Archinect - News 2017-05-24T04:25:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150007251/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-15T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T12:37:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/ux7b3uj1c9cst3as.jpg" width="650" height="516" 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>NYCxDesign events continue throughout this week.&nbsp;It's also the final days of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Breuer Revisited&rdquo; exhibition, which features commissioned&nbsp;photos of Marcel Breuer's architecture&nbsp;interpreted&nbsp;by artist&nbsp;Luisa Lambri and photographer Bas Princen. Have a look at our latest event recommendations for NYC.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9385/future-culture-connecting-staten-island-s-waterfront" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island's Waterfront |&nbsp;May 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/o8/o8jjpa4hp244rpab.jpg"><em>View of the Staten Island Ferry. Photo: m01229/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Staten Island&rsquo;s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?&rdquo; Join the Design Tru...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007003/ny-construction-alliance-pushes-for-mandatory-drug-alcohol-testing-on-all-nyc-construction-sites NY Construction Alliance pushes for mandatory drug/alcohol testing on all NYC construction sites Justine Testado 2017-05-11T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5y/5y9i0r5834m9x65b.jpg" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.nyconstructionalliance.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Construction Alliance</a> is urging City Council to consider mandatory drug and alcohol testing on all New York City construction sites.&nbsp;</p><p>NYCA president Kenneth Thomas recently made the following statement:</p><p><em>&ldquo;New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) is committed to worksite safety and our members take proactive steps to prevent substance abuse-related incidents. In fact, our members already engage in proactive random drug tests on sites. Industry stakeholders such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Building Trades Employers Association have already expressed strong support for addressing the problem of drug and alcohol in the construction industry. </em></p><p><em>The City Council should consider how mandatory drug and alcohol testing could increase construction safety on New York City worksites. We look forward to discussing this issue with city officials and how a drug and alcohol testing mandate could help make our industry safer for all workers.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.abc.org/Portals/1/STEP/2017%20Safety%20Performance%20Report%20Final%20020817.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associated Builders and Co...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006671/new-renderings-of-hudson-yards-retail-and-restaurant-spaces New renderings of Hudson Yards’ retail and restaurant spaces Dana Schulz 2017-05-09T17:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T04:15:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrxsv8aee5ymnfpa.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kenneth A. Himmel, president of Related&rsquo;s mixed-use division Related Urban, said in a statement, &ldquo;Exceptional dining experiences are extremely important in curating not only the restaurant collection, but the new neighborhood we are creating, and we are thrilled with the caliber of chefs and restaurateurs that will be coming to Hudson Yards. These chefs and restaurateurs represent the most creative and visionary leaders both in this industry and around the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Yesterday, developers&nbsp;Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that celebrity chef&nbsp;Jos&eacute; Andr&eacute;s would bring a 35,000-square-foot food hall to Hudson Yards.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7obprceg6hcyv4pm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zm01jm67vksqx0he.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yueykfc2urvpmmgr.jpg"></p><p>Fresh off the news, they've also released a slew of new renderings of the mega-development's&nbsp;retail and restaurant spaces, which include a big new restaurant from David Chang and the massive Neiman Marcus store set to anchor the project.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006438/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-08T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T13:22:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06j9wgatj2xk24ts.jpg" width="650" height="407" 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 feature a book talk that examines how the built environment shapes the human experience, and&nbsp;an evening with Rethink Studio about turning visions of a&nbsp;&ldquo;Post-Robert Moses New York&rdquo; into reality. Last but not least, <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> and Chris McVoy will take part in a discussion&nbsp;about the new Queens Library at Hunters Point later this week.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9335/welcome-to-your-world-a-conversation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to Your World: A Conversation | May 9</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ql/ql3p6ww0qphtyzft.jpg"><em>Image via archleague.org</em></p><p>Check out a free book talk about&nbsp;&ldquo;Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives&rdquo; by&nbsp;architectural historian and critic&nbsp;Sarah Williams Goldhagen, who will be in conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nader Tehrani</a>. In her book,&nbsp;Goldhagen &ldquo;utilizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005403/design-trust-seeking-proposals-for-public-for-all-rethinking-shared-space-in-nyc-initiative Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqnmxerx4qn5y5o8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="http://designtrust.