Archinect - News 2017-03-24T20:11:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149999325/judge-once-again-stops-work-at-pier-55-over-environmental-concerns Judge once again stops work at Pier 55 over environmental concerns Dana Schulz 2017-03-24T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:14:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8k4ct67dr50w4l9.jpg" width="650" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed with the group&rsquo;s claim that the Army Corps of Engineers had not conducted a sufficient environmental review on how the 2.4-acre park would affect fish and wildlife. She ordered that work stop at the site and called for a review of alternatives for building along Hudson River Park, a maritime sanctuary.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's been nearly two years since the City Club of New York first slapped Pier 55, Barry Diller's $200 million offshore park, with a lawsuit. And despite construction starting over the summer, a judge has once again ordered work to stop at the site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999090/a-tower-that-arcs-high-above-new-york A tower that arcs high above New York Nicholas Korody 2017-03-23T12:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:34:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ihrqhijx0seoq8x4.jpg" width="650" height="877" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;What if our buildings were long instead of tall?&rdquo; ask oiio studio, authors of a new, speculative project titled &ldquo;The Big Bend&rdquo;. Their design, which seems to riff on Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/260627/432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">432 Park Avenue</a>&nbsp;Condominium tower, features a horseshoe shaped tower that arcs high in the air, framing Central Park. The project seems hyperbolic, but in their description the architect seem to think there&rsquo;s meat to the idea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3g3hrcu9gdkwl4j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8pfj6v8rpe8thx8.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan. It is undeniable because it is made to be seen. There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to literary stand out.</em></p><p><em>We have become familiar with building height measurements. We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property&rsquo;s height operates as a license for it to be expensive.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vh/vhpnnacn8a0eri4d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xw56rqtcjb87nfrs.jpg"></p><p><em>New York city&rsquo;s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which develope...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998445/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T18:53:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T18:54:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yp917p4j222dd42d.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9056/drawings-conclusions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawings' Conclusions | Open now until March&nbsp;25</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gi/giw1qbzngco26f18.jpg"><em>Image via SCI-Arc.</em></p><p>Curated by&nbsp;Jeffrey Kipnis, the&nbsp;exhibition brings together a&nbsp;group of architects &mdash;&nbsp;including&nbsp;Elena Manferdini, Nanako Umemoto, Jesse Reiser, Stan Allen, Preston Scott Cohen, Greg Lynn, Michael Young, and more &mdash; who were united by &ldquo;a precocious and deeply vested interest in hand-drawing&rdquo; at a time when architecture was transitioning to computational drawing tools.&nbsp;The exhibition focuses on how these architects' work&nbsp;commonly evokes a&nbsp;&ldquo;continuing reflection on the question: What are drawing's conclusions?"&nbsp;Stop by SCI-Arc now or at&nbsp;the&nbsp;closing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998049/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T13:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/wox9eifo12s5vggo.jpg" width="650" height="575" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9051/mega-architecture-an-evening-with-moshe-safdie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Mega&rdquo; Architecture: An Evening with Moshe Safdie |&nbsp;March 22</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jf/jf3jielco3hd6s1h.jpg"><em>Safdie Architects, "Jewel Changi Airport" proposal, Singapore, 2014.</em></p><p>Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting a special event with iconic architect and the industry's finest mustache, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106501/safdie-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>. The great master will reflect on the four design principles guiding his work, the evolution of architecture in the era of globalization, as well as matters of "megascale" and "megastructure" among other topics.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9106/building-the-outer-boroughs-architecture-and-urbanism-beyond-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism Beyond Manhattan |&nbsp;March 23</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j8/j8hxb0riiyhk0ge2.jpg"><em>Looking toward Downtown Brooklyn, 2...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997397/sn-hetta-releases-new-images-of-its-graduate-hotel-for-the-cornell-tech-campus-on-roosevelt-island Snøhetta releases new images of its Graduate Hotel for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-15T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T07:14:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ch/ch66dii0lfe3oxlt.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cornell Tech has unveiled new details about its planned Graduate Hotel on its new Roosevelt Island campus. Developed by AJ Capital Partners, the hotel will offer 196 rooms alongside a restaurant, rooftop bar, and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space.</p><p>The hotel, which is designed by Sn&oslash;hetta, will feature a &ldquo;comfortable residential aesthetic&rdquo; in line with its projected clientele&mdash;the families of students and visiting faculty. It will be located at the center of campus. The hotel is slated to open in 2019, while the rest of the three-phase campus masterplan isn&rsquo;t expected to finish development until the early 2040&rsquo;s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhbx57fpmv8xp9f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6p8qwp18x5lix3n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5gtbij0sf0ax53w.