Archinect - News 2014-10-23T05:40:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111434542/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-4-oct-25-31 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 4 (Oct. 25-31) Justine Testado 2014-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T20:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcfq3a5nd5jsdvuc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>&ndash;New York City's Architecture and Design Month&ndash;is back for another year. The anticipated month-long festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 continues to grow with a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fourth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the lengthy Archtober event calendar, we have our final list of highlights to take note of for Oct. 25-31:</p><ul><li><a href="http://newyork.architectureforhumanity.org/updates/4318" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Day of Impact: Giving back through Architecture &amp; Design | Oct. 25</strong></a><br>Architecture for Humanity NY will host its first Day of Impact. This event will engage through short-term projects in NYC's boroughs. AFHny will extend resources and work with like-minded organizations to aid in areas of need and offer sustainable design solutions.</li><li><a href="http://www.archtober.org/participant/louis-kahn-contemporary-talk-and-tour-of-fdr-four-freedoms-park/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Louis Kahn Contemporary: Talk and Tour of FDR Four Freedoms Park | Oct. 26</strong></a><br>William Whitaker, Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collec...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/111338781/study-finds-ny-rats-have-alarming-diseases Study Finds NY Rats Have Alarming Diseases Nicholas Korody 2014-10-15T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T14:32:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o65q12vrnum1aniw.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, a team of pathogen hunters at Columbia University...conducted a survey of the viruses and bacteria in Manhattan&rsquo;s rats, the first attempt to use DNA to catalog pathogens in any animal species in New York City [...] Although the scientists examined just 133 rats, they found plenty of pathogens. Some caused food-borne illnesses. Others, like Seoul hantavirus, had never before been found in New York. Others were altogether new to science.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York's notorious rat problem is just one of the many complex human-animal interactions that can lead to disease outbreaks. Ebola, which has decimated West Africa and is now <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/15/health/texas-ebola-outbreak/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">appearing in the US</a>, likely spread to humans from <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-emerged-jungle-photos/story?id=24740453" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contact with infected primates</a>. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avian flu</a> (H5N1) spreads from contact with contaminated birds, with the most deadly strains for humans likely coming from exposure to infected domesticated birds. Similarly, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_influenza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">swine flu</a> comes from contact with pigs. And the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bubonic plague</a>, famously thought to have come from rats, is now thought to have spread from fleas carried by said rats.</p><p>All this shows that human habitations are actually within a complex mesh of interactions with other non-human agents, many of which pose grave or even fatal health risks. As&nbsp;Dr. Lipkin, director of the rat study, told the NY Times:&nbsp;&ldquo;I think people are going to have to start paying attention to this.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111199719/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-fall-14 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-13T20:42:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:13:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84fv7nya8zgfe9w2.jpg" width="514" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>, where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features the Fall '14 Public Programs from the University at Buffalo - School of Architecture and Planning.</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>All events are held at 6 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall (UB South Campus), unless otherwise noted. Below are upcoming events only.</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 15</em><br>Joyce Hwang / Ants of the Prairie &amp; University at Buffalo</p><p><em>Oct. 22</em><br>Camilo Restrepo / AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura, Medell&iacute;n</p><p><em>Oct. 24</em><br>Exhibition Opening and Talk<br>&ldquo;Hacking Geodemography: Domestic / Data Occupations&rdquo;<br>McLain Clutter &amp; Matt Kenyon / Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning &amp; Stamps Schoo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110720209/building-hope-and-nurturing-into-housing Building Hope and Nurturing Into Housing b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-07T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/245etbfuna3ghnhf.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top five floors abruptly cantilever. Some neighbors say it looks like a prison. An &ldquo;arty fortress,&rdquo; was New York Magazine&rsquo;s phrase. I like the building&rsquo;s exterior. Most people I&rsquo;ve quizzed on the street during a half-dozen visits to the area turn out to like it, too.</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/110353420/don-t-forget-to-register-for-dwell-on-design-ny-oct-9-11 Don't forget to register for Dwell on Design NY, Oct. 9-11! Sponsor 2014-10-06T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-06T14:13:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htcsd44w0fpg2xsa.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell&nbsp;Media</a>.</em></p><p><a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell</a> has big plans for its first time in the Big Apple on October 9-11. Unlike your standard design trade show, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_content=91714&amp;utm_campaign=dodny2014?&amp;utm_medium=sponsored" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design NY</a> is your chance to engage with some of today's most influential architects, commercial designers, scholars, and 5,000 of your fellow design-savvy attendees. If you'll be in New York that weekend and haven't registered yet, <a href="http://www.xpressreg.net/register/dodn104/start.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">get your tickets</a> now!</p><p>The Dwell on Design event&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schedule</a> features a multitude of design installations and onstage discussions from which both local New Yorkers and the international architecture and design community can benefit. For starters, architect Daniel Libeskind will give his Thursday night keynote address, where he will share his history and discuss works like the master plan for the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York and the Jewish museums in Berlin, Copenhagen, and San Francisco.</p><p>Panels highlight not only the never-ending discussion on the future of design but also relevant pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110559585/ny-footbridge-bounces-too-much-must-be-closed NY Footbridge Bounces Too Much, Must be Closed Nicholas Korody 2014-10-05T12:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T18:51:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7banehs84g7s2um.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A wooden catwalk based on a trail bridge, the 450-foot-long structure, which begins north of the Brooklyn promenade in Squibb Park, bounced gently as it was walked upon, delighting residents and park visitors alike. But over time, the subtle bounce &mdash; part of the design &mdash; became more pronounced, then worrisome... On Friday ... park officials said that Squibb Park Bridge, which cost $5 million, would remain closed until spring as engineers continued to study its movements.</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/110334101/report-highlights-vulnerability-of-amtrak-s-nyc-tunnels Report highlights vulnerability of Amtrak’s NYC tunnels Alexander Walter 2014-10-02T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:02:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c1cbfd5bff06b60b85958fa3bc6eebb.jpg" width="300" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which will require taking individual tunnel tubes out of service for extended periods.</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/110277095/happy-archtober-2014-stay-updated-with-archinect-s-weekly-must-do-picks Happy Archtober 2014! Stay updated with Archinect's weekly Must-Do Picks Justine Testado 2014-10-01T20:17:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T19:33:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5bi5amgrdpwdhjw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today marks the start of <a href="http://archtober.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober 2014</a>, New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month. The citywide festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 will feature a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>Archinect and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are excited to be Archtober's digital media sponsors once again. Over the next few Fridays, we'll feature event highlights in Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014.&nbsp;So check back regularly!</p><p>In case you missed it: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109817240/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-1-oct-1-8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 1 (Oct. 1-8)</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again Guggenheim plans New York expansion… again Archinect 2014-10-01T19:33:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:36:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfc44ed018e0b7671e633db1badfcf5e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Guggenheim plans to research &ldquo;productive and hospitable office space designs&rdquo;, staff will be glad to hear, and it is also considering whether to hold a competition to find an architect. The expansion plan comes just over 60 years after the Guggenheim commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design its original space and more than a decade after it abandoned a scheme for a second, Frank Gehry-designed museum downtown.</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/110203203/isay-weinfeld-to-build-first-nyc-based-project-jardim Isay Weinfeld to build first NYC-based project, Jardim Justine Testado 2014-09-30T21:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:22:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bm4752bfqpanw36o.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to design his first NYC-based building, a 36-unit luxury condominium project called Jardim. Set to be built on 527 West 27th Street in West Chelsea, Jardim will be surrounded by other recent starchitect-designed projects like the High Line and the developing Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condo building at 520 West 28th Street.</p><p>Here are some real-estate-friendly tidbits we know about Jardim so far:</p><ul><li>Commissioned by New York-based Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group, Isay Weinfeld will be responsible for the architecture and interiors of Jardim</li><li>The project will be located at 527 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, in Chelsea just west of the High Line.