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvfip86wl41nx76a.jpg"><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005378/will-ny-governor-cuomo-be-able-to-fix-penn-station-s-problems Will NY Governor Cuomo be able to fix Penn Station's problems? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-01T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T10:19:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r1/r1npfzxxbucramox.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The urgency to fix the station has reached a peak. But this also creates a great occasion to get something done &mdash; something grander than Mr. Cuomo's current plan, a project born of political expediency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the majority of commuters in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas, Penn Station has been the source of many headaches, late arrivals to work, and chaos as of late. Throughout the month of April, multiple trains have been derailed, a train got stuck at Penn Station, there have been ongoing power problems, and a false-alarm of a gunshot caused a stampede injuring 16. All of these incidents have caused massive delays further congesting an already cramped transit system and instilling fears of safety. The issues have been so disruptive that there is even a social media push, #NoPayMay, for commuters to use April's tickets stubs in May due to the substandard service in the past month.&nbsp;</p><p>On Thursday, Amtrak officials revealed they would be closing several tracks over the summer but have yet to say how many, or for how long. While the need for improvements are highly recognized, many fear that Amtrak's approach to tackling the deteriorating infrastructure will strain the alread...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005359/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-01T13:18:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T13:18:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9yii8hwdo9lui3x.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 event picks start with&nbsp;a conversation about Jane Jacobs' evolving legacy between Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange and Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring. Two separate talks featuring esteemed artist Anish Kapoor and Atelier Bow-Wow co-founders&nbsp;Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will also happen later in the week.&nbsp;And if&nbsp;you haven't seen it yet, the Museum of the&nbsp;City of&nbsp;New&nbsp;York&nbsp;recently began&nbsp;exhibiting a&nbsp;collection of World War I-era posters and prints created by New Yorker artists who were enlisted in the war effort.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9240/talk-vital-little-plans-the-short-works-of-jane-jacobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talk: &ldquo;Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs&rdquo; | May 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dh/dhd8ebf6ll2hok3h.jpg"><em>Photo credit: Phil Stanziola - New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005332/philip-johnson-s-new-york-state-pavilion-will-get-a-14-25m-renovation Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion will get a $14.25M renovation DianePham 2017-05-01T10:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T11:57:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/33/33n72zxhckx3wrpa.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The iconic NY State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is set to undergo a $14.25M renovation funded by [NYC]. Repairs will begin next spring, which will include some structural conservation work and electrical and architectural improvements. The pavilion, which was originally designed for the 1964 World&rsquo;s Fair by Philip Johnson and Lev Zetlin, has been ignored for the past few decades, largely in part because of the city&rsquo;s failure to find the money for repairs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A new era for an architectural icon is just over the horizon.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004947/digging-through-architectural-treasures-at-the-avery-drawings-and-archives Digging through architectural treasures at the Avery Drawings and Archives Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T10:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620.jpg" width="650" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Uptown and underground is the home of a dense community of New York architects, their colleagues, clients, and friends, their skyscrapers and townhouses. They are the denizens of the boxes and the file folders of the Avery Drawings and Archives, one of the richest collections of American architectural drawings and records. For the last 36 years, Janet Parks, curator [...], has been mayor of this town, located in the lower level of Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The trove of drawings, which took a good 18 months to sort through, contained the physical traces of a long-gone city &mdash; and&nbsp;not just how it looked. Parks remembers opening a tightly sealed tube of drawings: &ldquo;This wafting smell of cologne and pipe tobacco came out. It had been trapped inside. We all stood around it and we were back in the 1920s.&rdquo;"</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004878/new-york-to-spend-100m-to-extend-the-waterfront-greenway-surrounding-manhattan New York to spend $100M to extend the Waterfront Greenway surrounding Manhattan Nicholas Korody 2017-04-27T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T12:32:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1fwrodvsqc5tylu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile ring of parkland that surrounds Manhattan&mdash;or almost all of it, that is. Between 41st and 61st Streets along the East River lies a &ldquo;glaring gap&rdquo;, as <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/nyregion/city-commits-100-million-to-narrowing-a-gap-in-manhattan-greenway.