Archinect - News 2016-05-27T20:22:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T10:16:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26pmrtkr6a4xo45.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Garden Bridge is a land grab,&rdquo; says Michael Ball of Thames Central Open Spaces. &ldquo;That is, a major piece of public space and amenity &ndash; the South Bank, the River Thames, and the views across central London &ndash; would be sequestered for private interests, albeit cloaked in some appearance of charity and beneficence. When I saw Pier 55 I realised it was an even more blatant example of the same idea.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this piece design critic par excellence <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> analyzes two similar <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> designed-projects, London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a> and New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, in the hopes of discovering why one seems to be resonating with the public while the other has inspired <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric contests to replace it</a>. Murky funding issues, misleading renderings, <em>Absolutely Fabulous</em> tie-ins: it's all here.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft10qc8yc4kz85m5.jpg"></p><p>For more on the saga of the Garden Bridge:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city." Alexander Walter 2016-05-25T20:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T10:29:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cccc856ad05c91c45f2afc1ee0b379d9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m not so critical about New York, because they have this very firm grid-pattern. Even the newer buildings are lined up on good streets. If you stand in front of the Empire State Building, you can&rsquo;t really guess how tall it is, because it meets the street in a friendly way. [...] It&rsquo;s not so important how high the building is, or how much it looks like a perfume bottle, it&rsquo;s more important how it interacts with the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135033470/jan-gehl-s-perspective-on-making-a-good-urban-habitat-for-homo-sapiens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl's perspective on making "a good urban habitat for homo sapiens"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580917/is-jan-gehl-winning-his-battle-to-make-our-cities-liveable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149814167/how-to-design-that-elusive-perfect-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to design that elusive "Perfect Town"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T15:47:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946954/check-out-this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Check out this week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Alexander Walter 2016-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:52:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5p79f04jxj9ls1n.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7597/creative-collaboration-big-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Collaboration | Big Art | May 24</a>, </strong><strong>recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bf/bfvk6ym007trgttb.jpg"></p><p><em>The South Cove in Battery Park is a joint design by environmental artist Mary Miss (one of the event's featured speakers), architect Stanton Eckstut, and landscape artist Susan Child.</em></p><p>The notion of the architect as a master collaborator is starting to finally overtake its casting as the lone genius, slaving away in solitude on their creative creation. One of the architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946167/architect-richard-meier-changes-his-palette-for-new-tower Architect Richard Meier Changes His Palette for New Tower Richard Meier & Partners 2016-05-19T11:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T15:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou1j1pzktle2miu0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But an old friend, and a special commission, have gotten the architect to change his stripes. Mr. Meier has designed a black building. At East 39th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan, developer Sheldon Solow will be unveiling a 42-story, 556-unit residential building. It will be Mr. Meier&rsquo;s tallest in the city and his first since his trio of apartment towers on West Street were completed in 2004.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h6gusx0d56zwnvoo.jpg"><br><em>A rendering of the Richard Meier-designed building.&nbsp;PHOTO:&nbsp;VIZE/RICHARD MEIER &amp; PARTNERS ARCHITECTS</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945640/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-16T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T20:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2q4mzel70kwcv0f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7588/salon-series-black-sexuality-and-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: (Black) Sexuality and Space | May 17</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pd/pdhza8on9jxaalsn.jpg"></p><p>Take a front seat to an intimate, informal conversation around blackness, sexuality and gender as they relate to architecture. Part of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>'s salon series, this event puts architect Mario Gooden and architecture educators Mabel Wilson and Meredith TenHoor in discussion, questioning how race and gender might be addressed through architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7516/we-built-this-city-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We Built This C...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945551/new-york-s-micro-apartments-seen-through-the-psychological-lens New York's micro-apartments seen through the psychological lens Alexander Walter 2016-05-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2djp9dz6o4sq2fqc.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few weeks, the residents of New York&rsquo;s first micro-apartment building can move in to their new homes. And when they say micro, they mean it [...]. Spending extended amounts of time in a crowded space can be stressful; if the unit holds multiple people, the occupants &ndash; especially kids &ndash; can suffer as a result of the lack of privacy. And creative space-saving layouts, she explained, can become a source of mental fatigue.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><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><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138505979/long-island-city-micro-units-will-have-three-bedrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City &lsquo;Micro&rsquo; Units Will Have Three Bedrooms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132504519/500-square-feet-and-falling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">500 Square Feet and Falling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944705/lissoni-architettura-conceptualizes-a-submerged-aquarium-in-the-east-river Lissoni Architettura Conceptualizes a Submerged Aquarium in the East River Dana Schulz 2016-05-11T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phm0i8kk8vzkegif.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lower level would contain the actual aquarium, while the higher level would be a floating green island. At night, the island would slide to cover the island and turn into a planetarium, its movement resembling that of a shell. A sloping beachfront would cover the parking area, and a public park would connect the mainland with the new basin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Milan-based firm Lissoni Architettura created the winning entry for Arch Out Loud's ideas competition for a NYC aquarium and public waterfront. They propose a submerged aquarium called NYCAquatrium&nbsp;that will be located in a new basin along the Long Island City waterfront.