Archinect - News 2015-03-28T00:00:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123893329/aiany-executive-director-rick-bell-resigns AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell resigns Justine Testado 2015-03-27T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:17:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6xrehbto2qoygdn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New York chapter</a> released a brief statement today announcing the immediate resignation of Executive Director Rick Bell:</p><p>&ldquo;AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Rick Bell has offered, and the organization&rsquo;s Board of Directors has accepted, his immediate resignation. An interim Executive Director will be named next week and a search to find a new Executive Director will also begin at that time.&rdquo;</p><p>Bell became executive director in 2001 and helped found the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in 2003. He is regarded as having an influential role in raising the architectural community's involvement on policy issues like affordable housing, accessibility, sustainability, waterfront use. He was also heavily involved in post-disaster programs like the New York New Visions, a design and urban planning coalition that prepares recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123352052/in-case-of-fire-use-elevators In case of fire, use elevators Alexander Walter 2015-03-20T13:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-21T13:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8bngac6n5w5biuz.jpg" width="500" height="667" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Fire, Buildings and City Planning Departments are writing rules to govern what are called occupant-evacuation elevators &mdash; cars that can, in special circumstances, be used to move people down in an emergency. [...] Experts who have spent years studying building evacuations believe that approach has become outmoded and is in itself potentially dangerous as extremely tall skyscrapers increasingly pierce the New York skyline.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123198621/soundscape-new-york-captures-the-sounds-of-nyc-s-iconic-buildings "Soundscape New York" captures the sounds of NYC's iconic buildings Justine Testado 2015-03-18T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:20:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1v75xaam6u3ejaf3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Karen Van Lengen, who created the installation with her husband, James Welty, says to really soak in a building, you need to listen to it. 'If you close your eyes, what you're going to hear are things that you can't hear with your eyes open,' says Van Lengen, an architecture professor at the University of Virginia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can also find more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/soundscape_new_york_at_mcny_depicts_the_sounds_of_nycs_famous_buildings/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square Justine Testado 2015-02-12T16:29:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T20:26:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kn/kn8umvfc1qk7iedz.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition winner, "Heartbeat", by Brooklyn-based practice Stereotank was unveiled in Times Square New York City just in time for Valentine's weekend. Organized by the Times Square Alliance in partnership with&nbsp;The Architectural League of New York, the annual competition invites architects and designers to send proposals for a Valentine's Day-themed public art installation in NYC's Times Square.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5pwmpco9a10d5ix.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u7m5rssxq48rqfwh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jkiqj3hmu0ahtz6j.jpg"></p><p>Even if Valentine's Day isn't everyone's kind of thing, the Heartbeat installation spreads the universal love for music. The installation is a heart-shaped beating drum that glows to the rhythm of a strong, deep, and low-frequency heartbeat sound that changes its rate as passersby approach, move around, or play its various percussion instruments and join the base rhythm of the installation's "pulse". In a location like Times Square, Heartbeat continuously orchestrates the sounds of its active environment into an "urban concert" of its own kind.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggnttnx8ah168ga3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2io908uqigjavbx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tgoklcc0k2bae22y.jpg"></p><p>Hear...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120502832/koolhaas-to-design-new-high-line-project Koolhaas to design new High Line project Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-11T13:16:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl3l7jweoiqqf6bz.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gimme Shelter has learned exclusively that developer The Related Companies has hired Rem Koolhaas to design their new High Line project on W. 18th St.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thirty-seven years after <em>Delirious New York</em>, Koolhaas may finally have a building in New York City. While OMA has worked on a variety of commercial interiors in NYC before, as well as being a part of HUD's Rebuilding by Design, the High Line residence will be the firm's first "ground-up" building in the city. That title might have belonged to OMA's 23 East 22nd Street residential tower, if it weren't wiped off of the drawing board by the 2008 recession.</p><p>Koolhaas' project will join fellow starchitect Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street on the High Line, under the same developer, The Related Companies.</p><p><a href="http://www.world-architects.com/architecture-news/headlines/Koolhaas_to_Build_in_NYC_Finally_2555" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t world-architects.com</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119813865/share-your-creative-commute-proposals-to-ny-transit-museum-s-platform-2015 Share your creative commute proposals to NY Transit Museum's PLATFORM 2015 Justine Testado 2015-02-02T15:51:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:56:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hxacx5tlhk6w3c1.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the right mindset, commutes can become an abundant source for inspiration. Creative commuters or commuters in need of a creative outlet are invited to send submissions about&nbsp; public transit to the New York Transit Museum's PLATFORM 2015.