Purpose / A+I

Purpose / A+I

© Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat + 10

New York, United States
  • Architects: A+I
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1393.5 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013
  • Photographs photographs: Magda Biernat
  • Collaborators

    A+I Team: Sommer Schauer, Phil Ward, Amy Mielke, Megan Marvin, Alan Calixto
  • Lighting

    Lighting Workshop
  • MEP

    Robert Derector Associates
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers

    Metalwork: 4th State Metals
  • Custom Millwork

    Rob Fiorella
  • Carpet

  • Furniture

    Blu Dot, Maxwell Blake, Herman Miller
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© Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

Text description provided by the architects. Purpose is a creative strategy consulting agency largely focused on organizing mass online movements. They took a floor in the mansard roof storage space of the old Arnold Constable Department Store (now defunct) on 5th avenue.

© Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

The space was particularly challenging because the windows started at 6’ above the floor. New platforms were added along the perimeter containing war rooms for the various organizations and movements purpose has launched.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The platforms and ramp connect at the open pantry with tiered levels for presentations and events. Custom desks are economically made from sheets of plywood, rubber and 4x4 posts.

© Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

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Address: Flatiron District, New York, NY, United States

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Purpose / A+I" 14 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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