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Studio Dror Converts Old NYC Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

Posted By Jessica Dailey On August 8, 2011 @ 11:25 pm In Architecture,gallery,green Interiors,New York City | No Comments

soho synagogue, studio dror, studio dror synagogue, hipster synagogue, green design, adaptive reuseimage © John Hall [1]

Dror Benshetrit [2], known for his QuaDror [3]architectural building blocks, has been putting his design chops to use recently for something just a little different than structural joints: synagogue interiors. To be specific, it’s just one synagogue, but what a design doozy it is. Aptly named the Soho Synagogue [4], the newly opened shul is chic and stylish house of prayer located in an old Gucci storefront [5] on Crosby Street in New York City. Founders Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty wanted a space that combined religious traditions with a modern aesthetic to fit the desires of the young, open-minded local Jewish community.

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[1] John Hall: http://www.johnmhallphotographs.com/index3.html

[2] Dror Benshetrit: http://www.studiodror.com/html/

[3] QuaDror : http://inhabitat.com../the-quadror-a-revolutionary-new-flat-packing-structural-joint-that-could-change-the-way-we-build/

[4] Soho Synagogue: http://www.sohosynagogue.org/beta/

[5] an old Gucci storefront: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/studio-dror-converts-old-gucci-store-into-stylish-soho-synagogue/

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