Archinect - News 2017-04-27T05:14:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004392/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:48:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/4485hqbns8pt2n0o.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>For this week, the School of Visual Arts will host a lecture with&nbsp;&ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; co-founding editor Elizabeth Glickfield and&nbsp;another talk that highlights the untold stories of the people running&nbsp;NYC's waste management systems.&nbsp;B. Alexandra Szerlip will give a&nbsp;talk about&nbsp;her new book about designer&nbsp;Norman Bel Geddes, and you can&nbsp;sign up for an&nbsp;exclusive tour of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovations&nbsp;led by&nbsp;architect Jeff Murphy. If&nbsp;you haven't seen it, it's the last week for the can't-miss &ldquo;John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9236/lecture-elizabeth-glickfield-founder-and-editor-of-dirty-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Visual Arts&nbsp;Lecture: Elizabeth Glickfield, co-founder and editor of &ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; |&nbsp;April 25</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7p/7pdrprrpi7vs599n.jpg"><em>Dirty Furniture Founding editors Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003416/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-17T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T18:33:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u9ygi9m29dehti0z.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's recommendations include the book launch&nbsp;of Justin Davidson's &ldquo;Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York&rdquo; and&nbsp;lectures from Hanif Kara and&nbsp;Weiss/Manfredi. It's also the final week for&nbsp;exhibitions on&nbsp;the Olana Summer House and &ldquo;Mastering the Metropolis&rdquo; on NYC's landmark&nbsp;Zoning Resolution of 1916.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9239/magnetic-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magnetic City | April 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/ly5m72ec4fg72bte.jpg"><em>Photo: Malinda Rathnayake/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;In light of the release of his new book&nbsp;<em>Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York,</em>&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning author&nbsp;Justin Davidson sits down with&nbsp;Michelle Young of Untapped Cities to explore New York City through the perspectives of the designers, visionaries, artists, and writers who have built and lived there.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9221/hanif-kara-on-designing-interdisciplinary-attitudes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanif Kara on "Designing...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002353/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-10T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T15:46:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zmkmtksp1uebsuay.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's picks include The Architectural League's latest&nbsp;Brass Tacks discussion on homelessness, a book launch for &ldquo;Elastic Architecture&rdquo; &mdash; the first scholarly book on Frederick Kiesler's architecture, and Doug Wheeler's immersive &ldquo;Synthetic Desert&rdquo; installation at the Guggenheim.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9237/housing-brass-tacks-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Brass Tacks: Homelessness |&nbsp;April 10</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yr/yrh2cwgujodsxcfq.jpg"></p><p>In the upcoming installment of its Brass Tacks discussion series, The Architectural League looks at the massive problem of homelessness in New York as a symptom of the city's housing crisis (upwards of 60,000 people sleep in the shelter system each night). The evening includes presentations by experts on the issue&mdash;Giselle Routhier, Policy Director f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001517/the-new-york-times-compiles-a-glossary-of-climate-change-adaptive-building-strategies The New York Times compiles a glossary of climate change-adaptive building strategies Nicholas Korody 2017-04-05T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T14:34:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nx/nxi4p3m27pbm03wb.jpg" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Communities across the country are confronting the mounting evidence of climate change and developing means of fortifying buildings and infrastructure against rising sea levels and ever-more-intense storms, even as the Trump administration reverses policies premised on climate change. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re not spending money on that anymore,&rdquo; Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters in Washington recently. &ldquo;We consider that to be a waste of your money.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"People who live, work or build in flood plains like West Chelsea and elsewhere say they cannot be so dismissive. They are spending money."</em></p><p><em>The New York Times</em>&nbsp;has compiled case studies as well as an associated glossary of steps taken in New York City and its environs to help shore up the built environment against the encroachment of high waters, winds, and heavy rains. For example, the glossary features technical terms like a "500-year flood plain", or an area with a 0.2 percent chance of flooding any given year, as well as strategies, like "dry flood-proofing", or the use of impermeable materials and barriers to keep buildings dry.&nbsp;</p><p>Check it out this useful glossary <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/nyregion/a-guide-to-flood-resistant-building-terms.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001042/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-03T14:37:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T14:37:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/moplygpibjsox39t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's picks include two climate change-related events at the New School and Columbia GSAPP, a talk with SO&mdash;IL's Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, and a Comparative Zoning discussion panel at the Museum of the City of New York.