Axis Mundi wins LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Competition

Axis Mundi wins LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Competition

We are very pleased to be one of the winning entries for the LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Competition announced today. A design ideas competition that inspired 382 designers and artists from 30 countries to reimagine New York’s Central Park.

”From megastructures to new ecologies and radical ideas for democratizing public space, the LA+ ICONOCLAST winning entries show how designers can move beyond the status quo of picturesque large parks and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century,” jury chair Richard Weller said.

Press Release: https://www.design.upenn.edu/press/la-journal-announces-winners-competition-redesign-new-yorks-central-park

John trying his hand at special finishes at 432 Park Avenue

John trying his hand at special finishes at 432 Park Avenue

John Beckmann getting down and dirty in the Gallery at 432 Park Avenue. He likes to get involved, he also likes black for drama. The gallery is being completed by special finishes maestro Sir Anthony Chase, using a troweled black pearl, burnished with gunmetal and bronze polish.

Architectural Students from Sapienza University of Rome visit Axis Mundi

Architectural Students from Sapienza University of Rome visit Axis Mundi

About 20 architectural students from Sapienza University of Rome visited the studio for a casual discussion on the state of design, our work and career advice. John Beckmann (foreground) and Hannah LaSota (far right). We hope they enjoy the rest of their trip in New York!

Vista Tower Chicago

Vista Tower Chicago

In Progress: A 360 Sky Penthouse in Vista Tower. The building is on its way to becoming Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper with a planned height of 1,191 feet. When completed, the Jeanne Gang - designed tower will trail only Willis Tower (1,451 feet) and Trump International Hotel & Tower (1,389 feet) on the list of Chicago's tallest buildings.

Barbara Wolf on Philip Johnson

Barbara Wolf on Philip Johnson

The architect and film maker Barbara Wolf gives an insightful talk on her years working with Philip Johnson, and her fascinating documentary on his eccentric life

101 Wall Street - Penthouse Duplex

101 Wall Street - Penthouse Duplex

101 Wall Street - Penthouse Duplex

In Progress: Constructed in 1931, 101 Wall’s glazed brick façade and newly landscaped setback terraces reflect the strong geometric lines characteristic of the Art Deco era. Within the lobby, original decorative elements have been preserved as part of a comprehensive and thoughtfully envisioned renovation.

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue

In Progress: We are designing a spectacular southern facing apartment on one of the highest floors at 432 Park Avenue. Designed by the architect Rafael Viñoly, 432 Park is the third tallest building in the United States, and the tallest residential building in the world. It's the second tallest building in New York City, behind One World Trade Center.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPBCeXkKFSU  
 

50 Riverside Boulevard

50 Riverside Boulevard

In Progress: An extraordinary Duplex, terrace and pool overlooking the Hudson River.

Laquerus

Laquerus

IN PROGRESS: Laquerus in Madison, WI