Archinect - News 2015-01-31T23:08:02-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119583619/get-lectured-rensselaer-spring-15 Get Lectured: Rensselaer, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-30T14:43:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T14:52:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l2/l2pym22nazkjdsxg.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures begin at 6 p.m. at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center: 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Free admission.</p><p><em>Feb 9</em><br><strong>RHETT RUSSO</strong><br>Architecture in Surplus<br>at the EMPAC Concert Hall</p><p><em>Mar 11 </em><br><strong>JIM COLLINS</strong>, '77<br>"The Pursuit of Excellence in an Era of Resistance"<br>at the EMPAC Theater</p><p><em>Apr 6</em><br><strong>Bedford Chair Symposium:<br>"Integrated Ideation: The Art and Science of Extraordinary Structures"</strong><br>CRAIG SCHWITTER / BuroHappold<br>BRUCE DA...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119506550/landscape-research-project-takes-on-long-island-s-jamaica-bay Landscape research project takes on Long Island's Jamaica Bay Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T14:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T14:31:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06cf32cb89ccda1c1fbd65880d8c30b3.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Catherine Seavitt, along with her team at the City College of New York, take those approaches to Jamaica Bay a step further as part of the larger Structures of Coastal Resilience study, which includes three other East Coast bays attended to by university-based teams. As Seavitt explains, her studio follows a growing trend in the field of landscape architecture toward experimental and science-based design processes and active participation in policy discussions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/119446273/pool-installation-to-open-at-the-ace-hotel-in-ny-next-month +POOL installation to open at the Ace Hotel in NY next month Justine Testado 2015-01-28T19:38:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T14:08:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in00nag1mjdyoh0z.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since Archinect first mentioned the Family and PlayLab's +POOL <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10595090/pool-needs-your-support" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2011</a>, the initiative has made significant progress toward realizing the world's first water-filtering, floating pool in New York.</p><p>After two wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns in <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-a-floating-pool-in-the-river-for-everyone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2011</a> and <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-tile-by-tile?ref=equx87" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013</a> along with international acclaim, the non-profit support group Friends of +POOL teamed up with the Ace Hotel in New York to present a free public art installation,&ldquo;Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big.&rdquo;</p><p>Opening on February 5 at the Ace Hotel Gallery, the interactive installation will visually depict the four years of research and development that led to the creation of the +POOL. The installation will feature floor-to-ceiling wall drawings of the +POOL that explain its design process and reveal its latest discoveries and anecdotes.</p><p>All are welcome to the opening reception hosted by +POOL&rsquo;s founders and board members on February 5 from 7-9 p.m. The exhibition will be open 24/7 until March 1.</p><p>Learn more abo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119429382/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-spring-15 Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-28T16:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-31T08:23:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbtgzkcv6pamoeoy.jpg" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from Columbia GSAPP with their Spring '15 Core Series of lecture events.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, events will take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Lectures can be viewed on GSAPP's <a href="http://www.livestream.com/GSAPP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Livestream</a> channel. Previous lecture videos can be found <a href="http://www.youtube.com/ColumbiaGSAPP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br><strong>Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi</strong><br>Response by Dean Amale Andraos and Justin Davidson, <em>New York Magazine</em></p><p><em>Feb 4</em><br><strong>Juan Herreros</strong><br>Response by David Benjamin, GSAPP</p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br><strong>Lucia Allais - The Inaugural Detlef Mertins Lecture on the Hist...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119049626/registration-deadline-extended-for-2015-sara-ny-design-awards Registration deadline extended for 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-01-23T17:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T17:19:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwe5j0iqndexxjl2.jpg" width="514" height="851" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you want a chance to win in the 2015 SARA | NY Design Awards, take note that the registration deadline has been extended to <strong>February 9</strong>. Already registered? Just be sure to send your submissions by February 23.</p><p>All architects, designers, engineers, artists, students, and related fields are welcome. Built or unbuilt works are accepted in any of the following competition categories:</p><p>For categories 1-8, entrant must be a Registered Architect.