Handel Architects: Making Cities Better Places To Live

 

Handel Architects was founded in 1994 with a commitment to making cities better places to live. The firm believes that architecture and design matter, and that through their work, they can make a positive difference in the world. Handel Architects strive to create buildings that are not just things in themselves, but serve as catalysts for positive urban and social change. Today we are going to show you one of the best interior design projects by Handel Architects!

 

MADISON HOUSE

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Handel Architects is a global practice focused on urban issues centered around density, sustainability, and the creation of vital urban environments. The firm’s emphasis is on understanding the forces that shape the urban environment and how each project, from large-scale urban planning to a single high-impact urban building can become a catalyst for positive urban change. With over 200 architects and designers in New York, San Francisco, and Hong Kong, Handel Architects is an award-winning innovator in the design of hybrid residential buildings, designed to support density as a sustainable urban growth strategy.

 

INSPIR CARNEGIE HILL 

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With over 200 architects and designers in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Hong Kong, Handel Architects work encompasses projects like the National September 11 Memorial, urban infrastructure and master planning projects, high-density mixed-use developments, multi-family projects across all income bands, hotels, corporate headquarters, and buildings for non-profit, institutional and educational clients around the world.

 

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Inspir Carnegie Hill interiors are designed with nature as the focal point with access to the outdoors intertwined throughout every floor. Handel Architects created a new concept in urban senior living based on the importance of connecting residents with the outdoors and natural light; an essential value, especially for those living in the city.

 

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THE ESSEX

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The Essex is the largest building in a multi-site redevelopment project in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, known as Essex Crossing. The development brings office space, retail, market-rate housing, affordable housing, and a new underground market to the neighborhood. The Essex includes a 20-story residential tower rising above a 5-story commercial podium that occupies a full New York City block. The interiors approach, by Handel Architects, for the building plays off of the folded metal panels that define the building’s exterior, while creating interior spaces that are warm and comfortable.

 

NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL

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The National September 11 Memorial is designed by Handel Architects to foster the democratic values of public assembly that played such a pivotal role in the city’s collective response to the events of 9/11. The Memorial Plaza forms an eight-acre clearing in the middle of the city and is vaulted by a permeable canopy of close to four hundred swamp white oak trees. As visitors to the memorial make their way towards the center of this space, they encounter the two reflecting pools that deeply puncture the vast flat expanse of the plaza, and form empty vessels. They are recessed thirty feet into the ground and are lined by waterfalls, delineating the location of the former towers. The voids are absent made present and visible.

 

ONE BLUE SPLIT

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One Blue Slip is a new residential tower on the East River, and includes 349 rental units. Amenities include a game room, media room, bar, lounge, playroom, co-working space, fitness center with yoga room, and a 7,000 sq.ft. exterior deck with an outdoor kitchen. The design, by Handel Architects, is created by the articulations of the building’s massing, the zigzag windows which emerge from a series of tall, rhythmic brick piers. Divided-light windows in painted black metal give the building an industrial feel, while redbrick masonry piers split the glass systems up and sharpen the look of the serrations. Capping the tower proper is a glassy angular penthouse.

 

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DREAM DOWNTOWN HOTEL

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Dream Downtown Hotel is a 184,000 sq. ft. boutique hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The 12-story building includes 316 guestrooms, two restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, an outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground-floor retail. Fixtures, furnishings, fabrics and linens were custom designed for the public spaces and guestrooms that carry through the exterior design concept, providing a limitless feeling between inside and out.

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