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Sep

Cass Calder Smith NYC book signing event – Sept.18

CCS ARCHITECTURE NYC event

 

WHAT:       Cass Calder Smith book signing event

WHEN:       Thursday, September 18th, 6-8pm

WHERE:      bulthaup New York
                
158 Wooster Street @ W. Houston. New York, NY 10012

RSVP:         melissa@ccs-architecture.com

 

Join Architect Cass Calder Smith of CCS ARCHITECTURE for the release of the firm’s new book: “EAT, LIVE, WORK“.  This monograph – the firm’s first – showcases over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years.

The event will be held at bulthaup in SoHo in collaboration with client and friend, Sarabeth Levine, who will be cooking up some treats in the Bulthaup kitchen for all to enjoy. Sarabeth is Pastry Chef and Founder of “Sarabeth’s” Restaurants with 9 locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, one in Key West, Florida, and 3 in Tokyo, Japan. Her latest cookbook “Sarabeth’s Bakery” will also be available for purchase and signing.

This event produced in association with media sponsors The Real Deal and Luxury Listings NYC. We hope you can join us for this very special evening.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

21

Jul

Cass Calder Smith Woodside Book Signing Event

CCS ARCHITECTURE Woodside Invite

WHAT:       Cass Calder Smith/CCS Architecture book signing event.

WHEN:       Wednesday, August 20th, 5-7pm

WHERE:     The Village Pub. 2967 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062

RSVP:           melissa@ccs-architecture.com

 

Join Architect Cass Calder Smith of CCS ARCHITECTURE in celebrating the release of the firm’s new book: “EAT, LIVE, WORK“.  This monograph – the firm’s first – showcases over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years.

The event will be held in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.  The residency’s award-winning Middlebrook Studios are prominently featured in Eat, Live, Work and have provided inspirational live/work space for over 60 poets, playwrights, prose writers and media artists since their addition to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2011. 

Prolific photographer and Djerassi alumni Robert Buelteman’s book “Eighteen Days in June” will also be available for purchase.  This book is a collection of stunning photographs of the coastal grasslands and redwood forests that comprise the artists’ community in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Woodside.  Buelteman’s photos also grace the walls of the Village Pub.

A portion of all book sales will support the “gift of time” for artists at the Djerassi Program.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Please note, space is extremely limited, advance RSVP is required

11

Jun

An evening with Cass Calder Smith and the San Francisco Film Society – June 25th

San Francisco Invite

WHAT:      Cass Calder Smith book signing and celebration
WHEN:       Wednesday, June 25th 6-8pm
WHERE:     Twenty Five Lusk. 25 Lusk, San Francisco, CA 94107
RSVP:          melissa@ccs-architecture.com

 

Join Cass Calder Smith and CCS ARCHITECTURE in celebrating the release of their new book: “EAT, LIVE, WORK” at Twenty Five Lusk on Wednesday, June 25th. This monograph – the firm’s first – celebrates a collection of over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years.

Held in association with the San Francisco Film Society, 20% of all proceeds from book sales will go towards SFFS year-round exhibition, filmmaker services and education programs.

About the venue: Designed by CCS in 2011, Twenty Five Lusk is a restaurant in San Francisco’s South of Market District, and is the the recipient of 11 design awards – including the IIDA Northern California Chapter Award, Interior Design Magazine’s Best of the Year Award, The Gold Key Award, and was named one of the Top 20 Restaurants of the year and Best Designed Restaurant by Esquire Magazine.

Join us for this very special evening bringing together art, design, film and food.

 

** Space is limited, Advance RSVP is required to: melissa@ccs-architecture.com **

12

May

CCS Architecture book signing with Cass Calder Smith

WHEN: Saturday, May 31st, 3-5pm

WHERE: Nick + Toni’s: 136 N Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937

Advance RSVP required to : melissa@ccs-architecture.com

*please note space is limited

 

Join CCS Architecture at Nick + Toni’s of East Hampton to celebrate the release of our new monograph: EAT, LIVE, WORK.

 

CCS Hamptons Book Party

 

CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Founded by Cass Calder Smith in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors.

This monograph – the firm’s first – celebrates a collection of over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience.

 

This event will be held in collaboration with our trusted partners, Krae Van Sickle and Lylla Carter of Saunders. Krae and Lylla bring versatility, experience and success to real estate in the Hamptons. Last year they participated in over $65,000,000 in rental and sale transactions of homes and land. Krae-Lylla.com is designed to be the ultimate gateway for anyone interested in access to the best of Hamptons real estate: Leading information technology and unsurpassed market insight presented with visually compelling interactive elements that evoke the experience of life on the East End.

Please join us to celebrate with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Saturday, May 31st!

26

Mar

Barrel House Tavern wins IIDA NC Award

The tenth annual IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards program was held last Wednesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland – the awards program aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.

