Zach Seward, executive editor at Quartz Media, is documenting our design process for their new 25,000 SF office via The Office on Medium. He writes, "In this diary, the question is: How do you capture a company’s culture in a physical space? Help us figure it out." Lessons learned are being shared to help other startups.
Dwell Asia's July/August feature of the LM Guest House calls the project "brilliant."
"Luminous Depths," a collaboration with artist Lee Mingwei at the Peranakan Museum in Singapore, opened on June 20th and will be on display through September 2013. The diaphanous installation engages every story of the museum, filtering light down from the skylit atrium.
Susanna Sirefman of the Wall Street Journal writes: "Though the 2,000-square-foot, one-story dwelling, located on the clients' working farm, is meticulously detailed, its layout is uncomplicated... When you finally spy the house, it appears as a graceful box hovering over the landscape."
SURFACE Asia discusses the work & design approach of Desai Chia Architecture. The article features a number of our projects.
New York Spaces features Madison Square in their October issue.
In this Architectural Digest feature, Brad Goldfarb writes, "Wanting to combine two units to create the kind of flexible living space that could be both a backdrop for art and a stage for their children's active lives, the Lehmans turned to Katherine Chia of Desai Chia Architecture."
Residential Architect dedicates their cover story to Desai Chia Architecture and highlights the firm’s ability to “work back and forth between the big concept—creating dual-purpose spaces that flow but feel intimate, getting the most from the mechanical systems—and the fine grain.”
Senior Editor Cheryl Weber writes, “Desai Chia Architecture’s focus has been on finding creativity in the city’s constrained spaces, but building in New York offers a framework for how to approach design just about anywhere.”
Contributing Editor Sheila Jamet-Kim delves into the firm and its process. She writes, "The partners never cease to amaze their residential clients with one inventive use of materials and light after another.:
The Porthole Loft is featured in an article by NY Times writer Fred Bernstein. In the article, the clients describe their loft as having a “unique architectural feature that glows like a lantern in the evening. It definitely draws oohs and aahs from our visitors.”
Desai Chia was named New York Magazine's 'Best of NY' for Loft Conversions in the annual Best of New York Issue. This young firm was noted for their pairing of strong design concepts with meticulous detailing, as well as their integration of light.