Archinect - News 2014-04-23T10:05:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98494414/airbnb-faces-opposition-from-nyc-affordable-housing-group Airbnb faces opposition from NYC affordable housing group Alexander Walter 2014-04-22T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T13:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb5aee79bdd9f6014fef6cb78c753eb1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Real Affordability for All Coalition &mdash; made up of 50 tenant advocate and labor union groups &mdash; is accusing Airbnb of &ldquo;throwing gasoline on a fire&rdquo; by contributing to a growing affordable housing crisis. &ldquo;After years of operating an illegal enterprise in New York, your company is now apparently interested in paying your fair share of taxes and announcing that development as though you are some kind of charitable organization bestowing your riches on our city [...]&rdquo;</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/98453364/too-rich-too-thin-too-tall Too Rich, Too Thin, Too Tall? Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T20:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T21:49:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50aed62feff2325ca1271bd18056c8df.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These days, it is not just a woman who can never be too rich or too thin. You can say almost exactly the same thing about skyscrapers, or at least about the latest residential ones now going up in New York City, which are much taller, much thinner, and much, much more expensive than their predecessors. And almost every one of them seems built to be taller, thinner, and pricier than the one that came before.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Did Paul Goldberger just say that <em>women can never be too thin</em>?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98435205/nyc-chief-city-planner-amanda-burden-on-public-space-and-densification NYC chief city planner Amanda Burden on public space and densification Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-21T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T16:28:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkww242yn2k1pe1m.jpg" width="376" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there is any one lesson that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you choose one city over another, and public space is one of the most important reasons why you stay in a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amanda Burden served as New York City's chief planner under Mayor Bloomberg, leading such revitalization projects as the High Line and Brooklyn's waterfront. You can watch the full TED talk below, or read the complete transcript <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_burden_how_public_spaces_make_cities_work/transcript" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door Coming Soon to MoMA, Lots of Knocking Next Door Archinect 2014-04-14T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T22:08:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2r3xpg44kx8sxjee.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s controversial decision to demolish a neighbor, the former American Folk Art Museum, is about to become reality. On Monday, scaffolding and protective netting will begin to go up around the folk art building, at 45 West 53rd Street, the museum confirmed on Friday. [...] The building&rsquo;s facade will be removed first, panel by panel, and taken to storage. Its future remains uncertain. Demolition is expected to continue through the summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/268657/folkmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97642521/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-new-york-city Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | New York City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:10:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvngl2xklukme00e.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p>5468796 Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme reflects on the sixth edition of Table for Twelve, which took place in New York City on March 12th. A full li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97199699/see-new-york-radically-transformed-in-the-building-tomorrow-exhibition-opening-april-4-in-nyc See New York radically transformed in the “Building Tomorrow” exhibition, opening April 4 in NYC Justine Testado 2014-04-03T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10tl50f1unno39cq.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Already making weekend plans? If you're based in New York, maybe you ought to stop by the "Building Tomorrow" exhibition opening tomorrow April 4 until April 6 at 168 Bowery in NYC. Presented by BBC.com Future and Terreform ONE, the limited-time public exhibition invites New Yorkers to catch a glimpse of what their city could look like in the next few decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:</p><ul><li>Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7ok0acwn0chihny.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0mjf41w77lmqdh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8moxdm4sm7fa8d0.jpg"></p><p>See more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/see_new_york_radically_transformed_in_the_building_tomorrow_exhibition_open/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97182006/a-memorial-inscription-s-grim-origins A Memorial Inscription’s Grim Origins Alexander Walter 2014-04-03T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:30:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d42a4beb466520c06c7977879f7b9e09.