MESH Architectures was founded by Eric Liftin in 1997 as a hybrid architectural practice spanning the physical and virtual. MESH has designed a wide range of projects, large and small, residential and commercial. We have also designed many Web sites (they are habitable spaces), sometimes integrating them into architecture. We need to reconceive relationships between people and their environments in the age of the digital network.
We are always exploring new materials and technologies. In New York, where many projects are renovations, we integrate contemporary materials and techniques into old structures without erasing the older construction. MESH has established a reputation for luminous spaces with new translucent materials.
Along with innovative design goes a dedication to a client-oriented process. Successful projects are always the result of a fruitful collaboration of the client’s desires and the architect’s ingenuity. We put attention to our client’s requirements before style partisanship. This leads to innovative solutions that satisfy the body, spirit, and budget while pleasing the eye.
Homes are like microcosmic urban spaces, a setting for activities and events ranging from solitary meditation to family breakfast to work meetings. We develop new residential concepts and view the connected areas of the home as a stimulating environment for personal and interpersonal exploration and growth.
10x Studio builds Web sites. MESH and 10x effectively function as the same company. Web sites pose architectural questions. Databases create inhabitable spaces. Information space is like urban space, and Web urbanism is an effect we observe everywhere today. 10x/MESH have built many kinds, but we focus on dynamic, database-driven sites, particularly for new concepts that need structure and strong user experience. We conceptualize, diagram, map, design, and build our clients’ visions. Visit http://10x.net
Principal Eric Liftin earned a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1994, and a BA in literature from Yale University in 1990. After working at New York architecture firms, including Bernard Tschumi Architects, Butler Rogers Baskett, and Resolution:4 Architecture, he worked at an early pioneer Web startup, Firefly, before starting MESH. He is an adjunct assistant professor of real estate development at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.