1500sf - 2016 - New York City
Client: Nespresso USA
Design: Sylvere Azoulai
Design and Architectural consulting: Slice Lab
Fabrication: Standard & Custom
Nespresso commissioned the redesign of the terrace for the David Geffen Hall Cafe at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The majority of the work entailed CNCed treated MDF accompanied by welded steel bases.
600 sf - 2013 - Tribeca, New York City
Design: Slice Lab
Fabrication: Standard & Custom
This custom double-sided piece of furniture was designed to create a built-in furniture piece that would act as a separation in this L-shaped loft, in order to create a new space for a new born. The design aimed to embrace existing space by kissing the column and extending to the exterior wall. This project was fully CNC machined and painted off-site, then installed on site.
360 sf - 2012 - NYC
The main focus of the renovation was to create a greater sense of continuity between the living and dining space. This was achieved through the custom casework. An uninterrupted wood credenza connects both spaces harmoniously as well as functionally. The space is now expansive and open. The renovation included redoing the wood floor, remodeling the existing kitchen, redesigning the existing closet, as well as incorporating a custom credenza.
450sf - 2017 - LES, New York City
Client: Hideout Chai Bar
This project's design is focused on keeping the space very minimal and zen in order to bring a focus to the patron and his wonderful Chai Tea creations.
520 sf - 2016 - San Francisco, CA
Fabricator: HR Goode's
Custom seating spaces with built in planters. The client specified a simplicity of design materials while still having a sense of weight. Additionally the seating needed to be dynamic and easily movable for events.
2017 - San Francisco, CA
Client: KMD Architects
KMD Architects intended on re-branding of their headquarters in San Francisco. Using simply laser cut acrylic, three areas of interest were selected for branding opportunities to catch the visitors' eye and guide it throughout the open office space.
Chattanooga is home to a sprawling landscape which contains one of the nations most densely populated vegetation. With revolutions in rapid prototyping, we envision architecture such as this design, taking on construction principles of growth rather than simple assembly. Pulling inspiration from the first signs of growth found in a small sprouting plant, we formulated our concept of having architecture spring up and outward from a central point.
The majority of the design elements all stem from a central core. Creating an emerging wall from the center of the space allows one to fully experience the single volume while still incorporating strategic partitions for privacy. The utilities and all add on fixers are also tied back into this spine. We found inspiration by referencing a simple leaf section, and established the basis to our structural form. The arced wing like flanges of the leaf structure can take on the ability to span large unsupported spaces. The embedded beam like spines also allow for longer cantilevered shading areas along the perimeter.
Traditional means of construction call for multiple components that are aggregated together, however, this all in one design approach we implemented in the Folium Villa is meant to encapsulate all these elements into a seamless construction and experience.
With an intent to create a warmer feel within and alongside the concrete interior, reclaimed Southern Red Oak was chosen as complementary material. The clear contract pays homage to this highly populated red oak region in Tennessee and would be a realistic locally sourced material consideration.