Archinect - News 2014-09-19T23:56:29-04:00 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 >2014-09-19T15:17:14-04:00 <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 >2014-09-19T18:54:21-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women Built By Women NYC is searching for 100 of the best NYC projects built by women Justine Testado 2014-09-10T19:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji7zfndikcleqtt5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a woman practicing in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the like is already a triumph in itself&nbsp;&mdash; let alone leading the design and construction of a built project. To honor this,&nbsp; the <a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a> just launched Built By Women NYC, a project that highlights 100 outstanding buildings or built environments&nbsp;&mdash; historic or contemporary&nbsp;&mdash; located in New York City that were built/designed/constructed by women.</p><p>Until October 31, BxW NYC is accepting nominations of women who were directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or led the construction (either from the development or construction management team) for the structure or built environment. Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.</p><p>Anyone of any gender is welcome to make a nomination! Women can also nominate themselves.</p><p>The jurors for BxW NYC include:</p><p><strong>Deborah Berke, FAIA</strong>, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners<br><strong>Joa...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108643850/the-long-lost-design-bible-of-the-new-york-subway-is-briefly-back-in-print The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print Alexander Walter 2014-09-10T15:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b4df40516b9972f4061b7fa8f4a92d5.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To many designers, the manual became an exemplar of the form&mdash;and a design classic in its own right. [...] When Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed, who work at the New York design firm Pentagram, stumbled across a copy a few years ago, it was buried under old gym clothes in a locker. They digitized the manual, and now they&rsquo;re reprinting it with the blessing of the MTA. A complete reissue, which includes a new essay on the manual&rsquo;s history, is being sold on Kickstarter starting 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/108619725/buy-condo-then-add-parking-spot-for-1-million Buy Condo, Then Add Parking Spot for $1 Million Miles Jaffe 2014-09-10T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:27:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new development, 42 Crosby Street, is pushing the limits of New York City real estate to new heights with 10 underground parking spots that will cost more per square foot than the apartments being sold upstairs. At $250,000 a tire, the parking spaces in the underground garage cost more than four times the national median sales price for a home, which is $217,800, according to Zillow.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The best thing about this article was the NYT pop up ad for luxury condos in Chelsea.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108482335/one-world-trade-center-how-new-york-tried-to-rebuild-its-soul One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul Alexander Walter 2014-09-08T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:45:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b87f82a3e984e0317ef385b1d2384aa5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Ground Zero was finally cleared after the fall of the twin towers, New Yorkers trusted that thoughtful, ambitious urban design could make the city whole again. Why have they been so badly let down?</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/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14 Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-05T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T01:02:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i8qd9xkdhwtva7z5.jpg" width="514" height="716" 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 two-sided poster comes from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in New York.&nbsp; Their Fall '14 Core Series pays homage to William H. Whyte's <em>The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. </em>Highlights include David Adjaye, Kazuyo Sejima, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Christophe Girot, and incoming GSAPP Dean Amale Andraos.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall. Events free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 17</em><br>6:30 pm<br>Kazuyo Sejima / SANAA<br><strong>"Gathering Space"</strong><br>Response by GSAPP Dea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien The Arch League announces 2014 Beaux Arts Ball: Craft, co-chaired by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Justine Testado 2014-09-04T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:50:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cul8cigfwd49yes2.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The time has come for <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>'s annual Beaux Arts Ball, taking place at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 20. The 2014 theme, "Craft", celebrates the value of artisanship in architecture and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. This year's co-chairs include <a href="http://www.twbta.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>.</p><p>Drawing inspiration from the recent interior renovations of Weylin B. Seymour's &mdash; an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank &mdash; 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 building's interior design.</p><p>More event details from The Architectural League:</p><p>"[Weylin B. Seymour's ] exuberant interior decorations of tiling and mosaics, patterned wallpapers, frescoed domes, carved wood and stone, and bronze and gilt work, recently magnificently restored, will serve as inspiration for ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108169234/frank-gehry-s-design-for-the-wtc-performing-arts-center-gets-dumped-by-officials Frank Gehry’s Design for the WTC Performing Arts Center Gets Dumped by Officials Diane Pham 2014-09-04T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T11:26:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2rjyzfker5cz9w3q.