<br>For categories 9-12, Architects, Designers, Artists, and Students are encouraged to enter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>CATEGORY<br>BUILDING</p><p>1. Housing<br>2. Education/ Institutional<br>3. Commercial (Industrial/ Retail)<br>4. Interior Design<br>5. Rehabilitation/ Remodeling<br>6. Conceptual/ Theoretical Projects<br>7. Small Projects<br>8. Sustainable Design</p><p>NON-BUILDING</p><p>9. The Arts - including but not limited to Architectural Graphics, Furniture, Photography, Lighting, Landscape, and Product Design<br>10. Strategic Planning/ Facility Studies/ Urban Design Studies<br>11. Computer Generated Architectural Rendering/ Ani...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118960418/give-frank-gehry-back-his-east-river-project-in-nyc Give Frank Gehry Back His East River Project in NYC Diane Pham 2015-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T20:17:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubjtddv7b3qbod13.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why not ask Howard Hughes to abandon its current plan and do something really wonderful and revive the Guggenheim plan for Gehry&rsquo;s gargantuan palace of titanium ribbons? The residential conversion of so many major office buildings is going, eventually, to create a need for new office buildings. Gehry&rsquo;s plan could be enlarged gracefully to accommodate both offices and condominiums and rebalance the famous Lower Manhattan skyline...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Gehry still the chops to revive Lower Manhattan? One former <em>New York Times </em>architecture critic, Carter B. Horsley, proposes bringing Gehry's aborted idea for South Street Seaport back to life. The plan would replace SHoP Architect's recently scaled-back design for the waterfront site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118891722/55-hudson-yards-breaks-ground-in-manhattan 55 Hudson Yards breaks ground in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yo3cfu9pl9xn181.jpg" width="514" height="886" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitsui Fudosan Co. (8801), Japan&rsquo;s biggest developer, is building an office tower on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side at a cost of about $1.4 billion [...]. Construction has started on the skyscraper in New York&rsquo;s Hudson Yards development zone in partnership with Related Cos., the area&rsquo;s principal developer, and Canadian pension investor Oxford Properties. [...] The project, known as 55 Hudson Yards, is at the north end of the site, at the southeast corner of 34th Street and 11th Avenue.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Hudson Yards coverage on Archinect</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733118/as-manhattan-grows-supertaller-its-shadows-are-getting-superlonger As Manhattan grows supertaller, its shadows are getting superlonger Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kymi2w83510p9oma.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But all New Yorkers are losing familiar vistas, and some are losing light and air, as supertall buildings sprout like beanstalks in midtown Manhattan. There are a dozen such &ldquo;supertalls&rdquo; &ndash; buildings of 1,000 feet or higher &ndash; in the construction or planning stages. And the buildings are not, as in Dubai or Shanghai&rsquo;s Pudong district, being constructed where nothing else had stood. They are, instead, crowding into already dense neighbourhoods where light and air are at a premium [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118506903/urban-omnibus-travels-the-brooklyn-queens-divide Urban Omnibus travels the Brooklyn-Queens Divide Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/1442699b1c27aa5cfe9cf849854880e6.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a researcher interested in the intersection of urban form and place, Joseph Heathcott set out to explore how one of New York&rsquo;s borders shapes the lived experience and physical environment of its surroundings. Through historical research, photography, and deep observation, he traces the city&rsquo;s only major internal land boundary &mdash; the Brooklyn-Queens border &mdash; and draws out the social and spatial conditions of this largely invisible urban seam.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118506093/work-at-manhattan-s-432-park-ave-tower-ordered-to-stop-after-pipe-falls-from-81st-floor Work at Manhattan's 432 Park Ave tower ordered to stop after pipe falls from 81st floor Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3ck5m1vnq04n6kan.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work was halted on a luxury-condominium tower in midtown Manhattan after an 8-foot piece of guardrail from a construction elevator fell from the 81st floor to the street below. The New York City Department of Buildings ordered all work stopped at 432 Park Ave., the 1,397-foot tower being built by Harry Macklowe and CIM Group [...]. The building, slated for completion this year, is one of the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, according to the property's website.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118490837/take-a-drone-tour-of-nyc-s-hearst-tower-with-norman-foster Take a Drone Tour of NYC's Hearst Tower with Norman Foster Diane Pham 2015-01-16T11:46:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjdhx5tjlnggg0cy.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2006, the doors of the Hearst Tower were swung open for business. The design of starchitect Norman Foster, the building was one of the most cutting-edge of its time, lauded for its diagrid form, its green construction, and the then-radical approach of marrying the old with the new... Now, a decade later, Foster has returned to the Hearst Tower to mark its anniversary and reflect on his creation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118430633/work-finally-resumes-at-brooklyn-s-modular-prefab-tower Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T15:02:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:49:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/abrp42xwo29tm563.