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens next month at the World Trade Center, visitors will find a stark wall separating them from a repository containing about 8,000 unidentified human remains from the 2001 terrorist attack. On the wall is a 60-foot-long inscription, in 15-inch letters [...]: &ldquo;No day shall erase you from the memory of time. Virgil.&rdquo; [...] I asked a half-dozen classicists about the use of this inscription at the memorial museum. All but one questioned the choice.</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/97026686/should-cities-reject-bad-transit-until-something-better-comes-along Should Cities Reject Bad Transit Until Something Better Comes Along? Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:12:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e5dd1a703650ef7c5f3030e58460340.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In city after city, U.S. transit advocates face a similar problem: What to do with bad, or at least less-than-perfect, public transportation proposals? Big transit projects don&rsquo;t come around every day, and rejecting a proposal, perhaps one with support in high places, in the hopes that something better will come along can leave you with nothing.</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/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground Alexander Walter 2014-03-27T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T11:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/9572a21b2c6d5668e5e173f5bda274c8.jpg" width="514" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Caissons are a technology borrowed from bridge building, and they are what makes this project possible. The engineers will drill them anywhere from 40 to 80 feet into the Manhattan schist (the dense, metamorphic bedrock that supports the city&rsquo;s soaring skyline). The caissons are meticulously arranged in the narrow spaces between the tracks. Above, the they will connect to deep-girdle trusses &ndash; some up to 8 stories tall &ndash; that control and redirect the towering weight overhead. Finally, the slab.</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/96481965/first-major-guastavino-exhibition-opening-at-mcny-on-march-26 First major Guastavino exhibition opening at MCNY on March 26 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eql6pnezu68ykmn.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile" exhibition&nbsp;will showcase&nbsp;the works of Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. that helped shape the architectural identity of New York City.&nbsp;</p><p>Opening at the <a href="http://www.mcny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> on March 26, the exhibition will share the story of the Guastavinos, whose family legacy graces the vaulted and tiled ceilings of over 200 historic NYC buildings like the Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island, Carnegie Hall, and the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rd0dvcref25z2tc.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpgredkscq4s9psc.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition was first&nbsp;organized by MacArthur Fellow John Ochsendorf from MIT before MCNY expanded it to feature 20 major Guastavino projects throughout NYC's five boroughs. The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawings and materials, an 11 ft x 15 ft replica of a Guastavino vault, contemporary photos by Michael Freeman, and a video gallery installation that lets viewers "visit" Guastavino spaces.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bub90ios08ifpxi5.jpg"></p><p>"Palaces for the People" will run until...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96484381/may-opening-planned-for-9-11-memorial-museum May Opening Planned For 9/11 Memorial Museum Alexander Walter 2014-03-25T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:24:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2d6f90ecf61158f0bd46a4a6adcda86e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long-delayed 9/11 Memorial Museum will open to the public on May 21, after a six-day preview period during which it will be open round-the-clock for people directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including victims&rsquo; family members, first responders, and lower Manhattan residents. [...] The museum, designed by the New York-based architecture firm Davis Brody Bond, was constructed around the largest, monumental artifacts [...].</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/96044764/new-york-s-hudson-yards-starts-next-phase-as-deck-begins New York’s Hudson Yards Starts Next Phase as Deck Begins Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T00:25:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb1c22277d9ef669624c1a65a029f4bf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hudson Yards, the $20 billion Related Cos. development on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side, is taking a key step forward as work begins on a platform over the area&rsquo;s rail depot designed to support three skyscrapers. [...] Building the 37,000-ton platform enables the start of almost 6 million square feet (560,000 square meters) of construction on the eastern half of the 26-acre (11-hectare) yards, said Stephen Ross, the New York-based developer&rsquo;s chairman and founder.</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/95956250/nation-building Nation Building Alexander Walter 2014-03-18T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T12:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63b02d22990224fb27d6bd482816ee68.