Archinect - News 2016-04-29T12:07:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2y6yyxcbgavlf1l.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The observation deck won&rsquo;t be finished for a few years yet. If you want to see the future of New York, walk north along the High Line, round the curve at the rail yards, and turn your back to the river. Amid the highway ramps and industrial hash of far-west Manhattan, a herd of cranes hoists I-beams into the sky. This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world&rsquo;s most ambitious experiment in &ldquo;smart city&rdquo; urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year, I reviewed Mattern's book&nbsp;Deep Mapping the Media City, in which she delves into some of the issues surrounding so-called "smart cities."&nbsp;Check out the review <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129422514/book-review-shannon-mattern-s-deep-mapping-the-media-city" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>For more on the implementation of surveillance and other technologies in the city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938165/city-governments-are-learning-the-hard-way-that-there-s-no-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-cybersecurity" target="_blank">City governments are learning the hard way that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127175516/will-india-s-smart-city-initiative-exacerbate-social-stratification" target="_blank">Will India's 'smart city' initiative exacerbate social stratification?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941796/construction-of-shop-s-29th-floor-skybridge-pool-nearing-completion Construction of SHoP's 29th-floor skybridge pool nearing completion Alexander Walter 2016-04-21T17:50:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T12:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/oz3n8uwjx3roj242.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Workers have almost completed mounting the copper paneling&nbsp;on the American Copper Buildings&nbsp;(n&eacute;e&nbsp;626 First Avenue), the new tilting, two-towered development on Manhattan&rsquo;s East Side, but their&nbsp;most striking feature&mdash;a three-story, 100-foot-long skybridge&mdash;is still open to the elements. [...] The skybridge itself, though, is designed to be the showstopper. The architects placed a 75-foot lap pool on the bridge, so residents can swim 300 feet in the air [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0b1igtm2x5h9s3v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Interior rendering of the skybridge pool area on the 29th floor.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hqcayoltiixry9kd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Exterior rendering of the SHoP-designed towers with the skybridge spanning the 27th to 29th floors. (Image: JDS Development; via bloomberg.com)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wekxze2p57axs4u2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; JDS Developers hope to have the towers completed in 2017.</p><p>Images via the <a href="http://jdsdevelopment.com/american-copper-buildings/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developer's website</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-20/american-copper-buildings-photos-626-first-ave-skybridge-pool-by-shop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bloomberg.com</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937708/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-rooftop-spaces-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Rooftop Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87936145/every-pool-in-los-angeles-mapped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Every pool in Los Angeles, mapped</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941583/is-it-time-to-rethink-the-culture-around-competitions Is it time to rethink the culture around competitions? Nicholas Korody 2016-04-20T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T09:59:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xdbtbwy8iuimwwjh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Working for free has been a reality for architects for decades. The hallmark of the practice is the open competition&mdash;a scourge on the financial and cultural health of the profession. But the argument against them has always seemed moot: as long as clients keep launching them, architects will keep entering them. Choosing not to participate, for some, seemed like a pointless act of professional self-sabotage.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But in New York...a group of AIA chapters have shown that architects do have the power to push back against the wasteful and inefficient culture of open competitions."</em></p><p>We've seen a lot of conversations about the culture surrounding competitions in 2016. Just a few weeks ago, a controversial call for proposals for a wall along the US/Mexico border <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">generated</a> a heated discussion in the architecture community.</p><p>For more on the issue, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon" target="_blank">When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935253/hustle-bustle-a-conversation-about-competitions-and-the-relaunch-of-archinect-s-sister-site-bustler-on-archinect-sessions-56" target="_blank">Hustle &amp; Bustle: A conversation about competitions and the relaunch of Archinect's sister site Bustler, on Archinect Sessions #56</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148506267/constructive-destruction-how-would-you-imagine-the-ideal-demolition-scheme" target="_blank">Constructive destruction: How would you imagine the ideal demolition scheme?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125978727/architects-tell-all-in-a-global-survey-about-the-future-of-design-competitions" target="_blank">Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941395/lpc-approves-brooklyn-s-first-1-000-foot-tower-new-renderings-and-details LPC Approves Brooklyn’s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details Alyssa Alimurung 2016-04-19T12:22:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:22:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5rgjq4cc35pbl4o.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn is finally getting a new skyscraper development worthy of its 2.6 million populace. Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved SHoP Architects&lsquo; vision for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a rehabilitation of the landmarked Dime Saving Bank that will marry it with a dramatic, supertall skyscraper behind, the first 1,000+ foot building to arrive in the borough. To bring back more of the building&rsquo;s grandeur, its exterior and interior spaces will be restored.</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/149940472/putting-one-of-america-s-most-notorious-prisons-on-the-map Putting one of America's most notorious prisons on the map Nicholas Korody 2016-04-13T12:34:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T18:44:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6i0sd28weouuoz3.jpg" width="514" height="596" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rikers Island looms large in New York&rsquo;s imagination. It is home to a notorious complex of prisons, one whose excesses are still being discovered by the media and the courts. Many would like to see the Rikers Island closed forever, or barring that, to at least change the name to something that does not honor a slaveowner. One group of designers has a different goal for Rikers Island&mdash;one that is within reach and, in fact, already at hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The problem: On the most prominent map of New York City, Rikers Island is a nonentity. The island simply isn&rsquo;t labeled on Metropolitan Transportation Authority maps inside the New York subway. The solution: Label it. On every map."</em></p><p>For more on the <a href="https://seerikers.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#SeeRikers</a> campaign &ndash; or to create your own stickers with their <a href="https://seerikersorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/see-rikers-layout-share.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">template</a> &ndash; visit their <a href="https://seerikers.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">site</a>.</p><p>And check out these links for related content:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936033/rikers-island-is-an-environmental-and-human-catastrophe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139459279/how-one-california-prison-is-betting-on-architecture-to-decrease-recidivism-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421995/architecture-of-correction-rikers-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of correction: Rikers Island</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon? Justine Testado 2016-04-08T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T12:53:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bqo9lv5f7uxzr6w.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; would be virtually impossible to implement in the real world, given the actual urban landscape of the proposed site, which includes some of NYC's subway lines for starters. That being said, the criticism &ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; has sparked in recent weeks raises bigger questions &mdash; particularly involving the rise of &ldquo;meme-tecture&rdquo;, the cultural value of landscape architecture, and re-evaluating the setup of open ideas competitions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124136584/2015-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-imagine-the-potential-of-vertical-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937531/frick-collection-puts-forward-rfq-to-invited-architecture-firms-in-new-revision-plan Frick Collection puts forward RFQ to invited architecture firms in new revision plan Justine Testado 2016-03-31T20:53:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:23:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41fjd3fix82nb86h.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With The Frick Collection&rsquo;s garden saved, the museum is moving forward with a new preservationist-friendly plan for expansion...The Frick Collection, looking to realize a revised expansion for the institution, has put forward a request for qualifications to a chosen group of architectural firms. The Frick plans to announce its selected finalist later this year, and plans to reveal designs in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Museum director Ian Wardropper tells&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/arts/design/frick-collection-will-revise-renovation-to-preserve-garden.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;20 firms have been invited to submit RFQs.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936171/it-looks-like-a-dove-or-a-carcass-christopher-hawthorne-on-calatrava-s-transportation-hub "It looks like a dove. Or a carcass": Christopher Hawthorne on Calatrava's Transportation Hub Nicholas Korody 2016-03-23T13:25:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T18:08:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xs3h0k8k5krl59tr.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey...has been so chastened by the cost overruns and construction delays that it declined to hold even a modest ribbon-cutting. When a bureaucracy turns down a major opportunity to pat itself on the back, you know things have turned sour. Turned acid, really. Still, everyone seems to agree that the main hall, which stretches beneath a glass and white-steel roof and which Calatrava calls the Oculus, is beautiful. But I didn't find it beautiful...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"...at least not in the way that Calatrava's finest work, fluid and precise, often is. I found it structurally overwrought and emotionally underwhelming, straining for higher meaning, eager to wring some last drops of mournful power from a site that is already crammed with official, semi-official and indirect memorials."</em><br><br>For related coverage of Santiago Calatrava's $4B "elaborate headstone in the crowded ground zero graveyard," as Hawthorne calls it, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149503521/4-billion-later-calatrava-s-eye-candy-transit-hub-opens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$4 billion later, Calatrava's eye-candy transit hub opens</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149362109/starchitect-designed-public-projects-are-often-long-delayed-and-way-over-budget" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starchitect-Designed Public Projects Are Often Long Delayed and Way Over Budget</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936033/rikers-island-is-an-environmental-and-human-catastrophe Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe Nicholas Korody 2016-03-22T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T18:59:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkkhv5xmfszg0j9k.