</p><p>Now in its second year, PLATFORM 2015 lets commuters perform and share their work inside the&nbsp;museum's decommissioned subway station home. Entries from all disciplines and academic fields are welcome, including: history, science, engineering, visual + performing arts, urban studies, and city planning.&nbsp;</p><p>Submissions may include but are not limited to:</p><ul><li>Live performance (music, theater, dance, spoken word, storytelling, comedy)</li><li>Film (documentary, fiction, creative media works)</li><li>Visual Art (must include a presentation or programmatic discussion of the artwork)</li><li>Presentation (academic lecture, informal slideshow, etc.)</li><li>Panel discussion (must include participants, moderator, topic, and your expertise)</li><li>Other participatory events</li></ul><p>Submissions are due by <strong>February 20</strong>....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119582814/dissecting-nyc-s-transit-shutdown-after-an-underwhelming-snowstorm Dissecting NYC's transit shutdown after an underwhelming snowstorm Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T18:27:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T17:39:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0w0uxs1aw3p2bzzl.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By shutting down New York City&rsquo;s subways, commuter rail, and roads for this week&rsquo;s storm-that-wasn&rsquo;t, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) made the right call. [...] The city has learned the hard way that the best way to keep people off the streets is by shutting down mass transit. [...] Preemptively shutting down subways before Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 worked well in keeping people home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/119446273/pool-installation-to-open-at-the-ace-hotel-in-ny-next-month +POOL installation to open at the Ace Hotel in NY next month Justine Testado 2015-01-28T19:38:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:48:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in00nag1mjdyoh0z.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since Archinect first mentioned the Family and PlayLab's +POOL <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10595090/pool-needs-your-support" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2011</a>, the initiative has made significant progress toward realizing the world's first water-filtering, floating pool in New York.</p><p>After two wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns in <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-a-floating-pool-in-the-river-for-everyone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2011</a> and <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-tile-by-tile?ref=equx87" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013</a> along with international acclaim, the non-profit support group Friends of +POOL teamed up with the Ace Hotel in New York to present a free public art installation,&ldquo;Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big.&rdquo;</p><p>Opening on February 5 at the Ace Hotel Gallery, the interactive installation will visually depict the four years of research and development that led to the creation of the +POOL. The installation will feature floor-to-ceiling wall drawings of the +POOL that explain its design process and reveal its latest discoveries and anecdotes.</p><p>All are welcome to the opening reception hosted by +POOL&rsquo;s founders and board members on February 5 from 7-9 p.m. The exhibition will be open 24/7 until March 1.</p><p>Learn more abo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118517352/100m-condo-sale-at-christian-de-portzamparc-s-one57-is-nyc-s-most-expensive-ever $100M Condo Sale at Christian de Portzamparc's One57 is NYC's Most Expensive Ever Diane Pham 2015-01-16T18:28:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:08:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jez8wuqkz76th2kn.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A palatial unit occupying the 89th and 90th floor of One57 has just sold for a record-breaking $100,471,452.77&mdash;the most expensive condo purchase ever recorded Manhattan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The penthouse sale&nbsp;at Christian de Portzamparc's One57 shatters a record previously held by&nbsp;Sanford Weill who bought an $88 million penthouse at the Robert AM Stern-designed 15 Central Park West in 2012. The arguably inflated purchase shows that NYC's real estate shows no signs of slowing down&mdash;and very little effort in bridging the insane wealth gap between citizens.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118490837/take-a-drone-tour-of-nyc-s-hearst-tower-with-norman-foster Take a Drone Tour of NYC's Hearst Tower with Norman Foster Diane Pham 2015-01-16T11:46:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjdhx5tjlnggg0cy.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2006, the doors of the Hearst Tower were swung open for business. The design of starchitect Norman Foster, the building was one of the most cutting-edge of its time, lauded for its diagrid form, its green construction, and the then-radical approach of marrying the old with the new... Now, a decade later, Foster has returned to the Hearst Tower to mark its anniversary and reflect on his creation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building 111 West 57th Street: The World’s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere’s Tallest Residential Building aa6sqft 2015-01-15T14:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s a lot of accolades for one building, but the SHoP Architects-designed tower at 111 West 57th Street is looking to sweep the supertall competition. Originally planned to rise 1,397 feet, the tower will now soar to 1,421 feet, surpassing 432 Park Avenue (the current tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere) by 24 feet, according to city records uncovered by Crain&rsquo;s. It will also retain its title as the world&rsquo;s slenderest tower.