&nbsp;</li><li>The building features 36 condominium residences ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Sales for the units are scheduled to launch in early 2015.</li><li>It will be a block-through development comprised of two 11-story buildings.</li><li>Many residences will have private outdoor...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110183096/in-light-of-5-pointz-demolition-defaced-fights-to-protect-nyc-s-artistic-roots In light of 5 POINTZ demolition, DEFACED fights to protect NYC's artistic roots Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:23:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wvwht5fcs6bs0fn.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon the recent controversial demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"5 POINTZ" graffiti mecca</a> in Long Island City, NY, a group of architects consisting of <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda </a>and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. In the proposal, DEFACED is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of cultural landmarks, districts, and neighborhoods worldwide.</p><p>Using 5 Pointz as a starting point, DEFACED asserts not only the timeless value of open artistic expression but also the need to build communities where all inhabitants can benefit and thrive. The proposal calls attention to NYC's gentrifying cityscape over the last decade, ongoing socio-political concerns, and last but not least, that a structure like 5 Pointz &mdash; although considered an eyesore to some &mdash; was truly a luxury of its own kind.</p><p>Below is the project in fuller detail, provided by the architects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vutnsb7wudpx8nvn.jpg"></p><p>"INTRODUCTION: You see, it goes like this; New York City was affordable when it was ugly and unpleasant; when di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110105158/how-majora-carter-plans-to-transform-a-building-of-injustice-in-new-york How Majora Carter Plans to Transform a Building of Injustice in New York Archinect 2014-09-29T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:20:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/6583b5af5525ac0d48811152abce6359.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spofford Juvenile Center was a particularly painful landmark in the Hunts Point community in the Bronx when it was built in 1957... [Majora Carter] envisions the Spofford site combining mixed-income housing, open space and economic development that would appeal to the neighborhood&rsquo;s existing demographics. Carter is a supporter of affordable housing, but thinks that if it&rsquo;s built in isolation, you still haven&rsquo;t solved the problems of employment and a lack of amenities.</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/110100332/photographing-the-extreme-transformation-of-the-meatpacking-district Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6765bdcd7a7611f089742b9863f4b41b.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps no part of Manhattan has changed as dramatically since the 1980s as the Meatpacking District. Located on the Lower West Side, the district has gone from a blue-collar warehouse district with a seedy side into a hyper-luxurious, bustling neighborhood. From the High Line to the expensive shops and restaurants along the old cobblestone streets, everything looks quite different from when Brian Rose first brought his camera to the Meatpacking District.</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/109817240/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-1-oct-1-8 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 1 (Oct. 1-8) Justine Testado 2014-09-26T12:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T21:04:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/get3hudz2a860yi2.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>&ndash;New York City's Architecture and Design Month&ndash;is back for another year. The anticipated month-long festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 continues to grow with a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fourth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the long list of Archtober events, here are some exciting highlights to take note of in the first week, Oct. 1-8:</p><ul><li><a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=7627" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>New Practices New York 2014 exhibition opening | Oct. 1</strong></a><br>The six winning firms of the New Practices New York biennial competition will present and showcase their work to the public. The six firms were chosen for their unique approaches to the projects they undertake and the practices they have established. A Round Table with each winning team will take place prior to the exhibition opening.<br>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://www.archtober.org/participant/josep-gomez-jordi-bonet-fall-2014-sciame-lecture-series-on-gaudis-unfinished-masterpiece-the-sagrada-familia-church/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Josep Gomez + Jordi Bonet Fall 2014 Sciame Lecture Series o...</strong></a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109801173/festivities-ensue-at-the-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york Festivities ensue at the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York Justine Testado 2014-09-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> hosted another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a> this year at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, New York this past Saturday night. In spirit of the ball's 2014 theme "Craft", eight architects and designers collaborated with Nuit Blanche New York in creating digital art projections inspired by the gorgeous interior motifs and details of the historic Weylin B. Seymour's building.</p><p>Digitally carved onto the arches of the venue's central domed hall, the installation helped create a festive environment as hundreds of well-dressed guests enjoyed drinks and desserts, and danced the night away with music by pazel. It was a fancy occasion indeed.</p><p>Want more insight to the Weylin B. Seymour's building? Check out the ArchLeague's <a href="http://archleague.org/2014/09/beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-feature/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">feature</a> on the building's restoration.</p><p>Check out photos from the ball and the Benefactors Dinner below.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83234719/a-quick-recap-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109657265/nyc-s-most-expensive-condo-to-be-listed-at-130-million NYC’s Most Expensive Condo to Be Listed at $130 Million Alexander Walter 2014-09-23T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:19:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwtsu9b0g6ca9wn9.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A triplex penthouse at Zeckendorf Development Co.&rsquo;s tower under construction on Manhattan&rsquo;s Upper East Side will be offered for sale at $130 million, making it New York&rsquo;s most expensive apartment listing. The 12,394-square-foot (1,151-square-meter) property will span the top three floors at 520 Park Ave., where sales will begin the first quarter of next year, Arthur Zeckendorf said in an interview today.</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/109279146/win-a-two-day-trade-pass-to-dwell-on-design-ny Win a Two-Day Trade Pass to Dwell on Design NY! Sponsor 2014-09-23T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T15:32:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vz900q84jel1404t.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce that we're giving away two Design Trade 2-Day Passes for the upcoming 2014 <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_content=91714&amp;utm_campaign=dodny2014?&amp;utm_medium=sponsored" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>, taking place in New York for the first time&nbsp;at 82Mercer in SoHo from October 9-11. If you haven't <a href="http://www.xpressreg.net/register/dodn104/start.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">registered</a> for the event yet, why not take a shot at winning a free pass? (And if you already<em> </em>did register, you're one step ahead!)</p><p>Two lucky winners will each receive a Design Trade 2-Day Pass good for Thursday, October 9 AND Friday, October 10.</p><p>The Passes will grant access to all Dwell on Design Programs, Exhibitions, and Onstage presentations on both Trade Days at 82Mercer. Also gives access to the opening night reception and to Daniel Libeskind's Thursday night keynote talk.</p><p>Visitors can also go on Dwell-curated home tours in Manhattan and engage in workshops and discussion with notable architects and designers leading firms like Architecture for Humanity, SHoP Architects, WXY architecture + urban design, Clive Wilkinson Architects, Perkins + Will, and more.</p><p>Two (2) CEU ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition INABA Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition Archinect 2014-09-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:02:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3no2cct9assktaoy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York Light by INABA to Anchor Flatiron&rsquo;s Public Plaza Activities, Providing Interactive Feature Illuminating Month-Long Holiday Celebration</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tvp85fogirv9vpm.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 </strong>&ndash; The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>, in which top designers and architects proposed dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building during the 2014 winter holiday season.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k2frqxmjclzckem.jpg"></p><p>Designed by INABA, the winning installation New York Light will illuminate the plaza as a backdrop for public events and provide visitors with a special view of the Flatiron building and the Madison Square skyline during the holiday season. The design is the result of a collaboration between the Brooklyn-based INABA, Tillotson Design Associates, and bengal.fierro.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y4si7mdp50m47xc.jpg"></p><p>Created to echo the plaza&rsquo;s namesake skyscraper, the installation will frame the Flatiron Building to its south. At the other end, the steel tube installat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109562349/the-final-segment-of-the-high-line-is-stunningly-refreshing The Final Segment of the High Line Is Stunningly Refreshing Alexander Walter 2014-09-22T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T12:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27e43990a64f9658733c947dc172474e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are some deft variations on the design themes of the two older sections, and they show some gentle wit, a quality that was absent in 2009 and 2011, when these earlier portions, which run from Little West 12th Street to West 30th Street, were completed. Now, for example, you can actually walk on old train tracks, rather than look wistfully at the remnants of the tracks poking up amid the plantings.</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/109513378/in-nyc-trophy-townhouses-are-back-in-favor-again In NYC trophy townhouses are back in favor again Nam Henderson 2014-09-21T23:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T10:24:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/elccsox3hqgk6i1w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For 10 or so of these important properties to come on the market at the same time, that matters a lot,&rdquo; - Gregory J. Heym, an executive vice president and the chief economist for Halstead Property and Brown Harris Stevens</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this month Robin Finn, looked at one trend in Manhattan's luxury/high-end real estate market. Given the&nbsp;less than 2,000&nbsp;single-family homes in Manhattan, a recent influx of&nbsp;historic mansions and townhouses into the market, offers buyers a rare opportunity to avoid co-ops and condos.</p><p>Some are calling it a nouveau form of recycling, but without a doubt one that&nbsp;caters to the 1 percent.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109344177/debating-privatization-southbridge-towers-votes Debating Privatization: Southbridge Towers Votes Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T17:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef5c19dea5f7113c4b21dd023659da2d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Charles Chawalko, a recent graduate of Parsons&rsquo; Design &amp; Urban Ecologies program, is a resident of Southbridge Towers, a 1,651-unit development that remains in the program. But as he explains below, his cooperative is in the midst of a decision over whether it will join the majority of Mitchell-Lama buildings and leave. To residents of Southbridge Towers, the vote over whether to opt out of Mitchell-Lama transcends the citywide conversation on affordable housing [...].</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/109255020/construction-on-jean-nouvel-s-moma-tower-will-finally-move-forward Construction on Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower will Finally Move Forward Diane Pham 2014-09-18T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8an1k3ahz9j9ht30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot off the purchase of $85 million in air rights, and with a new construction loan of $860 million in tow, developer Hines is back on track to bring the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA residential tower to fruition. Hines just closed on two deals to buy more than 240,000 square feet of development rights from MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church for $85.3 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After being stalled for seven years, construction on Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower will begin this year. The tower has shrunk about 200 feet since it was first unveiled, but the design remains wholly the same. Funding and the acquisition of new air rights are what's brining the project, more than a decade in the making, to fruition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109110434/dwell-on-design-comes-to-new-york-city-oct-9-11-register-now Dwell on Design comes to New York City Oct. 9-11 - Register now! Sponsor 2014-09-17T15:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T17:51:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtk8ibs6zxttn9mb.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_content=91714&amp;utm_campaign=dodny2014?&amp;utm_medium=sponsored" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design NY</a>.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_content=91714&amp;utm_campaign=dodny2014?&amp;utm_medium=sponsored" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dwell on Design NY</strong></a>, curated by the editors of <a href="http://www.dwell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell </a>magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY on October 9-11, 2014. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard 'trade show' format to create a unique forum on the future of design.</p><p>Together with influential designers, architects, industry thought leaders, and attendees, we will discuss, collaborate and address today's most pressing design challenges in the contract design industry and beyond. Attend presentations, panel discussions and dialogues on &lsquo;hot button&rsquo; issues across hospitality, travel, office, academia, public spaces, urban infrastructure and more.</p><p>Hear from a stellar of today&rsquo;s most forward thinking industry experts such as keynote speaker, Daniel Libeskind, David Rockwell, Michael Bierut of Pentagram; Designtex's Susan Lyons, a former creative director for materials at Herman Miller; Sn&oslash;hetta director Claire Fellman, just to name a few. For the full schedule of sess...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epempqtepw2ukxzg.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</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/109100774/with-newly-proposed-sky-gondola-you-could-get-from-brooklyn-to-manhattan-in-less-than-four-minutes With newly proposed sky gondola, you could get from Brooklyn to Manhattan in less than four minutes Archinect 2014-09-16T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T17:00:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bc22386953300c206d86b9427f46a75.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A top real estate executive from Brooklyn is proposing a high-speed sky gondola between the Brooklyn waterfront and Manhattan &mdash; a back-to-the-future form of mass transit that could ease congestion on ferries, subways and bridges. The so-called East River Skyway would be comprised of high-speed aerial cable cars, moving New Yorkers to Manhattan in less than four minutes. The cars could accommodate more than 5,000 people per hour in both directions.</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/109028435/china-builds-its-dream-island-qatar-controversies-continue-the-internet-slows-down-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-7-2014 China builds its dream island; Qatar controversies continue; the internet slows down: Weekly News Round-Up for September 7, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-15T20:01:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:54:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9tcj8kfqm7lkll2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 12</em></strong>:</p><ul><li><a title="Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108807760/vincent-scully-prize-2014-awarded-to-journalist-and-tv-host-charlie-rose" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose</a>: The prize was established by the National Building Museum in 1999, and is named after the famed Yale art history and architecture professor who helped establish Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. Rose was distinguished by his interviews of leaders in urban design and development.