With a shared passion for kindling discovery and inspiration for all design and architecture enthusiasts, dsgnfix is proud to have Open House New York (OHNY) as its featured curator during OHNY Weekend on October 11-12. “We are incredibly excited to partner with dsgnfix to provide a free mobile app for the 2014 OHNY Weekend,” says OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner.
From Eero Saarinen's iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx, during one extraordinary weekend every October, OHNY unlocks doors to some of New York City’s most important buildings, studios, private residences, and institutions. The highly anticipated OHNY Weekend gives urban spelunkers unparalleled access around town and the rare opportunity to meet the people who shape and preserve the city. The first OHNY Weekend in 2003 drew 45,000 visitors to 84 sites but this year’s event promises to be the biggest yet — over 300 sites spread across the five boroughs — and dsgnfix is coming along for the ride.
Aside from providing users with a dedicated platform to post photos of their favorite sites and experiences throughout the weekend, dsgnfix will function as a personal design navigator for OHNY Weekend visitors. Complete listings and maps of every single participating Open Access site will be available on the dsgnfix app starting October 10. With listings updating depending on the user’s real-time location, dsgnfix allows OHNY visitors to easily find the nearest free, drop-in destination. As Wessner explained, “OHNY’s mission is to give the public access to the extraordinary architecture of New York City and I cannot think of a better tool than dsgnfix, that helps uncover great design all around us.”
Photo: Iwan Baan, courtesy of FDR Four Freedoms Park