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Caliper Studio is an integrated design office and metal fabrication shop located in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2003, Caliper offers both architectural services and custom metal fabrication to other architects, general contractors, and end users.
Caliper has experience with a broad range of projects, detailing expertise, and extensive knowledge of current design and fabrication technologies. Every project, whether a new building or a building component, is approached with a sensibility that considers context, performance, budget, and sustainability while seeking opportunities for innovative formal expression.
Photographer Ty Cole's photographs of some of Caliper Studio's shop and people featured on Global Yodel.
“Industrial opulence” is how Caliper Studio and RePop Design, the architectural and design teams behind Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema, describe the one-of-a-kind independent film house. Based in Williamsburg, Nitehawk features two bar areas and three separate theaters, which seat 92, 60 and 28 patrons, respectively, as well as a street-level café and tableside food service inside each theater. Three levels of residential apartments are located above ...
There are more than 6,000 sidewalk sheds throughout New York City covering buildings and construction sites and spanning more than 1,000,000 linear feet. These structures typically stay in place for a year at a time and are installed to protect pedestrians from ongoing construction operations, but they undermine the beauty of New York City's architecture. The urbanSHED International Design Competition, launched by Mayor Bloomberg in August ...
Not only does Brooklyn have a swanky new first run movie theater, but the Nitehawk Cinema is also a mixed-use development with an incredible LED facade. Complete with residential apartments that each have access to outdoor spaces and a street-level bar and cafe reminiscent of speakeasy days, the new theater complex also features Caliper Studio's undulating zinc and glass LED facade, which is making Williamsburg ...
If ever someone endeavored to build Led Zeppelin’s legendary “Stairway to Heaven,” there’s a good chance they’d ask Caliper Studio to do the work. The Brooklyn-based company — founded by Columbia University graduates Stephen Lynch and Jonathan Taylor and their friend and colleague, sculptor Michael Conlon — has had its hand in more than a dozen feature staircases and is fast garnering a reputation for ...
The newly opened Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, combines modern architecture by Caliper Studio, with repurposed and vintage interiors by RePOP. The Brooklyn-based companies are innovative in their own right, but working in tandem, they have created a truly unique three-screen cinema with a street-level restaurant. Caliper Studio's firm has an in-house 7,000-square-foot metal fabrication shop where they are able to apply cutting-edge fabrication techniques specifically ...
Construction sheds are both unsightly and a little sketchy not to mention magnets for posters, stickers and adverts. But just earlier this week, the new and vastly improved urban sidewalk shed was unveiled by the Department of Buildings and the UrbanSHED Competition. Designed by Young-Hwan Choi, who created the winning design and Andres Cortes and Sarrah Khan of Agencie Group, the Urban Umbrella is a ...
Two years after the NYC Department of Buildings and AIA New York launched the UrbanSHED competition to find a new sidewalk shed design that would beautify city streets, a prototype of the winning proposal has been unveiled. Called Urban Umbrella, the shed structure was developed by competition winner Young-Hwan Choi with architect Andrés Cortés and engineer Sarrah Khan of New York-based Agencie Group. Brooklyn-based architecture ...
The Department of Buildings unveiled Tuesday the winning design from an international competition to create a new standard of scaffolding in the city. Known as the "Urban Umbrella," the design was chosen through the agency and the American Institute of Architects' "UrbanSHED International Design Competition." A total of 164 different scaffolding prototypes were sent in by architects, engineers, designers and students from 28 different countries. The city was ...
If ever someone endeavored to build Led Zepplin's legendary "Stairway to Heaven," there's a good chance they'd ask Caliper Studio to do the work. The Brooklyn-base company–founded by Columbia University graduates Stephen Lynch and Jonathan Taylor and their friend and colleague, sculptor Michael Conlon–has had its hand in more than a dozen feature staircases and is fast garnering a reputation for pushing the envelope in ...
