hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) are hosting a series future events for hMa clients. Selected hMa clients will be invited to hMa’s office to meet artists, artisans, and specialty consultants who collaborate on hMa projects. We are excited to announce the first of these events.
Clients will be offered hor'dourves prepared by Cara Fitzpatrick, hMa's in-house Kitchen and Catering Consultant. Cara is a professional chef with specializes in whole and gourmet foods from regional sources.
At our first event, clients will meet natural woodworker Hisao Hanafusa of Miya Shoji Showroom (17th and 6th in NYC). Hanafusa has collaborated with hMa on several projects including Infinity Chapel. Clients will also meet artist and hMa collaborator David Teeple.
Invitations coming soon!
CHEF CARA FITZPATRICK'S NATURAL, ORGANIC, LOCAL FOOD
DAVID TEEPLE'S "IN REFLECTION" - INSTALLATION VIEW
New York architect Victoria Meyers is pleased to post Holley House, a contemporary residential project by hMa where site landscape elements of wood and stone fuse to create a house. Holley House is a cedar clad, wood frame house with wood floors and decks. Formally, the house is a series of pavilions built into the landscape.
The master bath features a sunken tub with floor to ceiling windows that look out toward a hill, with a rebuilt farmer's stone wall, which leads from the house to the hill top. The stone wall references the two stone walls that pass through the house, north to south, and support the guest wing.
The house functions as a sequence that moves from Nature to Water. At the entrance to the house, visitors walk past a garden of native grasses and trees, through a guest wing suspended between two stone walls (stone is quarried on the site), to a stone lined pool. Walking from east to west, one walks from a copse of trees, into the master bedroom wing, down a wood stair through the living room, out the living room door, and down a cliff face with an embedded stone stair, to a pond.
The experience of the house moves from wood to water/ from stone to wood.
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WaveLine photographed in May 2007 by Michael Moran
WaveLine, a 6,000 sqaure-foot pavilion designed by hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) of New York, is a steel and masonry building of subtle but powerful vision, with modest dimensions. The building is located in Queens, New York, and was commissioned by the New York City Housing Authority. WaveLine does not try to blend in with its neighbors - twenty-story public housing towers built during the 1950’s, but instead uses the contrast of its contemporary materials and graceful form to define a new place for performance and sport within an existing public housing complex. hMa worked closely with sound and environmental consultants to design the building to reflect wave formations. The building has a 20-foot high ceiling, and was designed with excellent acoustics so that it can be used for performance as well as sport.
The pavilion is 6,000 square feet, and the adjacent community center is 20,000 square feet. WaveLine finished construction in June 2007, and is expected to officially open by November 2007.
Met Home of the Month for Steven Holley's home north of New York City hanrahanMeyers Architects transferred the openness of Philip Johnson's glass house to the rugged landscape. Written by Fred A. Bernstein Photographed by Antoine Bootz Produced By Linda O'Keeffe
When Steven Holley, a prominent Manhattan lawyer, decided to build a weekend house north of the city, he knew just where to turn. In the 1990s, Holley bought a loft not far from his Lower Manhattan office. It had large rooms, high ceilings and abundant windows at both ends. But it was in "disastrous condition," Holley says.
"I was worried there would be a million problems if I bought it," Holley says. Luckily, his real estate agent knew a pair of young architects who were teaching at Columbia University while establishing their own practice...
Victoria Meyers: Designing With Light
New York Architects Victoria Meyers and Thomas Hanrahan believe that architecture is an environment, 'pure space', manifested in nature. The principals of hanrahanMeyers architects (hMa) have established themselves as unique visionaries, incorporating light and sound into their arresting designs of pure forms. Founded in 1987, the firm specializes in residences, art centers, and community spaces. They design spaces from a vision that connects visitors with the natural world.
Victoria Meyers: Shape of Sound Architect Victoria Meyers analyzes the shape of sound; architecture and sound; form; materiality; windows; the urban sound scape, its politics, aesthetics and social character; reflection; virtuality; sound art; and silence.
Shape of Sound on Amazon
Victoria Meyers: Shape of Sound Victoria Meyers architect (Los Angeles, Ca.), principal of hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) explores sound as it effects architecture, urban spaces, and landscapes. Contributors include hanrahan Meyers architects (featured on the book cover), Stephen Vitiello, Michael J. Schumacher, David Mather, Neil Denari, Bruce Pearson, Howeler and Yoon architecture, and Joseph Ketner.
hMa : Green Initiatives / Sustainable Architecture
The Conservation Fund As part of our nature based vision for architecture, hMa gives a percentage of the firm’s annual revenues to nature initiatives. This year, hMa funded ‘Wildlife Corridors’, through the Conservation Fund. ‘Wildlife Corridors’ provide natural zones through cities and towns that link animals with adjacent nature preserves. This initiative is one of several cutting-edge planning initiatives that forward thinking architects will be adopting as we seek to harmonize human habitats with nature and create sustainable development.