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NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2013 CEREMONY AT WHITE HOUSE

I-Beam would like to congratulate James Wines (Suzan’s father) and Michael Sorkin for their National Design Awards from the Smithsonian /Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

James is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Michael received the 2013 Award for his insightful ‘Design Mind’.


It was an honor for Suzan to accompany her father to the White House where they dined with Michelle Obama while discussing the importance of ‘risk-taking’ and potential of instant media in education, and design. Suzan is wearing the ‘New York City’ dress from Cityzen by Azin.

URGENT ARCHITECTURE

Our Pallet House has recently been published in “Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World.” The book features several innovative proposals for affordable housing, prefab construction, transitional shelters, and adaptable homes. Check it out!


A LOOK AT ONE OF I-BEAM’S LATEST PROJECTS

Mark’s/Caride Residence

The renovation of Melissa Marks and Vicente Caride’s loft is the result of a thorough collaboration. Melissa and Vicente are creative pro­fessionals who were very involved in the design process of their space.The architects and owners worked together to develop a plan that would remain open while creating order among a variety of domestic and professional activities. A series of sliding walls each weighing over 500 lbs serve as alternating studio and exhibition walls that reveal or conceal different areas (studio, office and living room) according to the time of day and who is using the space.


I-BEAM PARTICIPATES IN OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK 2011

Casper Munter, a Danish lawyer, and Suzanne Russell, an American artist, approached I-Beam Design to renovate their 1500 square foot New York City property. The couple was interested in keeping the space as open and raw as possible which lead to the transformation of the cramped two-bedroom /two bath apartment into an open and flexible loft.

 


WORLD’S COOLEST OFFICES 2011