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Execs of the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center have officially shelved the starchitect&rsquo;s design planned for Ground Zero. Gehry drew up plans for the art center over a decade ago and very few moves were made to bring the project to fruition...The snub, which actually wasn&rsquo;t communicated to the architect directly, seems to not have affected him much, and he had some choice words for the board&rsquo;s President, Maggie Boepple.</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/108102546/architecture-vs-housing-the-case-of-sugar-hill Architecture vs. Housing: The Case of Sugar Hill Alexander Walter 2014-09-03T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:25:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b57fa48b1af2db61382e95ace0eaf581.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We cannot rely on visionaries and authoritarians to generate more, and better, housing. They might deliver, with enormous risk and perseverance, through personal connections and their willingness to invest their own equity or to defer their developers&rsquo; fee, as BHC has done. But visionaries and authoritarians are few and far between. Rather, we need to formalize ways of rethinking and requantifying net-to-gross, studio-to-three-bedrooms, block-and-plank formulas.</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/107712447/along-the-high-line-top-this Along the High Line: Top This! Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd6ip7kfgtbyg6dv.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The facades of his 515 Highline, a 12-unit condo at 515 West 29th Street in West Chelsea that will almost touch the elevated park, will be rippled like the surface of a sea. And Soori High Line, a 27-unit condo across the street at 522 West 29th, will have not only rooftop pools [...]. More than a dozen lower-floor apartments will also come with private pools to allow residents to float above it all while contemplating the brash buildings that increasingly populate the surrounding blocks.</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/107636134/making-space-for-more-tech-firms-in-new-york-city Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:47:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a5b9b874b5632edb40a24bc669c068f.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As New York City&rsquo;s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else&mdash;but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants. An absolute lack of space is not the issue, however. New York&rsquo;s low 10 percent office vacancy rate may be second only to Washington, D.C.&rsquo;s 9.6 percent, but an enormous amount of inventory is going up [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: Working out of the Box interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel McKelvey</a>, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at WeWork.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107563031/after-11-years-of-controversy-atlantic-yards-becomes-pacific-park-brooklyn After 11 Years of Controversy, Atlantic Yards Becomes Pacific Park Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:12:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50e25428661fbe2ce7179f8343524d2c.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big real estate projects sometimes go through name changes, but the announcement August 4th that the Atlantic Yards mega-development near downtown Brooklyn, which has faced steady controversy since it emerged in 2003, would become Pacific Park Brooklyn, was an unusual, strategic and dubious adjustment.</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/107562227/hunts-point-memories-of-the-future Hunts Point | Memories of the Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T14:51:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:31:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/874e68e79d098211b58bf25adb5bf113.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In collaboration with fifteen poets and community activists from StartUp Box South Bronx, I recently created Memories of the Future, a location-based cinema project viewed on mobile phones. The group experimented with spoken word poetry, site specific performance, and on-site spectatorship to reframe the predominant view of Hunts Point and speak about possibilities for its future from a position of power.</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/107410034/the-outlaw-instagrammers-of-new-york-city The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/js11b4alvgpoc05p.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There has long been a subculture of so-called &ldquo;urban explorers&rdquo; who have made a game of accessing off-limits places. [...] Urban explorers take photos mainly to document that they&rsquo;ve been there, while for Deas the image is the whole point. The outlaw Instagrammers have more in common with graffiti artists, another subculture of underground creatives who make their work in the cracks of the urban landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in Russia: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46831485/skywalking-hacking-architecture-in-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skywalking - hacking architecture in Russia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107406006/an-exhibit-as-vast-as-the-world An Exhibit as Vast as the World Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T14:31:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/5955fccc45c537361d9d080c93cc5947.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I can&rsquo;t think of a more fitting a place for an exhibition of art and representation that aims to capture the breadth of the world than the Queens Museum. [...] The title of Bringing the World into the World, on view through October 12th, is inspired by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti&rsquo;s assertion that art and the world contain and are contained by each other. As conceived, the exhibition couldn&rsquo;t happen properly anywhere else.