Located in the French city of Bayonne, L’Atalante is an art house cinema that has been a hub of culture since its creation in 1990. It was designed by Farid Azib and built in 2021, and features a cinema, a bar/restaurant, and two apartments.
This modern building is situated on the right bank of the Adour River and is right below the Saint-Esprit bridge, which leads to the city center. It stands out with its prismatic projecting volumes and light prefabricated elements, while the facade is made up of large windows that create an architectural vision based on the expressionist tradition. Inside its walls, visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view of the docks, the bridge, and the historic city while taking part in screenings, debates, and other cultural events.
Nestled in the landmarked district of SoHo, New York, 49 Greene Street, a 6-story building built in 1886 by HJ. Howard, is an extant example of the mixed iron-and-masonry construction of the post-Civil war period. DXA Studio began work on the building in 2015, converting the interiors into three full-floor condominium units and a triplex Penthouse unit with a rooftop addition and private roof deck.
Our design process began like most of our other projects – studying the history of the area and the building itself – and we wanted to speak to SoHo’s past and the various movements that lent themselves to the creation of the area’s unique character and charm.