Jorge Avila

Jorge Avila

Forest Hills, NY, US


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