Brooklyn Residential Amenities Spaces

Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

Working with ROART, we crafted a Skyline Cedar slatted ceiling for the lobby of a new residential building in Brooklyn, a dynamic option for introducing warm, natural materials into a large, communal space. Additionally, the lobby extends to a backyard that uses our Black Locust decking. This extremely dense, rot-resistant wood will soon turn a brilliant silver-gray.

Hamptons Residence

Design & Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

The custom Oak stairs and flooring complement the neutral palette of the space and the bold, sweeping lines of the staircase, while also bringing the warmth of a natural material to this new Hamptons home. This Oak was sourced from sustainably managed working forests in our Northeast region, carefully selected from management plans that cultivate biodiversity and forest health.

Creative Time Presents: The Last Stand by Kamala Sankaram

Sustainable Wood Products

This sound installation in Prospect Park chronicles the life of a 300-year-old White Oak tree and serves as a crucial reminder that we must collaborate with the natural world to create a sustainable future. We worked with Creative Time to supply our Skyline Cedar for the project, reclaimed from deconstructed NYC water towers.

% Arabica

Sustainable Wood Products

% Arabica’s U.S. flagship in DUMBO, designed by Paris-based architecture firm ciguë, is both spacious and airy, as well as warm and inviting. The floor is our Neutral Antique White Oak, reclaimed from agricultural structures in the Northeast.

Rindon Johnson's Coeval Proposition #1

Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

Rindon Johnson’s “Coeval Proposition #1: Tear down so as to make flat with the Ground or The *Trans America Building DISMANTLE EVERYTHING” is crafted from our Skyline Redwood — reclaimed from deconstructed New York City water towers with a custom finish. Working with Johnson and SculptureCenter, Tri-Lox assisted in the fabrication and engineering of Johnson’s sculpture for his solo show “Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies”, exhibited at SculptureCenter in New York City and Chisenhale Gallery in London.

New York Legal Assistance Group Office

Design & Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

Working in collaboration with Spacesmith, Tri-Lox fabricated a custom White Oak stair and railing in a Natural finish for the New York Legal Assistance Group’s new office. The material was sourced from sustainably managed working forests in the Northeast (learn more about this process through our AIA presentation). For more details, read more about our work on stairs, from design and customization to fabrication to coordinating with other applications.

SoHo Loft

Sustainable Wood Products

Our Antique White Oak flooring helps create a light, warm interior in this SoHo loft, designed by Paris-based architecture firm ciguë. Part of our Countryside collection, the robust hardwood is reclaimed from agricultural structures in the Northeast.

Brooklyn Heights Townhouse

Sustainable Wood Products

A striking example of restoration-meets-contemporary renovation, this five story building includes details such as an original patterned glass window discovered hidden behind one of the walls demolished during the construction process. Tri-Lox contributed White Oak flooring and the central staircase to the project, working directly with ROART to implement their vision of a light, sweeping interior with warm, natural hues.

Southampton Residence

Sustainable Wood Products

Chevron and plank flooring as well as a central spiral staircase come together to reflect how a variety of applications in a single material form a cohesive interior. The White Oak with a Harbor finish creates a minimal and polished look that maintains the warmth of the wood and shows off its dynamic grain. 

Yerba Buena Island Residential Building

Design & Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

This Black Walnut slatted wall creates a unique lobby installation for a new residential building. Working with architecture firm Myer Davis, Tri-Lox crafted a custom design that balances intricate design and texture with the rich warmth of the material. Part of our Countryside collection, the Black Walnut wood was sustainably sourced from our regional forests and crafted in our Greenpoint workshop before heading to its final installation in the Bay Area.

TriBeCa Rooftop 

Custom Fabrication / Custom Finish / Sustainable Wood Products

This fencing creates a serene outdoor space on a solar rooftop. As a natural material, wood itself is solar-powered and this Cedar tells its own story of renewability: reclaimed from retired NYC water towers and refaced with a custom finish, it gets yet another life as part of the New York City skyline. 

International WELL Building Institute NYC HQ

Sustainable Wood Products

Tri-Lox’s Skyline Cedar table tops are part of the only WELL v2-certified office in the United States, designed by COOKFOX Architects for the International WELL Building Institute’s own New York City headquarters. Reclaimed from local water tower wood, the Cedar tops contribute to the wellness needed for this platinum certification. The refaced material and subtle finish show off the warm tones and knots of the wood, while gray oxidation markings tell a story of the wood’s past life. 

3Sixteen SoHo Flagship Store

Sustainable Wood Products

3sixteen’s wood floors are made from old-growth Douglas Fir, reclaimed from industrial structures in the Northeast. This centuries-old wood came from towering trees on the West Coast that were brought east to serve as large, strong structural timbers. After being carefully salvaged, this wood was crafted into floor planks and hand-finished to complement the natural materials throughout the SoHo storefront.