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world&rsquo;s tallest proposed modular tower may actually reach its full potential. Developer Bruce Ratner has finally resumed work on his 32-story residential building next to the Barclays Center after a five-month hiatus stemming from a dispute with construction giant Skanska over the pre-fabricated design. As a result of that legal fight, Ratner gained control of Skanska&rsquo;s factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where modules for the proposed tallest modular tower were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98217703/lego-high-rise-world-s-tallest-modular-apartment-tower-getting-snapped-together-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62343787/atlantic-yards-will-be-getting-32-story-shop-designed-modular-tower-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building 111 West 57th Street: The World’s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere’s Tallest Residential Building aa6sqft 2015-01-15T14:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s a lot of accolades for one building, but the SHoP Architects-designed tower at 111 West 57th Street is looking to sweep the supertall competition. Originally planned to rise 1,397 feet, the tower will now soar to 1,421 feet, surpassing 432 Park Avenue (the current tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere) by 24 feet, according to city records uncovered by Crain&rsquo;s. It will also retain its title as the world&rsquo;s slenderest tower.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/117903891/celebrate-with-the-architecture-lobby-at-their-2015-new-years-resolutions-party-benefit-tomorrow Celebrate with THE ARCHITECTURE LOBBY at their 2015 New Years Resolutions Party + Benefit tomorrow! Justine Testado 2015-01-08T19:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T14:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjiibc0qaqg53pg2.jpg" width="514" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In need of some weekend plans? <a href="http://www.architecture-lobby.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Lobby</a> will be hosting their 2015 New Years Resolutions Party + Benefit tomorrow night, January 9, at 60 Lispenard St. in New York, NY.</p><p>Dance the night away or enjoy drinks at the open bar all while supporting The Architecture Lobby's fighting mission to end unethical architectural practices.</p><p>Attire: All black or all white. Bring your dancing shoes!</p><p><strong>Purchase your tickets (or donate) <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-architecture-lobbys-2015-new-years-resolutions-party-benefit-tickets-15006248092" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>Listen to Archinect's discussion with Quilian Riano about the Architecture Lobby from the Archinect Sessions podcast episode #7:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117731927/an-ode-to-the-old-penn-station-where-travelers-entered-the-city-like-a-god An ode to the old Penn Station, where travelers "entered the city like a god" Alexander Walter 2015-01-06T13:40:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T22:28:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d9721d1466c9a09b3170b4354c1dbe6.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Penn Station did not make you feel comfortable; it made you feel important.&rdquo; [...] Unlike McKim&rsquo;s monument, today&rsquo;s Penn Station &mdash; where many visitors, both domestic and international, encounter New York City for the first time &mdash; certainly does not make you feel important. Comparing the vanished terminal with this tawdry replacement, the Yale architectural historian Vincent Scully once wrote, &ldquo;One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/87033/penn-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117113216/port-authority-reveals-plan-to-sell-world-trade-center-site Port Authority reveals plan to sell World Trade Center site Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:28:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wl3jibe14u4hpge2.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie have turned to a familiar idea in their pledge to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: selling its real estate. A report released over the weekend highlights a plan to sell off many of the agency&rsquo;s sprawling property holdings, by far the most notable of which is the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. That concept has long been pushed within the agency, and it has been implemented gradually over the past decade and a half.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/116890360/inaba-s-flatiron-plaza-installation-adds-a-frame-to-nyc-landmarks INABA's Flatiron Plaza installation adds a frame to NYC landmarks Archinect 2014-12-26T17:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-28T16:57:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stolxnmwlp849ole.jpg" width="514" height="818" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in September, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect published</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>'s winning entry for the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>. Titled "New York Light," the public artwork was recently installed for the holidays and is now open to the public on...well<em>, Flatiron Plaza</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xibhbirla52fc3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3hhg52v4f7tq1pf.jpg"></p><p><strong>Project description from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>:</strong></p><p>The Flatiron Plaza is a unique space in New York.</p><p>Standing in the middle of the plaza people can see two of the city&rsquo;s great landmarks: the Flatiron and Empire State buildings. It is a place to experience the magnificence of Manhattan&rsquo;s urban plan &ndash; with a dramatic view of Broadway cutting diagonally through the famous grid. And because Madison Square Park creates a clearing in the urban fabric, the plaza is one of the few places in the heart of the city to see the skyline from street level.