Ace up the Sleeve

After two decades in the same space, a Washington, D.C., law office began contemplating a change. A new office building by the late Helmut Jahn rising on Pennsylvania Avenue presented an enticing alternative. The firm contracted New York’s SHoP Architects for early programming and test fits, and when 184,000 square feet across eight floors of […]

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A new technicolor mural is unveiled at Roosevelt Island’s annual ‘Pop-Up Pool Party’

For the seventh year running, Roosevelt Island‘s waterfront rental building Manhattan Park has hired a local artist to transform its pool deck into a colorful art installation and “Pop-Up Pool Party.” This year’s mural comes from Brooklyn-based Melissa Dadourian, who created a technicolor geometric pattern over four-and-a-half days, using 36 gallons of paint. Though the […]

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A Helmut Jahn office block gets an airy new atrium from SHoP Architects

After two decades in the same space, a Washington, D.C., law office began contemplating a change. A new office building designed by the late Helmut Jahn rising on Pennsylvania Avenue presented an enticing alternative. The firm contracted New York’s SHoP Architects for early programming and test fits, and when 184,000 square feet across eight floors […]

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Voices from the IFI World Community (Featuring the USA)

Krista Ninvaggi is founder of k&co, an interior design firm based in New York City.K&co specializes in the cross section between interiors and architecture – carrying richconceptual designs into programming, material selection and furniture design.“Working from home for the last year has been an interesting ‘experiment’. It hasbeen fruitful in some ways, allowing me constant […]

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Luxury Jersey City rental The Beach has tons of outdoor space overlooking the skyline

Developer LeFrak began work on Newport, the 600-acre planned community on the Jersey City waterfront, in 1986, and today they’re launching leasing at a new luxury rental within the neighborhood. The Beach is a 336-unit project that not only offers residences with views of the entire Manhattan skyline, but has several outdoor spaces including a […]

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LeFrak Organization Reveals Rentals At The Beach At 700 Washington Boulevard In Jersey City

The LeFrak Organization has revealed its latest collection of residential apartments at 700 Washington Boulevard. The property, officially referred to as The Beach, is positioned on the eastern waterfront edge of Jersey City and will house 336 units. Leasing has officially launched for the property, including a small portion of below-market-rate rentals. All residences will […]

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Scents and Striations

The boutique on North Sixth Street in Williamsburg is the second location for D.S. & Durga, following its NYC flagship that opened in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood a couple of years ago. Kavi Ahuja Moltz, who trained as an architect before launching D.S. & Durga with her husband in 2009, designed both stores with k&co, the interior design […]

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New D.S. & Durga Fragrance House by k&co, Kavi Ahuja Moltz, and Pliskin Architecture Opens to Customers

Brooklyn-based fragrance house D.S. & Durga has opened a new outpost in Williamsburg. The 600-square-foot store was created by design lead k&co, an interior design firm, in collaboration with architectural designer Kavi Ahuja Moltz, also a co-founder of D.S. & Durga, and architect-of-record Pliskin Architecture. The store features custom layer-poured concrete walls and a cast-in-place […]

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D.S. & Durga’s Williamsburg Boutique Spotlights the Versatility of Concrete

For D.S. & Durga’s second boutique, the fragrance company’s cofounder Kavi Ahuja Moltz knew exactly who could bring her vision to life. Not only did Ahuja Moltz—along with her partner in business and life, David Seth Moltz—collaborate with Krista Ninivaggi, founder of interior design firm k&co, on their Nolita flagship in Manhattan, but the women […]

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D.S. & Durga

D.S. & Durga’s newly opened Williamsburg location was designed by co-founder Kavi Ahuja Moltz and designers k&co and Pilskin Architecture.

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D.S. & Durga Opens a Concrete-Clad Perfume House in Brooklyn

Creatives, cofounders, and partners David and Kavi Moltz—D.S. & Durga, respectively—know that fragrance is an invisible architecture with the power to construct space through aroma. Opening a second retail space offered them the opportunity to explore their brand’s identity as a further abstraction of the flagship’s original concept and distillation of their ethos. The roughly […]

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K&CO with Collaborators SHoP Architects and Pliskin Architecture wins Best of the Year Award from Interior Design Magazine for their DC Law Office.

