I started this blog around the time I began to study architecture, as a way to track ideas of whatever scope and complexity, from a sketch to a building. Over time the site has become a chronicle and chronology of my thinking about architecture, from early experiments and speculative proposals to completed projects and buildings currently in progress. It is, inevitably, also a timeline of my professional education: studying with some of the best minds in architecture, working in influential practices, co-founding Bureau V, and eventually starting my own studio, PINCUS A+D.
My latest project is Grand Banks, a seasonal oyster bar on deck of the historic F/V Sherman Zwicker. Docked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in Tribeca, the 142 foot sailboat is a museum quality example of traditional boat building and the largest wooden vessel in New York City.
The project was conceived and developed with Mark Firth, founder of Diner and Marlow & Sons, my brother Miles, who is my partner in the development firm Arts & Leisure, and Adrien Gallo, our director of operations; and designed in collaboration with Eric Cheong head of design for Ace Hotels.
Operating in conjunction with the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation, Grand Banks presents on-board exhibitions on maritime history and a curated lecture series with notable speakers on topics ranging from seafaring culture to aquatic sustainability.
We will be opening in the next few weeks.
One of my favorite details on the facade of Original Music Workshop is finally coming to life.
Construction at Kinesthesia Physio is moving along. Above right you see a section of our perforated wall panel system that has recently been hung.
Happy Holidays from PINCUS A+D.
Searching for interesting letterhead design work, I came across AMASSBLOG, and then these great words from a book on Martha Graham:
What is Form?
Form is the
Memory of Spiritual
do Form and
Form and Content
meet in Action
Funnily enough, "What is Form?" is the title of my forthcoming book of interviews with architects, designers, and theorists on the nature of form.
Looking into who was behind the blog, I discovered the amazing graphic studio DESIGN:MW run by JP and Allison Williams. They have a 20 year history fantastic work, and I'm sorry I was not aware of them until now.
Here's a snapshot mid-process in developing a Cairo-style tessellation field. More after the holidays...