Box Studios


New York, NY
17,500 square feet
2004
Type: Offices
Hired by a prominent photographic post-production studio, we developed a center for a growing business and brand. We started with a derelict and unoccupied three-story warehouse located in the Meatpacking District before that neighborhood was chic. In an extensive renovation of the building, we organized each floor around a central hall defined by a vertical hole we cut through the building.
This “cut” visually connects the building’s many components, including labs, studios, darkrooms, production and printing facilities, viewing spaces and offices. It also provides natural light to the center of the building. Most significant was our transformation of the facade; we arranged a simple grid of boldly-large windows in a striking black-brick wall. It sits, both mysterious and arresting, on busy West 14th street.

Drawings


Key People


Deborah Berke

Stephen Brockman
Project Lead

Collaborators


Deborah Berke Partners
Architect

Ross Dalland PE
Structural Engineer


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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.

Elegant. Inventive. Modern. Life enriching. True to place.
220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.