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/117656322/public-transit-helps-new-yorkers-earn-more-money Public Transit Helps New Yorkers Earn More Money Nicholas Korody 2015-01-05T14:23:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:37:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rvabydrt1u7k3k0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[NYC] neighborhoods with the best access to transit, usually in Manhattan...also have the highest median household income, and the lowest unemployment rate... Neighborhoods with the worst access to transit (South Staten Island) had lower median incomes... and slightly lower unemployment rates...The neighborhoods with limited access to public transit, like the Flatlands in Brooklyn, fare the worst: their unemployment rate is nearly 12%, and their median household income is around $46,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p>That or the subway was designed around, and continues to serve, historically-affluent communities...</p><p>The study was conducted by&nbsp;<a title="Opens in a new window" href="http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115732640/not-so-bright-lights-big-city Not-So-Bright Lights, Big City Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:37:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41jvwaz9hwwx5zy5.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You know how you&rsquo;re supposed to turn out the lights when you leave a room to save energy? New York City Council member Donovan Richards wants the owners of many of the city&rsquo;s office buildings to start doing the same&mdash;on a much bigger scale. Richards [...] has introduced a bill that would prohibit owners of approximately 40,000 New York commercial buildings from illuminating the interiors or exteriors of their structures once workers have gone home for the night.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115731033/can-nyc-create-a-new-neighborhood-without-displacing-an-old-one Can NYC Create a New Neighborhood Without Displacing an Old One? Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T03:44:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d4b7358ed080fe35bf42449cab5419c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a nod to Mayor Bill de Blasio&rsquo;s affordable housing plans, New York City&rsquo;s Department of City Planning is inventing a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; to take what it thinks is a promising section of the Bronx from parking lots to high-rises. While the city has promised to make community outreach a cornerstone of its plans, the idea of a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; has left many who live there seeing Brooklyn-infused foreshadowing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115580916/sn-hetta-to-move-its-new-york-city-offices Snøhetta to move its New York City offices Alexander Walter 2014-12-09T15:13:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:13:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b30411a1e417d85c83ab8cc4b0f20c90.jpg" width="199" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norway-based architecture firm&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta will move its New York City offices to the&nbsp;Rudin family&rsquo;s 80 Pine Street in the Financial District, the landlord announced this morning. The architecture company, whose first New York City project was the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavillion at the World Trade Center site, will relocate from 25 Broadway to a segment of the 10th floor of the 38-story structure in 2015 [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115129060/re-imagine-how-we-move-through-cities-without-that-blue-dot Re-Imagine How We Move Through Cities (Without That Blue Dot) Archinect 2014-12-03T18:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T15:12:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nc8f05h3rgicxzq9.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A floating blue dot on a handheld device&rsquo;s mapping app has become the default way we understand the complex flows of people through the city and the diverse ways we experience coming and going. Such direct representation is convenient, but removes the spontaneity of approaching the city as both a destination and departure point. This fall, Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s week of programs re-imagines the way we navigate through the city, from tourist visits and daily commutes to forced migrations under intense economic pressures or the prospect of new opportunities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9l24l010ejb7wc5.jpg"></p><p>Mirroring the multifaceted routes of individuals&rsquo; paths across cities, the programs scheduled for Dec. 8-14 investigate movement through myriad forms, from a <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/city-screens-get-lost/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">series of short film screenings</a> and a <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/new-york-city-just-like-i-pictured-it/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">night of audacious comedy</a>, to <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/door-to-door-subway-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hacking the NYC subway</a> with a new video game app and live debates on <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/door-to-door-innovating-the-commute/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">digital fixes for infrastructure</a>. And like the pluralistic crowds that invigorate our quotidian trips, the programs bring together a diverse a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113883612/new-york-state-of-mind-weekly-news-round-up-for-november-10-2014 New York state of mind: Weekly News Round-Up for November 10, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-17T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-17T19:30:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6q42hhhe6a5rzg9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 13:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan</a>: While approval is still pending, the large-scale renovation will include "two underground levels of visitor amenities" and could take up to twenty years to complete.</p><p><a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a>: The nonprofit advocacy group claims that cordoning off the Chicago waterfront for Lucas' museum violates the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing "equal protection and due process" for deciding what to do with land belonging to the state of Illinois.