AGA has been documenting on Instagram the work on our latest project in Jamaica, Queens. This new affordable housing project launches our work with artists and artisans as pieces are created with our input to make artful spaces that promote community and calm through the beauty of color and light. Please follow us on Instagram by clicking on the icon below
The building providing studios and services for people with psychiatric issues and those with low incomes, will feature the work of Queens artists including two in-situ murals by Laini Nemett depicting the building under construction and when complete; and glass panels by Cora Glasser. At left is Laini painting on site, preparatory to her murals. The façade as designed by AGA is clad in custom ceramic tiles creating an 8 story high mural.
Two buildings now owned by a not-for-profit will become a newly single entity with the addition of a third building allowing for handicapped accessibility, as well as improved tenant and staff spaces. Further, sustainability will be achieved by the unity of the 3 buildings.
The refined aesthetic of this office reflects its one hundred year old organization's global reach. The materials and color palette evoke the group's connection to the eastern Mediterranean. Final detailing, including the installation of Jerusalem stone, is underway.
This adaptive reuse of four former warehouse buildings creates a dining and arts urban oasis within walking distance of the Staten Island Ferry. The dramatically lit woven stainless steel tower and building façade are creating a new type of urban environment for the borough.