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87131874/the-queens-museum-has-reopened-after-a-69-million-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Queens Museum has reopened after a $69 million renovation</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107404399/life-after-brooklyn Life After Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T08:52:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2wbz09vwxyty48e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fed up with rising rents, bidding wars and neighborhoods that no longer resemble the low-rise bohemian enclaves they found when they arrived, many Brooklynites are moving out. They include decade-long renters who can no longer keep up with price hikes, qualified buyers who have been outbid one too many times, and young families who simply can&rsquo;t find the space they want at prices they can afford.</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/107170893/midtown-manhattan-wouldn-t-be-the-same Midtown Manhattan Wouldn't Be the Same Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T13:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:08:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99ed53b97ae176cbeba856b988122bdb.jpg" width="514" height="670" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hardworking Skyscraper Museum, in the belly of a condo complex on Battery Place, doesn&rsquo;t have much space or much of a budget, but with admirable frequency its director, Carol Willis, stages smart shows that uncover telling moments of New York skyscraper lore and architecture history. The museum has just opened &ldquo;Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment,&rdquo; about the battle 30 years ago for the soul of Times Square and the profession.</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/107170089/the-demolition-of-5-pointz-has-begun The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:15:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5175f031ae94c4f7a3b3852f7df5b52.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>5 Pointz, New York City&rsquo;s &ldquo;graffiti mecca,&rdquo; is being demolished right now. This morning, a backhoe began tearing into the building that has served as a legal spot for aerosol artists for over two decades. In 2011, the property owner announced that he will be developing the site and transforming it into a massive residential condo complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107035932/submit-your-vision42-entries-to-transform-manhattan-s-42nd-street-registration-due-september-8 Submit your Vision42 entries to transform Manhattan's 42nd Street – Registration due September 8 Archinect 2014-08-20T19:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T19:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vyi7l5abianrkqc.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's iconic 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42 design competition</a> invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram."</p><p>Registration ends September 8, 2014, and (digital) submissions for phase 1 are expected by October 1. And did we mention that $10,000 are waiting for the lucky winner as well as a feature in the <em>Architect's Newspaper</em> for the jury&rsquo;s top selected projects? Well, there you go.</p><p>From the competition brief:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107016621/rockaway-pipeline-stirs-controversy Rockaway Pipeline Stirs Controversy Nicholas Korody 2014-08-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T14:11:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s8yw6ph8cfz0eht7.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new pipeline called the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project is under construction in the Rockaways. It will deliver 647,000 dekatherms of natural gas to New York City each day &mdash; enough to power 2.5 million homes. Activists ... say the project is inherently dangerous and is just the latest sign of a broken approval and monitoring process for the United States&rsquo; energy infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Concerned activists and locals may have good reason to be worried. Prior pipeline accidents, such as the 2010 San Bruno explosion, have caused extensive damage and even deaths. The Al Jazeera article notes that "since 1986, there have been about 8,000 significant pipeline incidents in the United States, which have resulted in over 500 deaths, more than 2,300 injuries and billions of dollars in damage." Additionally, <a href="http://co.williams.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williams</a>, the company contracted to build the pipeline, is already subject to a federal probe after a string of incidents at other pipelines. Designed to stretch beneath popular beaches, the Rockaway pipeline would be particularly vulnerable, some argue, pointing to the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy.</p><p>Incidentally, the pipeline would run beneath Fort Tilden, currently the host of MoMA PS1's "Rockaway!," a public arts exhibition. In an already abandoned structure in the dunes, Patti Smith set up a gilded four-post bed that is exposed to the weather. As the summer st...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106869516/easy-on-the-environment-but-not-necessarily-neighbors-eyes Easy on the Environment, but Not Necessarily Neighbors’ Eyes Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:20:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/3948c5a56d12c77c7ba5e82e4210eea6.jpg" width="427" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Thomas Paino, an architect, decided to remodel a rowhouse he had bought in Long Island City, Queens, his ambitions were nothing short of trying to save the world &mdash; at least so far as a two-family home could contribute to the cause. [...] And he came up with a daring design in the hopes that neighbors, passers-by, perhaps even the world would take notice. He succeeded beyond all expectations.</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>