Brooklyn Bowl: Strike a Chord

Brooklyn Bowl is the Williamsburg venue that has it all: a bar, restaurant, live music and of course bowling. Founded in 2009 by Peter Shapiro, who previously ran the famous Wetlands Preserve nightclub in lower Manhattan, the bowl has become a hub for the Brooklyn creative community as a place to catch the hottest new bands whilst indulging one's appetite for food, drink and friendly competition.

Shapiro has recently opened outposts in Las Vegas and London, but is keen to retain the aesthetic of the original, ensuring the Brooklyn Bowl exprience remains authentic, wherever you are.

Musician and electronics whizz Oliver Ackermann invites us into his Williamsburg live/work space, where noise is no matter


The architect on why his medium is the "king or queen of the arts" and his World Trade Center project that was never to be