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York&rsquo;s United Nations Headquarters, completed in 1952, pioneered the global workplace. Now nearing the end of a $2.1 billion makeover, it&rsquo;s again in the vanguard. [...] It might have been easier -- and possibly cheaper -- to tear the whole structure down and start from scratch. However, for an organization for which precedent and symbolism govern every handshake, the historical meaning of the UN&rsquo;s architecture still resonates.</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/95501994/park-avenue-the-art-gallery Park Avenue, the Art Gallery Alexander Walter 2014-03-12T20:06:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T20:10:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2fa2f49dae3fb9d2f194a17747e70792.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alice Aycock, the sculptor, was holding her breath. [...] a massive crane, blocking traffic, lifted one-half of &ldquo;Cyclone Twist,&rdquo; a swirling series of white aluminum bands, into place, precisely connecting with its other half already standing on the avenue&rsquo;s slim median. [...] Called &ldquo;Park Avenue Paper Chase,&rdquo; and stretching from 52nd Street to 66th, they are inspired variously by tornadoes, dance movements and drapery folds, and will be up until July 20.</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/94341187/consider-the-dumpster Consider the dumpster... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-25T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:08:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpetglkkr3c4rnzs.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The long and varied history of waste and its removal in New York from the 18th century onwards is the subject of Elizabeth Royte&rsquo;s 2005 book Garbage Land and of the Urban Omnibus City of Systems video she narrates. In the video, Royte describes how her research into where exactly her trash was going after she threw it out has led her to become a more ecological citizen, with &ldquo;a systems view&rdquo; of our interconnected processes of manufacturing, transportation, disposal and re-use.</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/94038020/get-lectured-cooper-union-spring-14 Get Lectured: Cooper Union, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-21T14:35:00-05:00 >2014-02-22T10:22:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o4p4j6opmg2qrjgw.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often&nbsp;&mdash; and so you're in the know of what events are happening at architecture schools right now!<br><br>Today's lecture poster comes from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Unless stated otherwise, lectures take place at <strong>7:00 PM</strong> at The Great Hall or the Rose Auditorium.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong><br><br><em>March 4</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>Frank Barco </strong>/ Barkow Leibinger<br>BRICOLEUR / BRICOLAGE<br>at Rose Auditorium<br><br><strong>APRIL</strong></p><p><em>April 2</em><br><strong>Yung Ho Chang</strong> / Atelier FCJZ<br>SMALLNESS<br>at The Great Hall</p><p><em>April 7</em><br><strong>Farshi...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93503615/getting-up-close-and-personal-with-the-times-square-heart-design-winning-sculpture Getting up close and personal with the Times Square Heart Design winning sculpture Justine Testado 2014-02-14T15:55:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:11:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0wl7i8re6oxvjcq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To show you all some Valentine's Day love, we have more photos to share of Young Projects' recently unveiled "Match Maker" sculpture from the 2014 Times Square Heart Design competition. Currently on display at New York's Times Square until March 11, 2014, the interactive heart-shaped sculpture pairs up individuals based on their zodiac sign compatibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/9847dx6c88lew6pa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mmfwuals819bute.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpgx9l7a2z6e2703.jpg"><br>From left to right: Bryan Young of Young Projects; Sherry Dobbin, Director of Public Art for the Times Square Alliance; and David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute</p><p>Find more photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/getting_up_close_and_personal_with_the_times_square_heart_design_winni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93445971/rex-s-five-manhattan-west-is-the-latest-revamp-for-an-evolving-nyc REX's Five Manhattan West is the latest revamp for an evolving NYC Justine Testado 2014-02-12T19:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T13:28:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kixvx94c860nf5k0.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1887657/rex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX</a> recently unveiled their scheme for redesigning the historic <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5861704/davis-brody-bond-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Davis Brody</a> building on 450 West 33rd St in New York. The $200 million project consists of repositioning, re-cladding and interior renovation -- making it yet another addition to major redevelopments to NYC's evolving neighborhoods and when adaptive reuse continues to be on the rise. Construction is expected to be complete in 2016.</p><p>Check out some project details the architects sent us:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1t1n27o02dbxfbiw.jpg"></p><p>"Designed by architecture firm Davis Brody (now Davis Brody Bond) and completed in 1969, 450 West 33rd Street (450W33) is an exemplar of late Brutalist architecture. The edifice&rsquo;s structure is effectively a steel bridge spanning the Penn Station rail lines leading to Hudson Yards, supporting a cast-in-place concrete column-and-slab frame. The building&rsquo;s enclosure was originally composed of precast concrete fill-in panels with integrated windows."