Bassem Shaaban worked with the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum to design develop and produce the Art of Video Games exhibit; A 5 year touring exhibit that chronicles the development of video games. A simple assembly process was necessary and achieved by mating custom HDPE parts, latches and CNC milling. Although the primary focus was to prototype the “kiosk” section, the process of fabrication was streamlined by creating a mill-and-assemble technique developed during the prototyping stage.
109th street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, New York based architect John Locke of the Department of Urban Betterment, in collaboration with Joaquin Reyes, has realized — following a kickstarter campaign previously featured on designboom — ‘inflato dumpster’, an inflatable classroom installed inside of a dumpster. The urban project includes 165 square feet of enclosed space, canvassed with an inflatable membrane made by TW2M from a combination of two lightweight materials: clear polyethylene — an inexpensive, common and biodegradable plastic material that allows views both from and out to the street, and mylar — used in both emergency hiking blankets and spacecraft which created a gold interior that illuminates the space.
An 1,800 Sq.Ft. restoration and remodel. The project included the refinishing of the first floor, remodeling the second floor and adding a new master bathroom. The project also included replacing all windows and insulation, to improve efficiency.
A custom built 9,000 Sq. Ft. home with 6 car garage on an active family-owned farmland.
Rehabilitation project on a 3-story 18th-century house included the remodeling and renovation of a kitchen and 2 floors of bedrooms and bathrooms. The project included the addition of a sun-room, breakfast room, large basement and a 400-Sq.Ft deck.
The project also included a large lake-bed geothermal system, which replaced the standard heating and cooling systems. This was TW2M's first involvement with a large environmental building system.
Storefront renovation project for Combina restaurant.
Design by MYT Diseño.
Koneko is a cat cafe inspired by Japanese concepts, that flourished over the last decade.
The 2,000 square foot, two floor, cat cafe includes a cafe/ sake bar and a fully separated cattery/ cat adoption center.
The Cattery includes, a first floor cat gallery where customers can hang out with their feline friends. It also include a Cat-io, so that the kittens can enjoy the New York summer. The basement is connected via a Cat-Ramp and includes an area where customer can hang out with the cats.
The Locke Residence is a 1,300 SF residence in Hudson Heights. In this Design/Build Project we collaborated with architect John Locke, working hand in hand, using an integrated project delivery approach which allowed us to complete the project in different phases with a craftsman level quality to the space.
The bright and spacious condominium is in a 1920’s 6 story building with unique views of the George Washington Bridge. The eclectic home features an ample living room with a double door opening toward the adjacent dining and family rooms for entertaining, in addition to a study and bedroom with a walk-in closet. Drawing on the clients’ design and editorial backgrounds, the space uses contemporary graphic accents, patterns, and textures; highlighted with classical custom wood moldings and lighting fixtures, all set against deep blues, natural wood and white toned backgrounds.
We provided Interior Design, featuring the work of contemporary artist David Roman; as well as Construction, Management and Owner’s Representation Consultancy providing expert cost estimating and detailed project supervision.
A Charter School Renovation of a 40,000 SF Elementary School in Harlem, part of one of the largest and highest-performing free, public charter school network in New York City. In this Build Project, we collaborated with Biber Architects, following closely the design guidelines to make the physical environment increase the performance required by the pedagogical methodology.
Each room in the 1953’s 4 story building, including offices and bathrooms, follows the colorful and unique design concept which is fun, and lively, yet carefully engineered to allow the density and intensity of learning expected, in addition to creating an environment that exudes a sense of welcome, warmth and youth. Each room including offices and bathrooms, have customized elements; a high banner of color in offices and multicolor wall tile in stripes for the bathrooms.
For this build project we provided Project Management, Construction Management, Material and FF&E Procurement and General Contracting to meet Success Academy's and the Department of Education’s budget and schedule, ensuring the most competitive cost efficiency and streamlined project delivery.
A 10,000 SF middle school in Harlem, part of one of the largest and highest-performing free, public charter school network in New York City. In this Build Project, we collaborated with Biber Architects, following closely their design guidelines to make the physical environment increase the performance required by the pedagogical methodology.
Middle School’s design is inspired by Mondrian, which captures the balance between the sense of order and the vibrant colors, as a representation of this stage where students start to transition from playfulness to more structured information preparing for more disciplines. Each classroom is surrounded by panels that consist of harmonic color blocks. Outside of the classrooms, the panels around the door provide a clear guidance into the space of learning. Contrary to the elementary schools in the network, the bathrooms in Harlem North West use a combination of white, grey, and black tiles, with a blue or orange paint above.
For this build project, we provided Project Management, Construction Management, Material and FF&E Procurement and General Contracting to meet Success Academy's and the Department of Education’s budget and schedule, ensuring the most competitive cost efficiency and streamlined project delivery.
The exhibition Ugo Rondinone: I <3 John Giorno is a multilayered exhibition at SKY ART, a 10,000 SF temporary nonprofit art center located in bustling Times Square in New York City. Produced by Frahm & Frahm and Moinian Group. This installation is only one of thirteen locations, which opened simultaneously across New York City.
Surrounded by John Giorno’s Archive (1936—ongoing), made up of 15,147 documents. The archive mixes his private life and artistic life, with each documentation digitized and reproduced on a sheet of colored paper adapted to a standard A4 scale. The installation has been arranged chronologically and displayed on the walls of Sky Art in a grid, creating a panoply of color and content that mirrors the artist’s rich history.
Visitors are invited to dive further into Giorno’s life by looking at binders of archival material, compiled by archivists Marcia Bassett and Anastasia Clarke, that are available on nearby custom built cement board tables, making the diversity of Giorno’s work tangible.
We provided Installation and General Contracting Services, in addition to Project Management providing value engineering and detailed project supervision to ensure to meet the artists studio specific requirements and deadlines.