</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, November 12:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113498245/two-window-washers-trapped-on-scaffolding-at-1-wtc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC</a>: The two men were shortly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/nyregion/world-trade-center-window-washers-just-grabbed-on-during-rescue-.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rescued</a>&nbsp;by firemen, after uneven ascending cables left them dangling at a 65-degree angle 827ft in the air.</p><p><a title="The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113497437/the-courtyard-house-plug-in-a-house-within-the-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House</a>: People's Architecture Office created a modular interior set to install in Beijing's historic buildings, as a renovation alternative to demolition.</p><p><a title="The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113496634/the-race-to-save-architecture-in-myanmar-s-biggest-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Race to Save Archi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113571377/moma-s-uneven-growth-case-studies-conclude-with-exhibition-this-month MoMA's “Uneven Growth” case studies conclude with exhibition this month Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T14:22:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsuzdoq1ilt7iso4.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MoMA began its "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" initiative last year aiming to advance international discussion on disproportionate urban development and its potential consequences. To address this issue, six interdisciplinary teams spent 14 months in workshops designing proposals that investigate new architectural possibilities for six metropolises. Each case study will be exhibited to the public at MoMA starting on November 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But the discussion doesn't end there. MoMA also created a user-generated <a href="http://uneven-growth.moma.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tumblr</a> that collects examples of emerging modes of tactical urbanism taking place in the six cities.</p><p>Here's a glimpse:</p><p><strong>LAGOS</strong><br>By NL&Eacute; (Lagos, Nigeria and Amsterdam, Netherlands)<br>Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas (Madrid, Spain)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0ons4nm5za66uq8d.jpg"></p><p><strong>HONG KONG</strong><br>By MAP Office (Hong Kong, China)<br>Network Architecture Lab (Columbia University, New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7and5psdjvpi2kc.jpg"></p><p><strong>ISTANBUL</strong><br>By Superpool (Istanbul, Turkey)<br>Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e (Paris, France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m37c1xfs7kyexzfw.jpg"></p><p><strong>MUMBAI</strong><br>By URBZ: user-generated cities (Mumbai, India)<br>Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab (Madrid, Spain and Cambridge, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18hxwgs39hw2eswn.jpg"></p><p><strong>RIO DE JANEIRO</strong><br>By RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)<br>MAS Urban Design at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jhveryk6ljc91i7n.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK</strong><br>By SITU Studio (New York, U.S.)<br>Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) (Rotterdam, Netherlands AND New York, U.S.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/ll9izqxg6cri2hqq.jpg"></p><p>For further details and images from each case study, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/moma_concludes_uneven_growth_workshops_case_studies_to_be_exhibited_this_mo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113343918/here-s-what-the-manhattan-skyline-will-look-like-in-2018 Here's What The Manhattan Skyline Will Look Like In 2018 Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:09:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uj2po53134xtuex.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Realty made the rendering above, which they say gives us an idea of what the city will look like in 2018 based on projections for buildings currently being planned or already in construction: "New York City skyline circa 2018 2,500 feet above Central Park. Image features upcoming supertall skyscrapers such as One Vanderbilt, 53W53, 432 Park Avenue, 225 West 57th, and 111 West 57th Street are completed."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112802719/one-world-trade-center-opens-its-doors-cond-nast-the-first-to-move-in One World Trade Center opens its doors; Condé Nast the first to move in Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-03T13:28:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T21:13:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vh8ze0kesuwmeo0y.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Cond&eacute; Nast&rsquo;s arrival puts a stiletto in the heart of the outdated notion that Lower Manhattan is stuffy and gray,&rdquo; said Jessica Lappin, president of the Downtown Alliance, a local business organization. &ldquo;They will accelerate the transformation that&rsquo;s well underway and create additional demand-side pressure for more cool restaurants, art galleries and bars.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thirteen years after the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16971905/following-years-of-delays-construction-finally-moving-ahead-at-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a fair share of construction delays</a>, 1 World Trade Center is open for business. While the tower's 102 floors are currently only 58% occupied, mostly by media giant Cond&eacute; Nast (of <em>Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New Yorker</em>, and <em>Bon App&eacute;tit,</em>&nbsp;to name a few), so much has changed in Lower Manhattan since construction on the tower began that attracting new tenants doesn't seem like it'll be much of a problem. The <em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;points out that the neighborhood's population has exploded to 61,000, as investment banks left, and luxury retailers, media companies and tech firms moved in.</p><p>Fifteen years ago, when Cond&eacute; Nast first moved to their former space in Times Square, the area's tone shifted: "Cond&eacute; Nast's move from Madison Avenue in 1999 served as an imprimatur that Times Square was finally safe for white-collar workers. Soon came the lawyers, accountants, bankers and others who had avoided the seedy environ." Developer...