Archinect - News 2015-04-24T20:26:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126069552/the-new-skinny-kid-on-the-block-303-e-44th-st-promises-floating-gardens-in-the-manhattan-skies The new skinny kid on the block: 303 E. 44th St promises floating gardens in the Manhattan skies Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T19:29:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/om7puicvncgdr3kt.jpg" width="500" height="924" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There's another project coming to Manhattan that's even thinner: 303&ndash;305 E. 44th Street, designed by Eran Chen of ODA Architecture. At 47 feet wide, this one's the narrowest of the bunch. Developed by Triangle Assets, the tower will rise about 600 feet high, creating 115,000 square feet of residential space. [...] The design for 305 E. 44th is predicated on a stack of volumes; nested between them are the project's signature amenities, private gardens.</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/125974691/a-closer-look-at-the-current-exhibition-the-landscape-architecture-legacy-of-dan-kiley A closer look at the current exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T22:38:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a726b2369482913674da9e07246d64b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Center for Architecture, shows how modern landscapes often make a better case for modernism than the architecture itself. Over a span of 60 years, Kiley (1912-2004), a founding father of modern landscape design, worked for the best architects around, among them Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. He was fully versed in architecture&rsquo;s modernist strategies and overriding focus on form and abstraction.</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/125832455/mapping-brooklyn-making-sense-of-the-world-through-art-and-maps Mapping Brooklyn: making sense of the world through art and maps Alexander Walter 2015-04-21T19:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T17:29:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81fe6cd75a04d2ef8071c86edb4c22ac.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This lively effort &mdash; mapping &mdash; is the subject of a rich exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and BRIC [...] that pairs the work of 18 contemporary artists with 23 historical maps dating back as far as 1562. For Mapping Brooklyn, BHS opened its collection to the invited artists [...]. The goal of uniting these two components &mdash; map and art &mdash; is to uncover the common ground: to render, through judgment and artistic process, the world legible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118901374/mapping-the-city-maps-through-the-eyes-of-street-artists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping the City: maps through the eyes of street artists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T14:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap91efcssbgypskb.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City this week will officially break ground on a spot near the Staten Island Ferry terminal where the world&rsquo;s tallest observation wheel will rise &mdash; unless Dubai builds a bigger one first. The Dubai Eye started erecting its 690-foot wheel a week ago. [...] The 630-foot New York Wheel seeks to dethrone the 550-foot High Roller in Las Vegas as the tallest in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egjfb8zqt0a47dg5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlcxynm5emptg9p3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/ujsg6n9qx18ryppm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trqjm7oiz8hl67bl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125280367/times-square-throughout-the-ages Times Square throughout the ages Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27baa7a52fb1a626cc659d07fc2837d8.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Times Square has always been about reinvention &mdash; in order for the New York Times' headquarters to be built (and give the spot its name), the Pabst Brewing Company's Pabst Hotel had to be demolished. But in the late 1970s, after decades of grandeur followed by decades of decay, imagining the future of Times Square became a particularly pressing project. [...] Here are some plans for the future of Times Square, some of which never caught on and some of which still have a chance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121142105/times-square-and-the-routine-of-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square and the routine of chaos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93000785/is-that-a-luge-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is that a luge in Times Square?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125279560/new-york-city-s-tree-species-mapped New York City's tree species mapped Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T13:21:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T20:44:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2b4ba58c54a2eec3df21b271d4dcf8c.jpg" width="514" height="528" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though New York can sometimes seem like a drab warren of chain-link fence and oily pavement, the city actually has an impressive number of trees. On the streets alone [...] there were 592,130 at last reckoning, a leafy explosion you can now peruse in this great visualization of tree species. Jill Hubley, a Brooklyn web developer whose last project involved mapping local chemical spills, made the chlorophyllous cartography with data from the 2005-2006 Street Tree Census.</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/125206423/case-studies-in-water-management-from-los-angeles-the-great-lakes-and-nyc Case studies in water management from Los Angeles, the Great Lakes, and NYC Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-13T14:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:01:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd300040721f2b05c477641d1375d336.