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944300/designjunction-dwell-on-design-announce-line-up-for-nycxdesign-2016 designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016 Sponsor 2016-05-10T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T18:49:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0ln58e6b1k51nkgz.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>For the first time this May 13-15, the UK&rsquo;s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America&rsquo;s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city&rsquo;s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.</p><p>The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator <strong>Bob Gill</strong>; <strong>Caroline Baumann</strong>, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; artist <strong>Tom Sachs</strong>; architects <strong>Matthias Hollwich</strong> of HWKN and <strong>Dong-Ping Wong</strong> and <strong>Oana Stanescu</strong> of Family; <strong>Dorothy Cosonas</strong>, creative director of KnollTextiles; and design entrepreneurs <strong>Sandy Chilewich</strong>, <strong>Stephanie Goto</strong>, <strong>David Weeks</strong>, and <strong>Gregory Buntain</strong> of Fort Standard.</p><p>designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944260/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-09T15:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T21:52:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nqb9q7p02r8kb3v.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 9-16.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7531/galaxy-was-a-memory-earth-is-a-souvenir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir | May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7531/galaxy-was-a-memory-earth-is-a-souvenir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">0</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9s/9s067js7k2c9m0gp.jpg"><br><em>"A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir" (2014) by Kimsooja.</em></p><p>The prolific and multi-disciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja operates on scales both architectural and nanotechnological. Her conversation with Steven Henry Madoff, critic and Chair of Curatorial Practice at the SVA, will cover her breadth of work, as well as reflect on a recently rele...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943925/it-s-official-250m-mega-penthouse-in-stern-designed-220-central-park-south-tower-is-now-nyc-s-priciest-address It's official: $250M mega penthouse in Stern-designed 220 Central Park South tower is now NYC's priciest address Alexander Walter 2016-05-05T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:52:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcbguw6tmi6rhphz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been whispered about for months, but now it&rsquo;s official: Vornado Realty Trust&nbsp;is offering up a palatial four-floor apartment at 220 Central Park South that is priced at a record-smashing $250 million. The massive condominium will encompass floors 50 through 53 of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed limestone tower, and it will span some 23,000 square feet [...]. The asking price works out to nearly $11,000 per square foot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791831/this-250m-mega-penthouse-might-become-new-york-s-priciest-home" target="_blank">This $250M mega penthouse might become New York's priciest home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943005/50-off-on-tickets-to-designjunction-dwell-on-design-plus-free-espresso-on-arrival-for-archinect-members 50% off on tickets to designjunction + Dwell on Design, plus free espresso on arrival for Archinect members! Sponsor 2016-05-05T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:17:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pg1xzdip88b3wowz.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>Cutting-edge design + captivating conversations</strong></p><p>Visit New York's most exciting design destination during NYCxDesign. 20 international design brands, one co-working pop-up, a leading talks program and vibrant caf&eacute;. designjunction + Dwell on Design is delighted to offer Archinect members 50% off on tickets to the event, as well as a free espresso from illy on arrival. To redeem offer, book in advance <a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=282&amp;PromoCode=DJEMPIRE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>May 13-15,&nbsp;2016<br>ArtBeam, 540 W 21st Street<br>New York, NY 10011</p><p>Opening Hours:<br>Friday, May 13, 11 AM - 6 PM<br>Saturday, May 14, 11 AM - 6 PM<br>Sunday, May 15, 10 AM - 4 PM</p><p>Tickets:<br>$15 when booking in advance <a href="https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=282&amp;PromoCode=DJEMPIRE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>$35 on the door</p><p>More information<br><strong><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york</a></strong></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/djDOD?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#djDOD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYCxDesign?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#NYCxDesign</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims Alexander Walter 2016-05-04T17:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9l2wcu3joy42qkx.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A study commissioned by the developer indicated that total economic output of the companies projected to occupy Hudson Yards will contribute $18.9 billion to the city's gross domestic product. [...] Many projections in the report are also contingent on a host of economic indicators in the city, including demand for Class A office space. Out of the 10.4 million square feet Related will have to lease up, so far it has locked in commitments from tenants for 4 million square feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Hudson Yards project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</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/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943280/dattner-designed-bronx-high-rise-will-be-new-york-city-s-largest-residential-passive-house Dattner-designed Bronx high-rise will be New York City's largest residential Passive House Alexander Walter 2016-05-02T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T09:38:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkdpd47wqlh6l2fy.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to housing for low- and moderate-income households, the mixed-use and mixed-income development will include a supermarket with healthy food options, a charter school, a medical facility, cultural and community spaces, a social services facility, and a rehabilitated playground that is currently closed. [...] The 24-story building is expected to be the largest residential Passive House built in New York City and use 70% less energy than conventional buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145045336/lessons-learned-the-complex-realities-when-designing-communal-social-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lessons learned: The complex realities when designing communal social housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124374509/the-bronx-s-once-celebrated-lambert-houses-face-an-unclear-fate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bronx&rsquo;s once celebrated Lambert Houses face an unclear fate</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T00:52:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e774lqzp3pekn64.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> 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 >2016-05-04T23:42:11-04:00 <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 >2016-05-07T00:22:29-04:00 <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 >2016-05-03T00:28:49-04:00 <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>