Designing space for a film and television editing studio requires more technical integration than the average office fit-out. Producing a spatial solution that addressed the high level of audio and visual sophistication required, along with the studio’s creative identity proved challenging. However, creativity was certainly not compromised in Murdock Solon Architect’s latest project with NYC’s editing studio Arcade Edit. Located in the Flatiron district, the studio was designed with a comfortable and casual approach for the firm’s corporate clients and creative team. The architectural treatment of the ceiling announces the entry at the reception area and is reminiscent of the arched ceiling cove from the building’s former use as a hotel. The building’s signature iron columns are preserved and refinished to maintain the landmark essence with a modern translation. The innovative idea of translating Arcade’s logo into a moving image was introduced as part of the spatial design and fulfilled the client’s desire to be discreet and creative. The idea of a moving image is continuously introduced throughout the space with a dynamic wood fin pattern seen as one travels across the corridor. A palette of walnut wood, rusticated metals, and splashes of green and red punctuate the casual, residential Read more
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The commercial video editing company Friendshop launched last year and needed its own space to expand its growing team. Murdock Solon Architects worked with the company to transform an entire floor in a warehouse-style building in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. MSA helped create the ideal space for ultimate creativity while meeting intense technical demands. MSA designed private offices along the perimeter with centralized communal spaces. The private offices were lined with glass walls to bring natural light to the center space. Custom white lacquered shelves were added for the display of each editor's individuality, as well as to add additional privacy. The central shared space utilizes eclectic mid-century modern furniture to divide the space, and a large kitchen island doubles as an informal conference table. A curved wall constructed of walnut louvers lit from behind further divides space while adding to the overall aesthetic. The final result is a high-energy, yet comfortable space primed for expanding business. View more about the project here.
Designed by Murdock Solon Architect's Shea Murdock, the Manhattan boutique FD Gallery is featured in Architectural Digest's September 2013 issue. The article highlights boutique owner Fiona Druckenmiller and describes the space as a "cabinet of curiosities." The Upper East Side boutique showcases rare estate jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces.