Mar 16 2018 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

Architecture Omi – Residency 2018

I had the honor and the pleasure of recently being invited to the Art Omi Residency program for architects in Ghent NY.  With nine other architects from around the world we worked for two weeks on projects of our choice.  For me, with my recent work in the Hudson Valley, I decided to explore a few common local materials; brick, wood and glass.  Sounds pretty straightforward enough.   Most importantly, having the space and the time, away from the office, it allowed me to pursue other directions at my own pace and have fun doing it.  The Residency program is terrific; they offer a chance to get away for artists, writers, translators, musicians , dancers and architects by offering room and board and a chance to think in a lovely setting in Columbia County, NY.  Thank you New York State Council for the Arts for supporting this great program.  Below are some shots of my final presentation.


Aug 09 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

Newburgh Architecture

We are currently involved in a handful of great projects in the Hudson Valley city of Newburgh.  We have re-purposed historic warehouses to live-work studios for artists and taken on completely gutted single family renovations.  We love going across the river to help bring back some of these beautiful buildings.

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Jun 28 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

Time’s Square Hotel

Just completed the Riu Hotel’s first hotel in New York and their second in the United States. The 647 room hotel is small for them but is one of New York’s top 25 in terms of size. It is actually composed of two hotels and two residential buildings adding to the mix in a city that already prides itself on red tape and paperwork. Berg + Moss were the executive architects who worked together with Riu’s talented design team. In addition to the four separate buildings, viagra usa there is a restaurant, viagra a cafe, conference rooms, lounges, fitness room, and soon to be completed, cafeteria.



Apr 29 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

Running Wall Progress

On a quiet property in the Hudson Valley, viagra sale work has begun on a garden wall in collaboration with landscape designer Lindsey Taylor. The 300 foot long wall encompasses a formal garden and orchard. The wall follows the contours of the rocky landscape at heights ranging from 8 to 13 feet tall.

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Apr 25 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

New Market for Kingston, NY

We are working with the team from the Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg as well as our friends at Atlas Industries to bring an seasonal outdoor food market to the Hudson Valley city of Kingston, viagra canada NY. The project will repurpose the historic ruins of the Hutton Brick Yard into a new market place with food vendors and shops. We are seeking the most minimal interventions to allow for the existing poetry of the site to shine through. Article in the Daily Freeman


Apr 25 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

Hotel Opened

We are excited to have our new 647 room hotel open for business in Times Square. The prime location features 3 restaurants, discount viagra a conference center, full service gym, as well as a mix of rooms from singles to suites. The eagerly anticipated hotel is already 100% booked.

Jan 19 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

House of an architect(s) – Part 7

Despite the weather, buy viagra progress is picking up again on the exterior. Our thinking has always been to construct a well designed home that is simple and efficient using off-the-shelf components. With an aggressive budget we took an economical approach with a kit of parts that was easy and affordable to construct as well operate over the years to come. Another example is the exterior wall assembly. Much like the interior, cialis buy we went with a layered approach of exterior, water-resistant insulation under a latticework of sub-framing. This will then be covered with pine-tar coated tongue and groove pine siding. In themselves, all of the materials are very straightforward and affordable. No composites, no plastics, no cements or special things we can’t pronounce. In the end, we will have a layered sandwich of a wall that can breathe and drain moisture that is also fairly easy to maintain every 7-10 years with a coat of natural linseed oil. We also want it to look nice; accentuating the hillside and opening to the views over the valley.

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Nov 24 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

House of an architect(s) – Part 6

Progress continues and the temperatures are dropping. It’s a perfect time to talk about insulation. We recently installed our inner layer of insulation and vapor barrier. From the beginning, viagra sales our approach was to do the best we could with the budget we had. This meant insulating without going crazy. We opted for going air-tight in order to cut down on air infiltration and drafts and to allow the components of the house to breath (no foam). We chose 6-inch Roxul batts in the walls and 12-inch batts in the ceiling (we installed it ourselves). We then wrapped it with an Intello vapor barrier and taped it tightly with Proclima Vana tape and glue. Next we will add another 1 1/2-inch layer of insulation to the exterior. So far, without heat, with nights below freezing, the house hasn’t dipped below 50 degrees yet.

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Sep 21 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized ·

House of an Architect(s) – Part 5

Still Framing. This week we got a roof. Two roofs exactly. The first is a membrane attached directly over the rafters and then a layer of plywood and a conventional roof. The two layers are separated by a 2×4 on its side. What this creates is extra insulation space on the inside of the membrane and a nice clear venting channel on the outside. The venting channel keeps the heat of the roof to the outside by keeping a clear route for circulating air and condensation. The membrane is waterproof but allows vapor than may be inside the house a way to escape. It’s nice to see it all coming together.

Meanwhile the final framing details are ongoing and all ‘on-site changes of heart’ are being added for the upcoming framing inspection. The detached garage will start going up this week. It is great to be in capable hands of a good builder. Thanks Nick.

Also upcoming this week are windows and the final trenching for all of our services.

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