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”
The Asian Cultural Center, Washington DC opened March 28 with an exhibition of photography from Xinjiang Province in China. It was a thrill to attend the inauguration – a very satisfying moment after all the hard work.
New York New Design, an exhibition organized by AIA at New York Center for Architecture, is featuring three of our projects: Lake Isle Tennis Center, Maritime Southampton and The Cloud Atlanta.
The construction of the Asian Cultural Center in Washington DC is underway. The project features a television studio, art gallery, classrooms and office space. Completion is expected in Fall 2015.
We are pleased to announce that RZAPS has been selected as a finalist of the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition with our design proposal for a bridge enhancement project in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Bridgescape Competition is a collaborative effort of Central Atlanta Progress and Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (CAP/ADID), Midtown Alliance and Atlanta Design Center (ADC). The Competition is … Continue reading “RZAPS Announced as Finalist of the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition”
Air supported structures, or “bubbles,” are flexible when it comes to purpose and seasonal use. However, unless located on open land, bubbles can be challenging from a code and design perspective. Previously, code regulations for egress and life safety were ambiguous, with jurisdictional interpretation varying by location. The IBC has tried to clarify the regulations … Continue reading “Designing Bubbles – Part 2: The Code”
On June 9th, 2014 Ricardo Zurita guided the tour throughout the Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Academy as a part of the Archtober Building of the Day Program. See details at www.archtober.org.