Archinect - News 2016-10-01T03:14:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149971306/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2016-week-1-oct-1-8 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2016 - Week 1 (Oct. 1-8) Archinect 2016-09-30T19:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T20:19:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96f5lfe9oscxu6nm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York City is ready to kick off another eventful <a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>! Starting October 1, the city-wide festival has 31 days of exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, tours, and other fun public events that celebrate the significance of architecture and design in everyday life.&nbsp;</p><p>Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are happy to be media sponsors for the sixth year in a row. From Archtober's lengthy&nbsp;<a href="http://archtober.org/calendar/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">calendar of events</a>,&nbsp;we&nbsp;picked some highlights for Week 1, October 1-8:</p><p><a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=9829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Authenticity and Innovation Symposium | October 1</strong></a><br><em>This symposium will discuss the questions raised from the Authenticity and Innovation exhibition. Listen to a conversation on topics like the relationship between preservation and gentrification, why new businesses like older buildings, and more</em></p><p><a href="http://moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1653" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter | October 1 - January 22, 2017 </strong></a><br><em>This exhibition&nbsp;explores how contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies. Once considered temporary settle...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970638/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-26T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T23:38:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpzraxi8xzyddwkj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's back to the grind with a new season of <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a> in New York City. As always, the city is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local happenings&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8321/work-in-progress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work in Progress |&nbsp;September 27</a>, recommended by Paul Petrunia</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ef/efqpk1vm83uv0fzw.gif"></p><p>On Tuesday, September 27th, a green construction fence will close Storefront for Art and Architecture and a LL47 sign will illustrate its future development. On the new walls, over 25 LL47 signs commissioned to artists, designers, and architects will depict alternative visions of ongoing construction sites throughout New York City, offering a spac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969313/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-19T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T22:58:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz4zgs55uivp5vnn.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall is creeping up fast, but that means a new season full of architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>!&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local happenings&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8225/picturing-the-bronx-on-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Picturing the Bronx on Film | September 20,</a>&nbsp;recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p>Inspired by the legacy of Bronx-born photographer and educator Mel Rosenthal, photojournalist and&nbsp;Bronx Documentary Center founder&nbsp;Michael Kamber will lead this can't-be-missed panel&nbsp;discussion on how The Bronx&nbsp;has been photographed from the mid-20th century to the present. Gain insight&nbsp;from&nbsp;Ricky Flores,&nbsp;Robert A. Gumbs,&nbsp;Sina Nitzsche, and&nbsp;Elle Perez, who all have decades of experience working and living in the borough.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7912/the-present-is-the-form-of-all-life-the-time-capsules-of-ant-farm-and-lst" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Present is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST | &nbsp;September 21</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-H...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968710/the-architecture-of-grief-inside-oma-s-an-occupation-of-loss The architecture of grief: inside OMA's "An Occupation of Loss" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T13:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tswbv7e60ow119fu.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In OMA and artist&nbsp;Taryn Simon's&nbsp;"An Occupation of Loss," professional mourners create unique performances of grief into an enormous sculpture of eight 45 foot concrete inverted wells that act as "a discordant instrument." It's not just for professional criers: during the day, visitors are encouraged to interact with the sculpture, exploring their own grief while recordings of the previous evening's performance are played in the background.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/883d428glpzlqbvt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7d/7dx4qdjwf6q9qxbo.jpg"></p><p>On display at the&nbsp;Park Avenue Armory&rsquo;s Wade Thompson Drill Hall through September 25th, the sculpture will be moved to the Artangel in London next year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c8/c84rsqebewx8euu3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr701yjn8z3qm4xf.jpg"></p><p>As OMA's Shohei Shigematsu noted,&nbsp;&ldquo;The design was sonically-motivated, focusing on the performative act of loss&nbsp;rather than its physical manifestation, which has been historically marked by multiple scales &ndash; from tombstones to the World Trade Center Memorial. The industrial wells were configured into a readymade ruin that responds to both personal and monumental dimensions."