Archinect - News 2016-07-28T04:40:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149959532/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T18:13:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxihmgf290nsyja7.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7916/hudson-valley-ruins-with-thomas-rinaldi-new-york-neon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Valley Ruins with Thomas Rinaldi: New York Neon | July 25</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/to/toe5pc7hsnipmh00.jpg"></p><p>Ah, neon&mdash;technological and advertising wonder of the 20th century, magnetic to they eye and a fundamental dressing to any city. With both photographs and historical background by Thomas Rinaldi, New York Neon is a eye-catching exploration of the city&rsquo;s early- and mid-20th century neon signs. Rinaldi, who is also a practicing architectural designer in New York City, will speak about his book at the Cooper Union.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7949/the-plant-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plant Show | Opening on July 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/05/05gq5bx4ubd0i1gz.jpg"></p><p>Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958238/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz1xshl59cfjzhk9.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events. (July 19 happens to be a GREAT day for some fun events).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7884/designing-the-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the World's First Underground Park | July 19</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg"></a><em>The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup.</em></p><p>Surely by now you have heard of the world's first underground park coming soon to Brooklyn's abandoned Delancey trolley terminal: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently city-approved</a> Lowline. Come and meet the design &amp; engineering folks behind the ambitious endeavor and learn more about the innovative design, research,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park NYC's Lowline is approved by city officials, becoming world's first underground park Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:13:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dmgz8wmoo13vec42.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do you do with a sad, funky, abandoned trolley terminus? Well, if it's the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal under Delancey Street in New York City, you make the world's first underground park by virtue of adding some mirrors, skylights, and vegetation. One acre in size, the freshly city-approved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66113069/how-will-the-lowline-make-the-leap-from-idea-to-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">park</a>&nbsp;(which took nearly a decade to go from its initial concept to getting the green light from the city) makes use of solar technology to pour sunlight into the former terminal, which has remained unused since 1948.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb2dralzak9lu9fy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth43km4wnomho72.jpg"></p><p>"Every designer dreams of doing civic work that contributes to society and to the profession," said&nbsp;James Ramsey,&nbsp;Lowline Co-Founder and Creator. "Over the last 8 years, we just stuck to what we thought was a great idea that could make our city and our community better. We're thrilled to move ahead on designing and building a space that people will enjoy for generations to come."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y37knhg4fwkeib4v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40fviddcaggsh9l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hsskeyccsw1s7as.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative design news in NYC:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing around sea-level rise in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956860/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee1p37l1unwhja9s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for July 11-18.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7883/manhattanhenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge | July 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xa/xalj7vvs4lkr10rc.jpg"><em>Photo: Grisha Levit/Flickr</em></p><p>Popularized by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, &ldquo;Manhattanhenge&rdquo; &mdash; sometimes called the Manhattan Solstice &mdash; happens twice every summer when the setting sun is perfectly aligned with the east-west streets of Manhattan's street grid.&nbsp;Snap some sweet Instagram-worthy photos of the celestial event over at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which will keep its gates open afte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956851/gaud-envisioned-a-parabolic-hotel-apparently-proposed-for-site-of-original-wtc-twin-towers Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers Justine Testado 2016-07-08T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzn20j9ax9jr5zqu.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala&rsquo;s recollection), Gaud&iacute; proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building. The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first World Trade Center towers and put it forward for the Ground Zero memorial design competition in 2003.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83085278/a-1-minute-video-shows-the-completion-of-gaud-s-sagrada-fam-lia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaud&iacute;'s Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york Designing around sea-level rise in New York Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T17:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T22:16:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building walls around a city is an idea that is as old as cities themselves. In the Middle Ages, walls were built to keep out invading armies. Now they are built to keep out Mother Nature. [...] As far as walls go, the Big U is designed to be a nice one ("a wall with benefits," as one urban designer puts it). It was one of the winning proposals in Rebuild by Design, a $930 million competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article describes New York as having more at stake when it comes to sea-level rise than any other city in the world. A bunch of islands in a coastal estuary, New York is uniquely at risk. And, as the largest financial hub in the world with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the costs of losing entire neighborhoods, such as that around Wall St., are unfathomable.</p><p>For more responses to the risks posed by sea-level rise to New York, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102558685/relocation-or-adaptation-creating-resilience-against-natural-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955506/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-05T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T01:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/ql6s4ljyz91gmg1j.