Barrel House Tavern was a recipient of the “PLAY” Honor Award, along with Aidlin Darling Design for Chronicle Books. We could not be more thrilled to be in such great company and take home this prestigious award!

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Built in the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge.

23

Jan

EAT LIVE WORK: The CCS Monograph

CCS Architecture (CCS)  has recently completed our first monograph, now available for purchase through Images Publishing and Amazon. It showcases over 20 years of the firms work, for Eating, Living and Working.

This monograph seeks to explore opportunities of maximum potential and express them at a scale appropriate to each project. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience. The firm is known for creating projects with exceptional results.

14

Jan

Fireorb at Press Lounge wins Best of the Year Product Award

CCS is pleased to announce that the Fireorb has won Interior Design’s 2013 Best of the Year Product Award.

This mobile fireplace, or “fireorb”, was a custom design by CCS Architecture in collaboration with Fireorb,  created specifically for the Press Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel in New York City. Fabricated in brushed stainless steel, it creates a futuristic look that matches well with the dramatic rooftop setting.

28

Aug

OneUP nominated for Best Restaurant Design

OneUP at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square in San Francisco has been nominated for Best Restaurant within a Hotel in the International Design & Architecture Awards. Please take a moment to vote for OneUP at the Grand Hyatt, which can be found in the Restaurant within a Hotel category.

http://thedesignawards.co.uk/voting2013/voting%20-%20hp.html

Thanks for your support!

23

Aug

Eating and Drinking our way through The Hamptons

For those of you living on the East Coast, you know that August can be a busy time in the Hamptons. CCS decided to brave the crowds and take a little field trip to visit some of our clients. Here are some of the highlights from our culinary tour.

Townline BBQ

First stop was at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack. This has always been one of our favorite spots – the pulled pork sandwich alone is worth the drive. CCS designed this roadside BBQ joint back in 2007, and it’s been a classic ever since. The ultra-casual design, which relates to the classic BBQ joints found in the South, creates a functional, modern “dive” for on-site dining and take-out.

townline bbq

The renovated building is clad in reclaimed lumber siding and has a galvanized metal roof. The casual, friendly interior makes a great roadside pit-stop to fuel up on your way to the beach.

the entry at townline bbq

Nick + Toni’s

Next up was dinner at the newly completed renovation at Nick+Toni’s in East Hampton. CCS completed a complete renovation of the interior, just in time for their 25th anniversary.

dining room

In usual Friday night fashion, the place was packed – but owner, Mark Smith, gave us one of the best seats in the house, out on the front patio. A beautiful summer evening with friends, we had an extraordinary meal that we are still talking about. You can easily see how this has become one of the areas most talked about restaurants . (See article in the New York Times)

outdoor seating

Saturday was spent at the beach in East Hampton, getting some well deserved R&R before heading out for one last night on the town.

avoiding the crowds

Meeting House

Last but not least was a quick stop in Amagansett to pay a visit to Meeting House. Located right on Amagansett Square, Meeting House is the true definition of “Hamptons style beach casual”.  Absolutely the best way to spend the afternoon catching up with friends, shopping and enjoying some great food & drink. Meeting House was  actually the first Hamptons restaurant CCS Architecture’s New York studio designed back in 2006, and is always a pleasure to come back to visit.

The Bar at Meeting House

The dining room at Meeting House

The Amagansett Square is a quaint, cozy, outdoor shopping area nestled in the heart of Amagansett.

Amagansett Square

Sunday night it was back to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, this time feeling energized. Amazing how only 2 days in a place just 2-3 hours outside the city can make you feel a world away.

views from CCS Architecture’s New York office

 

20

Aug

Hyatt Atlanta wins Best Restaurant Award

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

CCS Architecture is pleased to announce that The Hyatt Regency Atlanta was awarded Best Restaurant Design at the HA+D Awards Ceremony (Hotel Architecture + Design) in Hong Kong.

This restaurant, lobby bar, and cafe are located in the mid-century (1967) Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, which was the first hotel with a signature atrium, designed by John Portman. In the spirit of the mid-century legacy of the building, the design for all three of these venues is modern, clean and intended to be timeless, while also being unique and warm.

Prominent and near the hotel entry is Sway (southern way), which is a large all-day restaurant, designed with an exhibition kitchen, plus a wine bar.  The original restaurant, which was gutted, was just an extension of the lobby and had no positive identity.  The new architecture that we created now has a façade, which are the wooden sections that establish a border between the atrium lobby and the restaurant itself.  This creates a transition from lobby to dining that is still visually open and inviting.

 

The lobby bar for the hotel is called Twenty Two Storys, which is how many floors the atrium has from floor to ceilingThe design for this is distinctive from the lobby, yet fully open to foster as much flow into it as possible. Although the design is modern, the goal for this venue was to be a ‘modern tavern’.  The wood finishes are darker and the layout is casual to foster individuals and large groups.