</p><p>For the latest on OMA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966545/oma-mad-herzog-de-meuron-among-2016-designs-of-the-year-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OM...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967760/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:48:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036g5a8p5w0dd0v1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall is creeping up fast, but that means a new season full of architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>!&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local happenings&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7836/convenient-new-york-s-love-affair-with-plastics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CONVENIENT | New York's Love Affair With Plastics | September 15</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ju/juu71rqgc9v2t5xd.jpg"><em>Image via MCNY.</em></p><p>Hearing about the negative impact that plastic has on both the built and natural environment is nothing new. And yet, people&nbsp;still use &mdash;&nbsp;and dispose &mdash;&nbsp;so much of the stuff every day.&nbsp;As the final installment of the MCNY's &ldquo;Fast, Cool, and Convenient&rdquo; series,&nbsp;journalist&nbsp;Susan Freinkel&nbsp;will talk about&nbsp;how the rise of plastic helped shape a culture of convenience and our seemingly unbreakable&nbsp;dependency on disposables.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7951/take-me-i-m-yours" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take Me (I&rsquo;m Yours) |&nbsp;Opening on September 16</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c1/c1nojjnu9nwbm355.jpg"><em>Felix ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966555/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxd5i457heuuj3lw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall is creeping up fast, but that means a new season full of architecture and design <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>!&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local happenings&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8152/linda-jacobs-book-talk-strangers-in-the-west-the-syrian-colony-of-new-york-city-1880-1900" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Jacobs Book Talk: &ldquo;Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900&rdquo; |&nbsp;September 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qe37msgbhtj5w614.jpg"><em>Photo via KalimahPress.</em></p><p>Scholar and author Linda Jacobs' new book&nbsp;vividly&nbsp;tells the story&nbsp;of &ldquo;Greater Syria&rdquo;-region&nbsp;immigrants&nbsp;who settled in&nbsp;NYC starting in 1880.&nbsp;Jacobs, whose own grandparents were part of the New York Syrian Colony, sheds light on the everyday lives of this&nbsp;early immigrant community and the people who founded it. Taking place at the Skyscraper Museum, this talk is free and open to all.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8147/aiany-global-dialogues-stone-behind-the-rock" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIANY Global Dialogues - STONE | Behind The Rock |&nbsp;September 7</a>, recommend...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965513/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T11:22:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/usmbncedwyqpgrbq.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8148/reading-images-series-democracy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reading Images Series: Democracy | August 30</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fd/fd24zkqxdo39g7c2.jpg"><em>Graphics from "Parliament" by XML.</em></p><p>The Storefront for Art and Architecture will be hosting their latest Reading Images event&nbsp;&ldquo;Democracy&rdquo;, which examines the parliaments of 193 United Nations member states. Marking the launch of XML's book &ldquo;Parliament&rdquo;, this discussion asks:&nbsp;&ldquo;How do the spaces, settings, and structures designed for political assembly impact decision-making practices? How do they characterize the nuances in our political systems?&rdquo;. Participants include&nbsp;Max Cohen de Lara, James Graham, Mich...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964809/tracing-the-physical-infrastructure-supporting-the-internet Tracing the physical infrastructure supporting the internet Nicholas Korody 2016-08-23T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T22:59:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmamatu1lj0gi800.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whether or not New Yorkers are paying attention, their digital connectivity can sometimes rely on the finer points of a mess of paint on the street. Some of the markings are orange, others yellow or red. Arrows, lines and letters combine to create a cryptic language of symbols and codes. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s kind of scrawly and intense,&rdquo; said the artist and writer Ingrid Burrington. &ldquo;Living in New York, you&rsquo;re trained not to look down, so it&rsquo;s funny how rich and dense these markings can get..."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ingrid Burrington is the author of a new handbook to the physical infrastructure of the internet in New York,&nbsp;<em>Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure.</em></p><p>For related content, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" target="_blank">The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 1)</a>&nbsp;+&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2" target="_blank">(part 2)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940357/los-angeles-the-industrial-city" target="_blank">Los Angeles, the Industrial City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962751/shoring-up-america-s-infrastructure-by-repatriating-money-stashed-overseas" target="_blank">Shoring up America's infrastructure by repatriating money stashed overseas</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964258/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56b3g4bcrcldlxld.