Florence Griswold Museum

Design & Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

The Florence Griswold Museum, home to a collection of American Impressionist art, sits on a 13 acre property in Old Lyme, Connecticut that includes gardens, an orchard, and their Artists’ Trail. We’ve restored the walkway on the museum’s extensive property with Black Locust decking sourced from our regional forests. Black Locust is known for its extreme resistance to rotting. It’s been used on the East Coast since at least the early 17th century, when Native Americans crafted items like bows and the first European inhabitants of Jamestown, VA built homes with the durable wood.

Dumbo Station

Design + Fabrication / Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

Under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO Brooklyn is one of NYC’s most unique public spaces, a spectacular plaza set within a 45′ high archway. This is where you’ll find Dumbo Station, the seasonal beer and wine kiosk. Made out of reclaimed water tower cedar and using CNC carving technology, Tri-Lox recreated the Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line, the first trolley service that began operations on the bridge back in 1910.

Jigsaw

Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

When Jigsaw, an incubator within Alphabet that builds technology to tackle global security challenges, renovated their NYC office, they wanted to upgrade their space by bringing in natural materials. Tri-Lox outfitted their full team of engineers, scientists, researchers, designers and policy experts with sustainable wood surfaces throughout including customized Countryside collection workstations, conference tables and entry walls with integrated company branding.

Mimi So Jewelry

Design + Fabrication / Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

Tri-Lox worked closely with jewelry designer, Mimi So, to develop custom fixtures and interior surfaces for her flagship SoHo boutique. The custom-made pieces include furniture, built-in elements, and jewelry display vitrines all above a complementary wood floor. The Mimi So boutique features reclaimed old-growth Oak and Figured Maple to create a unified, natural-feeling environment with a contemporary minimalist aesthetic.
*Image courtesy of Brittany Ambridge

James Paulius’ Sky Villages

Sustainable Wood Products

“Sky Villages” is an interactive installation by James Paulius at SPARK that invites children to build clusters of airborne villages on the wall. The villages are made of tessellating units that interlock in countless ways to create various structures. By engaging the child’s imagination, this installation reinforces the application of creativity, problem solving, and three-dimensional thinking. The toy blocks in this installation are fabricated from our Douglas-Fir wood reclaimed from the NYC water towers of our Skyline collection.

*Image courtesy of JamesPaulius.com

Mark Bradford at Baltimore Museum of Art

Design + Fabrication

Tomorrow Is Another Day, an exhibition of work by Mark Bradford at the Baltimore Museum of Art takes visitors through a progression of installations that incorporate themes and figures from Bradford’s personal life in addition to mythological references. Among the works is “Spoiled Foot”, a behemoth collage installation suspended from the ceiling that literally bears down on visitors, pushing them to the periphery of the room. Tri-Lox crafted the skeletal substructure of this site-specific installation using digital fabrication techniques.

Brandywine River Museum – Observation House

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

On the banks of the Brandywine River, just beyond the museum halls, stands a tetrahedral structure made from our Skyline Cedar – reclaimed NYC rooftop water towers. Observation House serves as a multifunctional enclosure, designed and built in collaboration with artist Dylan Gauthier as part of his year-long residency. The design is borrowed from an early 20th century shed built by inventor Alexander Graham Bell for viewing experiments and trials in the field. 


Brooklyn Museum – Visitor Experience

Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

The Brooklyn Museum’s entrance re-imagined by Situ Studio features our Spalted Maple throughout the glass pavilion and lobby. Inspired by the natural variation and light tone of marble, these salvaged Maple trees were milled into large slabs then shaped by CNC into modular seating, reception desks, and signage.

Maui NY Office – Workstations

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

We made three custom workstations for the digital agency’s SoHo studio using a unique mix of Black Walnut solid planks and live-edge slabs. These two central units feature personal storage and built-in power ports to serve a dozen designers and programmers.  


Maui NY Office – Reception Desk

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

The Maui NY studio needed a reception desk to match their new Tri-Lox custom workstations. We created this desk to not only speak to the other furniture installed in the studio, but to also be a stunning entryway fixture. The slatted cladding that wraps the front of the desk, displays the elegance of our Skyline Redwood.

Making Design Lab

Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

Making Design Lab is a short documentary that follows SITU Studio as they design, fabricate, and install a series of educational workshop spaces into the NEW York Hall of Science’s main 10,000 Sq Ft exhibition space. 