Designed together with SHoP Architects and Pliskin Architecture, the new Washington, DC office for a global law firm covers eight floors which are connected visually and physically by a diagonal atrium dubbed “The Sleeve.”  Private offices encircle six floors, following law office layout conventions, but destination amenity spaces, which we refer to as “Social Condensers” […]

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Recipe for a Room: A Design Contest

The competition is hosted by the AIANY Interiors Committee and will benefit the New York City Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, developed by ROAR and Robin Hood to support the restaurant industry individuals facing unprecedented economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All registration income from the event will go to the fund.

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Roosevelt Island’s colorful Manhattan Park Pool Club is back and open to the public

A playful art installation has returned to Manhattan Park, a waterfront rental on Roosevelt Island. Every summer since 2015, an artist is selected to transform the building’s pool deck with a dazzling 8,500-square-foot mural. This year, as part of a partnership with Corcoran New Developments, Pliskin Architecture, K&Co, and Manhattan Park, artist Alex Proba from […]

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AN EYE-CATCHING MURAL TRANSFORMS MANHATTAN PARK POOL

The Manhattan Park Pool Club on Roosevelt Island has unveiled its colorful and eye-catching design for the summer of 2020. Every year a different artist is invited to transform the pool deck into a work of art. The program, which has run annually since 2015, is the result of a partnership between Citi Habitats New […]

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This gorgeous multicolor pool is open on Roosevelt Island for the summer

Every year on Roosevelt Island, the pool deck at the Manhattan Park waterfront complex, gets a colorful makeover by an artist, per a tradition that began in 2015 by Citi Habitats New Developments and design firm K&Co and Pliskin Architecture.

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Women Who Inspire – Krista Ninivaggi

Krista is the Founder of K&Co, the multidisciplinary interior architecture and design firm which just recently celebrated it 6th anniversary. The company, with its sophisticated and cutting edge style, has designed the decor of The Greenpoint, the American Copper Buildings, The Ludlow at East Market, and the Brooklyn Nets Family Lounge. Prior to opening her […]

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New Concept ama Opens in Queens

Designed by interior design studio K&Co, the restaurant is located in The Hub (lobby) of Paper Factory, which has been reimagined as a stomping ground for the neighborhood. An open layout located in the newly renovated ground floor, ama pays homage to the space’s original architecture as an industrial building while adding warmth and texture […]

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This Vibrant Public Swimming Pool Gives NYC’s Concrete Jungle Some Much-Needed Color

For the fifth year, the pool at the Manhattan Park residential complex on New York City’s Roosevelt Island has been given a lively look for summer. The annual installation, “Pop-Up Pool Party,” is a collaboration between Citi Habitats New Developments, design firm K&Co and Pliskin Architecture that taps artists to transform the pool deck. This […]

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K&Co Brings the Scent of Success to Cult Perfumery D.S. & Durga’s NYC Flagship

Cowboy Grass, Radio Bombay, El Cosmico. For the uninitiated, those are products from D.S. & Durga, the cult perfumery founded in 2009 by David Seth Moltz and his wife, architect Kavi Ahuja, on the idea that scents have the ability to conjure unseen worlds. A stand-alone retail outlet for the brand had also gone unseen. […]

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This gorgeous rainbow pool is open on Roosevelt Island for the summer

Together, Citi Habitats New Developments—along with designers K&Co and Pliskin Architecture—decide which artist will be tasked with dressing the pool in the most eye-catching designs and colors every year. Last year, they chose Technodrome1—who adorned the deck in a fanciful candy-colored design.

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Roosevelt Island’s Manhattan Park pool transforms into a technicolor dreamscape for the summer

For the fifth year in a row, the outdoor pool at Manhattan Park—a waterfront rental community at 30 River Road on Roosevelt Island—has gotten a whimsical makeover just in time for summer. Citi Habitats New Developments, along with K&Co and Pliskin Architecture, worked with local artist Elizabeth Sutton to create the pop-up art installation, which […]

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NYC’s Newest Perfume Shop Is A Modern Treat

Created by David and Kavi Moltz, D.S. and Durga is a blend of their unique skills. David (aka D.S.) is a perfumer who creates narratives around each bottle while Kavi (aka Durga) uses her architectural background to create homes for the scents. Well the Brooklyn duo have brought their brand to new downtown digs designed […]

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D.S. & Durga’s New Manhattan Perfume Boutique Has a Scent—and a Song—for Every Lover

