Empire Diner's Upscale Renovation by Nemaworkshop

Empire Diner. Photography by Quentin Bacon. The history of New York is one of constant reinvention. Without landmark status, market forces and time generally conspire to drastically alter even the most beloved neighborhood institutions. Chelsea’s Empire Diner is a rare exception, and now, thanks to Nemaworkshop, it has an interior to match its archetypal art moderne facade. First opened in 1946 courtesy of the Fodero Dining Car Company, the diner retained the same owner for 30 years. It continued operating as a greasy spoon, albeit one featured in Woody Allen’s Manhattan and on the cover of Tom Waits’s Asylum Years, until ...

WMR Arquitectos Dreams Up Fun-Filled Beach House in Chile

No waves? No worries. At least not for filmmaker and champion surfer Cristian Merello. He can stay in shape and ...