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for July 4-11.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7840/rhino-and-grasshopper-summer-workshops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhino and Grasshopper summer workshops | July 1-August 2</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7840/rhino-and-grasshopper-summer-workshops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x9/x9ex41x0d8uxtymy.jpg"><em>Screenshot via Wissam Wahbeh/YouTube</em></p><p>Sure, school may be out, but now's a great time to concretize those 3D modeling skills. Whether you need a fast-paced approach to the basics, or want to learn some special tips and tricks, check out these two-day and month-long classes to see if they're right for you.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7864/folly-2016-sticks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folly 2016: Sticks | Opening on July 9</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/77/77kdas0h5a2ywesl.jpg"></p><p>J...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom Trading the L Train for a giant inflatable condom? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:15:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2livy9zkn1a5smpc.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2019, New York City's Hurricane Sandy-damaged L Train tunnel will shut down for repairs, making it tricky to get across the East River without a new form of transport. In a competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute to find alternatives, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> suggested building a fiber-glass fabric tunnel for pedestrians that could also double as a projection space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wulezgc3byuvpf6g.jpg"></p><p>The tunnel, which an AECOM designer likened to an inflatable condom in this <a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160630/east-williamsburg/williamsburg-music-club-owners-pushed-out-by-vice-returning-with-new-venue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DNA info</a> article, would have segments above and below the water line in order to enable river traffic to pass over it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dlrtx0gshjmsnw6x.jpg"></p><p>However, the super-sized prophylactic&nbsp;ended up being a hard sell, losing out to the docking ferry proposal "Transient Transit" (pictured above) designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38008/burohappold" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BuroHappold Engineering</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pederson Fox Associates</a>&nbsp;for the competition's $1,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>All the latest in river-design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936222/a-river-of-solar-power-a-scheme-for-the-tijuana-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A river of solar power: a scheme for the Tijuana river</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposal...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:16:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k85822838qccqvnx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As luxury condominiums go, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a> displays an unusual rigor and finesse: this is not an exercise in overindulgence, but in refined balance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt5zkmjbue4lhydm.jpg"></p><p>With its 32,000 square feet split between seven individual residences, Tadao Ando's floor-to-celling windowed, burnished metal,&nbsp;poured-in-place concrete structure also features a 55' x 99' living wall with vegetation that shifts seasonally for the ideal mix of color and texture.&nbsp;English Ivy, Boston Ivy, Virginia Creepers, Jasmine Clematis and climbing Hydrangeas will make up this constantly evolving green wall, a blend that was picked in part by landscape firm&nbsp;M. Paul Friedberg and Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6rze2wuzz3r2low.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r9/r9hrjyk1vy3xzb6z.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, "the building&rsquo;s design references four primary&nbsp;elements - light, sound, air, and water." Sited in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood, the design of 152 Elizabeth Street's interiors is a collaboration between Ando and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>, the latter of which is serving as the architect of record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/smbb7ky01wplk518.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62depxl5th7s976s.jpg"></p><p>Once likened t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954858/a-look-at-the-dioramas-of-apocalypse A look at the dioramas of apocalypse Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-07-16T21:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/363bxulvy2g3e8f3.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Their ongoing series -- titled "The City" -- imagines a parallel universe where humankind is extinct and nature has already started to reclaim the concrete jungle. Think of it as a journey through apocalyptic architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Commercial diorama makers Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix's dystopian art project, "The City," is a miniature labor of love. Each diorama takes about 7 to 15 months to build, primarily because of the intricate level of detail contained within each scene. Check out this post-apocalyptic casino, replete with distressed slot machines and chintzy carpet:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qykhyzip8b9pefx8.jpg"></p><p>Or this bombed-out circulation desk scene with half-opened card catalog drawers (a physical object filled with index cards that people used to look up library materials before computer searches):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fu/fugnvqbuedebsr1m.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, this subway scene features a decayed downtown, glimpsed through the permanently agape doors:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m6ymd38v6xqri40o.jpg"></p><p>What's the latest in innovative model-making?&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94500498/a-master-model-maker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Master Model Maker</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952687/tour-hundreds-of-japanese-architectural-models-by-the-likes-of-shigeru-ban-and-kengo-kuma-at-tokyo-s-archi-depot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour hundreds of Japanese architectural models by the likes of Shigeru Ban and Kengo Kuma at Tokyo's 'Archi-Depot'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954280/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-27T12:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T12:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pylp9x0lk1h0pg51.