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7340/roberto-burle-marx-brazilian-modernist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist | Open now until September 18</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ro/rot03pkq8kjok2m3.jpg"></p><p><em>Installation view of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.</em></p><p>If you&nbsp;haven't been yet, don't miss out on the first full U.S.&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;of&nbsp;landscape architecture legend&nbsp;Roberto Burle Marx, whose famous&nbsp;works include the&nbsp;boldly patterned&nbsp;sidewalk mosaics at&nbsp;Rio de Janeiro's&nbsp;Copacabana Beach.&nbsp;In this exhibition,&nbsp;seven contemporary&nbsp;artists with ties to Latin America, and who were&nbsp;all born after ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963016/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/giyv8z2n8d74yt80.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8074/undocumented-architecture-with-tings-chak-and-victoria-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undocumented Architecture with Tings Chak and Victoria Law |&nbsp;August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yn/ynpaehf93uaka6sc.jpg"></p><p>How is architectural design complicit in the violence of immigration detention? "Undocumented: the Architecture of Migrant Detention" is a new graphic novel that employs traditional means of architectural representation to confront the discipline's culpability in carceral violence. Join the author and journalist Victoria Law for a discussion of the work.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7970/remembering-the-future-architecture-at-the-1964-65-new-york-world-s-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair |&nbsp;August 20</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/tx/txx7rzvptrynjurw.jpg"><em>Photo: Du...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962766/steve-from-virginia-attempts-to-scale-trump-tower-with-suction-cups "Steve from Virginia" attempts to scale Trump Tower with suction cups Nicholas Korody 2016-08-11T13:55:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T20:47:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mf1k2r98d2umj6d.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A young man <a href="http://abc7ny.com/politics/watch-live-man-climbs-trump-tower-with-suction-cups/1464590/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">attempted</a> to scale the Trump Tower in New York using suction cups on Wednesday afternoon, creating a social media frenzy in the process. The NYPD attempted to wrangle the urban climber by following him atop window washers' scaffolding and removing entire windows &mdash; deconstructive policing, if you will. Yet the nimble man evaded their grasp for more than 2 1/2 hours, getting all the way to the 21st floor.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The man, nicknamed "Steve from Virginia" on&nbsp;Twitter, is apparently a fan of the presidential candidate. In a video manifesto posted on Youtube, he claimed that he's an "independent researcher" and the stunt was intended to get Trump's attention. Trump lives and works in the Tower, although he wasn't on the premises yesterday.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962340/design-a-wall-that-separates-trump-from-the-u-s-in-this-call-for-ideas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961829/donald-trump-usher-of-america-s-postindustrial-urban-blight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump, usher of America's postindustrial urban blight</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961325/donald-trump-is-architecture-s-nightmare-client" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donald Trump is architecture's nightmare client</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960678/melania-trump-s-website-disappears-after-architecture-degree-claim-is-debunked" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melania Trump's website disappears after architecture degree clai...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962165/the-brooklyn-bridge-might-get-an-expansion-if-it-can-handle-one The Brooklyn Bridge might get an expansion, if it can handle one Justine Testado 2016-08-08T19:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:18:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3eom9cq4sso8jajc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now after escalating complaints, New York City transportation officials said on Monday that something would finally be done to solve the riddle of what they call &ldquo;Times Square in the Sky.&rdquo;...That something &mdash; if the crossing can take it &mdash; could be building a new path to alleviate congestion But...any expansion of the promenade would most likely be complicated. &ldquo;I have to tell you, every time we touch this 133-year-old bridge, it tends to be costly and complex.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Times states that Aecom will begin a seven-month $370,000 engineering study this month to analyze how much weight the bridge can carry and explore expansion options.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960248/the-nyc-that-could-have-been-never-built-new-york-to-be-released-this-fall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYC that could have been &ndash; 'Never Built New York' to be released this fall</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call it the Brooklyn Wedge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961846/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4btyspow7ys6msyh.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8036/rezoning-development-a-teach-in-on-the-root-causes-of-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rezoning &amp; Development: A Teach-In on the Root Causes of Gentrification | August 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w0/w0qu9zpw6httyvgv.jpg"></p><p>Gentrification is often a tricky subject to bring up. Part of the reason for that is the topic is often shrouded by mystification: "It's something that just happens". But it's not something that just happens. Rather, it's the result of very specific policies and tactics, especially rezoning and development. Head to this teach-in to learn more about how gentrification shapes our cities and why.