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls it. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will spend $100 million to close part of the gap, with another $5 million dedicated to smaller gaps in Harlem and Inwood.</p><p>Specifically, a path will be built atop pilings from 53rd to 61st Street, standing some 15 feet from the shoreline on a boardwalk rising above the water. Eventually, the goal is to surround the entire island with bike and running paths.</p><p>&ldquo;The Hudson River Greenway has vastly improved quality of life on the West Side, and we want families in every corner in the borough to have that same access to bike, walk and play along the water,&rdquo; Mr. de Blasio said. &ldquo;This is the first of many big investments we&rsquo;ll make as we bring the full Greenway to reality.&rdquo;</p> 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/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T20:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p><p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</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/150003408/the-booth-house-philip-johnson-s-first-constructed-commission-now-up-for-sale The Booth House, Philip Johnson's first constructed commission, now up for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-17T17:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T17:38:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fhxcoqhm5ndwqku.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1946 in Bedford, New York, the 1450 sq. ft. Booth House was Philip Johnson&rsquo;s first constructed commission. In 1955, photographer Robert Damora and his wife, the architect Sirkka Damora, moved in, intending for it to serve as temporary housing until they could build a home of their own design. After falling in love with the spare design, they stayed&mdash;until now. At age 93, Sirkka Damora is unable to manage the home physically or support it financially. The Booth House has been put up for sale and Damora is on the hunt for a new owner respectful of the value of the design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slashxpd4hqng6hz.jpg"></p><p>The Booth House is similar to the Glass House in many ways. It&rsquo;s built on a wide, grass-covered podium and features a large central fireplace as well as lots of glass. Unlike the Glass House, the Booth house has private rooms as well as generous storage. The Damora family were respectful of the original design even as their family grew. So they expanded by adding a subterranean lower level. They also built a s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002360/hyperloop-one-plan-would-take-travelers-from-nyc-to-d-c-in-20-minutes Hyperloop One plan would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in 20 minutes Dana Schulz 2017-04-10T17:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T17:04:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod which gradually accelerates with electric propulsions through a low-pressure tube. Then, the pod lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and moves at airline speeds. This would connect 80 percent of the country, making a cross-country trip just about five hours long.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://hyperloop-one.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop One</a>&ndash;whose transportation concept was first proposed by Elon Musk&ndash;has revealed a plan that would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in just 20 minutes via magnetically levitating pods that move by electric propulsion and travel faster than 700 miles per hour.</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 >2017-05-02T16:49:30-04:00 <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/150001994/check-out-2222-jackson-oda-s-new-pixelated-rental-project-in-long-island-city Check out 2222 Jackson, ODA's new pixelated rental project in Long Island City Nicholas Korody 2017-04-07T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T14:09:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/ly1xyfaxqygdilf0.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York-based firm <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149988794/the-environment-we-design-designs-us-back-a-conversation-with-eran-chen-of-oda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ODA</a> has recently completed 2222 Jackson, an 11-story, 175-unit rental project in Long Island City, a mere stone&rsquo;s throw away from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>. The pixel-like, concrete-poured exterior is intended to complement the nearby museum, while simultaneously encapsulating the designers&rsquo; &ldquo;larger mission&rdquo;. That is to say, the building is designed to work &ldquo;within&rdquo;, rather than against, zoning constraints, representing the practice&rsquo;s focus on &ldquo;innovating architectural morphology in the interest of improving not only its residents&rsquo; everyday experience, but their general quality of life.&rdquo;</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/152612582" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2222 Jackson Avenue</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/oda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ODA</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8s/8siqch9lkytzx8em.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrzqbf19impno48b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/irmzspbimpkoabsx.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The building was conceived as a simple, modular grid with a sequence of 12-feet wide bays. Each studio apartment, which are 32 feet in length and which occupy the width of one bay, projects seven feet past the fa&ccedil;ade line, in the process producing mid-facade corner windows as well as terraces for the apartments above. This results in 30% more outdoor spac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001975/the-photographer-turned-unlicensed-architect The photographer turned (unlicensed) architect Nicholas Korody 2017-04-07T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T15:13:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4yjf4pfianipemb.