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for&nbsp;June 27-July 4.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7813/design-in-the-age-of-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design in the Age of Efficiency | June 2</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7813/design-in-the-age-of-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/et/etezmzqktqlzai0k.jpg"><em>Photo: Jay Gorman</em></p><p>Back in 1922, Hugh Ferriss made a series of drawings that illustrated the effects of the 1916 Zoning Code, among the most stringent in the world at the time. Form follows policy, so to speak &ndash; even if architects dream of blank slates. This is just as true today and particularly after New York passed legislation that mandates some of the highest-efficiency buildings around. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953892/stonewall-inn-formally-declared-as-national-monument Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument Justine Testado 2016-06-24T15:10:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:38:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0q6vqyggvs66jrw.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Friday, President Obama formally [declared] the Greenwich Village bar and its surrounding area the Stonewall National Monument, and creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement. According to the White House, the monument designation will consist of 7.7 acres, protecting the tavern, Christopher Park across the street, and several other streets and sidewalks where spontaneous protests were held for equal rights in 1969.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952047/the-enduring-significance-of-gay-bars-in-american-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The enduring significance of gay bars in American cities</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943929/obama-administration-to-designate-stonewall-as-america-s-first-lgbt-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama administration to designate Stonewall as America's first LGBT memorial</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106631146/how-lgbt-acceptance-is-redefining-urban-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How LGBT Acceptance Is Redefining Urban America</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953603/chipperfield-s-jane-street-proposal-faces-vehement-opposition-in-nyc Chipperfield's Jane Street Proposal Faces Vehement Opposition in NYC davvid 2016-06-23T15:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T14:40:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13plvqg9i7u66o3.jpg" width="514" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Plans to raze a two-story parking garage at 11-19 Jane Street and build a... seven-story apartment building designed by ... David Chipperfield came in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission" "Testimony against the development came in droves, with NIMBYs speaking against the project&rsquo;s "inappropriate," "out-of-scale," "travesty" of a design."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/06/landmarks-tables-decision-on-apartment-building-at-11-19-jane-street-west-village.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Yimby</a>&nbsp;has published Chipperfield's entire presentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_34.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_26.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_28.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_32.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_36.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_40.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953539/nyc-becomes-first-city-to-provide-free-tampons-and-pads-in-public-schools-prisons-and-shelters NYC becomes first city to provide free tampons and pads in public schools, prisons, and shelters Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:16:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s27efsw99sgx8ce2.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the New York City Council unanimously&nbsp;passed a set of bills requiring free menstrual-hygiene products in public schools, prisons, and shelters, making it&nbsp;the first city in the nation to pass so-called "menstrual equity" legislation.&nbsp;The city will budget for tampons and pads just like it does for toilet paper and hand soap.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Tampons and pads are not currently covered by public-assistance programs and some school-aged girls stay home or use products longer than they should when they get their periods. Women in prisons face rationing and degrading treatment from corrections officers."</em></p><p>For more public health-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944855/billions-exposed-to-dangerous-air-as-pollution-grows-at-alarming-rates-around-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billions exposed to dangerous air as pollution grows at alarming rates around the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934807/the-designers-reinventing-a-visit-to-planned-parenthood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The designers reinventing a visit to Planned Parenthood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141016474/sick-people-in-scandinavia-can-check-into-these-patient-hotels-as-hospital-alternatives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937477/mapping-transgender-friendly-bathrooms-in-hostile-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping transgender-friendly bathrooms in hostile North Carolina</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953250/behind-the-scenes-of-the-trump-building Behind the scenes of the Trump Building Nicholas Korody 2016-06-22T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rxzaqwyeqrwzpoo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor who pretended to be dead when investors asked for their money reported to prison in January. A few weeks later, an investment adviser on the 17th floor was accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme. Thirteen floors up, a lawyer pleaded guilty this month to stealing millions of dollars from clients. It was all happening at 40 Wall St., across from the New York Stock Exchange, behind golden capital letters proclaiming that this is THE TRUMP BUILDING.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the architecture of the current Republican presidential candidate, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946044/glitz-and-ego-the-architectural-legacy-of-donald-trump-the-developer" target="_blank">"Glitz and ego" &ndash; the architectural legacy of Donald Trump, the developer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937112/the-problem-with-designing-trump-s-border-wall" target="_blank">The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" target="_blank">What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952814/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-20T20:01:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T01:55:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5ntj2cwbivby8v1g.