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmhtpm2a2q3vdt5e.jpg"></p><p>"During the 1980s, the building&rsquo;s hard beauty was neutered when its external structural elements...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled Justine Testado 2014-02-10T17:39:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/psbc9fzkldqmbwx4.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How about we start the week with a heart-warming project right on time for Valentine's Day! "Match Maker," the winning sculpture of the 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, was unveiled in New York's Times Square today. Designed by Brooklyn-based Young Projects in collaboration with Kammetal, "Match Maker" is an interactive heart-shaped sculpture that matches individuals based on their zodiac sign.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a glimpse of the winning and finalist installations:</p><p><strong>Winner:</strong> <strong>Young Projects - Match Maker</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gu/gunw66y80s9pnqi6.jpg"><br><br><strong>Haiko Cornelissen Architecten - TWEET HEART NY</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/oz2rv4d9ctmlmqqk.jpg"><br><br><strong>Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio - O Heart</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8apkot3qpaj2sjns.jpg"><br><br><strong>Schaum/Shieh Architects - My Fuzzy Valentine</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29mkoq2rtpopuhij.jpg"><br><br><strong>SOFTlab - Sweet Heart</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msz1x6gtbr3x7nru.jpg"><br><br><strong>The Living - Vapor Valentine</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3zmc76mxr0066rj.jpg"><br><br>Learn more about each project at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/young_projects_wins_2014_times_square_valentine_heart_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92538516/six-winners-for-the-2014-new-practices-new-york-competition Six winners for the 2014 New Practices New York competition Justine Testado 2014-01-31T15:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:29:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rkmilvvo647yjei.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIANY New Practices Committee officially announced the winners of the 2014 New Practices New York competition at the Center for Architecture in New York this week. The portfolio competition acknowledges young architecture and design firms and promotes their innovative work. Qualified firms had to be founded no earlier than 2004 and be based in New York City's five boroughs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 64 entries, the jury selected six winners:</p><p>Pictured project above: <strong>NAMELESS Architecture</strong></p><p><strong>Bittertang</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mn/mno53c48ewkh9c71.jpg"><br><br><strong>dlandstudio architecture + landscape</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/529ynl26yr2628x7.jpg"><br><br><strong>Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95jvb7nbk01uofqa.jpg"><br><br><strong>form-ula</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5fejzcsrfoep68j.jpg"><br><br><strong>PARA-Project</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/605jbo1k2m8tc9g6.jpg"><br><br>Find out more about each winner on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/six_winners_for_the_2014_new_practices_new_york_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of the 2014 New Practices New York competition.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90837680/architects-and-critics-bristle-at-ds-r-s-folk-museum-sacrifice Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-09T18:20:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T13:22:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwyjppnbmgeouv2j.jpg" width="514" height="645" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Yesterday, DS+R announced in their proposal for MoMA's redesign that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum would have to be demolished</a>. Backlash from the <a href="http://folkmoma.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkMoMA</a> community quickly arose: architects and critics called the choice callous and unsustainable, outraged not only by the Folk Art Museum's destruction but also the design that would take its place, and its impact on New York's (and DS+R's) reputation.</p> <p> We've gathered a slew of responses to the proposal, both indignant and accepting, from Archinect contributors and beyond, and will be following developments closely. Here are a few of those thoughts:</p> <p> <em><strong>From the Archinect news post,&nbsp;</strong></em><em><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a>:</strong></em></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Donna Sink</strong></a>:&nbsp;"All of DSR's previous work is tarnished by this."</p> <p> <strong>Darkman</strong>: "This solidifies Rem Koolhaas as the best architect-thinker of our time, for his original MoMA proposal, "MoMA, Inc." "</p> <p> <strong>thebeigecity</strong>: "As for the Folk Art Museum - it was cramped and cloying, ov...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90778125/considering-the-quake-exhibition-explores-the-art-and-science-in-edgy-seismic-design “Considering the Quake” exhibition explores the art and science in edgy seismic design Justine Testado 2014-01-08T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:10:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zt/ztcvdrj6m9853eo8.