The Core Club

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Private Club
  • Company/Firm
    SPAN Architecture, LLC
  • Lead Designer
    Peter Pelsinski
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Karen Stonely
  • Photo Credit
    Michael Moran
  • Location
    66 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
  • Project Date
  • Interior Designer
    SPAN Architecture
  • Hospitality
    The Core Club

With the notion of transforming an old world club into a new contemporary paradigm, the very idea of transformation informed the program, detailing and material palette.

When entering into the discreet serene space, the chamfered geometry, a talisman which transforms as one moves throughout the club, is a rippled undulating tunnel made of terrazzo and white lacquer.

The screening room is an expansion of the tunnel like entry articulated by a series of overlapping burlap covered shells and electrified “eye” curtain by David Salle.
On floor 2, circulation is centripetal moving from lounge to bar to dining. The “core” is created through manipulation of common oak into a chamfered solid.

At the heart of floors 3-4 is a slot of space, the antithesis of the floor below. A slatted wood and marble stair slips through the slot connecting the gym and spa.

Treatment suites are the most dramatic incarnation of the manipulated wood. Critical surfaces, ceiling and floor, are ones focus. Parquet flooring in a custom triangulated pattern is reminiscent of a flattened chamfer. Wall and ceiling are the chamfer exploded, giving way to a light oculus defining a rooms core, tailored to ones needs.

SPAN Architecture LLC is the award winning, international architecture and design studio led by Karen Stonely and Peter Pelsinski.

Our work encompasses an expansive collection of project types, from residential to commercial, development to high-end retail, and combines the craft of custom objects including furniture, lighting, art, and branding.

As a collective, SPAN is personable, grounded in our collective attitude and approachable, delivering responsible design that is thoughtful and elevated. We design for people and places.

Other prizes
SPAN continues to be recognized, with awards including Architecture MasterPrize, the American Institute of Architecture, FX International Interior Design Awards, BOY (Interior Design Best of Year), and Architizer A+. SPAN has also graced the covers of Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Interiors and Aspire and is included in many books ranging from New York Architecture, urbanism in Envisioning Hudson Square to the international publication, Architecture Houses: Now.