superga has made a
conscientious effort to support many of NYC’s mini industries and local designers like ER Butler who created the entry
door hardware and David Weeks who designed the multiple chandeliers.
"As Creative Directors of Superga North America, we believe Soho is the perfect place to open the first US store.
We love the aesthetic of the intimate space and feel that it reflects the heritage of the brand. We will be there for
the launch event and are excited to celebrate the store's US debut." - Mary Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen
Manifold is looking forward to the construction of the residential building on Lexington Ave, here are
some model photos.
A charming single family limestone is currently under construction – keep checking for updated photos!
Broome Street Loft
New photos of a recently completed downtown Manhattan loft - see more.....
The GAC coffee store is in full swing - our friend Alan Tansey send some new images.
exhibition and discussion MADE IN USA - GERMAN ARCHITECTS IN NEW YORK
Please join us for an exhibition opening and roundtable discussion highlighting 7 German architects practicing
in New York
Tobias Armborst (Interboro Partners)
Philipp von Dalwig (MANIFOLD Architecture Studio)
Thomas Leeser (Leeser Architecture)
Jürgen Riehm (1100 Architect)
Annabelle Selldorf (Selldorf Architects)
Thomas Warnke (space4a)
Tom Winter (Tom Winter Architects)
Exhibition Opening - Mar 01, 2012 at 6pm (rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org)
German Consulate General 871 United Nations Plaza (49th St & 1st Avenue)
Roundtable Discussion - Mar 06, 2012 at 6pm (Free Admission)
Goethe Institut Wyoming Building 5 East 3rd Street (at Bowery)
MORE INFO here ...
Join us for the openstudios series in DUMBO, organized in conjunction with The Architect's Newspaper, Two Trees
Development and the DUMBO Improvement District, twenty-five architecture & design studios will open
their doors.more info...
Our friends from Gasoline Alley Coffee were recently featured in the New York Times "Dining & Wine section.
The store on 331 Lafayette Street at Houston Street was finished in december, stop by for a great cup of coffee.
MANIFOLD - 9ª BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARQUITETURA SÃO PAULO
Fri Nov 4, 2011, 7-10pm at the Auditorium of the OCA Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, SP
NPNY winners are exhibiting at the 9ª BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARQUITETURA SÃO PAULO. Representatives
from the NPNY - LEONG LEONG and MANIFOLD will present their work and have a panel discussion with New
Practices São Paolo firms. Please join us!
Check out the new photos of the Carlton Avenue brownstone byAlan Tansey.
BOFFO Building Fashion 2011
We recently participated in the competition organized by BOFFO and Architizer, which showcases design
installations that push the limits of temporary architecture and retail spaces through collaborations of fashion and
architecture. Participants were asked to collaborate and create a space that exemplifies the aesthetic of a fashion
designer while progressing the boundaries of architecture in a retail context.
The Lake & Stars
We recently started construction on an artist studio as a 4th floor townhouse addition in Manhattan.
check for updates.....
Park Place Brownstone
Park Place is a single-family brownstone located in Brooklyn,which we recently completed.Read more.....
NPNY 2010 Winner Presentation "JUST DESIGN"
We will present our recent work at The Center for Architecture: Thursday, February 3rd from 6-8pm as part of
the New Practices 2010 series.Read more.....
Cobble Hill Apartment
Another Brooklyn project completed at the beginning of this year - a two-bedroom apartment in Cobble Hill for
a young family of three. Photos by Alan Tansey
Recently Completed - Brooklyn Brownstone
The Carlton Avenue brownstone was completed during the spring of this year. The clients are happily moved
in and slowly shaping their new home. Take a look through a variety of photos and renderings - we hope
to post more soon!Read more
Open House New York 2010 October 09 - 10, 10am-4pm
Manifold is participating this year in OHNY - come by to our studio in Dumbo to see what we're up to. Also check
out the OHNY website to take a look through all their tours. It's a great opportunity to get exposed to architecture
in New York!
NPNY 2010 Exhibition July 15 - October 23
Manifold is one of seven firms chosen for the NPNY 2010 (New Practices New York) through the AIA New York, an
award recognizing and promoting innovative and emerging architecture firms within New York City..read more
Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans
Manifold is part of the Hometta effort to make progressive house designs accessible and affordable to a larger
cross-section of prospective homeowners. Homebuyers will gain unprecedented access to design quality with the
debut of Hometta, a modern home plan company offering well-designed house plans from nationally and
internationally recognized architecture studios.
M01_House exterior rendering
M01_House interior rendering
MANIFOLD.ArchitectureStudio has projects featured in two recent publications.
Build-On: Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings andFRAME Powershop 2 New Retail Design
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award, Dubai (UAE)
Because GREEN is the new BLACK
Manifold is now LEED accredited (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to serve our clients
in their effort to be environmentally aware and build to reduce the impact on our natural environment,
economy, health, and productivity.
Benefits of Green Building
•Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
•Improve air and water quality
•Reduce solid waste
•Conserve natural resources
•Reduce operating costs
•Enhance asset value and profits
•Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
•Optimize life-cycle economic performance
Health and community benefits:
•Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
•Enhance occupant comfort and health
•Minimize strain on local infrastructure
•Contribute to overall quality of life
Looking Forward to Spring
The Hirschkron/Camacho project was just published in the New York Times (print edition Apr 02)! If you
missed it, see the article online
It is a pleasure to present new photos of the Hirschkron/Camacho apartment by Dean Kaufman. Take your time,
look through and enjoy the terrace.
New York Renovation
The Schwartz/Lee project required a new design for a small, pre-war apartment in downtown New York.
The new floor plan redistributed rooms to provide a modern use of space, allowing enough
flexibility for a young professional couple to live as well as work at home.Read more.....
Through The Looking Glass
A reconstituted three-dimensional pattern is shaping your perception of a storefront.
On view at "5M3 - DIE FENSTERSCHAU" in Basel, Switzerland.
Hammerstrasse 90, 4057 Basel, Tel. 061 6925726,www.5M3.CH
MAS has been working on a custom furniture piece, which is now in production. The photos show the "raw" stage
in Jim's carpenter shop prior to installation.