Treehouse – NYSCI Design Lab

Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

A unique solution for a distinctive project by SITU Studio. We developed a custom cladding system for the Treehouse structure that features our Skyline Redwood and a series of live-edge Birch slabs cut just thin enough to gently bend around the curvilinear framework.    

WeWork

Design + Fabrication

These custom modern couches for the WeWork Headquarters in Manhattan are designed with a modular construction that allow for scaled production and seamless integration of various components to achieve versatility without sacrificing efficiency. 

La Sonrisa

Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

Our Skyline Redwood can’t get enough altitude. This unique material, reclaimed from NYC rooftop water towers and milled into ready-to-install surfaces, was transformed by our friends at BKLZR into La Sonrisa’s new kiosk on New York’s High Line.

Chelsea Penthouse – Cabinetry 

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

Our objective for this project was to design and implement a multi-functional wall installation that also brings warmth and a natural tone to the residence. The unit features floor to ceiling storage, display surfaces, and housing for an entertainment system. The White Oak unit also includes a custom-made rolling library ladder that runs the full length of the wall. 

Gowanus Canal Conservancy – Wildflower Corridor

Project Development / Sustainable Wood Products

Our sustainable wood products returned to their earthy roots as custom planter boxes for native wildflowers, assembled by volunteers and installed from the Gowanus Canal all the way to Prospect Park.

The Old Bowery Station 

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

This versatile space is located at one of the busiest thoroughfares in downtown Manhattan and occupies the entryway to the decommissioned Bowery subway station. A variety of emerging culinary start-ups use the space for experimentation and events, all centered around our custom-made bar. Here, local food meets local materials to present an authentic and inviting experience. 

601 Artspace 

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

For The Unspecific Index exhibition at 601 Artspace in NYC, we used a variety of materials and forms to create an array of minimalist display units ranging from interactive sound pedestals and protective vitrines to tetrahedral tables. The exhibition design was informed by the art on display, particularly by that of R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller.

Preserve 24 

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

For this project that required sculpture to become fully functional elements of a busy bar/restaurant, we turned grand pianos into a backbar and an old boat into a raw bar. Custom tables throughout the space are made from an assortment of reclaimed woods.

CMA – Love from Mt. Pom Pom 

Design + Fabrication

Working closely with the artist Misaki Kawai and Children’s Museum of the Arts NY curatorial staff led by Prescott Trudeau, we engineered and fabricated a series of interactive works including an animation classroom, furniture throughout the gallery, and a giant Fuzzy Dog sculpture with combs.  

Recess – Assembly 

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

Working with our friends at Recess, an NYC arts non-profit that bring artists and community together in innovative ways, we created a series of adaptable furniture and display modules for their new satellite location Assembly in downtown Brooklyn.

Recess – SoHo Storefront 

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

Tri-Lox brought a fresh new look to the home of Recess with a series of interior and exterior renovations. This classic SoHo storefront that is both office and gallery now feature an Industry Heart Pine window display and collapsable reception desk.    


12 x 12 NYC

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

12×12 NYC, a furniture design exhibition that took place during Design Week NYC ’12 at Wanted Design, paired twelve contemporary furniture designers with reclaimed wood from twelve New York City buildings and asked each to create a unique piece. Our wood was Heart Pine from a Brooklyn brownstone, and from it, we crafted a matching drafting desk and stool.    

CMA – Face to Face

Design + Fabrication

An exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts NY that explores self-perception through interactive sculpture by Tri-Lox as well as still, moving, and living portraits. “I” is a sculpture that explores ideas of reflection, changing perspective, and the unexpected. The design is based on a flexible network of mirrored scales that hang together in a pronounced curvature from the gallery ceiling down to a floating entrance. The interior is a hidden mosaic of color surrounding a mirrored dome pedestal. 

Fraunces Tavern

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

It is a unique opportunity to make the furniture for the oldest building in Manhattan. That’s exactly what we did for the renovated bar/restaurant and we did it by integrating original structural beams from NYC buildings as well as artifacts from the building itself. The furniture includes large communal dining tables, café-style bar tables, and the chef’s table.

West Village Loft – Bookshelf

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

With its open plan and neutral-toned materials, this loft was in need of a bold, organic element that could be flexibly used as a spatial divider and display. This custom piece of furniture is made entirely from our Skyline Redwood, sourced from NYC rooftop water towers, and finished in Natural to show off its rich and authentic tones.    

West Village Loft – Freestanding Closet

Design + Fabrication / Sustainable Wood Products

With its open plan and a dearth of storage, this loft was in need of a feature element that could be flexibly used as a spatial divider and clothing rack. This custom piece of furniture is made from bluestone, brass, and our Countryside American Chestnut in a Natural finish. The Chestnut used to build this unit was recovered from a 1790’s Connecticut house.