The fence is up around Penn Plaza, indication that construction is underway for the rejuvenation of the outdoor POPS (privately owned public space), once “penned” by RZAPS in 2008. The project is one part of a larger scheme to breathe new life into the Penn Plaza area. In a few weeks time, commuters will be … Continue reading “Penn Plaza Face-Lift”
A number of New York City’s Build It Back (BIB) homes RZAPS has worked on are complete. The BIB program is an effort to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy and to make affected homes and communities more resilient in preparation for future storms. We designed and oversaw the construction of several homes in Brooklyn, which involved … Continue reading “Hurricane Sandy Build It Back Homes Complete”
A new book, the Compendium of Landscape Architecture & Open Space Design, features our Randall’s Island Park, amongst a large and varied collection of landscape projects across the globe. Take a look inside here.
Our second Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish is now under construction! Original elements like the cast iron storefront and tin ceiling have been unveiled in demolition and will undergo restoration. Located in the Flatiron District on E 23rd St, this delicious eatery should be ready for action by the end of the year…stay tuned, more to come!
Landscape Architecture Magazine’s current issue (Aug ’17) features the Randall’s Island Redevelopment project by RZAPS with landscape architects, MPFP. An engaging read that explores the island’s colorful past and evolution to the current recreational development. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2vqYufA
Here’s a look inside recently completed, Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish, in its third NYC location on the Upper West Side. Located in a 19th-c. landmarked building, the design developed through the desire to merge original features such as the modular tin ceiling and cast iron storefront with modern elements like the custom steel and … Continue reading “A Look Inside Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish”
The new storefront design restores elements of this 1902 Beaux Arts landmarked building while retrofitting windows, awnings, signage and lighting to highlight Avra Madison as the destination for authentic Greek fare and fresh seafood in the Upper East Side.
A soon to become neighborhood gathering spot for the Upper West Side. The inviting design resulted from a delicate balance of combining modern materials with the meticulous restoration of historic elements.
RZAPS is one of forty international architects featured in Architecture Today and is described as an “influential force” in practice today. The three projects in the book — Redevelopment of Randall’s Island, Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Center, and One Penn Plaza — show the high quality of the work of RZAPS. See the full section in … Continue reading “RZAPS in Architecture Today”
“While in mathematics parametric signifies a set of quantities expressed as an explicit function of a number of independent parameters, in architecture this is complemented by a utilitarian dogma for exploring the possibilities offered by the model.” Daniel Davis For years many designers have been trying to use parametric tools to define a style and … Continue reading “Designing for the Public with the Parametric Process”