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stand your ground, the U.S. debut of the "Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge" exhibition will be on Feb. 13, 2014 at the AIA's Center for Architecture in New York. Based on resilient-design research gathered by the exhibition's curators Professor Ghyslaine McClure and Dr. Effie Bouras, it highlights not only the artistic aspect of seismic design, but also its more hidden &mdash; and crucial &mdash; scientific side.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are some notable works that will be included in the upcoming exhibition:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/zn5u91q8w4nvt7i5.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bone31m6b88ntz0m.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v10yx70z7ppqmlnv.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6l38uilvsn1e44nn.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/considering_the_quake_exhibition_explores_the_art_and_science_in_edg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89543194/tour-the-historic-hotel-chelsea-before-its-renovation Tour the historic Hotel Chelsea before its renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-23T19:51:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T19:03:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6xubpjhghcbhxwd.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the summer of 2011, photographer Victoria Cohen heard that the Chelsea Hotel would undergo drastic renovations to the structure, which was built in 1884. She spent three weeks documenting every nook and cranny of the building and the result is Hotel Chelsea, a collection of photographs of the interior in its authentic, untouched state, as so many knew and loved it.</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/88985159/a-tale-of-two-cities-america-s-bipolar-climate-future A Tale of Two Cities: America's Bipolar Climate Future Alexander Walter 2013-12-16T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:41:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b7nxufsoeghsk3pu.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City and New Bern, North Carolina both face the same projected rise in sea levels, but while one is preparing for the worst, the other is doing nothing on principle. A glimpse into America's contradictory climate change planning.</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/88692390/modu-s-weather-un-control-exhibition-explores-the-post-sandy-indoor-air-environment MODU’s “Weather (Un)Control” exhibition explores the post-Sandy indoor air environment Justine Testado 2013-12-12T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:50:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi2vsu56l9wsxkwn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As America's East Coast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, MODU's recently completed "Weather (Un)control" exhibition of the Marfa Dialogues/NY highlights an overlooked issue of the storm's aftermath that still remains: the invisible contaminants in indoor air.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The installation features drawings made from artificial dust and static electricity to address the current shortsighted methods for indoor air quality inspection and a "right" to better indoor air.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxb108s3baka3616.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3e2o4fp59hk3p0n.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev9kufekyrm0oylb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Photos by Brett Beyer.</p> <p> More info at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/modus_weather_uncontrol_exhibition_explores_the_post-sandy_indoor_air_envir/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88142704/when-buildings-howl-a-primer-on-architecture-that-whistles When Buildings Howl: A Primer on Architecture That Whistles Alexander Walter 2013-12-05T15:19:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T20:56:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bd4c614231bb787ce387904257b87c6.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On stormy days and windy nights, Tribeca residents say their neighborhood is filled with a strange, high-pitched whistling sound coming from the redeveloped World Trade Center site. It's an inopportune location for howling (although, really, where is?), but it's hardly the first building to surprise its neighbors by humming or whistling. [...] But just to be clear? It's not haunted. Port Authority's rep told Pix 11 he hopes ghost stories won't "become part of the dialogue."</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/87475463/the-top-five-finalists-for-the-battery-conservancy-s-draw-up-a-chair-competition The top five finalists for The Battery Conservancy’s Draw Up A Chair competition Justine Testado 2013-11-26T21:02:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:49:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4j9m339e5b8rnuw.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Battery Conservancy is one step closer to finding the winning outdoor chair design of their Draw Up A Chair competition for The Battery park in New York City. The competition began with 679 submissions in July 2012. Then the jury selected the Top 50 designs, which were exhibited for the public to see and use over the past six months.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The top five designs are:</p> <p> Fleurt by &shy; Andrew Jones Design: Andrew Jones (Toronto, Canada) <em>&mdash; see top image</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hifpbj396y4degof.