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A self-described &ldquo;unlicensed architect&rdquo; who splits his time between Tokyo and New York, [Hiroshi] Sugimoto has brought his monastic Modernist aesthetic to life through the firm New Material Research Laboratory, which he co-founded with the architect Tomoyuki Sakakida in 2008. &ldquo;Most of my ideas are illegal,&rdquo; says Sugimoto, who considers it Sakakida&rsquo;s job &ldquo;to make it look like it&rsquo;s legal.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qm82cymgti89icki.jpg"><br><em>A photograph by Sugimoto. Credit: Hiroshi Sugimoto</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001538/rikers-island-proposed-for-laguardia-airport-expansion Rikers Island proposed for Laguardia Airport expansion DianePham 2017-04-05T18:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T18:46:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2iytqv639qfy0pk.jpg" width="650" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Island is uniquely positioned to accommodate an expanded LaGuardia Airport that would reduce delays and could serve as many as 12 million more passengers annually.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio&nbsp;announced that the city would close Rikers Island jail complex. The news followed a report by the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform which recommended such action. The report also included a number of innovative ideas for a post-jail Rikers, including expanding LaGuardia Airport onto the island and adding a new runway and more terminal space.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001272/kwong-von-glinow-design-office-wins-new-york-affordable-housing-challenge Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Wins New York Affordable Housing Challenge Archinect 2017-04-05T09:11:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T09:26:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tco21rx6xd8xxitk.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.kwongvonglinow.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kwong Von Glinow Design Office</a> was awarded 1st Prize for their New York Affordable Housing Challenge competition entry. &nbsp;Their project responds to Mayor de Blasio&rsquo;s priority placed on creating more affordable housing in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>, by using both new sites and redeveloping existing sites. &nbsp;The housing crisis for the last two decades has generated a more and more socially disparate city, with the majority of NYC residents spending more than half of their yearly income on rent. &nbsp;Kwong Von Glinow Design Office provides a housing solution based on the modular system of a &ldquo;table top&rdquo; which aggregates and stacks to provide good density and good diversity as a prototype for affordable housing in New York City. &nbsp;The system is not only flexible to accommodate the various lot sizes of New York City, but is also adaptable to various unit combinations, providing diversity within.</p><p>The award took place at the New York Build Expo 2017 held at the Javits Center, presented by Vividly and Bee Breede...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001138/westbank-purchases-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-plans-to-move-it-to-vancouver Westbank purchases BIG's Serpentine Pavilion, plans to move it to Vancouver Nicholas Korody 2017-04-03T17:11:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T17:15:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rphz4qctnnfamovc.jpg" width="650" height="572" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Canadian luxury residential and mixed-use real estate development company Westbank has announced the purchase of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion designed by BIG</a> last year. Part of the annual Serpentine Pavilion commission, BIG&rsquo;s &ldquo;unzipped wall&rdquo; involved modular, glass fiber rectangular forms stacked into an undulating form.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j57xj18rcy6y4pp5.jpg"></p><p>According to an announcement, Westbank plans to display the BIG pavilion for periods of time in both New York and Toronto before finally installing it permanently in Vancouver. Westbank had also sponsored the pavilion when it was sited in Hyde Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b4nxxx847jktygh2.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Westbank has a well established and growing relationship Bjarke and his team at BIG,&rdquo; states Ian Gillespie, the founder of Westbank. &ldquo;Purchasing the Pavilion was a very natural extension of that partnership and we want to give Bjarke&rsquo;s creation the most interesting afterlife of any of the previous pavilions.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hb/hbmisaypzgfnwgyx.jpg"></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/149999743/eva-jensen-to-design-2017-folly-function-installation-at-socrates-sculpture-park Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park Justine Testado 2017-03-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T07:50:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/905bl9fn594975qx.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's &ldquo;Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4&rdquo; was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park. In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4...</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and&nbsp;Austin+Mergold.