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TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, New York
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TBWA\CHIAT\DAY NEW YORK
New York, NY
USA

TYPE OFFICE
AREA 32,000 SF
COMPLETION 1999
 
As the big city sibling of TBWA\Chiat\Day, the New York offices were designed in 1999 to support a fast paced agency, and capture the character of New York in its public face. The Madison Avenue building carries traces of postwar modernism and art deco, and provided a subtle but distinct urban context. While work areas are a functional open architecture, the public areas were opened up, connecting the two floors with a dramatic atrium. Rising above this atrium is a stainless steel ship-like wall, screening the open work areas, with porthole openings. Meeting rooms, the art studio and the Clubhouse open onto the space. The central atrium houses a custom aluminum table with 90 apertures to accommodate small flowerpots that could be purchased from street vendors. The piece is a reference to the controlled but vital cultivation of nature in the City.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BENNY CHAN OF FOTOWORKS