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The issue of water supply in the context of climate change was the topic for the recent 5KL: Water symposium, organized by The Architectural League and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. Twelve experts in water resource design and management &mdash; from architects to geographers to former government officials &mdash; addressed the carbon intensity of providing a clean and adequate water supply and how design and planning can contribute to that goal.</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/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124972879/married-couples-take-on-roomies-to-adapt-to-sky-high-ny-rents Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents Nicholas Korody 2015-04-10T14:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-11T17:42:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73fhj9y3qn0w6w9m.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Living with roommates is practically a rite of passage in New York City. It often begins with far too many people sharing too little space and ends with a move into an apartment of one&rsquo;s own, or with that special someone. But with rents reaching new highs, single 20-somethings are not the only ones looking for someone with whom to share the rent. Couples are living with roommates even after they&rsquo;ve tied the knot.</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/124741450/new-york-s-getting-a-better-view-one-world-observatory-to-open-may-29 New York's getting a better view: One World Observatory to open May 29 Alexander Walter 2015-04-07T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:11:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sm4ybb22jpkg10p.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One World Observatory today announced that its official public opening date will be Friday, May 29, 2015. [...] Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere &ndash; on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the One World Trade Center building &ndash; One World Observatory will provide guests with unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters from above 1,250 feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Visitors will board one of five dedicated elevators, termed&nbsp;Sky Pods<strong>,</strong> to ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds. Immersive, floor-to-ceiling LED technology in each cab invites guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City&rsquo;s skyline from the 1600s to present day.</em></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hw/hwdtpgtkpvh7yawb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwdtpgtkpvh7yawb.jpg"></a></p><p>Click on the panorama image above for the larger version. (Copyright: Evan Joseph Images)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124683566/edward-snowden-statue-secretly-installed-in-brooklyn-park-spoiler-alert-it-s-already-been-removed Edward Snowden statue secretly installed in Brooklyn park (Spoiler Alert: It's already been removed) Alexander Walter 2015-04-06T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:31:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6bf3e6e9a47cdcdab79808c0237a7eb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dressed in reflective yellow construction gear while working under the cover of darkness early Monday, a small group of artists installed a tribute to NSA-leaker Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park. But it was gone by midday. The Snowden bust stood atop a column at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, a site built to honor more than 11,000 American prisoners of war who died aboard British ships during the American Revolutionary War.</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/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture David Burney named interim Executive Director of AIANY and Center for Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-03T18:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wp547bpv77cbu7wt.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While the search for a permanent director continues, David Burney, FAIA, will serve as interim Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture, taking the place of former director Rick Bell FAIA.</p><p>Burney currently serves as an Associate Professor of Planning and Placemaking at the Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, as well as the Board Chair for the Center for Active Design. Previously, he was Commissioner of the City's Department of Design and Construction (2004-2014).</p><p>The complete press release from AIA NY is as follows:</p><p>New York, NY (April 3, 2015)&mdash;The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture today named David Burney, FAIA, interim Executive<br>Director. Burney, an architect, urbanist, educator, and former Commissioner of the City&rsquo;s Department of Design and Construction (DDC),&nbsp;will serve in the post until the organization hires a permanent Executive Director.<br><br>Burney is credi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124392961/john-giorno-s-half-century-on-the-bowery John Giorno’s Half-Century on the Bowery Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlfhe9kr1yguskay.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>222 Bowery is an Italian-inspired palazzo for the beggars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>JULIE EARLE-LEVINE writes about the artist&nbsp;<a href="http://bombmagazine.org/article/3179/john-giorno" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Giorno</a>&rsquo;s home for over fifty years in Bowery.</p><p>"The address housed New York&rsquo;s first Y.M.C.A. in the 1880s &mdash; in what was then one of the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan, frequented by prostitutes and alcoholics. Much has changed since the poet, performer and painter moved in 53 years ago and created a haven for artists: It&rsquo;s where Mark Rothko painted the Seagram murals and one of the spots where Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns hung out. Giorno and Andy Warhol were lovers there, from 1962 to 1965; Giorno starred in several of Warhol&rsquo;s movies, including &ldquo;Sleep.&rdquo; William S. Burroughs lived there, too &mdash; he moved into the building in 1966, and to &ldquo;the bunker,&rdquo; now Giorno&rsquo;s kitchen and meditation room, in 1975. &ldquo;I never intended to live my life in this building, but somehow that happened.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124359175/museum-of-arts-and-design-appoints-shannon-stratton-as-new-chief-curator Museum of Arts and Design Appoints Shannon Stratton as New Chief Curator Nicholas Korody 2015-04-02T22:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:28:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2ff4489e94cd2d1514e6048049d8020d.jpg" width="250" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lewis Kruger, Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), today announced the appointment of Shannon Stratton to the position of William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, effective June 2015.&nbsp; In this role, Stratton will work closely with Nanette L. Laitman Director Glenn Adamson to oversee the Museum&rsquo;s diverse exhibition program and collections, foster relationships with artists and designers, and develop new strategies to engage contemporary audiences.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stratton joins MAD after twelve years as the founding director of <a href="http://three-walls.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three Walls</a>, "a Chicago-based contemporary arts organization that presents both exhibitions and public programs, and provides grants and resources to artists and other organizers through projects like The Propeller Fund and PHONEBOOK." She is also an independent curator and researcher, in particular of fiber and material studies as well as artist-led organizations.&nbsp;</p><p>According to a statement released by the Chairman of MAD's board, "Shannon brings a bold curatorial vision to MAD, combining energetic new thinking with leadership skills honed over twelve years as the founder of a non-profit art space."</p><p>"It is with great enthusiasm that I join the team at the Museum of Arts and Design in imagining and implementing a new curatorial vision for this historic and singular institution,"&nbsp;Stratton states.&nbsp;&ldquo;MAD is a striking example of what a museum can be: from its scale and location to its remarkable combination of exhibitions an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124374509/the-bronx-s-once-celebrated-lambert-houses-face-an-unclear-fate The Bronx’s once celebrated Lambert Houses face an unclear fate Alexander Walter 2015-04-02T19:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T10:05:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a0b5b9a20e9c3b75d1eefdcc923f04d.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the Lambert Houses were completed in 1973 as part of the Bronx Park South Urban Renewal Area, the complex was quickly recognized as a significant architectural and social contribution. [...] So when UO columnist Susanne Schindler learned that Phipps is planning to demolish and redevelop the Houses, citing structural issues and significant security concerns, she wanted to understand what went wrong at this much-lauded site.</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/124355938/supersized-whitney-museum-prepares-for-may-1-opening-and-the-years-after-that Supersized Whitney Museum prepares for May 1 opening – and the years after that Alexander Walter 2015-04-02T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:30:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w3q0o89xdvmc9a3j.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The galleries are immense, the Renzo Piano design is arresting and the views of the Hudson River are expansive. As it prepares to open its new $422 million Lower Manhattan home on May 1, the Whitney Museum of American Art is pulsing with anticipation as it plans the inaugural events, including a neighborhood block party. But behind the scenes the museum is also preparing for the challenge of paying to operate a building that is three times as large as the old one.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114079/whitney-announces-opening-date-of-its-new-home-in-chelsea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100055311/whitney-museum-to-offer-year-of-free-admission-to-construction-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum to Offer Year of Free Admission to Construction Workers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59846851/follow-the-construction-of-renzo-piano-s-new-whitney-online" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Follow the construction of Renzo Piano's new Whitney online</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/124354330/the-world-s-population-can-fit-inside-new-york-city The World’s Population Can Fit Inside New York City DianePham 2015-04-02T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/goffy1j7tfm6bpau.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though New York City is expected to surpass its 2020 population projections this year, rest assured that there&rsquo;s plenty of space for all of these folks&mdash;and then some. An amusing and quite informative experiment conducted by Tim Urban takes a look at just how much space you would need to fit the world&rsquo;s population comfortably&mdash;for the most part. The investigation, which puts 7.3 billion folks cozily shoulder to shoulder, hinges on the assumption that you can fit ten humans into a square meter.</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/123915839/further-details-on-tadao-ando-s-nyc-luxury-condo-tower Further details on Tadao Ando's NYC luxury condo tower Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf078905b4166d8d8e79daa741a1e315.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets at the edge of NoLIta, demolition work began in early March to make way for a seven-story condominium, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s first stand-alone project in the city, although he has designed a restaurant (Morimoto in Chelsea) and residential interiors in Manhattan. Sales are expected to begin in April, with prices [...] likely to rise to more than $30 million for the four-bedroom penthouse, according to Mr. Steinberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123751145/new-york-attorney-general-is-investigating-cooper-union-s-finances New York Attorney General is investigating Cooper Union’s finances Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-25T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:41:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f05fe9b9135bc737bf7acb6ff106e2eb.jpg" width="514" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When CU&rsquo;s board of trustees decided last year to start charging tuition, its chair Richard S. Lincer claimed that to do so was &ldquo;the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future.