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rikers is built on a landfill. The ground underneath the facilities is unstable and the decomposing garbage emits poisonous methane gas. In addition to extreme heat and poor air quality, flooding and crumbling infrastructure pose a serious threat, especially when superstorms like Hurricane Sandy strike. As the violence and human rights violations worsen, so do the environmental circumstances surrounding Rikers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article details flood-risk, extreme heat, a lack of air circulation and other air quality issues among other problems plaguing the prison.</p><p>For related content, check out some of these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139459279/how-one-california-prison-is-betting-on-architecture-to-decrease-recidivism-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421995/architecture-of-correction-rikers-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of correction: Rikers Island</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/18212/de-constructing-recidivism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De:constructing Recidivism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120968526/the-nyt-on-prison-architecture-and-ethics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT on prison architecture and ethics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935782/get-lectured-aiany-new-practices-new-york-2016 Get Lectured: AIANY New Practices New York 2016 Justine Testado 2016-03-21T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rqte3gv4tyrec38.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features the AIANY New Practices New York Award lecture series, which starts this Wednesday. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 winners</a> will be in conversation with each other. See who's paired up with who right below.</p><p><strong>Mar 23</strong><br>Studio Cadena &amp; SO-IL</p><p><strong>Mar 30</strong><br>Taller KEN &amp; Michael Caton</p><p><strong>Apr 6</strong><br>MODU &amp; estudio Herreros</p><p><strong>Apr 20</strong><br>Young Projects &amp; ARO</p><p><strong>Apr 27</strong><br>Schaum/Shieh &amp; TBA</p><p><strong>May 4</strong><br>stpmj &amp; nARCHITECTS</p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition Opening</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cosentino Showroom A&amp;D Building. All events are free, but <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=9329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Check out ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935208/can-wework-re-engineer-the-spatial-dynamics-of-society Can WeWork re-engineer the spatial dynamics of society? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-17T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T10:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4tm92pwzw37u14o8.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>WeWork&rsquo;s inspirational mottoes&mdash;"Do what you love," "Thank God it&rsquo;s Monday," among many others&mdash;its evangelical faithful, and gatherings like the summit all have religious echoes..."Start imagining it a bit bigger," Neumann says about WeLive, stoking his idyllic view, "an entire building. And then instead of having just one building doing it, five buildings doing it. Then you&rsquo;ll be able to imagine what a WeNeighborhood or a WeStreet would be."</p></em><br /><br /><p>This in-depth profile of WeWork founder and (pro-capitalist) visionary Adam Neumann is worth the read. Whether you like to freestyle your work and life or prefer the centuries-old model of deeded quiet, WeWork (and now, WeLive) is making a previously unsustainable model profitable. Is Neumann just creating a fashionable new real estate bubble, or is he reengineering the way society operates?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l79q0m4lit28j3q4.jpg"></p><p>To catch you up:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Miguel McKelvey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145729323/welive-wework-s-co-living-venture-opens-for-beta-testing-in-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeLive, WeWork's co-living venture, opens for beta testing in New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139473784/arexa-to-renovate-wework-s-first-co-living-project-on-wall-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARExA to renovate WeWork's first co-living project on Wall Street</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135806594/more-details-emerge-about-wework-s-residential-endeavor-welive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133566870/the-design-never-stops-wework-acquires-case" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The design never stops: WeWork acquires Case</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149933899/the-bike-wars-are-over-and-the-bikes-won The Bike Wars Are Over, and the Bikes Won Nam Henderson 2016-03-09T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21cggzjcr5yurf1p.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>None of the bike-lane opponents&rsquo; predictions has come to pass. City streets have never been safer, more economically thriving, or offered more transportation options than they do today...Sometimes a bike lane is just a bike lane, but this one is also a moribund metaphor for the fights that cities across the nation face when reclaiming and resetting their streets.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over at the Daily Intelligencer,&nbsp;<a href="http://nymag.com/author/Janette%20Sadik-Khan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Janette Sadik-Khan</a>&nbsp;published an excerpt/essay (from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318945/streetfight-by-janette-sadik-khan-and-seth-solomonow/9780525429845/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution</a>), which looks back on her work as NYC's&nbsp;transportation commissioner. Specifically, the fight over expanding bicycle infrastructure and the&nbsp;Prospect Park West bike lane.