Graham Kelman

Graham Kelman

Brooklyn, NY, US


Smorgasburg Spaces

During the Summer of 2015, hungry visitors to the Smorgasburg market’s location in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport district were also able to satisfy their appetite for contemporary architecture.

The geode-like structures are defined by a white, steel skeleton with inset perforated metal panels that provide shade from the summer sun and promotes constant air flow amongst the structures. The roof of the pods were constructed using translucent twin wall - a material that allows for natural light to filter through, while providing protection from the weather elements. Wood architectural features throughout bring natural warmth to the faceted forms. 

The overall design of the environment aims to provide a dynamic counterpart to the historic neighborhood, by merging references of iconic architecture with contemporary design - a testament to true form and function.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Creative Direction/Concept Design
Additional Credits: Courtesy of Howard Hughes Corp., Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Flea, and Guild
Lead Design by Andrea Mantecon