&rdquo; The Attorney General&rsquo;s office will be looking into the decisions that left the university in such a precarious financial situation [...] It will also investigate the decision to start charging tuition itself, which was the subject of protests, demonstrations, multiple occupations, and, currently, a lawsuit</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/123740677/urban-omnibus-investigates-the-tragic-poetry-of-building-codes Urban Omnibus investigates "the tragic poetry of building codes" Alexander Walter 2015-03-25T14:28:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f821a8524ee73f1030d217c0cad4256.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From time to time, our Omnibus columnists check in to provide commentary on issues of design, policy, and history and their impact on the life and form of the city today. Stephen Rustow&rsquo;s first column scaled the heights of New York&rsquo;s skyscrapers to consider &ldquo;The Privatization of Prospect.&rdquo; Here, in his second installment, Rustow looks at three intangible&nbsp;forces that greatly influence the shape of our built environment: zoning, finance, and the building code.</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/123352052/in-case-of-fire-use-elevators In case of fire, use elevators Alexander Walter 2015-03-20T13:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-21T13:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8bngac6n5w5biuz.jpg" width="500" height="667" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Fire, Buildings and City Planning Departments are writing rules to govern what are called occupant-evacuation elevators &mdash; cars that can, in special circumstances, be used to move people down in an emergency. [...] Experts who have spent years studying building evacuations believe that approach has become outmoded and is in itself potentially dangerous as extremely tall skyscrapers increasingly pierce the New York skyline.</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/123273327/new-york-s-megatowers-nothing-but-vertical-money New York's Megatowers: Nothing but 'Vertical Money'? Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T12:45:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T23:00:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fd00b0abd6637e38e4403607df79e0c.jpg" width="250" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among this new breed of towers, design elements not directly tied to profit are often downgraded or eliminated as overall costs climb. [...] With today&rsquo;s mathematically generated super-spires, it&rsquo;s best to paraphrase Mae West: &ldquo;Architecture has nothing to do with it.&rdquo; [...] much as the new super-tall New York condos may serve that same general purpose, these are no works of art. If, as Goethe posited, architecture is frozen music, then these buildings are vertical money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98453364/too-rich-too-thin-too-tall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Too Rich, Too Thin, Too Tall?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122738835/the-met-selects-david-chipperfield-to-design-its-new-museum-wing The Met selects David Chipperfield to design its new museum wing Alexander Walter 2015-03-12T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T20:17:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3dhdnruhurb2bzw.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> in New York has named the architect for the institution's latest expansion project: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3821/david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>, the British master of elegance with offices in London, Berlin, Shanghai &amp; Milan, was selected after a year-long research and selection process and announced yesterday by museum director and CEO, Thomas P. Campbell.</p><p>The job calls for the redesign of The Met's Southwest Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art, and&nbsp;&mdash; quite likely&nbsp;&mdash; also for adjacent exhibition spaces for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.</p><p>&ldquo;We based the final selection of an architect on three criteria: vision, experience, and compatibility," Campbell remarked in his announcement. "David Chipperfield&rsquo;s global architectural experience and sensibility, along with his commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture, make him a perfect partner on this milestone project. &nbsp;His museum projects are brilliantly coherent, elegant, and accessible&mdash;from the Neues Museum in Berl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation Alexander Walter 2015-03-12T13:41:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T10:33:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fu2cw2o56dcxpytb.jpg" width="428" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Calatrava told me that it wasn&rsquo;t his job to monitor the budget. &ldquo;It is very difficult,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I have never estimated anything in this project, because there was a whole team, maybe 25 people, working the whole time on cost estimation and cost control. But I kept looking at those fellows and telling them this is like geology: You only know what you have under your feet when you excavate.&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/122507983/bjarke-ingels-and-oliver-wainwright-talk-new-york-dryline Bjarke Ingels and Oliver Wainwright talk New York Dryline Alexander Walter 2015-03-09T14:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T16:01:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5cdbqiqi2mr77e3.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There aren&rsquo;t many architects you would believe could hold back seas and save the world from being drowned by Biblical floods. But when you meet Bjarke Ingels, anything seems eminently possible. [...] If New York has to build 10 miles of flood defences to protect the city from another Hurricane Sandy, why not conceive the barrier as a brand new waterfront park? Climate security as leisure amenity. You can almost hear the standing ovation and all-American whooping in the background.