Archive for the ‘Open house’ Category

New York’s service economy

Posted:  April 12th 2011

Open house, a Droog Lab project led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro started with a research trip in New York City, where the team met with all sorts of service providers, ranging from a dog walker to a luv coach and everything in between.

Thank you to the following service providers for sharing insights with us during our workshop:
Brian Mestre Dog Walking, Citymeals-on-Wheels,, Dr. Sofa, Extreme Achievers Team‎,  God’s Love We Deliver, InterExchangeIntuitive Readings with Derek Calibre, Joshua the PsychicKelima KMy Image Expert, North American Investigations, Inc.NY Wedding DancePaws In Chelsea‎Relaxation SuiteSanaVitaSunny Bates Associates‎The Image CircleThe Luv CoachTrain Daly‎Unique Chic



Meet Ann of Open house #8

Posted:  April 11th 2011

Ann Torcivia has teamed up with Alex Schweder La with Jessica Rivera and Adam Bandler in the transformation of her home.

Ann is also the coordinator for all participating homeowners. She’s been instrumental in starting the Open house movement in Levittown. Thank you Ann!

Stay tuned to see Ann’s Open house, or join us on April 23rd for a tour.


Share is live

Posted:  April 10th 2011

Open house, a project by Droog led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro now has a satellite site.

It was made by interaction designer Frans Twisk from the project team.

Take a look and don’t forget to RSVP for Saturday, April 23rd.



Meet Anita of Open house #2

Posted:  April 10th 2011

Homeowner Anita Thompson has teamed up with architectural designers Janette Kim and Erik Carver for turning her home into a business. Stay tuned to find out what business she will open on April 23rd.

Anita standing in front of her home in Levittown, NY.

This is Janette and Erik.


Meet Dawn of Open house #5

Posted:  April 5th 2011

Open house is a one-day event by Droog led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. The event will be kicked-off with a symposium at Studio-X New York introduced and moderated by Mark Wasiuta of Columbia University, followed by a bus trip to Levittown, where visitors can view and participate in several house installations in the neighborhood, designed and executed by architects, designers and artists in collaboration with the homeowners.

Meet homeowner Dawn Occhiogrosso. She has teamed up with  Lauren Crahan and John Hartmann of Freecell, a design and fabrication studio in the transformation of her home.

This is what their fabrication studio in Brooklyn, New York looks like.

Stay tuned to find out what service Dawn will offer on Saturday, April 23rd.