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996973/check-out-the-winning-entry-for-the-city-of-dreams-pavilion-competition-for-governors-island Check out the winning entry for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition for Governors Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-13T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T23:33:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4k/4ki0lf5fx3f8fwiv.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winner of the seventh annual <a href="http://newyork.figmentproject.org/the_city_of_dreams_pavilion_2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Dreams Pavilion Competition</a> has been announced: Cast &amp; Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from <a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schlaich Bergermann Partner</a>, Edward M. Segal from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/48373725/hofstra-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hofstra University</a>, and Max Dowd from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>). Pending government approval and fundraising, the project will be realized on Governors Island and opened to the public this summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Each year, FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York team up to host the competition, which endeavors to promote &ldquo;sustainability-oriented thinking&rdquo;. Submitting architects are required to consider such factors as material sourcing and disposal (or reuse).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j6/j6m3woejqzb6j307.jpg"></p><p></p><p>This year&rsquo;s winning submission, Cast &amp; Place &ldquo;reimagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future,&rdquo; states the press release. &ldquo;Soil dredged from the East River, the material also used in the construction o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996926/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-13T14:29:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4y/4yynfwwpdxl1lzgd.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8803/african-modernism-iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African Modernism: Iwan Baan | March 15</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/10/10i5bq5qdy6m6pkt.jpg"><em>Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi (Kenya), by Karl Henrik Nostvik, 1967-1973. Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</em></p><p>If you just can't get enough of &ldquo;African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence&rdquo;,&nbsp;don't miss this conversation with prominent&nbsp;architectural photographer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148030/iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a>, who&nbsp;photographed some of the historic buildings&nbsp;in their current states.&nbsp;Stop&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the exhibition</a>&nbsp;at the Center for Architecture if you haven't seen it yet.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8976/guess-a-sketch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guess-a-Sketch | March 17</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v1/v1866b12gmqcd4vl.jpg"></p><p>Happen to enjoy Pictionary just as much as architecture? And no plans for the night of St. Patri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995858/aia-new-york-announces-2017-design-awards-winners AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2017-03-07T17:54:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e3/e3lc0l64s6xmzwbd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects. From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects &mdash; which were granted either an Honor or Merit &mdash; were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Architecture Category - Honor:&nbsp;Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nkrhl8nhzzlywh6g.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan</em></p><p>Architecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/wous9lusrm40t4cy.jpg"><br><em>Photo courtesy 2017 AIANY Design Awards.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149987007/deborah-berke-designed-stylish-sustainable-tower-opens-in-indianapolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis</a></p><p>Interiors Category - Honor: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b10q42mitazw4co8.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; </em><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97702/in-focus-amy-barkow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Barkow | barkow photo</a>.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Honor: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism for Penn Palimpsest.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l66evd8nk2cacqu8.jpg"><br><em>Image &copy;&nbsp;Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Merit: StudioKCA for NASA Orbit Pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sv/svqbkzjf6ckcxn1g.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Chuck Choi</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978427/one-to-one-46-with-david-delgado-and-daniel-goods-visual-strategists-at-nasa-s-jet-propulsion-laboratory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory</a></p><p>Urban Design Category - Merit: Studio V Architecture for Maker Park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hbr1j37q38009fy.jpg"><br><em>Image &copy; Studio V Architecture.</em></p><p>(cover) Architecture Category: Best in Competition + Honor: D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995214/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-06T14:35:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d4/d4vw97n8fk716rnl.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8822/francine-houben-people-place-purpose" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francine Houben: &ldquo;People, Place, Purpose&rdquo; | March 6</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b0/b0cvuq7sq2sgl1ah.jpg"></p><p>Here's a chance to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>'s founder&nbsp;in person at Columbia GSAPP.&nbsp;Francine&nbsp;Houben will present&nbsp;her firm's&nbsp;designs based on the fundamental elements of People, Place,&nbsp;(and) Purpose. As Mecanoo's portfolio continues to grow, Houben&nbsp;will discuss each project's particular cultural setting, place, and time,&nbsp;with responses from Columbia GSAPP's&nbsp;Jorge Otero-Pailos and Iris Weinshall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9000/urban-alternatives-a-blueprint-for-successful-resistance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Alternatives: A Blueprint for Successful Resistance | March 6</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w5/w5drdb8447oj5gz8.jpg"><em>Art by Klas Eriksson, Forza Rosa Fluff. Photo: Annika von Hausswolf. Courtesy of Checkpoint He...