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look into &ldquo;The BIG U&rdquo;, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122147451/guggenheim-to-host-competing-intelligence-digital-architecture-masterclass-this-saturday Guggenheim to host "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday Justine Testado 2015-03-04T20:40:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:27:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pakgks1kiyvrfeg.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars, <a href="http://www.guggenheim.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guggenheim</a> is hosting a free one-day "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All current architecture students and recent graduates (from within the past five years) in the New York metro area are encouraged to join!</p><p>This experiment will bring together human and artificial intelligence in evaluating design, as an interactive way to test the limits of artificial intelligence in an architectural context, specifically in the architecture competition. To make things even more interesting, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stage One entries </a>of the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> will be used as the data set.</p><p>The one-day workshop will be led by Hugo Liu, principal scientist at eBay and a Ph.D. holder from the MIT Media Lab, and Troy Conrad Therrien, who is the curator of the Architecture and Digital Initiatives.</p><p>Results will be showcased in the forthcoming Guggenheim Helsinki Now exhibition at the Kunsthalle Helsinki a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122047824/get-lectured-pratt-institute-spring-15 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-03T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00tixdrxorf9q16o.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public.<br>BK = Brooklyn campus; M = Manhattan campus</p><p><em>Mar 6-7</em><br>(BK)<br><strong>SCULPTING THE ARCHITECTURAL MIND 3: &ldquo;Neuroscience and the Education of an Architect&rdquo; conference</strong><br>More info <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/ug-dept-architecture/sculpting-the-architectural-mind/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Mar 27</em><br>6 pm (M)<br><strong>&ldquo;Peoples Climate March followup + the citywide Climate Works campaign: advocating and guiding NYC climate agenda&rdquo;</strong><br>Matt Ryan / Representative from NYC Central Labor Council + from NYC Environmental Justice Alliance</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br>6 pm (BK)<br><strong>Andrew Wha...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121842267/gre-nyc-young-greek-architects-practicing-in-new-york GRE►NYC, Young Greek Architects practicing in New York GIANY 2015-03-02T14:27:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:11:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rht1nh068vdiray9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural Exhibition&nbsp;GRE&#9658;NYC</p><p>5 &ndash;&nbsp;20 February 2015,&nbsp;Consulate General of Greece in New York</p><p>The Greek Institute of Architects in New York [GIANY] organized the architectural exhibition&nbsp;GRE&#9658;NYC, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York. The exhibition&nbsp;was hosted in the events hall&nbsp;of the Consulate between&nbsp;5-20 February, 2015.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rht1nh068vdiray9.jpg"></p><p>The GRE&#9658;NYC exhibition featured a selection of projects&nbsp;by young Greek architects who are&nbsp;practicing in&nbsp;New York.&nbsp; The exhibition aimed to promote the work of young Greek architects, as well as to raise the interest of the general public to contemporary architecture.&nbsp; This polyphony of built and unrealized work, academic&nbsp;projects and research proposals, &nbsp;competition entries and utopian speculations&nbsp;created a platform that enabled us to examine the notion of global thinking&nbsp;in the architecture of our generation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbsvf04lndp2m92j.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition dealt with the notion of "place" in a contemporary context. &nbsp;Topos {(&epsilon;&lambda;&lambda;.)&tau;&#972;&pi;&omicron;&sigmaf;, (lat.)locus} the Greek word for p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121142105/times-square-and-the-routine-of-chaos Times Square and the routine of chaos Alexander Walter 2015-02-19T19:38:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e436a4f90d5b09a50a3bc38917bc6dd6.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Times Square runs on spectacle. Bigger and brighter is always better. And though plenty of New Yorkers wear their criticism of Times Square as a badge of local honor [...] one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. In recent years, as stretches of Broadway formerly open to vehicular traffic have been repurposed as pedestrian plazas, opportunities to activate the &ldquo;crossroads of the world&rdquo; with events, performances, and public art installations have ballooned.</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/121042475/is-nyc-s-flower-district-the-new-chelsea Is NYC's Flower District the new Chelsea? Nicholas Korody 2015-02-18T12:45:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:12:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hrubyz7uz6epx1se.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To stay in Chelsea and retain his lease, Mr. Kaplan [of Casey Kaplan Gallery] said, would have required paying twice the rent and taking on a much higher share of his building&rsquo;s escalating tax rate. Instead, he elected to move to a new space in the Flower District, on 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. It will have double the square footage, he said, for half the cost [...] The Flower District doesn&rsquo;t draw the same kinds of numbers but is already on the art-world radar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another question: why do neighborhoods keep getting branded "the New _______"?</p>