For expressing the floating space, we decided to increase the flooring queries white and reflection values (gloss) more than before so that the ceiling circular illumination is better projected.
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“This outer area is converted into a glass atrium protecting from the urban dust,” said Samyn and Partners. “It covers the principal entrance as well as a new lantern-shaped volume incorporating the conference rooms.” The transparent walls that wrap around the new northeast corner of the building comprise a patchwork of 3,750 recycled wooden window frames procured from renovation or demolition sites across Europe.
Special emphasis is given to the construction detail and the identity of the special features of the space (lighting, graphics, etc) that complete the design. The graphics, which were exclusively studied for this particular space, enhance and simultaneously unify aesthetically and dynamically the two spaces, ground floor and loft.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. It formerly was housed in a two-storey space in Midtown Manhattan. Its new home is located at the base of a residential building in the Lower East Side – a formerly rundown district that has gentrified in recent decades.