New Holland Island is an 8-hectare monumental ensemble of Federal importance nestled in the historic center of St. Petersburg, Russia, a World Heritage Site. Jorge was the Preservation Architect, in collaboration with Work Architecture Company, Master Planner and Design Architect. Clients: Dasha Zukhova and Roman Abramovitz. Winner of the American Institute of Architects Merit Award (2013).
Reconstruction: Bauhaus Dot Matrix
Photographs are all that remain of Moholy-Nagy’s Master House at the Bauhaus. The invited competition called for the reconstruction of the house based on the photographs. We proposed to print out photos at full scale and in three dimensions, including the printer’s dot matrix as part of reconstruction. We turned the black ink dots into laser-cut holes on white metal panels. Collaboration with Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch.
Penthouse Addition: Tribeca, NYC
A new two story addition, combined with the top floor of this Civil War era loft building, makes for a large private triplex in the heart of Tribeca. Lush vertical gardens also stretch horizontally to make a garden in the sky with views all the way to the Empire State Building. Project Team: Jorge Otero-Pailos, Sandra Aranguren-Langston.
Penthouse Addition: Upper East Side, NYC
This two story rooftop addition picks up the horizontal scoring of the historic façade on this elegant single family townhouse in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The addition sets back and fades to black, camouflaging the addition, while echoing the dark polluted skies that hung over Manhattan in the late nineteenth century, when the house was built.