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149606391/how-this-new-gigafactory-may-popularize-residential-solar-power-technology How this new gigafactory may popularize residential solar power technology Justine Testado 2016-03-04T21:24:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T21:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igykjwhfve1g09px.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When production begins, SolarCity, already the leading installer of residential solar panels in the [U.S.] will become a vertically integrated manufacturer and provider...At a time when conventional silicon-based solar panels from China have never been cheaper, investing in a new type of solar technology is a risky undertaking. However, the potential benefits are huge. The new factory...could transform both SolarCity&rsquo;s business...and the economics of residential solar power.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The MIT Technology Review profiles the upcoming Buffalo-based SolarCity factory and their ambitious plans that could potentially make solar power technology more widely available to consumers.</p><p>More news about alternative energy:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145746231/cloud-harvesting-skyscraper-renderings-of-proposed-new-sustainable-tokyo-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cloud-harvesting skyscraper: renderings of proposed new sustainable Tokyo development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139550126/michigan-state-university-researchers-develop-completely-transparent-solar-panels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michigan State University researchers develop completely transparent solar panels</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135189464/could-quantum-dots-be-the-key-to-turning-windows-into-photovoltaics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could 'quantum dots' be the key to turning windows into photovoltaics?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132487606/turning-japan-s-golfing-greens-into-solar-farms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning Japan's golfing greens into solar farms</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149585507/get-lectured-rensselaer-spring-16 Get Lectured: Rensselaer, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-03-04T14:36:00-05:00 >2016-03-04T14:36:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntaa0x5ymdkzlds4.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Next up is the Spring '16 lecture series at the <a href="http://archinect.com/rensselaerarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer School of Architecture</a>.</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Mar 28<br>Annabelle Selldorf / Selldorf Architects</strong><br>"Common Ground"</p><p><strong>Apr 18<br>Mitchell Joachim / Terreform ONE</strong><br>"Bio-Hacking and Urban Architecture"</p><p><strong>May 2<br>Stelarc</strong><br>"The Involuntary, The Automated and The Uncanny: Zombies, Cyborgs and Chimeras"</p><p>Admission is free.&nbsp;All lectures start 6:00 p.m. at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center: 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180.</p><p>For more info, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.arch.rpi.edu</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149503521/4-billion-later-calatrava-s-eye-candy-transit-hub-opens $4 billion later, Calatrava's eye-candy transit hub opens Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:12:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kfcwsqhachsogzht.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hub opens on Thursday, or at least a part of it is opening, including most of the main hall, or Oculus, as it&rsquo;s called. And at first blush, Mr. Calatrava&rsquo;s architecture can almost &mdash; almost &mdash; make you forget what an epic boondoggle the whole thing has been. That virgin view, standing inside the Oculus and gazing up, is a jaw-dropper.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wnkbj6ayb3yqfomn.jpg"></p><p>For a blow-by-blow of how Santiago Calatrava's transit hub came to be, check out Archinect's previous coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149444909/cheers-manhattan-decriminalizes-public-drinking-urination Cheers! Manhattan decriminalizes public drinking, urination Nicholas Korody 2016-03-02T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:10:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfaui818fw0coxne.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Beginning on Monday, March 7, 2016, the Manhattan District Attorney&rsquo;s Office will no longer prosecute most violations or infractions, and the NYPD will no longer arrest individuals who commit these offenses &ndash; such as littering, public consumption of alcohol, or taking up two seats on the subway &ndash; unless there is a demonstrated public safety reason to do so. This initiative will enable the NYPD to devote its resources to investigating serious crimes...</p></em><br /><br /><p>New Yorkers rejoice! A new initiative announced by the Manhattan District Attorney, the NYPD Commissioner and the Mayor means that you're now less likely to get arrested for sipping on a tallboy on your way back from a bodega.</p><p>While you still may get a summons and have to pay a fine, the announcement suggests you may just find yourself with a warning. Either way, this is good news &ndash; particularly for people of color, as about <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/minor-offenses-manhattan-no-longer-result-arrests-article-1.2549474" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">81%</a> of quality-of-life violations given in NYC between 2001 and 2013 were to African American or Hispanic individuals.</p><p>The changes also mean it's less likely for you to get arrested for urinating in public. As any visitor to Manhattan knows, a good public bathroom is hard to find.</p><p>For more New York news, check out other Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147905808/nypd-admits-to-using-stringrays-military-tech-that-sweeps-up-cell-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147446387/crane-collapses-in-manhattan-one-dead-and-two-seriously-injured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crane collapses in Manhattan, one dead and two seriously injured</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147347495/hyperloop-but-for-new-york-city-s-trash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop, but for New Yor...