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aua7txodlzqtpdc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvwtqa4a29i1sb5z.jpg"></p><p>Our public art installation &lsquo;New York Light&rsquo; pays tribute to the special urban experiences from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. Designed to echo the form of the plaza&rsquo;s namesake building, the prow of the st...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116269641/beyond-the-grid-s-vision-to-make-a-lower-manhattan-neighborhood-more-resilient Beyond the Grid's vision to make a Lower Manhattan neighborhood more resilient Alexander Walter 2014-12-18T13:58:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:51:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c291e146935a81e97511da5241ecb06b.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While independent communications infrastructure, renewable energy, and resilient heating and power systems may all be major priorities in contemporary urban development, the three aren&rsquo;t typically incorporated into the same project. Beyond The Grid &mdash; an ambitious plan underway in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Lower Manhattan &mdash; does just that. And the fact that the&nbsp;proposal has been created in this&nbsp;neighborhood is no accident.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/116056869/stereotank-s-heartbeat-wins-2015-times-square-valentine-heart-design Stereotank’s HEARTBEAT wins 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T19:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xtxjqhg5x4sea2cb.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's one for you lovers out there: in the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design contest, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank just came out as the winner with their entry "HEARTBEAT." The interactive installation is scheduled to open for an entire month to couples and singles alike on February 9.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f34k5n6xppvjviy4.jpg"></p><p>More information on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stereotanks_heartbeat_wins_2015_times_square_valentine_heart_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116027896/queensway-elevated-park-receives-over-440k-in-funding-for-first-phase QueensWay Elevated Park Receives Over $440K in Funding for First Phase Diane Pham 2014-12-15T11:28:00-05:00 >2014-12-15T14:53:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/wh7n7x9hg1ye3vl3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The WXY Studio Architecture + Urban Design and dlandstudio design of an elevated park in Queens, New York has just gotten a $440,000 cash infusion from New York State. The money will go towards the design of the first phase of the project, estimated to cost $120M to build. The park, when complete, would transform 3.5 miles of abandoned elevated railway into a park akin to the High Line Park in Manhattan.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115732640/not-so-bright-lights-big-city Not-So-Bright Lights, Big City Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:37:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41jvwaz9hwwx5zy5.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You know how you&rsquo;re supposed to turn out the lights when you leave a room to save energy? New York City Council member Donovan Richards wants the owners of many of the city&rsquo;s office buildings to start doing the same&mdash;on a much bigger scale. Richards [...] has introduced a bill that would prohibit owners of approximately 40,000 New York commercial buildings from illuminating the interiors or exteriors of their structures once workers have gone home for the night.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115731033/can-nyc-create-a-new-neighborhood-without-displacing-an-old-one Can NYC Create a New Neighborhood Without Displacing an Old One? Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T03:44:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d4b7358ed080fe35bf42449cab5419c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a nod to Mayor Bill de Blasio&rsquo;s affordable housing plans, New York City&rsquo;s Department of City Planning is inventing a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; to take what it thinks is a promising section of the Bronx from parking lots to high-rises. While the city has promised to make community outreach a cornerstone of its plans, the idea of a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; has left many who live there seeing Brooklyn-infused foreshadowing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115724601/american-museum-of-natural-history-plans-an-addition-by-studio-gang American Museum of Natural History Plans an Addition by Studio Gang Natalya Egon 2014-12-11T13:44:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:37:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dperfooxvxayzon.jpg" width="514" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Museum of Natural History, a sprawling hodgepodge of a complex occupying nearly four city blocks, is planning another major transformation, this time along Columbus Avenue: a $325 million, six-story addition designed to foster the institution&rsquo;s expanding role as a center for scientific research and education...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115655555/the-anatomy-of-emergency The Anatomy of Emergency Alexander Walter 2014-12-10T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T18:10:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8e2e3b29c8e3dbdf8d3e3c587111961.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of all the roles of government, emergency response may be the least controversial. When disaster hits, we expect our fire, police, and other public services to provide immediate relief. But as James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), reminds us, tactical effectiveness in a crisis requires more than boots on the ground, ready at a moment&rsquo;s notice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115279170/this-new-steampunk-luxury-apartment-building-for-new-york-should-fill-you-with-unbearable-shame This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame Nicholas Korody 2014-12-05T17:32:00-05:00 >2014-12-09T17:57:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6qejny6ta7ppcbl.