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7835/cool-uncomfortable-truths-about-our-air-conditioned-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COOL | Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City&nbsp;| August 11</a>, reco...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961148/you-miss-it-when-it-s-gone-on-new-yorkers-addiction-to-noise “You miss it when it’s gone”: On New Yorkers' addiction to noise Justine Testado 2016-08-02T14:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:12:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukp0xkykmdtbxnrk.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To live in New York means to get habituated to the noise of everyday life here...As a neighborhood becomes more homogenous, and its residents sync their noise patterns, noise complaints tend to go down. This may explain why, controlling for other factors, gentrifying areas of the city display higher levels of noise complaints. City residents stop consciously recognizing noise as novel, and it becomes background, even if their bodies don&rsquo;t always recognize it as such.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;We all love to hate the noise. And yet sitting in silence, I do not feel as if I&rsquo;ve found an escape from pain: I have simply traded it for a new variety. Shockingly, I realize I want to trade back.&rdquo;</p><p>Writer Susie Neilson delves into the pros and cons of urban noise pollution, a truly defining factor of living in NYC.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144515110/take-a-listen-to-the-nyt-s-beautiful-sonic-portraits-of-architectural-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a listen to the NYT's beautiful sonic portraits of architectural spaces</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145077435/for-nebulous-decibel-numbers-the-silent-treatment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For nebulous decibel numbers, the Silent Treatment</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146197523/have-you-listened-to-your-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Have you listened to your building?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82294677/master-acoustician-yasuhisa-toyota-talks-about-kickstarting-his-career-with-the-disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master acoustician, Yasuhisa Toyota, talks about kickstarting his career with the Disney Concert Hall</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960708/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-01T12:33:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:04:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8vebdidew6xsk0y.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7967/layered-data-representations-in-infrastructure-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Layered: Data Representations in Infrastructure and Design |&nbsp;August 2</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1o/1oajublk6sszuv9u.jpg"><em>Image via 3d-dreaming.com</em></p><p>Data is linked to urban living and design&nbsp;more than many of us may&nbsp;realize. Going beyond numbers, this discussion at the Center for Architecture&nbsp;will highlight the &ldquo;big data revolution&rdquo;,&nbsp;exploring its influences&nbsp;on&nbsp;current and future urban infrastructures. Speakers will share their thoughts on questions like: &ldquo;How do we access data, how can we use it, and how can we represent it in order to inform clients and agencies to make better design decisions and en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959532/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:38:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxihmgf290nsyja7.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7916/hudson-valley-ruins-with-thomas-rinaldi-new-york-neon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Valley Ruins with Thomas Rinaldi: New York Neon | July 25</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/to/toe5pc7hsnipmh00.jpg"></p><p>Ah, neon&mdash;technological and advertising wonder of the 20th century, magnetic to they eye and a fundamental dressing to any city. With both photographs and historical background by Thomas Rinaldi, New York Neon is a eye-catching exploration of the city&rsquo;s early- and mid-20th century neon signs. Rinaldi, who is also a practicing architectural designer in New York City, will speak about his book at the Cooper Union.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7949/the-plant-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plant Show | Opening on July 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/05/05gq5bx4ubd0i1gz.jpg"></p><p>Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958238/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz1xshl59cfjzhk9.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events. (July 19 happens to be a GREAT day for some fun events).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7884/designing-the-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the World's First Underground Park | July 19</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg"></a><em>The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup.</em></p><p>Surely by now you have heard of the world's first underground park coming soon to Brooklyn's abandoned Delancey trolley terminal: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently city-approved</a> Lowline. Come and meet the design &amp; engineering folks behind the ambitious endeavor and learn more about the innovative design, research,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park NYC's Lowline is approved by city officials, becoming world's first underground park Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:13:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dmgz8wmoo13vec42.