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149362110/foster-partners-designed-3-sutton-place-shelved-after-developer-defaults-on-loans Foster + Partners-designed 3 Sutton Place shelved after developer defaults on loans Nicholas Korody 2016-03-01T16:52:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T17:12:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73d908c0b66be9916c3cd5a6dba2ace4.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>3 Sutton Place, a planned 950-foot-tall, 68-story Manhattan condo tower, won&rsquo;t be materializing along the East River. After defaulting on $128.8 million in loans from lender Gamma Real Estate, developer Bauhouse Group&lsquo;s site at 426-432 East 58th Street will face foreclosure sale February 29th. The site currently houses three contiguous five-story apartment buildings, which Bauhouse purchased to make way for the massive Foster + Partners-designed midtown skyscraper project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Interested in other articles about Foster and Partners? Check out some of our past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148814474/masdar-abandons-its-dream-of-becoming-the-first-zero-carbon-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masdar abandons its dream of becoming the first zero-carbon city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147966038/norton-museum-of-art-breaks-ground-on-foster-partners-designed-expansion-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norton Museum of Art breaks ground on Foster + Partners-designed expansion project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The selective amnesia of Foster + Partners' Maspero Triangle District Masterplan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141740235/norman-foster-says-he-has-no-power-as-an-architect-none-whatsoever-only-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster says he has "no power as an architect, none whatsoever" &ndash; only advocacy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143131227/foster-partners-hok-among-shortlisted-for-massive-palace-of-westminster-restoration-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners, HOK among shortlisted for massive Palace of Westminster restoration project</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149356481/deborah-berke-about-her-childhood-risd-and-the-desire-for-simplicity Deborah Berke about her childhood, RISD, and the desire for simplicity Alexander Walter 2016-03-01T15:13:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:21:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b993f1afe8a6bc5fe02717c693e3c0f.jpg" width="400" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though I'd lived minimally my whole life, I have a husband and a grown daughter, and they do have stuff. We make dinner and have dinner parties and entertain a lot. But what's stayed the same is that the spaces are really spare. We pay attention to the art that's on the wall and the books that are in the room, something I picked up from my parents. How we're in a room alone and how we're in a room with friends and family both matter. In a way, I want the rooms to be perfect containers for life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about Deborah Berke in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148502241/the-ny-times-chats-with-deborah-berke-about-her-work-on-21c-museum-hotels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NY Times chats with Deborah Berke about her work on 21c Museum Hotels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115117011/deborah-berke-s-design-for-new-cummins-distribution-hq-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148424326/airbnb-intentionally-misconstrued-data-to-garner-good-press-according-to-new-report Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report Nicholas Korody 2016-02-18T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:36:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hxqg2jtd2y4vlbi6.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In December, Airbnb released a trove of data that showed about 95 percent of its hosts in New York City were playing by the rules. But an independent report released Wednesday cast a shadow on that rosy picture, claiming that the company &ldquo;misled the media and the public&rdquo; by removing more than 1,000 listings from its site in November before making available the data [...] The report portrays the December release as a cynical attempt to garner good press...</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Airbnb continues to show a blatant disregard for New York laws designed to protect the rights of tenants and prevent the proliferation of illegal hotels," said&nbsp;Matt Mittenthal, a spokesman for New York&rsquo;s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman.</p><p>For more on the "disruptive" influence of Airbnb in cities around the world, check out some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139818956/airbnb-draws-ire-with-passive-aggressive-ads" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb draws ire with passive-aggressive ads</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138800384/ikea-and-airbnb-a-match-made-in-globalized-heaven" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ikea and Airbnb: a match made in globalized heaven?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135130016/airbnb-to-collect-taxes-in-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128107747/airbnb-rentals-cut-deep-into-san-francisco-housing-stock-report-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb rentals cut deep into San Francisco housing stock, report says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148283782/as-the-met-moves-into-the-old-whitney-can-it-shrug-off-the-iconic-building-s-associations-with-its-former-tenant As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant? Nicholas Korody 2016-02-16T17:13:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yzqcky3ci9pj1r7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On March 18, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens an annex at Madison Avenue and 75th Street in Manhattan, it will be attempting to shrug off the ghost of a museum past. The specter is the Whitney Museum of American Art, which called the iconic Marcel Breuer building on that corner home for nearly five decades. In an eight-year deal, the Met is leasing the Breuer building from the Whitney&mdash; which relocated to its dazzling new Renzo Piano&ndash;designed home last year...