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer, lazier days of summer are here, but New York City continues to blossom with inspiring creativity.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a> in NYC to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our selection of NYC events for June 20-27.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7015/extra-ordinary-new-practices-in-chilean-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture | Opens June 22</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/nm/nmpsr8mkps4vb4sa.jpg"><em>Elemental - Constituci&oacute;n Seaside Promenade, 2014, Constituci&oacute;n, Chile. Photo by Felipe Diaz</em></p><p>Brush up on some Chilean architecture history in this exhibition, which looks back on the evolution of modern and contemporary Chilean architecture that continues to attract global attention. Open at the Center for Architecture until September, the exhibition will...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951262/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-13T18:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T18:02:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zaim40l7f7983w7z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for June 13-20.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7356/museum-mile-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum Mile Festival | Opens June 14</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5p/5pxjge7x8h1fjz8y.jpg"></p><p>Ever wanted to visit some of NYC's most famous museums in one night? Join the fun in the 2016 Museum Mile Festival! Attendees get to walk the Mile on NYC's Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Street, while also visit seven of the city's notable cultural institutions &mdash;including The Met, Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of the City of New York, and of course the Guggenheim &mdash; which will be ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950269/800-feet-high-and-rising 800 feet high and rising Julia Ingalls 2016-06-08T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv966qsmrb4afpzz.jpg" width="514" height="769" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By living above 800 feet, Estis and Enkin are two members of an unexpectedly exclusive group in Manhattan. In my estimation, no more than 40 people currently live above that line, scattered among just three buildings... As my elevator descended and my ears popped, it occurred to me that I would almost certainly never take in such a view again. And in fact, maybe nobody will, if these apartments wind up becoming empty investments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this elegantly observed and exquisitely written piece, Jon Ronson not only takes in the view of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946409/new-york-can-t-be-what-it-used-to-be-thanks-to-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattan</a> at 800+ feet with visits to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump World Tower</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118517352/100m-condo-sale-at-christian-de-portzamparc-s-one57-is-nyc-s-most-expensive-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One57</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a>, but looks toward the future of a nation divided by an increasingly intractable wealth gap.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2og4v84zqexjw6mf.jpg"></p><p>Real estate of the priciest kind:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123273327/new-york-s-megatowers-nothing-but-vertical-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York's Megatowers: Nothing but 'Vertical Money'?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104733850/tale-of-two-cities-nyc-approves-poor-door-for-luxury-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tale of Two Cities: NYC approves &lsquo;poor door&rsquo; for luxury high-rise</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949796/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-06T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:42:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcg7s1n8veov6wkr.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for June 6-13.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7542/eye-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eye for Design | Opens on June 7</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pi/pizjk0s5jdlsx1xa.jpg"></p><p>For graphic design nerds, this is a wonderful opportunity to take a deep dive into a particular moment in design and advertising. The graphical identity for the Museum of Arts and Design channeled the counterculture and experimental zeitgeist of the 1960s and 70s into new techniques of making and designing, and now takes a look back at that formative time. The exhibition include...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948891/get-some-midweek-inspiration-with-our-top-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Get some midweek inspiration with our top picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-01T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:33:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6lrsawylu1shdio.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for June 1-6.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7665/mos-architects-with-amale-andraos-architectural-explorations-in-books-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS Architects with Amale Andraos | Architectural Explorations in Books Series | June</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7665/mos-architects-with-amale-andraos-architectural-explorations-in-books-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/57/57jfc4m6gqxahelk.jpg"></p><p>If you don't know the work of MOS already, read up: they've been exhibited at the Chicago Biennial and the Venice Biennale, have a delightfully quirky visual style, and self-describe as "weirdos". Partners Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith will present their latest set of projects, as featured in their aptly titled new book,&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn Nicholas Korody 2016-05-31T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32lyp640s82xrkyr.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The original plan [for a new park in Brooklyn] would tear down the graveyard of rusting oil refineries that sit on the site, which stretches from Greenpoint to Williamsburg along the East River, and return the reedy riverbank to something closer to nature. The new idea, called Maker Park, would keep the refineries and turn them into a sort of industrial theme park &mdash; &ldquo;a beautiful and otherworldly industrial topography,&rdquo; according to the website of its advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The plot of land in question is along the Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn.</p><p>The times keep a-changin' in Brooklyn.&nbsp;In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941395/lpc-approves-brooklyn-s-first-1-000-foot-tower-new-renderings-and-details" target="_blank">LPC Approves Brooklyn&rsquo;s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141822131/explore-the-history-of-brooklyn-in-one-block" target="_blank">Explore the history of Brooklyn in "One Block"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140807613/first-rendering-revealed-for-brooklyn-s-first-skyscraper" target="_blank">First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946954/check-out-this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Check out this week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Alexander Walter 2016-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:30:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5p79f04jxj9ls1n.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7597/creative-collaboration-big-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Collaboration | Big Art | May 24</a>, </strong><strong>recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bf/bfvk6ym007trgttb.jpg"></p><p><em>The South Cove in Battery Park is a joint design by environmental artist Mary Miss (one of the event's featured speakers), architect Stanton Eckstut, and landscape artist Susan Child.</em></p><p>The notion of the architect as a master collaborator is starting to finally overtake its casting as the lone genius, slaving away in solitude on their creative creation. One of the architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946857/the-open-graves-where-new-york-buries-its-unclaimed-bodies The open graves where New York buries its unclaimed bodies Nicholas Korody 2016-05-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:28:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0f8zbt3kmnm354r.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twice a week or so, loaded with bodies boxed in pine, a New York City morgue truck passes through a tall chain-link gate and onto a ferry that has no paying passengers. Its destination is Hart Island, an uninhabited strip of land off the coast of the Bronx in Long Island Sound, where overgrown 19th-century ruins give way to mass graves gouged out by bulldozers and the only pallbearers are jail inmates paid 50 cents an hour. There, divergent life stories come to the same anonymous end.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"New York is unique among American cities in the way it disposes of the dead it considers unclaimed: interment on a lonely island, off-limits to the public, by a crew of inmates. Buried by the score in wide, deep pits, the Hart Island dead seem to vanish &mdash; and so does any explanation for how they came to be there."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/536rg5o2sxde3tnv.jpg"></p><p>Be forewarned: it's a pretty grim read. Unclaimed bodies tend to have tragic backstories, providing a portrait of a city that provides few resources to its most vulnerable inhabitants: the mentally ill, homeless, elderly, and impoverished.</p><p>"In the face of an end-of-life industry that can drain the resources of the most prudent, these people are especially vulnerable," writes author Nina Bernstein.</p><p>For more on spaces devoted to the deceased, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123740675/they-died-as-they-designed-famous-architects-self-styled-gravestones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">They died as they designed: famous architects' self-styled gravestones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27482287/architectural-design-brings-light-to-funeral-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural design brings light to funeral home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147965230/of-death-and-facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Of death and Facebook</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122124114/seattle-architect-seeks-to-redesign-america-s-burial-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle architect seeks to redesign America's burial landscape</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136882864/approaching-a-multilayered-death-at-aldo-rossi-s-cemetery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Approaching a ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946409/new-york-can-t-be-what-it-used-to-be-thanks-to-zoning New York can't be what it used to be, thanks to zoning Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-20T13:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:13:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zo/zogoongji4vey0gg.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many buildings in distinctive Manhattan neighborhoods like Chinatown, the Upper East Side and Washington Heights could not be erected now: Properties in those areas tend to cover too much of their lots (Washington Heights), have too much commercial space (Chinatown) or rise too high (the Upper East Side). [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s ridiculous that we have these hundred-year-old buildings that everyone loves, and none of them &lsquo;should&rsquo; be the way they are.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious &quot;smart city&quot; experiment" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></li><li><a title="NYC's hot new developer design trend: the 1902 Flatiron Building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939039/nyc-s-hot-new-developer-design-trend-the-1902-flatiron-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's hot new developer design trend: the 1902 Flatiron Building</a></li><li><a title='A guide for New Yorkers exploring the "Suburban Jungle"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936514/a-guide-for-new-yorkers-exploring-the-suburban-jungle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide for New Yorkers exploring the "Suburban Jungle"</a></li><li><a title="Sidewalks, New York's &quot;most desirable real estate&quot; " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933857/sidewalks-new-york-s-most-desirable-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate"</a></li><li><a title="Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945640/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-16T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T20:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2q4mzel70kwcv0f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7588/salon-series-black-sexuality-and-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: (Black) Sexuality and Space | May 17</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pd/pdhza8on9jxaalsn.jpg"></p><p>Take a front seat to an intimate, informal conversation around blackness, sexuality and gender as they relate to architecture. Part of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>'s salon series, this event puts architect Mario Gooden and architecture educators Mabel Wilson and Meredith TenHoor in discussion, questioning how race and gender might be addressed through architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7516/we-built-this-city-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We Built This C...