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do you do with a sad, funky, abandoned trolley terminus? Well, if it's the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal under Delancey Street in New York City, you make the world's first underground park by virtue of adding some mirrors, skylights, and vegetation. One acre in size, the freshly city-approved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66113069/how-will-the-lowline-make-the-leap-from-idea-to-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">park</a>&nbsp;(which took nearly a decade to go from its initial concept to getting the green light from the city) makes use of solar technology to pour sunlight into the former terminal, which has remained unused since 1948.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb2dralzak9lu9fy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth43km4wnomho72.jpg"></p><p>"Every designer dreams of doing civic work that contributes to society and to the profession," said&nbsp;James Ramsey,&nbsp;Lowline Co-Founder and Creator. "Over the last 8 years, we just stuck to what we thought was a great idea that could make our city and our community better. We're thrilled to move ahead on designing and building a space that people will enjoy for generations to come."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y37knhg4fwkeib4v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40fviddcaggsh9l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hsskeyccsw1s7as.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative design news in NYC:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing around sea-level rise in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956860/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee1p37l1unwhja9s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for July 11-18.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7883/manhattanhenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge | July 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xa/xalj7vvs4lkr10rc.jpg"><em>Photo: Grisha Levit/Flickr</em></p><p>Popularized by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, &ldquo;Manhattanhenge&rdquo; &mdash; sometimes called the Manhattan Solstice &mdash; happens twice every summer when the setting sun is perfectly aligned with the east-west streets of Manhattan's street grid.&nbsp;Snap some sweet Instagram-worthy photos of the celestial event over at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which will keep its gates open afte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956851/gaud-envisioned-a-parabolic-hotel-apparently-proposed-for-site-of-original-wtc-twin-towers Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers Justine Testado 2016-07-08T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzn20j9ax9jr5zqu.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala&rsquo;s recollection), Gaud&iacute; proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building. The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first World Trade Center towers and put it forward for the Ground Zero memorial design competition in 2003.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83085278/a-1-minute-video-shows-the-completion-of-gaud-s-sagrada-fam-lia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaud&iacute;'s Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york Designing around sea-level rise in New York Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T17:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-31T16:15:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building walls around a city is an idea that is as old as cities themselves. In the Middle Ages, walls were built to keep out invading armies. Now they are built to keep out Mother Nature. [...] As far as walls go, the Big U is designed to be a nice one ("a wall with benefits," as one urban designer puts it). It was one of the winning proposals in Rebuild by Design, a $930 million competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article describes New York as having more at stake when it comes to sea-level rise than any other city in the world. A bunch of islands in a coastal estuary, New York is uniquely at risk. And, as the largest financial hub in the world with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the costs of losing entire neighborhoods, such as that around Wall St., are unfathomable.</p><p>For more responses to the risks posed by sea-level rise to New York, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102558685/relocation-or-adaptation-creating-resilience-against-natural-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955506/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-05T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T01:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/ql6s4ljyz91gmg1j.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for July 4-11.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7840/rhino-and-grasshopper-summer-workshops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhino and Grasshopper summer workshops | July 1-August 2</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7840/rhino-and-grasshopper-summer-workshops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x9/x9ex41x0d8uxtymy.jpg"><em>Screenshot via Wissam Wahbeh/YouTube</em></p><p>Sure, school may be out, but now's a great time to concretize those 3D modeling skills. Whether you need a fast-paced approach to the basics, or want to learn some special tips and tricks, check out these two-day and month-long classes to see if they're right for you.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7864/folly-2016-sticks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folly 2016: Sticks | Opening on July 9</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/77/77kdas0h5a2ywesl.jpg"></p><p>J...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom Trading the L Train for a giant inflatable condom? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:15:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2livy9zkn1a5smpc.