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Jorge Avila

Jorge Avila

Forest Hills, NY, US

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The Murano

Glass. Water. Light. Color. The Murano, named after the famous Italian island known for its spectacular colored glass, combines these four elements into a fluid design, making it a standout in an area of New York known for its creative edge: Long Island City. A computerized system lights the lobby walls and exterior of Murano in a different hue every hour on the hour, transforming the all-glass building into a glowing, sculptural wonder. Surrounded by a serene water feature, the Murano is a beacon of light, heralding new life, limitless possibility, and inspired living to those who like to color outside the lines.

Brilliant LED lighting effect. Innovative water feature. All-glass design. Inspired community areas. Murano is more than the sum of its parts. Its unusual architectural aspects create a seamless and singular experience designed to inspire happiness and well-being. A "green" building, the Murano utilizes green finishes throughout and eco-friendly building materials wherever possible. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Long Island City, NY, US
My Role: Interior Architecture
Additional Credits: Thomas Gilman, AIA - Architect
Starr Haymes - Interior Design

 

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