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Maple Chair by &shy; Maria Camarena Design: Maria Camarena Bernard (Zapopan, Mexico)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vukmp57f27ttycwu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Pivot Chair &shy; by Independent Design Group: Simon Kristak &amp; Aidan Jamison (Brooklyn, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zwd5l1ukk2nt9lmy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> South Chair &shy; by Jason Bird (Redwood City, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdyg4wshj01egeas.jpg" title=""></p> <p> U Rock &shy; by Pitanga: Davi Deusdara, &Eacute;rica Martins, Tais Costa &amp; Rafael Studart Alencar (Falc&atilde;o, Brazil)</p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of The Battery Conservancy Americas "Draw Up A Chair" Design Competition.</em></p> <p> For more details, read the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_top_five_finalists_for_the_battery_conservancys_draw_up_a_chair_competi/" target="_blank">Bustler article</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87395136/only-one-week-left-to-catch-the-isay-weinfeld-exhibition-a-to-z-in-nyc Only one week left to catch the Isay Weinfeld exhibition “A to Z” in NYC Justine Testado 2013-11-25T20:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r1/r1xm8knwod0e76bk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"A to Z" by acclaimed Brazilian architect and designer Isay Weinfeld is his first U.S. exhibition, which opened on Nov. 12 at the ESPASSO gallery in New York City. Celebrating Weinfeld's 40th year in practice, the retrospective features two exhibition pieces he made from sustainable tauari branco wood, a showcase of his furniture and product designs, and 13 new films he directed over the past year [...]. "A to Z" will be open until Dec. 1, 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r87dzp0o6wq5uaks.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3z3kl94gskymca0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qhrhoc755u7o57a7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0lxpvycnfjyjnxn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfoclfzhzn92mxhi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of ESPASSO.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87090925/results-of-the-remember-the-triangle-fire-memorial-competition Results of the Remember the Triangle Fire Memorial competition Justine Testado 2013-11-21T21:19:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T15:28:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilo4zzkhaxn2mo2q.jpg" width="514" height="837" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Results for the Remember the Triangle Fire Memorial design competition have been announced. The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition hosted the competition to find the design for a permanent memorial at the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in Greenwich Village, New York. The fire occurred on March 25, 1911 in the Asch Building (now New York University's Brown Building) and killed 146 workers, many who were young immigrant women.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Out of 176 entries from over 30 countries, the jury chose three winners and four honorable mentions. The top three winners are:</p> <ul><li> First place: "Reframing the Sky" by Richard Joon Yoo and Uri Wegman</li> <li> Second place: "United Ribbon" by Courtney Hunt and Alex Witko</li> <li> Third place: "Points of Light" by Carmen Potter</li> </ul><p> First-place winners Yoo and Wegman will further develop their design with members of the RTFC and NYU.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/elmhvsa7q182yezi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86833749/opera-adaptation-for-plan-of-the-city-film-currently-in-the-works Opera adaptation for "Plan Of The City" film currently in the works Justine Testado 2013-11-18T13:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:34:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70acfogz01wc1u9t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Since our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> first mentioned Joshua Frankel's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/plan_of_the_city_skyscrapers_on_mars/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Plan Of The City" in 2011</a>, a new project is now underway to bring the film to the stage as an opera. An official title for the production is yet to be decided.</p> <p> Frankel, composer Judd Greenstein, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith wlll combine their artistic talents to tell the story of urban planner Robert Moses and journalist Jane Jacobs, who each influenced the New York City landscape and the field of urbanism.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjejv5dk61cgduc9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Be on the lookout for some Plan Of The City events happening this week. The "indie classical" NOW Ensemble will give <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/judd_greenstein_joshua_frankel_and_the_now_ensemble_plan_of_the_city_and_ot/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a live performance of the Plan Of The City</a> on Nov. 19 at the Winter Garden in Brookfield Place. The event is free!</p> <p> Frankel will then conduct his first animation study at the BAM Next Wave Festival on Nov. 23, as part of the <a href="http://www.bam.org/music/2013/21cliederabend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21c Liederabend program</a>. As musical exploration, the animation will be presented with a music segment written by Greenstein set to Walt Whitman's <em>M...</em></p>