Uptown Harlem Projects From Karim Rashid’s Just-Launched Firm, Kurv Architecture

Interior Design Hall of Fame member Karim Rashid has joined forces with Alex Hughes, AIA, to launch a New York City–based firm called Kurv Architecture.The firm has revealed designs for several residential projects, including two that are Uptown under construction—329 Pleasant Avenue in Harlem and 655 West 187th Street in Inwood, New York.

The proposals look on track to deliver Rashid’s signature aesthetic of vibrant colors and biomorphic forms, while following the mantra that “good design makes lives better, more functional, more beautiful, sensorial, and inspiring.” Get a glimpse of the projects below.

A mixed-use building in East Harlem, 1655 Madison Avenue upends the typical low-income rental building. Light emanates from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that compose the origami-like facade. Spacious interiors boast furnishings designed by Rashid, a trend that continues onto each unit’s seven-foot balcony.

Check out the other designs at 1655 Madison Avenue, 30 Thompson Street, and 215 West 28th Street in New York, New York.

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