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9108/rebuilding-or-relocation-how-to-respond-to-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuilding or Relocation: How to respond to climate change |&nbsp;April 5</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8832/cities-and-climate-action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cities and Climate Action | April 7</a><br>recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bi/bilq4d0696m25kad.jpg"><em>Homes on the New Jersey coast severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012. Photo: Mark C. Olsen.</em></p><p>While the federal government recently reversed course on the issue of climate change and decided to stick the head in the increasingly wet sand, architects and planners on the ground continue to prepare our built environment for future chall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000432/the-kushner-family-s-new-zaha-hadid-designed-tower-for-666-fifth-avenue-is-catching-a-lot-of-heat The Kushner family's new Zaha Hadid-designed tower for 666 Fifth Avenue is catching a lot of heat Nicholas Korody 2017-03-30T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-01T09:44:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pr/prb6cuz00k0w1wxc.jpg" width="650" height="939" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jared Kushner&rsquo;s family's new skyscraper has caused quite a stir. The design of the 666 Fifth Avenue building in New York has been widely mocked for its apparently&nbsp;"phallic"&nbsp;shape&nbsp;on social media [...] Although the project has reportedly raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest given the close working relationship between Mr Kushner, the president&rsquo;s son-in-law, and Mr Trump, it was the skyscraper's design which grabbed the most attention.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other people have noted that the building looks like a raised middle finger. Meanwhile, some have focused on the address&mdash;<strong>666</strong>&nbsp;Fifth Avenue. According to Peter Grant of the Wall Street Journal, the Kushner family is trying to change the name to 660 Fifth.</p><p>I like this response, personally:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999918/ai-weiwei-to-install-over-100-fences-around-new-york-one-of-his-largest-public-works-to-date Ai Weiwei to install over 100 fences around New York, one of his largest public works to date Nicholas Korody 2017-03-28T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T16:04:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tum014zj6ao3y6pl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The famous, and provocative, Chinese artist <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/345/ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a> has been commissioned to build one of his largest public works ever&mdash;100 fences and installations that will be placed around New York City. Entitled &ldquo;Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,&rdquo; the project was commissioned by the Public Art Fund in celebration of its 40th anniversary. In total, there will be about ten major fence-themed installations, as well as a slew of smaller works, spread around Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. More specifically, planned sites include Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the Cooper Union building in Manhattan, and Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park.</p><p>The work is a reaction to &ldquo;a retreat from the essential attitude of openness&rdquo; that Mr. Ai says he perceives in contemporary American politics. &ldquo;When the Berlin Wall fell, there were 11 countries with border fences and walls,&rdquo; Mr. Ai told <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/26/arts/design/ai-weiweis-latest-artwork-building-fences-throughout-new-york-city.html?_r=1&amp;mtrref=app.asana.com&amp;gwh=5BF2D9A1E83BB0B780FB8F1AB7063FBC&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the New York Times</em></a>. &ldquo;By 2016, that number had increased to 70. We are witnessing a rise in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999684/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-27T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:36:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rk/rk3487dedlge3sva.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's picks include an all-woman panel for IIDA NY's Residential Forum, a recreation of John Hejduk's&nbsp;Jan Palach Memorial, a Current Works lecture by Kengo Kuma, and the Buell Dissertation Colloquium.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9173/iida-ny-residential-forum-designing-the-glass-ceiling-shattering-the-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDA NY Residential Forum - Designing the Glass Ceiling: Shattering the Status Quo | March 28</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rs/rs34nfuzsrfms2s3.jpg">Photo via IIDA NY Facebook.</p><p>The IIDA New York chapter's&nbsp;all-woman&nbsp;designer&nbsp;panel will discuss cultural diversity&nbsp;and the issues that designers of color continue to face. Panelists will also talk about overlooked&nbsp;female designers of the past and the influential roles of race, culture, and gender in the industry today.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9175/john-hejduk-works-jan-palach-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial | Opening on March 29</a>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999373/stefan-al-on-why-the-shopping-mall-isn-t-dying Stefan Al on why the shopping mall isn't dying Justine Testado 2017-03-24T19:41:00-04:00 >2017-04-01T13:41:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vp6x10do0dnb2k2b.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...it is not the mall that is declining, but suburbia. The mall, meanwhile, is becoming urban. In fact, a new breed of shopping centre is integrating so seamlessly into its urban surroundings that it can be difficult to draw any line between city and mall whatsoever. On both sides of the Pacific, the mall is not &ldquo;dead&rdquo;. It has simply transformed...[but] &ldquo;While the idea of the shopping mall becoming &lsquo;urban&rsquo; has a certain appeal, the net effect is to turn the city into a shopping mall.