Custom Sliding Shoji Doors + Pine Ceiling Medallion w/ Burlap Centerpiece

CAD + DESIGN x [KI•NET•IC] NYC

Custom Pine Sliding “Shoji” Doors + Cable-concealing Ceiling Medallion w/ Burlap Centerpiece. Customer requested chandelier to be mounted on structural cement ceiling with no existing ceiling outlets or electrical supply lines. Instead of relying on unsightly conduit or cable-concealers, I decided to design a custom wood molding that would tie in with the Shoji Doors and enable me to trace an electric line to the nearest source on the opposite wall.

Understand 1,700 Mechanical Linkages with these Helpful Animations

Torggler Door via YouTube

Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions.

Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, differentials to detailed examples of movement conversions. For every mechanism Nguyen has generated a corresponding animated YouTube video. These videos are an invaluable source to understand some of the more convoluted and challenging mechanisms. The video-clips portray a mesmerizing collection of kinetics sculptures on their own and can be enjoyed for their sheer aesthetic value.

Ingenious “Wooden Cloth” folding table inspired by Caterpillar tracks

Ingenious “Wooden Cloth” Folding Table Inspired by Caterpillar Tracks via Fresh Home

The Wooden Cloth is said to adapt to the many living situations modern life has to offer, be it in a large home or a small refuge. Its name is provocative and inspiring at the same time: “Instead of having drop-leaf construction where the hanging table tops close off one or two sides I wanted to create a use for the hanging parts, which turn out to look like a tablecloth when it’s contracted,” explained the [Natalie Dackelid].

 

Peek Inside: The Unfinished Underworld Of New York’s Subway

http://www.fastcompany.com/3044943/exposure/peek-inside-the-unfinished-underworld-of-new-yorks-subway

Peek Inside: The Unfinished World of New York’s Subway via Fast Company
Amazing images from the massive 2nd Ave subway line currently being dug beneath NYC (via Fast Company)

Office Install // 50′ Copper Water Supply Line + Bottleless Cooler

Yoga Room Conversion // Dering Harbor Inn

Upper East Side Garden 1BR

Kinetic Design + Build begins work on two new “Vanilla Box” basement garden units on the Upper East Side today: a one bedroom apartment pictured below and an adjacent studio apartment. The challenge lies in balancing a contemporary style, while insuring that the space feels warm and light despite the lack of windows. Please check in for periodic updates!

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Upper East Side Garden Studio

Kinetic Design + Build begins work on two new “Vanilla Box” basement garden units on the Upper East Side today: a studio apartment pictured below and an adjacent two bedroom apartment. The challenge lies in balancing a contemporary style, while insuring that the space feels warm and light despite the lack of windows. Please check in daily through next Wednesday for periodic updates!

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Williamsburg Duplex Loft – Shadowbox Build & Track-light, Artwork and Automatic Shades Installation on 25′ High Ceiling

Wall Buildout to create Built-in Shadowboxes & Baseboards – Williamsburg

Wall Buildout to create Built-in Shadowboxes & Baseboards – Williamsburg

Electrical Wiring, Track-light & Dimmer Installation on 25' High Ceilings – Williamsburg

Electrical Wiring, Track-light & Dimmer Installation on 25′ High Ceilings – Williamsburg

Summer 2013

Cinder Block Foundation, Outdoor Deck, Shingling, Retaining Wall, Terracing & Outdoor Shower – Shelter Island, NY

Cinder Block Foundation, Outdoor Deck, Shingling, Retaining Wall, Terracing & Outdoor Shower – Shelter Island, NY

Window Well Covers, Staining, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor Deck & Yoga Room – Shelter Island, NY

Window Well Covers, Staining, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor Deck & Yoga Room – Shelter Island, NY