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new condo building is going up in Manhattan's Hudson Square neighborhood &mdash; the triangle on the river between Tribeca, SoHo, and the West Village that has until recently been mostly commercial and industrial buildings. 15 Renwick isn't just any building: it's a steampunk-themed luxury development. Steampunk-themed. Luxury. Development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>What is steampunk? For the most part, the term refers to a literary sub-genre that fetishizes the aesthetics of early industrialization in Western Europe. Steampunk works are often set in post-apocalyptic futures or revisionist histories. This new condo development would definitely fall into the former category.</p><p>Units are priced between $2 and $7.5 million dollars. The amenities include parking, laundry, a roof deck&nbsp;<em>as well as</em>&nbsp;a butler, a "high design boxing gym," and&nbsp;a zen garden. The website claims, "Located on one of the few single-block streets in New York City, <a href="http://15renwick.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">15 Renwick</a> offers 2-4 bedroom condominium homes in the heart of historic Hudson Square, where the West Village, TriBeCa and SoHo meet. The design is both handsome and bespoke, inspired by its dynamic location. The exterior honors the authentic architecture of the street and neighborhood, while the interiors feature unconventional, modern elements that reflect the individualistic persona of today&rsquo;s Hudson Square."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9ysd44rsuuoi384.jpg"></p><p>Additiona...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115129060/re-imagine-how-we-move-through-cities-without-that-blue-dot Re-Imagine How We Move Through Cities (Without That Blue Dot) Archinect 2014-12-03T18:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T15:12:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nc8f05h3rgicxzq9.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A floating blue dot on a handheld device&rsquo;s mapping app has become the default way we understand the complex flows of people through the city and the diverse ways we experience coming and going. Such direct representation is convenient, but removes the spontaneity of approaching the city as both a destination and departure point. This fall, Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s week of programs re-imagines the way we navigate through the city, from tourist visits and daily commutes to forced migrations under intense economic pressures or the prospect of new opportunities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9l24l010ejb7wc5.jpg"></p><p>Mirroring the multifaceted routes of individuals&rsquo; paths across cities, the programs scheduled for Dec. 8-14 investigate movement through myriad forms, from a <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/city-screens-get-lost/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">series of short film screenings</a> and a <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/new-york-city-just-like-i-pictured-it/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">night of audacious comedy</a>, to <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/door-to-door-subway-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hacking the NYC subway</a> with a new video game app and live debates on <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/door-to-door-innovating-the-commute/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">digital fixes for infrastructure</a>. And like the pluralistic crowds that invigorate our quotidian trips, the programs bring together a diverse a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion Archinect 2014-12-03T14:20:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T14:42:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxch7xr46r2sjm2m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The current, temporary trade center station serves... only 10,000 more than use the unassuming 33rd Street PATH terminal in Midtown Manhattan. In fact, the hub, or at least its winged &ldquo;Oculus&rdquo; pavilion, could turn out to be more of a high-priced mall than a transportation nexus, attracting more shoppers than commuters. The company operating the mall, Westfield Corporation, promises in a promotional video that it will be &ldquo;the most alluring retail landmark in the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114877761/a-piece-about-light-and-life A piece about light and life Nam Henderson 2014-11-30T13:17:00-05:00 >2014-11-30T13:18:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jolysaeka4vm92c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The tradition I&rsquo;m coming from is not pleasure. It&rsquo;s a certain shamanistic excess"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ted Loos explores the work of sculptor&nbsp;Thomas Houseago, whose architectural installation&nbsp;'<a href="http://www.hauserwirth.com/exhibitions/2336/thomas-houseago-moun-room/list-of-works/5/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moun Room</a>' is currently showing&nbsp;until&nbsp;January 17th 2015, at Hauser &amp; Wirth New York.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114881770/michael-kimmelman-reviews-1-world-trade-center Michael Kimmelman Reviews 1 World Trade Center davvid 2014-11-30T13:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-01T13:42:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af8m9x4a2mxuguf2.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not so bad,&rdquo; offered an architect who has a window facing the building. Alas, it is. Like the corporate campus and plaza it shares, 1 World Trade speaks volumes about political opportunism, outmoded thinking and upside-down urban priorities. It&rsquo;s what happens when a commercial developer is pretty much handed the keys to the castle.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>