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, September 11</em>:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108715362/toronto-set-to-unveil-first-museum-of-islamic-culture-in-north-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America</a>: The museum is backed by Aga Khan,&nbsp;a "lesser-known royal" and spiritual leader of an estimated 15 million Ismaili Muslims, approximately 100,000 of which now live in Canada. The museum is&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59363761/maki-to-design-muslim-cultural-centre-for-the-aga-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Pritzker winner Fumihiko Maki</a>, and opens September 18.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, September 10:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108643850/the-long-lost-design-bible-of-the-new-york-subway-is-briefly-back-in-print" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print</a>: In 1967, the New York City Transit Authority asked designers&nbsp;Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda to create a solution to the subway system's inconsistent and confusing identity. Th...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109022789/new-york-s-plan-to-storm-proof-fire-island-is-deeply-flawed-says-scientist New York’s Plan to Storm-Proof Fire Island Is Deeply Flawed, Says Scientist Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T15:12:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06afa96fd3fe5c2ccb3d78515f8c3cba.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The project does not provide the storm damage mitigation and storm-surge protection that is promised, or at least the U.S. Geological Survey comments on the plan question the science behind those proposed benefits.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;A project like this, where the science is being questioned by government scientists and the environmental impacts are clearly negative, it&rsquo;s a poster child for where we shouldn&rsquo;t do this. This stretch of Fire Island is a park, for goodness sake.&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/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20 Win tickets to ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York on September 20 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93uqykcwg3nmzzh3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a> on September 20 is coming up! Tickets to the festive event are currently <a href="https://archleague.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FA000000CUXBfMAP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a>, but guess what: Archinect is giving away<strong> two pairs of tickets</strong> to<strong> two</strong> lucky readers! (two tickets for each winner)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> In the comment section below, give at least one example of a building or architectural detail that exemplifies the art of "craft". <strong>Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 15.</strong></p><p>Read on for more details...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed5txq1u8qz7it2v.jpg"></p><p>Taking place this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, the ball's 2014 theme "Craft" celebrates the value of artisanship and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. Nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the interior design of Weylin B. Seymour's, which is an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcgpjsu3hzsjo43i.jpg"></p><p>For the next two w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108791668/get-lectured-syracuse-fall-14 Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T14:34:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7lkgyrriea6l1ou.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0w8e53hgs8cppzh4.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's set of posters comes from the Syracuse University School of Architecture in Syracuse, NY.</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>Note each event's location. Syracuse lectures take place at 5 pm in the Slocum Hall Auditorium. Fisher Center events take place at 19 E 31st St., Floor 2. To reserve a seat for Fisher Center events, click <a href="http://soa.syr.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. All events free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 16</em> - Slocum<br><strong>Thomas Kelley </strong>/ Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Illinois-Chicago;&nbsp;Norman Kelley; Visiting Critic - Syracuse Architecture</p><p><em>Sept. 23</em> - Slocum<br><strong>Georgina Huljich </strong>/ Adj...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108661515/get-lectured-rensselaer-fall-14 Get Lectured: Rensselaer, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-11T11:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T21:33:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6b9y13i11kjyr32.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture in Troy, NY.</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>Events begin at 6 pm at EMPAC: 110 8th Street / Troy, NY 12180. Admission is free.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 24</em><br>ANGELO BUCCI / SPBR<br>Recent Projects</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 1</em><br>NEIL SPILLER<br>"Communicating Vessels"</p><p><em>Oct. 16</em><br>GUY NORDENSON<br>"Reading Structures"</p><p><strong>NOVEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Nov. 3</em><br>FLORENCIA PITA<br>"#ColorForming"</p><p><em>Nov. 19</em><br>THEO JANSEN<br>"Stranbeest Evolution: A New Form of Life"</p><p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arch.rpi.edu</a></p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> page!</strong></p>