</p><p>Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5539/eva-jensen-to-design-dancing-disc-2017-folly-function-installation-at-socrates-sculpture-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</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/149999325/judge-once-again-stops-work-at-pier-55-over-environmental-concerns Judge once again stops work at Pier 55 over environmental concerns Dana Schulz 2017-03-24T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:14:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8k4ct67dr50w4l9.jpg" width="650" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed with the group&rsquo;s claim that the Army Corps of Engineers had not conducted a sufficient environmental review on how the 2.4-acre park would affect fish and wildlife. She ordered that work stop at the site and called for a review of alternatives for building along Hudson River Park, a maritime sanctuary.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's been nearly two years since the City Club of New York first slapped Pier 55, Barry Diller's $200 million offshore park, with a lawsuit. And despite construction starting over the summer, a judge has once again ordered work to stop at the site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999090/a-tower-that-arcs-high-above-new-york A tower that arcs high above New York Nicholas Korody 2017-03-23T12:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:34:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ihrqhijx0seoq8x4.jpg" width="650" height="877" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;What if our buildings were long instead of tall?&rdquo; ask oiio studio, authors of a new, speculative project titled &ldquo;The Big Bend&rdquo;. Their design, which seems to riff on Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/260627/432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">432 Park Avenue</a>&nbsp;Condominium tower, features a horseshoe shaped tower that arcs high in the air, framing Central Park. The project seems hyperbolic, but in their description the architect seem to think there&rsquo;s meat to the idea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3g3hrcu9gdkwl4j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8pfj6v8rpe8thx8.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan. It is undeniable because it is made to be seen. There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to literary stand out.</em></p><p><em>We have become familiar with building height measurements. We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property&rsquo;s height operates as a license for it to be expensive.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vh/vhpnnacn8a0eri4d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xw56rqtcjb87nfrs.jpg"></p><p><em>New York city&rsquo;s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which develope...</em></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/149997397/sn-hetta-releases-new-images-of-its-graduate-hotel-for-the-cornell-tech-campus-on-roosevelt-island Snøhetta releases new images of its Graduate Hotel for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-15T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T07:14:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ch/ch66dii0lfe3oxlt.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cornell Tech has unveiled new details about its planned Graduate Hotel on its new Roosevelt Island campus. Developed by AJ Capital Partners, the hotel will offer 196 rooms alongside a restaurant, rooftop bar, and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space.</p><p>The hotel, which is designed by Sn&oslash;hetta, will feature a &ldquo;comfortable residential aesthetic&rdquo; in line with its projected clientele&mdash;the families of students and visiting faculty. It will be located at the center of campus. The hotel is slated to open in 2019, while the rest of the three-phase campus masterplan isn&rsquo;t expected to finish development until the early 2040&rsquo;s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhbx57fpmv8xp9f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6p8qwp18x5lix3n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5gtbij0sf0ax53w.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996973/check-out-the-winning-entry-for-the-city-of-dreams-pavilion-competition-for-governors-island Check out the winning entry for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition for Governors Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-13T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T23:33:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4k/4ki0lf5fx3f8fwiv.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winner of the seventh annual <a href="http://newyork.figmentproject.org/the_city_of_dreams_pavilion_2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Dreams Pavilion Competition</a> has been announced: Cast &amp; Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from <a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schlaich Bergermann Partner</a>, Edward M. Segal from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/48373725/hofstra-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hofstra University</a>, and Max Dowd from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>). Pending government approval and fundraising, the project will be realized on Governors Island and opened to the public this summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Each year, FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York team up to host the competition, which endeavors to promote &ldquo;sustainability-oriented thinking&rdquo;. Submitting architects are required to consider such factors as material sourcing and disposal (or reuse).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j6/j6m3woejqzb6j307.jpg"></p><p></p><p>This year&rsquo;s winning submission, Cast &amp; Place &ldquo;reimagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future,&rdquo; states the press release. &ldquo;Soil dredged from the East River, the material also used in the construction o...</p>