GKV Architects and Martin Brudnizki Revive 19th-Century Office as NYC's Beekman Hotel

Nothing beats the “wow” of a yuge atrium. Just ask a certain New York real-estate developer. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean pink marble. The Temple Court building’s nine-story interior courtyard is a Gilded Age marvel. From the arcaded walls, cast-iron dragon brackets spring forth to support encircling balconies. The roof has an impressive pyramidal skylight, conceived in the decades between London’s Crystal Palace and Chicago’s White City. > Project Resources Designed as offices for lawyers and small businesses needing proximity to municipal facilities, the redbrick building embellished with terra-cotta opened in 1883 with the anticipation of enormous profits. Lasting success proved ...

7 Simply Amazing Living Walls

Lush living walls provide these projects with a welcome breath of fresh air. 1. Etsy headquarters by Gensler   Coders tend ...