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We were pleased to recently be asked to photograph a pre-designed theater project by Acoustic Smart. The 5-month project was created together with Connect Consulting, who was responsible for the electronics. We’ve photographed a lot of theaters over the years and never get tired of them. They’re some of the nicest rooms in the house and it’s great to see how different tastes and approaches create different styles and experiences of a room.
This project was a bit different in that is was a pre-designed theater, designed and built by Acoustic Smart. It was new construction, built with the usual noise barrier and floating walls to decouple vibrations and create an isolated space. The main difference is in the pre-designed aspect of it. The benefit being that it uses only acoustic architecture. Sculpted, fabric paneled acoustic treatments are used to create a millwork effect without the cost of expensive millwork.
The dual motorized seating makes for a comfortable viewing experience and fiber optic stars, including the big and little dippers brought the cost of this room to between $80k – $100k.
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Chill Media Room
Chill Media Room – Photographs
We spent an enjoyable afternoon photographing interiors of a small but wonderful residential project for our long-time client EDG (Electronics Design Group) that I wanted to share. I’m constantly amazed at the level of work they do and how they pack so much technological punch into even the smallest space.
The kids are off to college and we have all this space… now what? The room that used to serve as the “rec room”, filled with kids playing Xbox, Playstation, Skeeball and hanging out with friends to watch TV, is transformed.
This “chill” media room is an empty nester’s solution of how to best use that now vacant disaster area… I mean “rec room”. A sanctuary that totally encompasses and allows for the client’s passions… listening to 2 channel audio, watching films, reading and enjoying the open air lower deck. A true multi-purpose media room with great ambiance. Emphasizing function over form, the room sports some great elements, including a funky record stand, retro clocks decorating the walls, Eames listening chairs and attractive, but visible acoustical panels, bass traps and diffusers.
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Exterior of Bloomfield College, Creative Commons building
Bloomfield College has undergone some changes over the past few years, including the most recent Creative Commons facility. The project was a complex undertaking and we were pleased to photograph it at its final completion. We were also lucky enough to attend a recent scholarship fundraising event and get a window into the profound impact the college has on many of its students lives.
The Creative Commons project was photographed for long-time friends and clients, Fallon + Pacheco Architects. As always, their sense of space, style and color has resulted in a beautiful final result. Since there was a substantial amount of work done, we photographed the spaces on separate days, months apart.
This project was a comprehensive set of changes and challenges to unite three separate buildings into a building focused on providing a collaboration-based environment for a diverse set of disciplines. The project involved significant alterations, an exterior restoration of a historic building and an addition. This building is the first element of what will become a new Quad and involved connecting the new facility to existing gallery and Motion Capture studio space in the adjacent library. Continue Reading →
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Signature Terminal Main Lobby by Psolka Photography. Signature Terminal photographs
Well, the leaves have almost all touched down and the birds are heading south. Time to post a few projects we’ve done over the past few months as we brace for winter.
We’re happy to be posting some images this time of a recent project we photographed for Heuer Construction. This beautiful lobby is part of the Signature Flight terminal at Teterboro Airport. With the largest network of fixed base operations in the world, Signature Flight Support caters to private aviation across the globe. They provide services such as hangarage, maintenance, refueling, staffing, training, and other flight support at their more than 200 private terminals, worldwide. Continue Reading →
Media Room – Theater with Bar
When you want the ability to entertain a large number of guests, both indoors and outdoors, along with not missing any sporting events, you want whole house integration. That’s exactly what this client requested from Electronics Design Group. EDG has specialized in design and installation of cutting edge technology solutions for over 25 years. With 69 national industry awards for technical excellence and innovation, they have covered a lot of ground. As a longtime client, we were pleased to photograph this project for them and as always, had a hard time leaving.
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Pouring concrete for E-beam radiation facility
E-Beam Construction Photographs
Once again we’ve had the pleasure of photographing another of V. Paulius & Associates‘ specialty construction projects: An electron beam (or E-beam) irradiator facility built for STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies. It’s different from the last Steris facility VPA designed for the company, which utilized radioactive material in its sterilization process.
The E-beam process instead uses high-energy electrons as its radiation source, which results in a more flexible and faster processing technology that’s well suited for sterilizing medical devices and pharmaceuticals, along with controlling contamination in some packaging. Continue Reading →
Psolka Photography Holiday Card 2016
We decided that a family holiday card was the way to go this year. Once again, Ollie (our English Setter) gets a starring role. And for the curious, he really was howling.
So since the crush of the holidays has mostly passed, we’d like to take this moment, as we relax during “Twixtmas” or “Romjul” or whatever you call this week between the holidays, to say Thank You. We sincerely thank those of you who are our clients, for the continued and valuable relationship we’ve enjoyed over the years. We look forward to continue working together to produce ever more stunning images for your best and brightest projects.
For those of you who are not yet clients, we look forward to the opportunity of working together with you in the future and enjoying the same collaboration and success.
Have a terrific New Year!
Port Carteret warehouse photographed by Psolka Photography, designed by V. Paulius & Assoc.
It’s surprising how visually interesting a warehouse can be. Especially when you see the work that goes into the design and construction of it. It’s utilitarian nature is what usually comes to mind, however, there is much more to appreciate if you look.
V. Paulius & Associates asked me to photograph this recently completed cold storage warehouse in Port Carteret, NJ. Construction took about 18 months and required 7,900 cubic yards of concrete for the entire project. In addition to photographing the completed project, it was also decided that we photograph the pouring of the 9 inch thick, “super flat floors”, which was a crucial component of the overall design and construction. S & S Concrete Floors Inc. placed the concrete, which was an “in-house” custom mix that included steel fibers to aid in temperature and shrinkage reinforcement. It was placed via conveyor belt to maintain slumps of less than 5 inches and the strike-off was done by laser screed machine. Once the floor was firm, it was power floated and troweled to achieved a burnished finish. For their effort, V. Paulius & Associates won an award from the NJ Concrete Awards for “Super Flat Floor”.
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Rear dining room overlooking the Navesink River
Not your usual sombreros and ponchos, 10th Ave. Burrito brings a different taste of Mexico to Red Bank, NJ. Owners Brian Katz and Mike Gilson worked with Architrave Group to re-envision the former location of “Fixx”, a longstanding night club, as a second 10th Ave. Burrito location, the first of which was established in Belmar, NJ. The existing night club was removed and a new design was provided to alter the facility to reflect a southwestern design and decorative elements. Psolka Photography was commissioned by Architrave Group to capture the new look and feel of this unique restaurant.
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