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stefan Al, author of <em>Mall City: Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption</em>, writes about how shopping malls&nbsp;in places such as New York, Melbourne, and Hong Kong&nbsp;are&nbsp;increasingly blending into the cities themselves &mdash; transforming into &ldquo;a new breed of shopping centre&rdquo;, Al writes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998378/jane-jacobs-and-robert-moses-star-in-citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city-documentary-coming-to-u-s-theaters-in-april Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses star in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” documentary, coming to U.S. theaters in April Justine Testado 2017-03-20T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T04:33:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkxd6tqkxbipzje4.jpg" width="600" height="889" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The historic feud between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses is hitting the silver screen in &ldquo;Citizen Jane: Battle for the City&rdquo;, a fairly new feature-length documentary&nbsp;directed by Matt Tyrnauer and produced by Robert Hammond (co-founder and executive director of NYC's Friends of the High Line).&nbsp;Following premieres at DOC NYC and the Toronto International Film Festival last year, &ldquo;Citizen Jane&rdquo; will be released in theaters and on demand in the U.S. on April 21.</p><p>Set in the 1950s and '60s in New York City, the film centers around Jane Jacobs' fight against Robert Moses' ruthless urban &ldquo;renewal&rdquo; schemes&nbsp;that targeted NYC's &ldquo;slums&rdquo; and its vital communities&nbsp;&mdash; a situation that many cities worldwide still face today. It also sheds light on European&nbsp;modernist ideals of architecture and urban design finding its place in the U.S., according to <a href="https://medium.com/urban-design-and-planning/an-entirely-unbiased-review-of-citizen-jane-de53f128310e#.d4vesk81q" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one film review</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/07q8rgeis7xagywo.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We realized that no one had done a film about Jane Jacobs,&rdquo; Producer Robert Hammond said in a statement. &ldquo;She came up with her own common s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998049/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:30:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/wox9eifo12s5vggo.jpg" width="650" height="575" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9051/mega-architecture-an-evening-with-moshe-safdie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Mega&rdquo; Architecture: An Evening with Moshe Safdie |&nbsp;March 22</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jf/jf3jielco3hd6s1h.jpg"><em>Safdie Architects, "Jewel Changi Airport" proposal, Singapore, 2014.</em></p><p>Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting a special event with iconic architect and the industry's finest mustache, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106501/safdie-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>. The great master will reflect on the four design principles guiding his work, the evolution of architecture in the era of globalization, as well as matters of "megascale" and "megastructure" among other topics.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9106/building-the-outer-boroughs-architecture-and-urbanism-beyond-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism Beyond Manhattan |&nbsp;March 23</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j8/j8hxb0riiyhk0ge2.jpg"><em>Looking toward Downtown Brooklyn, 2...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996926/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-13T14:29:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4y/4yynfwwpdxl1lzgd.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8803/african-modernism-iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African Modernism: Iwan Baan | March 15</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/10/10i5bq5qdy6m6pkt.jpg"><em>Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi (Kenya), by Karl Henrik Nostvik, 1967-1973. Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</em></p><p>If you just can't get enough of &ldquo;African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence&rdquo;,&nbsp;don't miss this conversation with prominent&nbsp;architectural photographer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148030/iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a>, who&nbsp;photographed some of the historic buildings&nbsp;in their current states.&nbsp;Stop&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the exhibition</a>&nbsp;at the Center for Architecture if you haven't seen it yet.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8976/guess-a-sketch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guess-a-Sketch | March 17</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v1/v1866b12gmqcd4vl.jpg"></p><p>Happen to enjoy Pictionary just as much as architecture? And no plans for the night of St. Patri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995214/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-06T14:35:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d4/d4vw97n8fk716rnl.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8822/francine-houben-people-place-purpose" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francine Houben: &ldquo;People, Place, Purpose&rdquo; | March 6</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b0/b0cvuq7sq2sgl1ah.jpg"></p><p>Here's a chance to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>'s founder&nbsp;in person at Columbia GSAPP.&nbsp;Francine&nbsp;Houben will present&nbsp;her firm's&nbsp;designs based on the fundamental elements of People, Place,&nbsp;(and) Purpose. As Mecanoo's portfolio continues to grow, Houben&nbsp;will discuss each project's particular cultural setting, place, and time,&nbsp;with responses from Columbia GSAPP's&nbsp;Jorge Otero-Pailos and Iris Weinshall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9000/urban-alternatives-a-blueprint-for-successful-resistance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Alternatives: A Blueprint for Successful Resistance | March 6</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w5/w5drdb8447oj5gz8.jpg"><em>Art by Klas Eriksson, Forza Rosa Fluff. Photo: Annika von Hausswolf. Courtesy of Checkpoint He...