The top-rated January submission for Interiors of the Month is NeueHouse Longhouse by BVN, a project that saw plywood barricades transformed into a pandemic-responsive outdoor furniture system for the NYC members club.
In the spring of last year, a large number of plywood sheets were utilized to barricade New York storefronts during the Black Lives Matter protests. Architecture firm BVN envisioned a way to reuse these materials to the benefit of the city’s hospitality businesses, coming up with the social initiative Re-Ply. The upcycled, cost-effective kit of furniture and planters was targeted at enabling hospitality businesses to resume their operations outdoors while maintaining social-distancing requirements. One such business was the Madison Square location of NeueHouse, a subscription-based brand for co-working and cultural spaces.