Why did a brand born of the Brooklyn makers’ movement plant its flag across the river? “New York is eternal,” says David of the island’s pull. “We want to be downtown, in the heart of it.” Kavi, who previously worked as an architect, teamed up with the firm K&Co to oversee the design, with support […]

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Roosevelt Island’s candy-colored outdoor pool returns for the summer

The Manhattan Park Pool Club on Roosevelt Island is set to debut its newest candy-colored waterfront pool this weekend. This year’s mural is the work of artist Technodrome1, along with design team K&Co and Pliskin Architecture, and follows similar patterns from murals over the past three years by relying on vibrant pink, blue, yellow, and […]

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East Market: First look at the apartments inside The Ludlow

The Ludlow’s interior design was done by New York-based K&Co, which set out to capture Philadelphia’s status as a city of firsts. “There was just a level of ingenuity, craft and honesty of material that we wanted to have,” said K&Co founder Krista Ninivaggi.

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Tour of the Ludlow at East Market by Philly Magazine

Now that the community spaces are all but finished and the first tenants are moving in, National Real Estate Development Managing Director Dan Killinger invited members of the real estate media over to The Ludlow, the first of two residential towers being built in the East Market development’s first phase last Tuesday, May 15th.

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An Inside Look at The Ludlow, East Market’s First Apartment Building

Bisnow toured the building May 16 with National Managing Director Dan Killinger, visiting staged versions of a two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio unit as well as the amenity space on the third floor. The 18-story, 322-unit building is “introducing residential to Market Street, which is a big deal,” BLT Architects principal Michael Prifti said.

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Delancey Street Associates Kicks Off Leasing at the Rollins at Essex Crossing

Beyer Blinder Belle designed the Rollins, along with interiors from K&Co. Residences range from studios to three bedrooms, with select residences featuring private terraces. Prices start from approximately $3,000. The residences feature fully integrated stainless steel appliances, Bertazzoni ranges, Bosch dishwashers and Grohe fixtures. Each unit contains a washer and dryer as well as large […]

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Essex Crossing’s first market-rate rentals debut on the Lower East Side

The building was designed by Beyer Blinder Belle with interiors by K&Co., which recently worked on SHoP’s American Copper Buildings. Amenities include a roof deck, fitness center, residents’ lounge, and an “elevated garden terrace”—basically, all of the stuff you’d expect from a high-end rental nowadays.

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Peek inside the new Ludlow apartments at East Market

The first of two apartment towers at the $600 million redevelopment project East Market is ready for its first tenants, with the announcement that it will open its doors in March. The Ludlow East Market, as it’s called, is an 18-story building at 1101 Ludlow that just started leasing its 322 apartments through Greystar. It’s […]

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EXPLORING AMERICAN COPPER BUILDINGS’ THREE-STORY SKYBRIDGE

In the ever-changing New York City skyline, one dual-tower residential skyscraper features a curious and highly uncommon attribute that warrants extra attention. Connecting the American Copper Buildings is the first new skybridge NYC has seen in 80 years. The three-story addition stretches 100 feet between the dancing buildings, 300 feet up from the ground. Inside, […]

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Indoors at Nowadays, with interiors by K&CO, featured on Vogue magazine

Nowadays, the City’s Best Backyard, Opens an Indoor Spot With Ample Space—And Incredible Sound. “Nowadays—an open-air venue between Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens—in the summer of 2015, it became that rare thing, the multifaceted casual hang…All of which was, of course, beyond wonderful—when the weather was warm. … Tomorrow, though, changes all that as Indoors […]

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Halstead Muse Magazine interviews Krista Ninivaggi

Joining our accomplished Musing Contributors – handpicked by New York Spaces for this issue – is Krista Ninivaggi, founder of K&Co and a rising star in the interior design world. Krista is one of the few designers named by Contract Magazine as its Designer of the Year while still in her 30’s. Her design portfolio […]

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Designing a Game Room With Grown-Up Flair

Krista Ninivaggi of K&CO, along with Phillip Thomas, Jeffrey Beers of and Patricia Urquiola, speaks with Mansion Global on how to create an upscale recreation room.

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American Copper named 2017 “Building of the Year” by Curbed NY

This year, one building—well, technically two—stood out above the rest for Curbed’s editors: SHoP’s American Copper Buildings brought a bit of glamour to the otherwise architecturally bland east side of Manhattan, and thus, it’s our building of the year.