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995046/getting-down-with-the-led-grow-lights-to-be-used-in-nyc-s-lowline Getting down with the LED grow lights to be used in NYC's Lowline Julia Ingalls 2017-03-02T19:51:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T19:52:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rg0nz0aotd7drmb.jpg" width="640" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although still just a mock-up in the Lowline Lab, the LED grow lights designed by Lighting Science for use in the real <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">Lowline</a> are a promising iteration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oc/ocsp58ojxoy3xhzd.jpg"></p><p>Combining everything that's great about glowing hexagons with three different settings ("soft-white light, one that mimics daylight, and one that includes Lighting Science&rsquo;s patented VividGroTM LED indoor grow light spectrum technology") the grow lights are about 2 feet in diameter each, and will be coupled with solar installations designed to direct sunlight into the depths of the pioneering subterranean park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w0/w01ndhadd2dcsodo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/en/en6a1wa2cbjrj3o7.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994532/nyc-s-squatters-get-their-own-graphic-novel-historic-documentation NYC's squatters get their own graphic novel/historic documentation Julia Ingalls 2017-02-28T19:59:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T20:27:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nc/ncqi262i2tc2fch3.jpg" width="650" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amy Starecheski, oral historian, former squatter, and author of the recent book, Ours to Lose: When Squatters Become Homeowners in New York City, gathered a group who have been documenting the squatting movement from multiple perspectives, from firsthand experience to generational remove. Below, Amy guides us through some of the documents they have gathered and created: a graphic novel, a sketchbook with instructions for DIY electrical wiring, interviews, and installations...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thanks to Amy Starecheski, the documentation of the gritty romance of squatting in city-abandoned NYC buildings in the 1980s and 1990s can now be perused, graphic-novel style:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6rjjt5eb7dikpot6.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994097/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-27T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-03-05T12:55:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p6/p6dabhvatepgfkm9.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8792/first-friday-dattner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Friday: Dattner Architects | March 3</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymwoyq509g8qb4hg.jpg"><em>Dattner Architects in association with WXY architecture + urban design, Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 &amp; Salt Shed, New York, NY, 2015. Photography by Albert Vecerka/Esto, image via archleague.org.</em></p><p>Ever dreamed about peeking behind the curtains at award-winning firm Dattner Architects, enjoy a studio tour, learn about ongoing projects, and&mdash;finally&mdash;kick back for some Friday drinks and conversations? The next installment of The Architectural League's First Friday series makes all this happen. Make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9034/stand-by-your-monster-and-some-queer-methods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stand by Your Monster and Some Queer Methods | March 4</a>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community "Ultimately, we failed"—Robert Hammond, co-founder of the High Line, on the park's relationship to the Chelsea community Nicholas Korody 2017-02-17T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T15:00:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/23/23uiq7ltu50ovbjh.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;We were from the community. We wanted to do it for the neighborhood,&rdquo; states Robert Hammond, a co-founder of the High Line in an <a href="http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2017/02/the-high-lines-next-balancing-act-fair-and-affordable-development/515391/?utm_source=nl__link3_020717" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with City Lab. &ldquo;Ultimately, we failed.&rdquo;</p><p>The High Line might be popular, but it hasn&rsquo;t really benefited its adjacent community. Visitors are overwhelmingly tourists&mdash;and overwhelmingly white, despite the fact that one-third of the residents of Chelsea are people of color.</p><p>In the interview, they discuss the displacements that usually attend such high-profile design interventions, which are increasingly gaining favor in municipal governments.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991467/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-13T13:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T13:36:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqrgdkq5ifjh7spu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8934/cabaret-series-ha-ha-ha-the-funny-the-witty-and-the-grotesque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabaret Series: ha ha ha (The Funny, the Witty, and the Grotesque) | February 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title='Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015' href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg"></a><em>Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015</em></p><p>"Seldom the focus in dominant discourses of art, design, and architecture, there is a recurring interest in the explorations of irony, satire, and the grotesque as a means of critique of the status quo," reads the preface of this latest Storefront event, presented in conjunction with the ongoing Freeman &amp; Lowe installation, Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room, in search for the intersections between humor, art, and architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of Independence - African Modernism | Opening on February 16</a>, recommended ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991448/we-were-strangers-once-too-the-2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbc8a2p8d732rda7.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e8/e862ipcgpp51k0wf.