Roll out the red carpet: the big screen is officially back in North Brooklyn. On Friday, the new Nitehawk Cinema lifts the curtain on its three-screen movie theater in Williamsburg. It’s part of a new wave of movie houses in an area that was long on film buffs but short on places to watch them. Besides the Nitehawk, the IndieScreen art-house opened up around the ...
Machinist Mike Conlon at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Caliper Studio put three bits through an inch-thick bar of 304 stainless steel and into a polyurethane bowling ball. The bit with the fastest average time won. Bosch: Bosch bits came through the back side of the bar in 1 minute, 11 seconds on average. The fastest trial was just 32.8 seconds. Burrowing the length of the bit into the ...
By the end of May, Williamsburg, a neighborhood with no shortage of movie buffs, but with a serious shortage of movie theaters, is set to get its first multiscreen cinema. Much as Williamsburg's Brooklyn Bowl, with its $18 entrees and live music, has made bowling safe for the Bohemian set, Nitehawk Cinema represents an experiment in the moviegoing experience itself. The innovative interior design of the ...
Since the Commodore shut down in 2002, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been without a proper movie theater. This deficit will soon end with the opening of The Cassandra, a cinema/café/cabaret on Metropolitan Avenue. More than filling a gap, this new film venue will embody the spirit of the neighborhood's more recent demographic, catering to a "cinephile audience" with repertory and first-run fare as well as "salacious, ...
Fabrication has been a fast-growing part of architectural studio work. As the novelty wears off, it's time to start assessing fabrication's impact on architecture, and to ask where it's going and what challenges lie ahead. Julie Iovine checks in with practices large and small that embrace this high-tech art of making “About four or five years ago, we really started noticing fabrication across every program,” said ...
Brooklyn office Caliper Studio have completed an apartment in New York that features a very complicated stainless steel staircase. Called Genetic Stair, the fifteen-foot staircase has Corian treads supported by a structure of diagonal rods. The project was designed for two art collectors and involved combining two existing apartments to form a combined living and gallery space. Materials include stainless steel, translucent Corian, blackened steel and walnut wood. Mobile ...
As architects continue to experiment with computational design tools and simultaneously become more familiar with the technical limitations of speciﬁ c fabrication methods, the pace of changes in the ﬁeld is impressive. These new tools foster the ability to manage greater levels of complexity in form, pattern, and part making. In addition, designers can now better explore multiple options, evaluating aesthetic and performance based criteria earlier in the design process while signiﬁ ...
Designed, fabricated and installed by a single team of architects and metalworkers, the Genetic Stair represents the culmination of a fully integrated generative design process. Digital design techniques formed the heart of the research and development process from the earliest conceptual stages, through performative analysis and onwards to fabrication. 1 Design The design intent of the Genetic Stair was to arrive at configuration of simple elements that would ...
Since the Commodore shut down in 2002, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been without a proper movie theater. This deficit will soon end with the opening of The Cassandra, a cinema/café/cabaret on Metropolitan Avenue. More than filling a gap, this new film venue will embody the spirit of the neighborhood's more recent demographic, catering to a "cinephile audience" with reperatory and first-run fare as well as "salacious ...
Caliper Studio's reflective tiled sculpture is a wall made of polished stainless steel folded panels that have been inserted into a brick wall niche. Each panel is based on the same rectangular template, but with different leg dimensions so that the surfaces are angled differently. The challenge was to incorporate the individual panels into a whole that fit the site, and this was made possible ...
With real estate prices skyrocketing throughout New York City, manufacturing and the large spaces it requires have all but disappeared its urban center. It’s a surprise then to find Caliper Studio has not only found a light-industrial niche—what Stephen Lynch, one of the studio’s founders, likes to call “micro urban manufacturing”—but flourished in it. Founded in 2003 by Lynch, fellow architect Jonathan Taylor, and sculptor ...
This top-heavy building starts out narrow, rising on a 25-foot-by-100-foot Chelsea lot, but at the sixth floor, it starts to widen, cantilevering over its neighbors to the east and west. Caliper Design principal Stephen lynch explained that the facade is clad in a custom-designed metal panel system that provides an irregular texture to the building's surface.