For the residential hallways and a wine room amenity space at the Museum Tower – a residential building situated next to MoMA – FdM:Arch created designs as compelling as the works-of-art housed nearby.
To create optimal spatial depth in the hallways, we proposed treating the core of the building with a consistent color, and making the two opposing north and south walls “art” walls covered in custom, digitally designed wallpaper. The paper, a collaboration with designer Eddie Opara, was inspired by a drawing from the Museum collection, and then abstracted into different variant-sized dots that were distributed differently on each of the 54 floors. This created a continuous but ever-changing thread, as if a piece of gossamer fabric was pulled throughout the building, thereby subverting the traditional notion of wallpaper.
The wine room amenity space – an indoor room adjacent to the roof terrace – provides tenants with a social meeting place as well as a refrigerated wine storage vault. FdM:Arch’s intention was for the lounge to appear located at the top of the building, or even transported to a remote location. This was achieved through the use of floor-to-ceiling lightboxes that extend on opposite sides of the lounge area, providing expansive views. A clear glass partition separates the wine storage vault from the seating area.
- Place New York, NY
- Date 2008
- Client The Museum Tower
- Area 23,075 SF
- Architect Francois deMenil Architect, PC
- MEP Engineer Lane Engineering
- Code Consultant Metropolis Group
- Quantity Surveyor Aragon Construction
- Graphic Designer Eddie Opara / The Map Office
- Lighting OneLux Studio, LLC
- Contractor Aragon Construction