Bright Architecture and Nook Brooklyn Collaborate on a Climbing Gym in Williamsburg
After a century of different uses, including as a soda factory and metal warehouse, the building at the corner of North 14th Street and Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn had fallen into such disrepair it was being used for a dark, grimy backdrop in music videos and commercials. When Bright Architecture and Nook Studio were tasked with transforming it into VITAL Climbing Gym, a fitness space that also offers aerial silk, yoga, cycle, and other classes, they chose to embrace the building’s industrial past rather than covering it up. Century-old brick, plaster, and metal beams were left in their original condition, juxtaposed against brand-new colorful plywood-and-steel climbing walls. The contrast acknowledges the building’s history while announcing a vibrant new addition to the neighborhood.
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Green Qween, part community organization, part social enterprise in Los Angeles, boasts a warm and welcoming design with nods to queer history.
This Mumbai Apartment Raises the Bar for Residential Opulence
The color green sets the tone for the interior design of this contemporary Mumbai apartment—offering a perfect reflection of the owners’ vibrant personalities.
6 New Eateries With Innovative Designs
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