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994430/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-spring-17 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-28T20:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T20:55:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a7/a77o96d6kihddewj.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Winter and Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</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. Mark those calendars!</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>Don't miss out on these upcoming Spring '17 lecture events at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/12906389/university-at-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning</a>.</p><p><strong>Mar 1<br>Jose Bruguera</strong> / Partner, Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners<br>6PM</p><p><strong>Mar 8<br>Playspace</strong><br>Joy Kuebler RLA, ASLA / Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC<br>Jen Maigret / University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, MAde Studio<br>Trevor Smith / Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of the Present Tense Susan G. Solomon / Curatorial Resources &amp; Research, architectural historian, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994499/studio-gang-uses-solar-rays-to-carve-a-tower-along-the-high-line Studio Gang uses solar rays to "carve" a tower along the High Line Nicholas Korody 2017-02-28T17:59:00-05:00 >2017-03-05T23:44:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/aw7i4ysuzx2e4ece.jpg" width="650" height="849" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> is rapidly becoming not just a popular tourist site, but a veritable avenue of major&mdash;and glitzy&mdash;architectural projects. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> has announced that they will join the roster of big-name architects with buildings lining the pedestrianized train tracks. The firm has released the first images of the Solar Carve Tower, a 166,750 square foot tower commissioned by 40-56 Tenth Ave Joint Ventures.</p><p>The Solar Carve Tower gets its name from the design strategy responsible for its angular form. In short, the edifice gets its shape from combining parameters imposed by its allowable envelope with angles derived from solar paths, as well as views of the nearby Hudson.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0z05ef8kgs7risp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36wnejysi5483yoq.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;In addition to producing a faceted, gem-like facade, this integrated response allows the building to benefit the important public green space of the High Line&mdash;privileging light, fresh air, and river views to the public park&mdash;while also becoming a new iconic silhouette on the New York skyline,&rdquo; the studio writes in a pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994097/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-27T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-03-05T12:55:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p6/p6dabhvatepgfkm9.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8792/first-friday-dattner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Friday: Dattner Architects | March 3</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymwoyq509g8qb4hg.jpg"><em>Dattner Architects in association with WXY architecture + urban design, Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 &amp; Salt Shed, New York, NY, 2015. Photography by Albert Vecerka/Esto, image via archleague.org.</em></p><p>Ever dreamed about peeking behind the curtains at award-winning firm Dattner Architects, enjoy a studio tour, learn about ongoing projects, and&mdash;finally&mdash;kick back for some Friday drinks and conversations? The next installment of The Architectural League's First Friday series makes all this happen. Make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9034/stand-by-your-monster-and-some-queer-methods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stand by Your Monster and Some Queer Methods | March 4</a>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993624/how-new-york-city-s-luxury-housing-tax-could-finance-affordable-units How New York City's luxury housing tax could finance affordable units Alexander Walter 2017-02-23T19:44:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T19:46:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dd/dddho5o1gf223lzx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While President Trump talks repeatedly about fixing America&rsquo;s inner cities, it&rsquo;s a good bet that in the coming years, New York and other large metropolitan areas will need to be more self-reliant in solving pressing problems, especially low-income housing. [...] Fortunately, there&rsquo;s an already tested alternative: an annual luxury housing tax, levied on new high-end condos and rentals, which would feed a self-sustaining fund dedicated to develop truly affordable units.</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/149993608/driverless-future-a-challenge-to-shape-the-impact-of-autonomous-transportation DRIVERLESS FUTURE: A challenge to shape the impact of autonomous transportation Sponsor 2017-02-23T17:33:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T18:31:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84nwojibg0zdi53w.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/92/92k1x98i5jmudf7w.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The Driverless Future challenge seeks proposals that actively shape NYC&rsquo;s response to driverless technology - will offer resources to help finalists transform their proposals into real companies and products.</em></p><p>Blank Space is proud to announce the&nbsp;<strong>Driverless Future</strong>&nbsp;challenge, a global competition to shape the impact of autonomous transportation in NYC, with a prize purse worth over $60,000 for the 4 top teams. The focus of the challenge is not on the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to mass transit, accessibility, shipping, logistics, software, services, and new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. The primary goal is to create a launchpad for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, engineers, architects and futurists to enact real change in New York City.