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SHoP architects spans the american copper buildings with amenity-filled skybridge

JDS development group has announced the opening of the american copper buildings’ unrivaled collection of amenities, including the skybridge that links the pair of copper-clad luxury rental towers on manhattan’s east river waterfront. designed by SHoP architects, the towers boldly change the new york skyline with angled silhouettes that give them a ‘dancing’ appearance. the […]

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Tour the stunning skybridge at Kips Bay’s American Copper Buildings

One of the most interesting projects of the past few years—both from an architectural standpoint, and for real-estate gawkers—is the American Copper Buildings, the enormous Kips Bay rental designed by SHoP Architects and co-developed by JDS and Largo.

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Construction Update: The American Copper Buildings

Construction is wrapping up at JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings, the twin residential rental towers at 626 First Avenue on the East River waterfront in Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects, the sloping 41 and 49-story towers are connected by a skybridge filled with amenities such as an indoor lap pool and residents’ lounge.

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K&CO shortlisted by Interior Design Magazine’s Powergrid NYC 100 “Up & Comers”

We are trilled to have made it onto the list of ” Up and Comers” for Interior Design Magazine’s PowerGrid NYC 100. Two of our projects, American Copper and The Greenpoint, were featured for shaping the New York skyline.

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This NYC pool makes you feel like you’re swimming in a painting

One of the most visually striking publicly-accessible pools in New York is back this summer with a brand-new design. Following up on last year’s rainbow-themed iteration, the “pop-up pool club” at Manhattan Park has gone in a more celestial direction this year, invoking the ocean more than the sky. The pool has been covered with […]

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SHoP architects completes conjoined american copper buildings in new york

along manhattan’s east river waterfront, SHoP architects has completed an angled pair of copper-clad towers linked by a three-story skybridge. known as the ‘american copper buildings’, the two structures — standing at 41 and 48 stories — contain a total of 761 luxury rental residences. located at 626 first avenue, the development has now opened […]

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Design in Color L.A.: Stroke of Brilliance

In this interview, Design in Color L.A. speaks with Krista Ninivaggi, “the inspiring New York Designer Redefining Hospitality with a Fresh Approach to color” . View full interview here

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K&CO’s Manhattan Park Pool Party wins Best of Year Award

We are thrilled to be awarded Interior Design Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Year for our MP Pool Party along with Pliskin Architecture.

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american copper: a look inside SHoP’s new york skyscraper

‘american copper’ is a two-tower residential skyscraper currently under construction in new york’s kips bay neighborhood. designed by SHoP architects, the scheme is set to complete in 2017. strikingly, the two high-rise structures are connected at the 28th floor with a two-story sky bridge that will feature an indoor lap pool and lounge area. between […]

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Check out this time-lapse video of Roosevelt Island’s colorful hidden swimming pool

Roosevelt Island, that sleepy urban outpost between Queens and Manhattan, hides a brilliant swimming pool that looks like it leapt from the set of one of Nicki Minaj’s music videos. Barak Pliskin, founding principal of New York–based Pliskin Architecture, took The Architect’s Newspaper on a tour of the pool, part of residential Manhattan Park, on […]

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2014 Designer of the Year: Krista Ninivaggi

Krista Ninivaggi named the 2014 Designer of the Year by Contract magazine. She is the 35th recipient of the award. “With verve and style, and a business-savvy moxy, Ninivaggi has single-handedly made certain that interior design is of equal importance to Architecture, Urban Design, and Construction at SHoP.”  – Contract Magazine  

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Metropolis Magazine: An Interview With Materials And Rapid Prototyping Specialist Krista Ninivaggi

   Susan S. Szenasy of Metropolis Magazine asks the award-winning  designer about her design process, new fabrication technologies, and opening her own firm. “For award-winning designer Krista Ninivaggi, the promise of [digital fabrication] technologies goes further than these considerations. As she put it in our recent conversation, forward-looking fabrication models can have a fundamental impact on design […]

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Meet the 2013 Curbed Young Guns: Krista Ninivaggi.

Though Krista Ninivaggi, 34, spent the greater part of a decade cutting her teeth at some of the most esteemed hospitality and commercial design firms on Earth, it was the decision to form an industry softball league that would, in a rather roundabout way, seal her fate.

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