219 West/Subcat Studios
Main Entrance Hall Tower and downtown (Photo ©: Chris Cooper photographer)
Chapter of the American Institute of Architects New York recently announced the recipients of Design Awards 2012. One of Honor Awards were Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works previously offered here as a project review; the other was at the National September 11 Memorial attributed to two member companies World-Architects.com: Handel Architects and Davis Brody Bond. Here we offer one of the winners of merit Development Award, mixed use in the State of New York, whose main ingredient is a recording studio. Marciano architecture Fielder gave the following description of the winning project.
The factory three-story building at 219 West was rebuilt as a multipurpose cultural center that complements the adjacent theater Redhouse, improving the local art scene and revitalize this small but important part of the city. The site, an island surrounded by glorified high-speed roads and cacophonous charge of the railway line is at a crucial moment between the historic Armory Square and the growing development in the West Side of the city.
Lounge with Control Room 'A' (Photo ©: Chris Cooper photographer)
The program was born of a popular initiative involved the creative local communities, educational and business, including the main tenant SubCat Studios, coffee / shared lobby, music classes and rehearsal spaces, a dance studio, offices the creative industry tenants and three housing units to accommodate visiting artists.
Hall (Photo ©: Chris Cooper photographer)
The new intervention differs from the historic fabric of the building and redirects to the center. The stair tower, again dressed in perforated metal panels, industrial subtly last reference in the area and along a colorful glass ribbon at the entrance of the expanded lobby, provides a clear idea of the arrival.
The floor plan (Drawing ©: Fiedler Marciano Architecture)
Design studies Subcat overcome tremendous challenges sound insulation from outside noise and vibration isolation inside the room, and the "adaptation" acoustics of each area of study. Existing roadway length ground was replaced by a floating concrete slab sitting on top of a new structural slab. Partitions made in these floating platforms to create a "box within a box" configuration ensures good insulation. The walls of the study were developed as a vertically ridged band, band DNA. This pattern continues on the glass external window and allows a variety of treatments such as diffusion panels, absorption and reflection, to be incorporated into a single unifying theme. the result is a series of integrated spaces, each articulating their unique acoustic signature.
Interview by e-mail John Hill.
Focus the center (Photo ©: Chris Cooper photographer)
West Street storefronts (Photo © Chris Cooper photographer)
Studies 219 West / SUBCAT
219 West LLP
Fiedler Marciano Architecture
New York, NY
Design of Directors
Mark Fiedler and Martin Marciano
MEP / FP Engineer
JFK + M Consulting Group
Environmental Design and Research PC
V.I.P. Structures Inc.
Acoustic Lally Council
Torre metal exterior panels
Storefront System Exterior
Acoustic indoor / Walls Ceiling
RPG Broadcast Systems Inc.
Roof expanded metal mesh
18,200 square feet
18,300 square feet (3 + basement