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112574898/the-rise-and-fall-of-manhattan-s-density The Rise and Fall of Manhattan’s Density Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:23:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7342a24b9c9187914706f5d3d3a9ad2.jpg" width="514" height="913" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1910, Manhattan reached a peak population of 2.2 million, from which it has never since rebounded, even after modest growth in the past three decades. Angel&rsquo;s research found that today, Manhattan&rsquo;s population density is down a surprising 40% from 1910.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111434542/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-4-oct-25-31 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 4 (Oct. 25-31) Justine Testado 2014-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T20:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcfq3a5nd5jsdvuc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>&ndash;New York City's Architecture and Design Month&ndash;is back for another year. The anticipated month-long festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 continues to grow with a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fourth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the lengthy Archtober event calendar, we have our final list of highlights to take note of for Oct. 25-31:</p><ul><li><a href="http://newyork.architectureforhumanity.org/updates/4318" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Day of Impact: Giving back through Architecture &amp; Design | Oct. 25</strong></a><br>Architecture for Humanity NY will host its first Day of Impact. This event will engage through short-term projects in NYC's boroughs. AFHny will extend resources and work with like-minded organizations to aid in areas of need and offer sustainable design solutions.</li><li><a href="http://www.archtober.org/participant/louis-kahn-contemporary-talk-and-tour-of-fdr-four-freedoms-park/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Louis Kahn Contemporary: Talk and Tour of FDR Four Freedoms Park | Oct. 26</strong></a><br>William Whitaker, Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collec...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/111354100/the-boolean-created-situation-room-at-the-storefront-for-art-architecture The boolean-created “Situation Room” at the Storefront for Art + Architecture Justine Testado 2014-10-15T19:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T21:45:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8edcyl4ko5kl2ri.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Immersed in a neon bubblegum pink shell, walking through the Situation Room gives viewers a fascinating perspective of the digital and physical environments. Designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY in collaboration with sound artist Jana Winderen, the installation was created by 20 spheres of various sizes fused by boolean operations. Storefront for Art and Architecture NYC commissioned the project for the WorldWide Storefront initiative launch.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a sneak peek of the installation:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rfl29kl4qwo32ltb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvnurkijsyn1j9nw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlati1armgr97rws.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/ky5wiwlxob67ffeq.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_boolean-created_situation_room_at_the_storefront_for_art_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110956492/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-3-oct-17-24 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 3 (Oct. 17-24) Justine Testado 2014-10-10T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T19:34:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtxixiz1z552ub4u.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>&ndash;New York City's Architecture and Design Month&ndash;is back for another year. The anticipated month-long festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 continues to grow with a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fourth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the long list of Archtober events, here are some exciting highlights to take note of in the week of Oct. 17-24:</p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://bldg92.org/events/counter-culture-icestone-factory-tour/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Counter Culture: Factory Tour of IceStone | Oct. 17</a></strong><br>Join a tour through the IceStone manufacturing facility and learn about their sustainable process of transforming waste glass into eye-catching surface materials. Also learn about the manufacturer's social and environmental practices that have distinguished them in the green building industry.</li><li><a href="http://www.archtober.org/building/navy-green-supportive-housing/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Building of the Day: Navy Green Supportive Housing | Oct. 18</strong></a><br>Explore the Navy Green Supportive Housing buildi...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110353420/don-t-forget-to-register-for-dwell-on-design-ny-oct-9-11 Don't forget to register for Dwell on Design NY, Oct. 9-11! Sponsor 2014-10-06T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-06T14:13:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htcsd44w0fpg2xsa.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell&nbsp;Media</a>.</em></p><p><a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell</a> has big plans for its first time in the Big Apple on October 9-11. Unlike your standard design trade show, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_content=91714&amp;utm_campaign=dodny2014?&amp;utm_medium=sponsored" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design NY</a> is your chance to engage with some of today's most influential architects, commercial designers, scholars, and 5,000 of your fellow design-savvy attendees. If you'll be in New York that weekend and haven't registered yet, <a href="http://www.xpressreg.net/register/dodn104/start.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">get your tickets</a> now!