Starlight by Cooper Joseph Studio

“The museum presented a problem that their entry lobby lacked a core experience reflective of their contemporary mission. This site-specific light sculpture was our solution, marking a new era and igniting the majestic circular stair at the heart of the museum’s historic interior. Now, visitors congregate on the seating underneath the sculpture, and are drawn up the stairs into the spaces above while watching the dynamic moiré pattern of lights unfold.

Cooper Joseph Studio, Rush Design, and Studio 1Thousand encourage visitors to take the stairs at the Museum of the City of New York via Starlight, 11,000 glittering LEDs mounted on double-sided circuit boards. Photography by Eduard Hueber/Archphoto.


Starlight by Cooper Joseph Studio

Making the entry lobby the core experience for public gathering and to encourage visitors to use the monumental circular stair as primary circulation instead of elevators.

Loft For A Writer & Painter by Cooper Joseph Studio

A reductive palette of black and white instills a minimalist aesthetic that increases the sense of visual order, while providing the small apartment with a clean, stylized character. The black and white palette also maximizes the visual impact of the two-story volume as it enhances the feeling of spaciousness and light. The use of up-lighting further draws attention to the vaulted ceiling plane in the double-height space.

House For Locavore Farmers by Cooper Joseph Studio

The house is 2,200 square feet on two levels. As part of an extensive renovation, the existing north façade, stair, and porch were removed and replaced with a new glass wall and balcony structure.

To improve a prosaic living room, CJS simply removed the floor, opening a dramatic two-story space at the core of the house. Flush white oak millwork bridges the two levels, unifying an interior that is actually smaller than it was.

Starlight by Cooper Joseph Studio

The Museum of the City of New York wanted something in their entry lobby to bring their space into the technology age, and Cooper Joseph Studio seemed to have the perfect solution and filled a literal and figurative void in the museum. The installation of more than 10,000 white LEDs suspends from the dome ceiling, set in a perfect circle, displays shifting patterns overtime.

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