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Breuer-designed building will house some of the Met's modern and contemporary collection. But shrugging off the association between the Brutalist masterpiece and its former tenant may prove a tough task. For many, nothing say's "the Whitney" more than those protruding windows...</p><p>For related coverage, check out some of these older articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125983571/exclusive-photos-take-a-tour-inside-the-brand-new-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Take a Tour Inside the Brand New Whitney Museum!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125835685/archinect-s-critical-round-up-for-the-new-renzo-piano-designed-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up for the new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125371251/protests-at-renzo-piano-s-new-whitney-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protests at Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147962818/get-lectured-syracuse-university-spring-16 Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-12T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T22:49:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru76nzlka3eyxzwu.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Next up is the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;Unless noted otherwise, lectures take place at 6 p.m. in the Slocum Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Feb 16</strong><br>Tong Ming / Founding Principal - TM Studio; Professor, College of Architecture &amp; Urban Planning - Tongji University</p><p><strong>Feb 23</strong><br>Bing Bu / Founding Principal, One Design Inc - Shanghai</p><p><strong>Mar 8</strong><br>Susan Dieterlen / Research Assistant Professor - Syracuse Architecture Faculty Research Fellow, Syracuse Center of Excellence</p><p><strong>Apr 5</strong><br>Byron Merritt / Vice President &amp; Global Creative Director, Nik...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-02-08T18:56:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T23:50:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlfx5mbvc6z56lha.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York cityscape might get another tower from Bjarke Ingels. At 1,005 feet, <a href="http://www.thespiralny.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Spiral"</a> is a new office building proposed to fill up an entire block on 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan's West Side. The concept was unveiled today.&nbsp;</p><p>The 65-story Spiral is set to be the fourth tallest tower in the rapidly redeveloping Hudson Yards neighborhood.&nbsp;The 2.85 million square-foot structure shows off a glass exterior and, most notably, cascading landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, akin to BIG's affinity for incorporating slopes and spirals into their designs. As its name describes, the Spiral's terraces will wrap around the tower in an ascending motion to create a continuous green pathway and give easy access to outdoor space on each floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6f3ppp59w1ign5tu.jpg"></p><p>Located at the intersection of the four-acre Hudson Boulevard Park and The High Line, the Spire&nbsp;"will punctuate the northern end of...the linear park [and it] will appear to carry through into the tower, forming an ascending ribbon of lively green...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147192471/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-spring-16 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-02T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T13:55:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgq7ecl0lxns209t.jpg" width="514" height="788" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/12906389/university-at-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University at Buffalo,&nbsp;School of Architecture and Planning</a>.</p><p>Their Spring '16 series focuses on 'Shipping Architecture', an intermittent series of events that pairs speakers whose work may have as-yet unknown relationships. The word "shipping" is used colloquially, in reference to relationships, celebrity couples or imaginary ones. In this series, Shipping "serves as a structure that is playful but also productive of new discourse."</p><p>All events take place at 6 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall, unless noted.</p><p><strong>Feb 17</strong><br>Ron He...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released DS+R-led MoMA redesign scaled back, more details released Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T06:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrgb3zr5q95coq0u.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gone is the &ldquo;Art Bay,&rdquo; with a glass garage-like door that would have allowed visitors to enter galleries straight from the street. Gone, too, is the fourth-floor &ldquo;Gray Box,&rdquo; with acoustic absorption panels through which passers-by could have peered up at performance art in progress. And there will be no new public entrance to the sculpture garden on 54th Street. The Museum of Modern Art has eliminated these polarizing elements of its sweeping redesign, museum officials said on Tuesday...</p></em><br /><br /><p>MoMA officials also released more information on the construction, slated to begin in February with total costs estimated between $390 million and $400 million.</p><p>The Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-led renovation is the second major redesign for the influential museum in recent memory. Just over ten years ago, Yoshio Taniguchi completed a major, $858 million overhaul of the facilities.</p><p>According to&nbsp;<em>the Times,&nbsp;</em>the renovation will be divided into three stages: changes to the museum's easternmost site, then renovations to the Taniguchi-designed space, and finally new construction on the former site of the American Folk Art Museum, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversially demolished in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d45j66pqf2qyqhet.jpg"></p><p>The eastern building is set to be opened up to improve flow to the main lobby, which will be significantly expanded with the bookstore and gift shop moved underground. Galleries on the third floor will be opened up forming two much larger spaces &ndash; one 5,000 sq. ft. and the other 10,000. New spaces won't have permanent walls...