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944260/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-09T15:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T21:52:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nqb9q7p02r8kb3v.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 9-16.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7531/galaxy-was-a-memory-earth-is-a-souvenir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir | May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7531/galaxy-was-a-memory-earth-is-a-souvenir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">0</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9s/9s067js7k2c9m0gp.jpg"><br><em>"A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir" (2014) by Kimsooja.</em></p><p>The prolific and multi-disciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja operates on scales both architectural and nanotechnological. Her conversation with Steven Henry Madoff, critic and Chair of Curatorial Practice at the SVA, will cover her breadth of work, as well as reflect on a recently rele...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943929/obama-administration-to-designate-stonewall-as-america-s-first-lgbt-memorial Obama administration to designate Stonewall as America's first LGBT memorial Nicholas Korody 2016-05-05T18:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:06:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bfjwt6fcscbd9z0a.jpg" width="485" height="744" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve. Designating the small swath of land will mark a major act of national recognition for gay rights advocates and their struggles over the last half-century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Originally built as stables in the 1840s, the Stonewall Inn was the site of historic riots after police raided the LGBT bar on June 28, 1969. While such raids were then common, that night the bar-goers fought back &ndash; in the process helping to catalyze the LGBT liberation movement.</p><p>The news was timed to coincide with LGBT Pride month, which is held in June each year in commemoration of Stonewall. While the article specifies the monument as honoring the history of gays and lesbians, it's important to note <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Rivera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the pivotal role</a> transgender individuals played in the uprising.</p><p>According to AP, the Obama administration is considering including nearby Christopher Park in the historic designation.&nbsp;</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943704/north-carolina-loses-aia-conference-due-to-anti-lgbt-hb2-bill-passage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina loses AIA conference due to anti-LGBT HB2 bill passage</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934132/as-gayborhoods-gentrify-lgbtq-people-move-into-conservative-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></li></ul>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149943868/a-blind-new-yorker-identifies-the-city-by-scent A blind New Yorker identifies the city by scent Julia Ingalls 2016-05-05T12:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T01:35:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjhsommkzou2t295.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m blind, so my nose tells me what neighborhood I&rsquo;m in. My dog and I &ndash; we walk. We&rsquo;ll walk from 125th down to Houston. The smell of Harlem is definitely different now. It&rsquo;s more open. There&rsquo;s a new class of people. The whole thing feels like someplace else.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To navigate a vast city, people often develop a set of idiosyncratic markers: personal landmarks, favorite coffee joints, or in Craig Taylor's case, the smell of a particular section of town. Should designers start thinking in terms of creating signature scents to help identify their work for a populace that can't "see" projects traditionally?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w0/w08ocj5ewnyuetzt.jpg"></p><p>For all the best in the smells of architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83908091/experimental-architecture-history-exhibits-spaces-with-smell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experimental architecture history exhibits spaces with smell</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45317618/the-scent-of-an-apple-product-sourcing-the-macbook-pro-fragrance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The scent of an Apple product, sourcing the Macbook Pro fragrance</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/77868/what-does-your-office-smell-like" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What does your office smell like?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T00:52:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e774lqzp3pekn64.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2y6yyxcbgavlf1l.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The observation deck won&rsquo;t be finished for a few years yet. If you want to see the future of New York, walk north along the High Line, round the curve at the rail yards, and turn your back to the river. Amid the highway ramps and industrial hash of far-west Manhattan, a herd of cranes hoists I-beams into the sky. This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world&rsquo;s most ambitious experiment in &ldquo;smart city&rdquo; urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year, I reviewed Mattern's book&nbsp;Deep Mapping the Media City, in which she delves into some of the issues surrounding so-called "smart cities."&nbsp;Check out the review <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129422514/book-review-shannon-mattern-s-deep-mapping-the-media-city" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>For more on the implementation of surveillance and other technologies in the city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938165/city-governments-are-learning-the-hard-way-that-there-s-no-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-cybersecurity" target="_blank">City governments are learning the hard way that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127175516/will-india-s-smart-city-initiative-exacerbate-social-stratification" target="_blank">Will India's 'smart city' initiative exacerbate social stratification?</a></li></ul>