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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Murdock Solon Architects broke ground at the Kings Highway project this week. Led by Principle-in-Charge Shea Murdock, shown above, the 68,000-square-foot commercial development will be an anchor at the evolving neighborhood in Gravesend, Brooklyn. To take advantage of the site’s visibility from the elevated subway lines, the design addresses the two main programs of commercial office space and retail space with dynamically intersecting volumes. The play between the programs is further expressed through use of glazing on the lower retail floors versus a more solid precast concrete panel/ masonry construction on the upper office floors. The 5-story new construction takes cues from the neighboring building heights while exploring facade patterns to weave into the local existing fabric. See more photos of the project here.
We're proud to announce that our Brooklyn Heights Townhouse project is featured in the April issue of New York Cottages and Gardens. The 12-page article, Haute Brooklyn, describes how the owners, Florence and Alexandre Mars, discovered the property and sought the right architecture team to bring their French design sensibility to their new Brooklyn home. Picking the right architect was critical, and after interviewing five firms, they narrowed the choice down to Shea Murdock and Kelly Solon Murdock of Murdock Solon Architects. As the article describes, we worked closely with the owners, helping them not only with the architectural design and construction, but also with the interior design elements. "I told them I wanted a house where friends could kick off their shoes and relax – and they understood it," adds Florence, pointing out further that she and Alexandre were amazed with the firm's attentiveness, efficiency, and budget-mindedness. The guiding principle behind the design was the juxtaposition of old and new, creating visual and textural variety. The design exposed the natural wear and beauty of re-purposed materials. Special attention to lighting, both natural and artificial, highlighted different moments of the architectural details and underlined the thoughtful strategy given to the Read more
If you're near 7th Avenue and 28th/29th Street in New York City, you'll see one of Murdock Solon Architect's latest projects - the refacing and lobby redesign of 333 7th Avenue. Built in 1920, this 21-story office building was ready for a fresh, more modern look. Murdock Solon Architects began by increasing the amount of light that entered the 850-square-foot space. A new glass facade with a varied frit pattern created a unique exterior marker for the building and allowed more sunlight to enter the interior.
MSA’s renovation opened this single-family townhouse to the outdoors, light and views. With a narrow building footprint, MSA’s design focused on creating large, comfortable, open spaces, by minimizing internal walls and divisions. Living areas and the kitchen are separated naturally by furniture and cabinetry, so that light and air moves uninhibitedly from the backyard to the street. Finishes of light colors and warm woods further lighten and brighten the space, along with a bedroom skylight...
Murdock Solon Architect Kara Koirtyohann R.A. shares her experiences as a NYC architect and what it means to be part of shaping the city. She shares about her role in one of the firm's latest projects, the High Line rooftop additions. Read about how she's helped shape the project and more at Murdock Solon Architects.
Take the newly finished High Line to 26th street and look up. Here you'll find one of Murdock Solon Architect's latest projects - three glass rooftop additions on 513-521 West 26th Street.
This view from the High Line has been top of mind from the onset of the project. With the High Line's elevated experience, users see New York City from a new angle...