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5455/2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-we-were-strangers-once-too-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990531/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-06T13:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:15:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/peilb3owz4f2dp8d.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8829/architecture-technology-pedagogy-in-an-age-of-disruption" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption | February 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x4/x47arsktv1fchveg.jpg"></p><p>Architects tend to lean technophile or luddite. In recent years, the former has definitely seemed to win out. After all, the world around us is pretty much the result of emerging tech. But we rarely tend to reflect on how we use&mdash;and, importantly, teach&mdash;technology in architecture. This talk is intended to critically examine the role of tech in architectural pedagogy.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8828/stagecraft-models-and-photos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stagecraft: Models and Photos | Opening on February 9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gy/gyxmt3385l9bw7ek.jpg"><em>Image via Columbia GSAPP.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149989923/gsapp-displays-unusual-intriguing-photographs-of-famed-architectural-models-with-stagecraft-models-and-photos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stagecraft</a>&nbsp;is an intriguing take&nbsp;on the&nbsp;&ldquo;exploration of the picturing&nbsp;of objec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989276/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-30T12:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:34:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/woyjh4k6ssk0cdpp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8807/housing-brass-tacks-hud-hud-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Brass Tacks: Hud, Hud, HUD! |&nbsp;January 30</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/up/upry727ok5ymfmhw.jpg"></p><p>Donald J. Trump's nomination of Ben Carson as director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and thus instrumental America-great-again-maker, has stirred up a troubling deal of uncertainty about the agency's future and that of millions of people depending on HUD's various programs. The Architectural League's inaugural Housing Brass Tacks discussion attempts to explain the Department's budget, mission, and policy implementation. Oh, and there will be wine, too.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8780/queer-art-at-the-edge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Art at the Edge | February 1</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/94/94mna21p9nvhye91.jpg"><em>L to R: Sheila Pepe - Photo by...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987689/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-23T08:00:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T21:27:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fvrg7364t2dltoux.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8805/zoning-for-public-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning for Public Good | January 26</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p4/p4dqjyw5powc88wm.jpg"></p><p>Zoning might not sound that sexy, but it's one of the most important structures influencing the form of the built environment. As such, it can be used for 'good' or 'evil'&mdash;to make cities more inclusionary or more exclusionary. This event is centered around the former, and will be a great primer on the importance of the (legal) architecture behind architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8765/say-it-loud-distinguished-black-designers-of-nycoba-noma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA, opening on January 26</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rj/rjj67v6s216ge1xy.jpg"></p><p>SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA opens at the Center for Architecture and is the institut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987009/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-17T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-21T17:39:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9l/9l12lz45amch2ri0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Things&nbsp;have come back to full swing now that we're already(!) halfway&nbsp;through the first month of 2017. Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a> 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 NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8697/current-work-glenn-murcutt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Current Work: Glenn Murcutt | January 17</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qq/qqg61mbd2dcxma1p.jpg"><em>Facade of Kakadu Visitor Centre, designed by Glenn Murcutt.</em></p><p>In this&nbsp;conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien,&nbsp;Pritzker laureate Glenn Murcutt will talk about his&nbsp;collaborative&nbsp;design process with architect&nbsp;Hakan Elevli&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;Australian Islamic Centre, which is&nbsp;considered to be one of Australia's largest mosques. The discussion will take place at The Cooper Union's Great Hall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8753/salon-series-urban-data-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: Urban Data Operations | January 18</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2r/2rchz2pf3wfncgft.jpg"><em>Image from "Local Co...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984797/advisory-panel-issues-report-on-improving-jfk Advisory Panel issues report on improving JFK Nicholas Korody 2017-01-04T18:21:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T11:53:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4cvcyjd6rsk8vxu.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Despite its importance to the region, JFK is not the airport passengers expect when arriving in one of the greatest cities in the world,&rdquo; states the Airport Advisory Panel in their new <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/JFKVisionPlan.