</p><p>The Dwell on Design event&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schedule</a> features a multitude of design installations and onstage discussions from which both local New Yorkers and the international architecture and design community can benefit. For starters, architect Daniel Libeskind will give his Thursday night keynote address, where he will share his history and discuss works like the master plan for the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York and the Jewish museums in Berlin, Copenhagen, and San Francisco.</p><p>Panels highlight not only the never-ending discussion on the future of design but also relevant pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110355030/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-2-oct-9-16 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 2 (Oct. 9-16) Justine Testado 2014-10-03T11:36:00-04:00 >2014-10-06T17:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5cl7lmlby96vwo1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>&ndash;New York City's Architecture and Design Month&ndash;is back for another year. The anticipated month-long festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 continues to grow with a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fourth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the long list of Archtober events, here are some exciting highlights worth checking out from Oct. 9-16:</p><ul><li><a href="http://ssa1.ccny.cuny.edu/people/lecture-series.html#03" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jordi Fauli Fall 2014 Sciame Lecture Series on Gaud&iacute;&rsquo;s Unfinished Masterpiece: The Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia Church | Oct. 9</strong></a><br>The Gaud&iacute; lecture series continues with&nbsp;Jordi Faul&iacute; i Oller, who is currently the Head Architect and Coordinator of the work on the Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia in Barcelona, Spain. Fauli will lecture on the topic, "The Project and the Construction of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia."</li><li><a href="http://www.archtober.org/building-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Building of the Day: Kickstarter | Oct. 9</strong></a><br>Take a...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110277095/happy-archtober-2014-stay-updated-with-archinect-s-weekly-must-do-picks Happy Archtober 2014! Stay updated with Archinect's weekly Must-Do Picks Justine Testado 2014-10-01T20:17:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T19:33:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5bi5amgrdpwdhjw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today marks the start of <a href="http://archtober.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober 2014</a>, New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month. The citywide festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 will feature a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>Archinect and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are excited to be Archtober's digital media sponsors once again. Over the next few Fridays, we'll feature event highlights in Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014.&nbsp;So check back regularly!</p><p>In case you missed it: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109817240/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-1-oct-1-8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 1 (Oct. 1-8)</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110203203/isay-weinfeld-to-build-first-nyc-based-project-jardim Isay Weinfeld to build first NYC-based project, Jardim Justine Testado 2014-09-30T21:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:22:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bm4752bfqpanw36o.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to design his first NYC-based building, a 36-unit luxury condominium project called Jardim. Set to be built on 527 West 27th Street in West Chelsea, Jardim will be surrounded by other recent starchitect-designed projects like the High Line and the developing Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condo building at 520 West 28th Street.</p><p>Here are some real-estate-friendly tidbits we know about Jardim so far:</p><ul><li>Commissioned by New York-based Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group, Isay Weinfeld will be responsible for the architecture and interiors of Jardim</li><li>The project will be located at 527 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, in Chelsea just west of the High Line.&nbsp;</li><li>The building features 36 condominium residences ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Sales for the units are scheduled to launch in early 2015.</li><li>It will be a block-through development comprised of two 11-story buildings.</li><li>Many residences will have private outdoor...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-19T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:26:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2o2zmf22q0z4k13l.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RFR plans to spend $250 million on Manhattan land purchases, up to $500 million on office building deals and $100 million to $150 million more on retailing properties &mdash; all before the end of the year. [...] Perhaps the most under-the-radar purchase was 190 Bowery... Developers have been trying for years to buy the six-story Renaissance Revival structure, which appears abandoned, with blocked-off doorways, boarded-up windows and graffiti covering nearly all of the lower facade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For some more context on 190 Bowery, check out <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendy Goodman's 2008 profile of the family living there</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house Life in the Bowery's 72-room "Bohemian Dream House" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zrw6wcidqw9m16u4.jpg" width="514" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn&rsquo;t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. [...] With the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn&rsquo;t some developer turning it into luxury condos? Because Jay Maisel, the photographer who bought it 42 years ago for $102,000, still lives there, with his wife, Linda Adam Maisel, and daughter, Amanda.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This 2008 piece on 190 Bowery is being published for historical context, on the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent occasion of the property being sold</a> to NYC developer, RFR Holdings.</p>