132 West 27th Street, New York
Square Feet: 147,200
Guest Rooms: 313
Completion Date: February 2016
PPA helped to translate the key signatures of this sleek European brand catered to the up-and-coming business travelers with spaces that translate from day to night, to the first ever Innside by Melia Hotel in the US, in the NoMad neighborhood of NYC. PPA played on the most valuable aspects of NYC real estate – light and open vista, for the interior design of this project.
The ground level lobby contained large open spaces for reception and restaurant/ bar, connected to the arcade and flow onto the street, through folding glass doors. The glistering column and large hanging lights beyond the bar signals the two story restaurant space, with a view to the landscaped terrace. The large window on the ground floor leads the guests eyes to through the elevator banks to the rear terrace, every floor has a large open window facing south, creating vignettes of a vertical journey, from a crammed typical midtown rear yard with office windows, to rooftop water tanks, to the open skies with uninterrupted vista to World Trade I. The guestrooms are simply and elegantly finished to create an airy feel, large frosted glass panel allow natural light to flow into the guest bathrooms.
50 Trinity Place, New York, NY
Square Feet: 79,000 sf
Guest Rooms: 173
Completion Date: June 2017
PPA designed a new Aloft Hotel steps away from Trinity Church in lower Manhattan, on very narrow footprint, which required radically re-interpreting the standard design components of the public spaces, as well as the deconstructed guest bathroom mode and furniture placement typical of the brand. The result is a compact, streamlined and efficient open space with an industrial loft look reminiscent of the area not long ago, but with a design edge catered to the technology savvy business travelers of today.
100-15 Ditmars Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY
Square Feet: 89,000 S.F.
Guest Rooms: 148 keys
Completion Date: February, 2017
PPA transformed an existing hotel opposite LaGuardia Airport into an industrial chic Aloft Hotel with open spaces for young business travelers with open minds and unlimited ideas. Lighted elements defines and signals the various public spaces, leading the guest from check-in to social spaces like the W XYZ bar, the signature pool table, in an atmosphere that can change from being a relaxed conductive work space, to an energetic social scene at night.
100-15 Ditmars Blvd East Elmhurst, NY
Square Feet: 89,000 S.F.
Guest Rooms: 93 keys
Completion Date: February, 2017
PPA transformed an existing cylindrical building opposite LaGuardia Airport into the first ever IBIS Styles Hotel with a “NYC subway” theme, with a cheerful, bright and colorful, interactive spaces with an independent spirit and a slight tongue-in-cheek humor, and guestroom with simple lines and open views. The open spaces encourage conviviality and social interaction.
151 Maiden Lane, New York, NY
Square Feet: 140,000 sf
Guest Rooms: 272
Completion Date: July 2017
For one of the first AC Hotels in NYC located at the nexus of the Financial District and the historic Seaport District in lower Manhattan, PPA designed the public and guestroom spaces with contrasting elements of the ephemeral and the solid, reflected in the materials chosen, the open flow and connection of spaces.
The ground floor lobby’s focus is an open freestanding stair against a faux waterfall backdrop, with direct visual connection to the bar and activities on the 2nd floor lounge space. A large continuous shelf with undulating modules in black and gold greet the guest upon landing on the 2nd floor, while the lounge seats along the floor to ceiling clear glass façade lead to the bar and lounge space, where at the corner there is an open view of the bustling corner. The guest corridors have even and soothingly dim lighting, with a simple focus point at the elevator banks - bead blasted black stainless steel panels run up the elevator wall and becomes a canopy just below the ceiling, the reveals highlighted by hidden LED lights.
175 East 125th Street / 2306 Third Avenue, New York
Square Feet: 170,000 SF
Apartment Units: 233
Completion Date: June 2018
The Salvation Army conducted a thorough research for an architectural firm that could take over their first multi-use facility in almost 30 years. Peter Poon Architects was selected based on its combined experience on religious, office, residential and hospitality building types.
The client has worked closely with our office to design this exemplary building that will become a prototype for the organization's future projects. A senior living component will be conformed from the 4th floor to the 12th floor while two senior resident amenity spaceswill be located at the 3rd and 13th Floor. The Cellar, Ground and 2nd Floors will be designated to community outreach programs which include a basketball facility and a place of worship as well as after-school programs.
Based on the client's vision, the knowledge of the existing context and all future developments in the vicinity, the floor plan is configured around a U-shape layout, double loaded corridors consisting of the same shape. This configuration provides a rear courtyard that maximizes the light and air for the residential units in the back portion of the building.
In order to emphasize the presence of the new corner structure, Peter Poon Architects composed a facade with rhythmic spandrel glass inserts within the clear glass fenestration units which are set within a pre-cast brick panel; the windows are recessed to create an articulated plane to simulate some of the surrounding existing structures. The lower floors consists of double-height storefronts to maximize day-light. Similarly, the 13th floor Dining facility crowns the building with an articulation and light features that animate the corner of the building.
Other than promoting the client's mission with the local community, this building will provide the client with an identity and prominence among the other newly planned neighboring buildings as well as fitting within the existing context.
63 West 35th Street, New York
120,000 Square feet
289 Guest Rooms
Completion Date: February, 2009
PPA designed the selected service hotel using a simple range of materials and colors, resulting in open and serene feeling of space, in the public and guestrooms. PPA translated the standard spaces of the brand into a tight fitting site that allowed clearly defined functions and welcoming spaces conductive to the brand’s ideal of “sleep deep” and “work smart”, as well as a large dining space for “eating well” and well equipped fitness center for the busy traveler to “stay fit”.
New York, NY
Square Feet: 1,800 sf
Completion Date: 1998
PPA was commissioned by Sunham Home Fashion to design a new space consisting of 1,800 sf, in an existing office building in midtown Manhattan.
The long and narrow shape of the existing space lends itself to a design focused on the flow of the corridor in bifurcated arrangement of offices. The curving ceiling adds a sense of depth and movement to the corridor and the simple black tile floor act as its counterpoint. Furthermore, the transparent movable partitions in shades yellow and blue break up the monotony of the corridor discreetly, while letting in light and air, and increase the flexibility in the use of space.