KOHN ARCHITECTURE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE!
I am thrilled to introduce Kohn Architecture’s new website. In designing it we intended it to convey who we are as architects: that is, creative design thinkers who can be practical as well as pragmatic. We also wanted the design to be simple even though it had a complex underlying structure, and I think we achieved that.
GETTING LPC PERMITS FOR STOREFRONTS IN NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS
New York. With its iconic buildings, unbeatable shopping, vibrant cultural life, and expansive food scene, The Big Apple is undisputedly one of the most thrilling places on Earth. Retailers, restauranteurs and hospitality businesses especially like New York because the visibility it provides is the highest and best that a brand has to offer. New York is also a great testing ground for innovation and experimentation.
ROOF GARDEN ARCHITECTURE – NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS ISSUES NEW ROOFTOP CODE AND ZONING GUIDELINES
Back in April of 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) decided to crack down on roof decks, roof terraces and recreational spaces on the roofs of buildings.
Developers and building owners were up in arms. Rooftop outdoor spaces had become hugely popular for new and existing buildings. In New York’s super competitive real estate market, where both residential and commercial buildings are always trying to out do each other, prospective tenants consider these types of outdoor roof top spaces as indispensable as gyms, open floor plans and high speed internet access. The NYC roof gardens design and construction industry needed clarification.
Combining Apartments in NYC
Guy Kohn, AIA, Principal, Kohn Architecture – Presentation
A continuing education class for real estate brokers in New York City. In conjunction with Michael Xylas, Partner, Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, AGMB Training Center Ltd.
The course discusses how TPPN 3/97 (NYC Department of Buildings Technical Procedure and Policy Notice) changed the requirements for combining apartments in New York City and made the procedure easier to accomplish. Code Notes – Combining Apartments
Horizontal (Duplex Apartments) and vertical combinations are covered as well as Apartment Design challenges and considerations. Professional Self Certification, Alteration Type 2, Alteration Agreements, insurance requirements, building rules and tax implications are also covered in the course.
NYC TOWNHOUSE ARCHITECTURE & RENOVATIONS
There are few architectural styles more emblematic of New York City than the townhouse. First built over 100 years ago, these buildings have withstood an ever-changing real estate market to become some of the most treasured and prized homes in the city. Today, buyers often look to balance the history of the NYC townhouse with sleek modernization. It is a tricky but rewarding process that calls for the insight of a skilled architect.
Are you on the hunt for a NYC townhouse property? If so, it is a good idea to consult an architect who specializes in this property type. They will be able to walk you through the essential components of townhouse purchasing, renovation and ownership.