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> to the Governor. That&rsquo;s a bit of an understatement. As many a traveller knows, JFK isn&rsquo;t in the best shape. Hence the need for the report, which notes the costs of failing to act. By the mid-2020s, three million more passengers will head into JFK than its facilities can handle. In monetary terms, that amounts to about $140 million in annual wages, $400 million in annual sales, and 2,500 jobs&mdash;per each million not accommodated.</p><p>So the Panel put together a set of recommendations including:</p><ul><li>Modernizing the airport&rsquo;s terminals, starting with the oldest, and planning all future redevelopment around connections between terminals. The Panel recommends working together with private operators to fund the renovations.</li><li>Improving the airport&rsquo;s roadways and expanding parking.</li><li>Expanding taxiways to improve aircr...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983315/how-100-years-of-zoning-shaped-new-york-city-s-quest-for-sunlight How 100 years of zoning shaped New York City's quest for sunlight Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T19:17:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T19:18:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcmwgxojervgsgxq.jpg" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ever since 19th century city commissioners laid a grid on the hilly island of Manhattan, New York City has been squeezing skyward. That&rsquo;s meant natural light has always been in short supply&mdash;for some New Yorkers more than others. Access to sunshine was one of the main drivers of the first zoning laws, as a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, Mastering the Metropolis, explores.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127304066/crowded-skies-sunlight-as-the-new-amenity-for-the-super-rich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970953/obama-calls-for-zoning-overhaul-blames-existing-laws-for-rising-inequality-and-unaffordable-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama calls for zoning overhaul, blames existing laws for rising inequality and unaffordable rents</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982741/watch-daniel-libeskind-speak-of-his-love-for-nyc-s-diversity Watch Daniel Libeskind speak of his love for NYC's diversity Julia Ingalls 2016-12-14T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:57:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jt/jt7x2ms6tbem0c7t.jpg" width="650" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind loves the multi-faceted nature of New York City's inhabitants; the rich, the poor, the successful, and perhaps most amusingly, the failures who think they're successful. Although the architect doesn't really break any new conceptual ground in this short video from the Louisiana Channel, one can enjoy Libeskind's merry musings intercut with scenes of the metropolis and its diverse denizens, who form "a very complicated microcosm" of the world:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982390/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-12T14:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T21:47:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6y6qixh906j95tgj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion during the holiday frenzy. For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</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 events in New York City 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/8655/new-narratives-in-motion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Narratives in Motion |&nbsp;December 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y5/y51p23snn3x8amit.jpg"><em>Still from Trollb&auml;ck + Company animation, image via aigany.org.</em></p><p>Parsons is hosting a promising panel discussion on the drastic evolution of motion media in recent years, the influence of new platforms, and the resulting transformation of user experiences and visual narratives. Moderated by industry veteran Alex Moulton of Trollb&auml;ck + Company, the list of panelists includes John Colette (Savannah College of Art and Design), Adam Mignanelli (VICE Media), H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Park (Google Chrome UX), Beat Baudenbacher (LOYALKASPAR), and Michelle Higa Fox (Slanted Studios).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8679/it-s-about-us-a-new-new-yorkers-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982134/foster-partners-to-design-58-story-office-tower-in-hudson-yards Foster + Partners to design 58-story office tower in Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-12-09T14:55:00-05:00 >2016-12-14T04:04:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzcre887s0ech5a3.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to replace the McDonalds at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin sometime next year...Standing 985-feet tall, the building will divided into three distinct sections stacked one atop the other...The design team has also planned what it&rsquo;s calling a &ldquo;halo&rdquo; to be located atop the building...The interiors are comprised of column-free floors that span at least 50,000 square-feet, and each floor can accommodate at least 500 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about the Hudson Yards development on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group's &ldquo;shape-shifting&ldquo; arts center in Manhattan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981494/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T14:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:00:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/ic4trhp4oc8pzwmf.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York 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&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</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 events in New York City 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/8639/camilo-vergara-book-talk-detroit-is-no-dry-bones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camilo Vergara Book Talk: &ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo; |&nbsp;December 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zg/zgk5nbk4qj6vb0om.jpg"></p><p>Having spent the last 25 years documenting the city of&nbsp;Detroit, ethnographer and photographer Camilo Jos&eacute; Vergara will talk about his latest book,&nbsp;&ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo;, at The Skyscraper Museum. Vergara's photographs in this book focus&nbsp;on&nbsp;Detroit's urban revival, from its repurposed buildings to its local ...</p>