</p><p><strong>Blank Space</strong>&nbsp;is proud to partner with the&nbsp;<strong>NYC Mayor&rsquo;s Office</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>New Lab</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Fast Company</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>AIA New York</strong>&nbsp;to host the challenge and support winning entries b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991467/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-13T13:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T13:36:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqrgdkq5ifjh7spu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8934/cabaret-series-ha-ha-ha-the-funny-the-witty-and-the-grotesque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabaret Series: ha ha ha (The Funny, the Witty, and the Grotesque) | February 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title='Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015' href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg"></a><em>Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015</em></p><p>"Seldom the focus in dominant discourses of art, design, and architecture, there is a recurring interest in the explorations of irony, satire, and the grotesque as a means of critique of the status quo," reads the preface of this latest Storefront event, presented in conjunction with the ongoing Freeman &amp; Lowe installation, Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room, in search for the intersections between humor, art, and architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of Independence - African Modernism | Opening on February 16</a>, recommended ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991448/we-were-strangers-once-too-the-2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbc8a2p8d732rda7.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e8/e862ipcgpp51k0wf.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5455/2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-we-were-strangers-once-too-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990531/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-06T13:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:15:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/peilb3owz4f2dp8d.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8829/architecture-technology-pedagogy-in-an-age-of-disruption" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption | February 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x4/x47arsktv1fchveg.jpg"></p><p>Architects tend to lean technophile or luddite. In recent years, the former has definitely seemed to win out. After all, the world around us is pretty much the result of emerging tech. But we rarely tend to reflect on how we use&mdash;and, importantly, teach&mdash;technology in architecture. This talk is intended to critically examine the role of tech in architectural pedagogy.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8828/stagecraft-models-and-photos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stagecraft: Models and Photos | Opening on February 9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gy/gyxmt3385l9bw7ek.jpg"><em>Image via Columbia GSAPP.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149989923/gsapp-displays-unusual-intriguing-photographs-of-famed-architectural-models-with-stagecraft-models-and-photos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stagecraft</a>&nbsp;is an intriguing take&nbsp;on the&nbsp;&ldquo;exploration of the picturing&nbsp;of objec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989276/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-30T12:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:34:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/woyjh4k6ssk0cdpp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8807/housing-brass-tacks-hud-hud-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Brass Tacks: Hud, Hud, HUD! |&nbsp;January 30</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/up/upry727ok5ymfmhw.jpg"></p><p>Donald J. Trump's nomination of Ben Carson as director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and thus instrumental America-great-again-maker, has stirred up a troubling deal of uncertainty about the agency's future and that of millions of people depending on HUD's various programs. The Architectural League's inaugural Housing Brass Tacks discussion attempts to explain the Department's budget, mission, and policy implementation. Oh, and there will be wine, too.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8780/queer-art-at-the-edge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Art at the Edge | February 1</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/94/94mna21p9nvhye91.jpg"><em>L to R: Sheila Pepe - Photo by...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988939/get-lectured-nyit-spring-17 Get Lectured: NYIT, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T14:29:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rw/rw9qare7xs4ulawp.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Winter and Spring 2017.&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. Mark those calendars!</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>Don't miss these upcoming lectures &mdash; and book signings! &mdash; in the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277909/new-york-institute-of-technology-nyit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design</a>&nbsp;for Spring '17.</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Keller Easterling<br>&ldquo;Split Screen&rdquo;<br>at&nbsp;16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium,&nbsp;Manhattan Campus</p><p><strong>Feb 15</strong><br>Kenneth Frampton<br>&ldquo;A Genealogy of Modern Architecture&rdquo;<br>at&nbsp;NYIT Auditorium on Broadway: 1871 Broadway, Manhattan Campus</p><p><strong>Mar 28</strong><br>Ilija Vukorep<br>&ldquo;About Castles, Robots, and Ripples&rdquo;<br>at&nbsp;16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium,&nbsp;Manhattan Campus</p><p><strong>Mar 29</strong><br>Jos&eacute; Arag&uuml;ez<br>&ldquo;The Bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988768/get-lectured-syracuse-university-spring-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-26T13:44:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:15:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g0/g0kk3u002qdumqk9.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Winter and Spring 2017.&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. Mark those calendars!</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>See which architects will be speaking at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University, School of Architecture</a>'s Spring '17 lecture series.