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2019, New York City's Hurricane Sandy-damaged L Train tunnel will shut down for repairs, making it tricky to get across the East River without a new form of transport. In a competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute to find alternatives, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> suggested building a fiber-glass fabric tunnel for pedestrians that could also double as a projection space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wulezgc3byuvpf6g.jpg"></p><p>The tunnel, which an AECOM designer likened to an inflatable condom in this <a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160630/east-williamsburg/williamsburg-music-club-owners-pushed-out-by-vice-returning-with-new-venue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DNA info</a> article, would have segments above and below the water line in order to enable river traffic to pass over it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dlrtx0gshjmsnw6x.jpg"></p><p>However, the super-sized prophylactic&nbsp;ended up being a hard sell, losing out to the docking ferry proposal "Transient Transit" (pictured above) designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38008/burohappold" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BuroHappold Engineering</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pederson Fox Associates</a>&nbsp;for the competition's $1,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>All the latest in river-design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936222/a-river-of-solar-power-a-scheme-for-the-tijuana-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A river of solar power: a scheme for the Tijuana river</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposal...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:16:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k85822838qccqvnx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As luxury condominiums go, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a> displays an unusual rigor and finesse: this is not an exercise in overindulgence, but in refined balance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt5zkmjbue4lhydm.jpg"></p><p>With its 32,000 square feet split between seven individual residences, Tadao Ando's floor-to-celling windowed, burnished metal,&nbsp;poured-in-place concrete structure also features a 55' x 99' living wall with vegetation that shifts seasonally for the ideal mix of color and texture.&nbsp;English Ivy, Boston Ivy, Virginia Creepers, Jasmine Clematis and climbing Hydrangeas will make up this constantly evolving green wall, a blend that was picked in part by landscape firm&nbsp;M. Paul Friedberg and Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6rze2wuzz3r2low.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r9/r9hrjyk1vy3xzb6z.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, "the building&rsquo;s design references four primary&nbsp;elements - light, sound, air, and water." Sited in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood, the design of 152 Elizabeth Street's interiors is a collaboration between Ando and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>, the latter of which is serving as the architect of record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/smbb7ky01wplk518.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62depxl5th7s976s.jpg"></p><p>Once likened t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954858/a-look-at-the-dioramas-of-apocalypse A look at the dioramas of apocalypse Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-07-16T21:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/363bxulvy2g3e8f3.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Their ongoing series -- titled "The City" -- imagines a parallel universe where humankind is extinct and nature has already started to reclaim the concrete jungle. Think of it as a journey through apocalyptic architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Commercial diorama makers Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix's dystopian art project, "The City," is a miniature labor of love. Each diorama takes about 7 to 15 months to build, primarily because of the intricate level of detail contained within each scene. Check out this post-apocalyptic casino, replete with distressed slot machines and chintzy carpet:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qykhyzip8b9pefx8.jpg"></p><p>Or this bombed-out circulation desk scene with half-opened card catalog drawers (a physical object filled with index cards that people used to look up library materials before computer searches):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fu/fugnvqbuedebsr1m.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, this subway scene features a decayed downtown, glimpsed through the permanently agape doors:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m6ymd38v6xqri40o.jpg"></p><p>What's the latest in innovative model-making?&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94500498/a-master-model-maker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Master Model Maker</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952687/tour-hundreds-of-japanese-architectural-models-by-the-likes-of-shigeru-ban-and-kengo-kuma-at-tokyo-s-archi-depot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour hundreds of Japanese architectural models by the likes of Shigeru Ban and Kengo Kuma at Tokyo's 'Archi-Depot'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954280/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-27T12:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T12:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pylp9x0lk1h0pg51.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for&nbsp;June 27-July 4.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7813/design-in-the-age-of-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design in the Age of Efficiency | June 2</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7813/design-in-the-age-of-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/et/etezmzqktqlzai0k.jpg"><em>Photo: Jay Gorman</em></p><p>Back in 1922, Hugh Ferriss made a series of drawings that illustrated the effects of the 1916 Zoning Code, among the most stringent in the world at the time. Form follows policy, so to speak &ndash; even if architects dream of blank slates. This is just as true today and particularly after New York passed legislation that mandates some of the highest-efficiency buildings around. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953892/stonewall-inn-formally-declared-as-national-monument Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument Justine Testado 2016-06-24T15:10:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:38:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0q6vqyggvs66jrw.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Friday, President Obama formally [declared] the Greenwich Village bar and its surrounding area the Stonewall National Monument, and creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement. According to the White House, the monument designation will consist of 7.7 acres, protecting the tavern, Christopher Park across the street, and several other streets and sidewalks where spontaneous protests were held for equal rights in 1969.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952047/the-enduring-significance-of-gay-bars-in-american-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The enduring significance of gay bars in American cities</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943929/obama-administration-to-designate-stonewall-as-america-s-first-lgbt-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama administration to designate Stonewall as America's first LGBT memorial</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106631146/how-lgbt-acceptance-is-redefining-urban-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How LGBT Acceptance Is Redefining Urban America</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953603/chipperfield-s-jane-street-proposal-faces-vehement-opposition-in-nyc Chipperfield's Jane Street Proposal Faces Vehement Opposition in NYC davvid 2016-06-23T15:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T14:40:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13plvqg9i7u66o3.jpg" width="514" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Plans to raze a two-story parking garage at 11-19 Jane Street and build a... seven-story apartment building designed by ... David Chipperfield came in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission" "Testimony against the development came in droves, with NIMBYs speaking against the project&rsquo;s "inappropriate," "out-of-scale," "travesty" of a design."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/06/landmarks-tables-decision-on-apartment-building-at-11-19-jane-street-west-village.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Yimby</a>&nbsp;has published Chipperfield's entire presentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_34.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_26.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_28.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_32.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_36.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_40.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953539/nyc-becomes-first-city-to-provide-free-tampons-and-pads-in-public-schools-prisons-and-shelters NYC becomes first city to provide free tampons and pads in public schools, prisons, and shelters Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:16:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s27efsw99sgx8ce2.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the New York City Council unanimously&nbsp;passed a set of bills requiring free menstrual-hygiene products in public schools, prisons, and shelters, making it&nbsp;the first city in the nation to pass so-called "menstrual equity" legislation.&nbsp;The city will budget for tampons and pads just like it does for toilet paper and hand soap.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Tampons and pads are not currently covered by public-assistance programs and some school-aged girls stay home or use products longer than they should when they get their periods. Women in prisons face rationing and degrading treatment from corrections officers."</em></p><p>For more public health-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944855/billions-exposed-to-dangerous-air-as-pollution-grows-at-alarming-rates-around-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934807/the-designers-reinventing-a-visit-to-planned-parenthood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141016474/sick-people-in-scandinavia-can-check-into-these-patient-hotels-as-hospital-alternatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937477/mapping-transgender-friendly-bathrooms-in-hostile-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953250/behind-the-scenes-of-the-trump-building Behind the scenes of the Trump Building Nicholas Korody 2016-06-22T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rxzaqwyeqrwzpoo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor who pretended to be dead when investors asked for their money reported to prison in January. A few weeks later, an investment adviser on the 17th floor was accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme. Thirteen floors up, a lawyer pleaded guilty this month to stealing millions of dollars from clients. It was all happening at 40 Wall St., across from the New York Stock Exchange, behind golden capital letters proclaiming that this is THE TRUMP BUILDING.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the architecture of the current Republican presidential candidate, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946044/glitz-and-ego-the-architectural-legacy-of-donald-trump-the-developer" target="_blank">"Glitz and ego" &ndash; the architectural legacy of Donald Trump, the developer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937112/the-problem-with-designing-trump-s-border-wall" target="_blank">The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" target="_blank">What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?</a></li></ul>