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC Alexander Walter 2016-01-26T17:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:02:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d614d3067fcce7406e9c9b417704aa9a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City once set the standard for subsidized housing. The city started out building and maintaining tens of thousands of apartments for working families, sponsoring job training and social programs. It ran a budget surplus. [...] Now the Village is like a gated playground for runaway wealth. Subsidized apartments all across town are converting to market-rate rentals and condos faster than City Hall can build affordable units or preserve old ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139598283/the-promising-affordable-housing-of-hunters-point-south" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The promising affordable housing of Hunters Point South</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline The Future of New York’s Skyline Richard Meier & Partners 2016-01-26T11:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:07:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest names impacting New York&rsquo;s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what&rsquo;s next for New York&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</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/146584514/the-hills-park-in-nyc-scheduled-to-open-almost-a-year-in-advance "The Hills" park in NYC scheduled to open almost a year in advance Justine Testado 2016-01-25T15:14:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:00:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewyz8hyerii2ycwq.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hills on Governors Island will welcome visitors this summer &mdash; nearly a year ahead of schedule, it was announced last week &mdash; and add 10 acres of green space to the city, largely in the form of four artificial hills. Made of recycled construction debris and clean fill, the hills rise as high as 70 feet above the island...An unseasonably warm fall contributed to faster-than-expected construction times.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can find more photos and renderings from the Governors Island's Flickr <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/govisland/albums/72157662570690459" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/govisland/albums/72157634796959189" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Scroll down for a drone video of the park under construction.</p><p>More about public parks on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils 28-acre master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146579679/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-spring-16 Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-25T14:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:34:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vckcdavvgfnfg6j.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University GSAPP</a>. Upcoming events are listed below.</p><p><strong>Jan 25</strong><br>Joshua Bolchover and John Lin / Rural Urban Framework<br>Response by Amale Andraos</p><p><strong>Jan 29</strong><br>Architecture in Print: New Approaches to Graphic Design<br>Yoonjai Choi, Glen Cummings, and Neil Donnelly<br>Response by Michael Rock and Susan Sellers</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Zhu Pei / Studio Pei-Zhu<br>Response by Jeffrey Johnson</p><p><strong>Feb 4</strong><br>Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals 1965&ndash;1975<br>Les Levine with Michelle Kuo, Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta<br>Exhibition Opening and Discussion</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Frank Barkow / Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146363126/you-can-now-explore-the-guggenheim-rotunda-galleries-online-via-google-street-view You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View Alexander Walter 2016-01-22T18:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:35:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyh7p3i6jjyf1k8h.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright&ndash;designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...] The Guggenheim&rsquo;s architecture presented unique challenges for Google&rsquo;s engineers and Street View team.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1l3ku3vj1nwrban1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5r54my4mtydqa7o0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yc/ycue6s3wwizi0uv7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dv8zckcnvypx73g9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr0ktsot7iw5gk8n.jpg"></p><p>Ready to immerse yourself? Click <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?projectId=art-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to start your stroll down the rotunda.</p><p><em>All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135747100/google-street-view-captures-beautiful-public-space-transformations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View captures beautiful public space transformations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146115557/get-lectured-nyit-spring-16 Get Lectured: NYIT, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-19T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T11:23:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5zb9c25mq3oo41r0.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277909/new-york-institute-of-technology-nyit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology</a>. Lectures are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. (March 1 lecture begins at 6 p.m.). Note each lecture's location.&nbsp;Center Gallery is open M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</p><p><strong>Feb 2</strong><br>Mathew Ford and Jason Van Nest / Assistant Professors, NYIT School of Architecture and Design - New York<br>"SIMULATING PARADOXES"&nbsp;<br>at&nbsp;16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, Manhattan campus&nbsp;</p><p><strong>March 1</strong><br>Stephen Kieran / Principal Architect, KieranTimberlake - Philadelphia<br>"UNDERSTANDING PLACE:&nbsp;7 Years Researching Dhaka, Bangladesh"<br><em>Exhibition:...</em></p>