&nbsp;Unless noted otherwise*, lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Slocum Hall Auditorium.&nbsp;Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>Maya Alam / Harry der Boghosian Fellow</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>1:00 p.m.*<br><strong>&ldquo;Ishness: In-Between &amp; Other Uncertainties&rdquo; Boghosian Fellow symposium</strong><br>Participants:</p><p>Kristy Balliet<br>Balliet Studio / BairBalliet / Ohio State University&rsquo;s Knowlton School of Architecture &amp; Southern California ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987689/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-23T08:00:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T21:27:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fvrg7364t2dltoux.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8805/zoning-for-public-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning for Public Good | January 26</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p4/p4dqjyw5powc88wm.jpg"></p><p>Zoning might not sound that sexy, but it's one of the most important structures influencing the form of the built environment. As such, it can be used for 'good' or 'evil'&mdash;to make cities more inclusionary or more exclusionary. This event is centered around the former, and will be a great primer on the importance of the (legal) architecture behind architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8765/say-it-loud-distinguished-black-designers-of-nycoba-noma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA, opening on January 26</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rj/rjj67v6s216ge1xy.jpg"></p><p>SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA opens at the Center for Architecture and is the institut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985754/cuomo-announces-750-mile-empire-state-trail-a-continuous-trail-connecting-nyc-to-canada Cuomo announces 750-mile Empire State Trail, a continuous trail connecting NYC to Canada Alyssa Alimurung 2017-01-10T17:18:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T17:23:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9bocf168i7c393c.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This morning Governor Cuomo announced that the state would invest in building a $200 million Empire State Trail that would span 750 miles connecting the bottom of Manhattan all the way to the border of Canada. The project would build upon two existing but incomplete trailways&mdash;the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Erie Canalway&mdash;and become the largest, state multi-use trail in the nation.</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/149984797/advisory-panel-issues-report-on-improving-jfk Advisory Panel issues report on improving JFK Nicholas Korody 2017-01-04T18:21:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T11:53:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4cvcyjd6rsk8vxu.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Despite its importance to the region, JFK is not the airport passengers expect when arriving in one of the greatest cities in the world,&rdquo; states the Airport Advisory Panel in their new <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/JFKVisionPlan.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> to the Governor. That&rsquo;s a bit of an understatement. As many a traveller knows, JFK isn&rsquo;t in the best shape. Hence the need for the report, which notes the costs of failing to act. By the mid-2020s, three million more passengers will head into JFK than its facilities can handle. In monetary terms, that amounts to about $140 million in annual wages, $400 million in annual sales, and 2,500 jobs&mdash;per each million not accommodated.</p><p>So the Panel put together a set of recommendations including:</p><ul><li>Modernizing the airport&rsquo;s terminals, starting with the oldest, and planning all future redevelopment around connections between terminals. The Panel recommends working together with private operators to fund the renovations.</li><li>Improving the airport&rsquo;s roadways and expanding parking.</li><li>Expanding taxiways to improve aircr...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983315/how-100-years-of-zoning-shaped-new-york-city-s-quest-for-sunlight How 100 years of zoning shaped New York City's quest for sunlight Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T19:17:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T19:18:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcmwgxojervgsgxq.jpg" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ever since 19th century city commissioners laid a grid on the hilly island of Manhattan, New York City has been squeezing skyward. That&rsquo;s meant natural light has always been in short supply&mdash;for some New Yorkers more than others. Access to sunshine was one of the main drivers of the first zoning laws, as a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, Mastering the Metropolis, explores.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127304066/crowded-skies-sunlight-as-the-new-amenity-for-the-super-rich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970953/obama-calls-for-zoning-overhaul-blames-existing-laws-for-rising-inequality-and-unaffordable-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama calls for zoning overhaul, blames existing laws for rising inequality and unaffordable rents</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983046/michael-kimmelman-presents-his-2016-best-architecture-in-new-york-list Michael Kimmelman presents his 2016 'Best Architecture in New York' list Alexander Walter 2016-12-16T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:11:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gxaluhao99e4xpmv.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In ways big and small, architects like Mr. Berman have changed New York City this year. Projects like the library branch made it a little more livable and humane. What follows is nothing nearly as disciplined or logical as a list of 2016&rsquo;s architectural highs and lows in town. It&rsquo;s more a kind of belated thank you note for a few projects that kept faith with architecture&rsquo;s ideals and the city&rsquo;s better self.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15010/michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimmelman</a>'s NYC-best-of-16 roundup includes DS+R/Gensler's Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, Via 57 West by Bjarke Ingels &amp; team, and the Renzo Piano-designed Jerome L. Greene Science Center, among others.</p><p>In the mood for more year-end reflections? Don't miss our ongoing series <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/849313/2016-in-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect 2016 Year in Review</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982390/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-12T14:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T21:47:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6y6qixh906j95tgj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion during the holiday frenzy. For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8655/new-narratives-in-motion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Narratives in Motion |&nbsp;December 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y5/y51p23snn3x8amit.jpg"><em>Still from Trollb&auml;ck + Company animation, image via aigany.org.</em></p><p>Parsons is hosting a promising panel discussion on the drastic evolution of motion media in recent years, the influence of new platforms, and the resulting transformation of user experiences and visual narratives. Moderated by industry veteran Alex Moulton of Trollb&auml;ck + Company, the list of panelists includes John Colette (Savannah College of Art and Design), Adam Mignanelli (VICE Media), H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Park (Google Chrome UX), Beat Baudenbacher (LOYALKASPAR), and Michelle Higa Fox (Slanted Studios).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8679/it-s-about-us-a-new-new-yorkers-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982134/foster-partners-to-design-58-story-office-tower-in-hudson-yards Foster + Partners to design 58-story office tower in Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-12-09T14:55:00-05:00 >2016-12-14T04:04:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzcre887s0ech5a3.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to replace the McDonalds at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin sometime next year...Standing 985-feet tall, the building will divided into three distinct sections stacked one atop the other...The design team has also planned what it&rsquo;s calling a &ldquo;halo&rdquo; to be located atop the building...The interiors are comprised of column-free floors that span at least 50,000 square-feet, and each floor can accommodate at least 500 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about the Hudson Yards development on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group's &ldquo;shape-shifting&ldquo; arts center in Manhattan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982040/remembering-the-aids-epidemic-and-its-relationship-to-the-new-york-real-estate-market Remembering the AIDS epidemic—and its relationship to the New York real estate market Nicholas Korody 2016-12-08T17:14:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T20:10:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fnk3xld6r5cdv8id.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One good thing to come of the substitution of a hospital serving the whole downtown community with homogenous housing for the wealthy is St. Vincent&rsquo;s Triangle Park, [...] home to the nearly completed New York City AIDS Memorial [...] Real estate plays an outsize role in most New York stories. In the story of AIDS, it has become crucial to understanding both the way that the city handled, or mishandled, the crisis in its early days and the way that the crisis forever marked the city in return.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To mark the opening of the new New York City AIDS Memorial designed by Studio ai, Alexandra Schwartz reflects on the complicated relationship between the epidemic, the gay activist community, and real estate.</p><p>"The disease started charting its course through the city just as the bearish real-estate market, coaxed out of hibernation by policies favorable to developers, turned relentlessly bullish," Schwartz writes. "As people died, their same-sex partners, denied the sorts of survivor benefits to which a spouse would be entitled, were evicted from the homes they had shared; newly vacated blocks of affordable apartments were converted into high-end condos and market-rate rentals."</p><p>In fact, according to the article, the neighborhoods of Manhattan that had the highest rates of HIV infection later experienced the most rapid gentrification.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvhads3sks87koxa.jpg"></p><p>For more on public health, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134105904/preventing-disease-and-upholding-public-health-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preventing disease and upholding public health through architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970914/pollution-plagued-paris-to-ban-cars-from-the-side-of-the-seine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pollution-plagued Paris to ban cars from ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981808/the-former-citicorp-tower-has-been-named-a-nyc-landmark The former Citicorp tower has been named a NYC landmark DianePham 2016-12-07T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:20:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bw/bwj63lh5a8xosugf.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Midtown building formerly known as Citicorp Center has just been designated a city landmark. ... The 59-story office and retail tower, designed by Hugh A. Stubbins &amp; Associates, was completed in 1978 [and] was considered quite innovative for its time, with distinctive features that included a 45-degree angular roof and a base of four stilt-like columns. The latter allowed it to cantilever over Saint Peter&rsquo;s Church, also on the 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/149981494/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T14:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:00:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/ic4trhp4oc8pzwmf.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8639/camilo-vergara-book-talk-detroit-is-no-dry-bones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camilo Vergara Book Talk: &ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo; |&nbsp;December 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zg/zgk5nbk4qj6vb0om.jpg"></p><p>Having spent the last 25 years documenting the city of&nbsp;Detroit, ethnographer and photographer Camilo Jos&eacute; Vergara will talk about his latest book,&nbsp;&ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo;, at The Skyscraper Museum. Vergara's photographs in this book focus&nbsp;on&nbsp;Detroit's urban revival, from its repurposed buildings to its local ...</p>