Archinect - News 2016-08-28T12:43:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964553/opening-of-new-york-wheel-now-delayed-until-2018 Opening of New York Wheel now delayed until 2018 Alexander Walter 2016-08-22T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T18:18:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l76asvbvwgcimynf.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first spin around the giant New York Wheel has been pushed back by a year. The 630-foot Ferris wheel coming to the Staten Island waterfront was scheduled to open in late 2017. But its developers announced that has been delayed until April 2018 to give more time to test the structure's safety. [...] Construction of the $580 million project is still expected to finish next year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Wheel previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964258/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T20:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56b3g4bcrcldlxld.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town 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/7340/roberto-burle-marx-brazilian-modernist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist | Open now until September 18</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ro/rot03pkq8kjok2m3.jpg"></p><p><em>Installation view of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.</em></p><p>If you&nbsp;haven't been yet, don't miss out on the first full U.S.&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;of&nbsp;landscape architecture legend&nbsp;Roberto Burle Marx, whose famous&nbsp;works include the&nbsp;boldly patterned&nbsp;sidewalk mosaics at&nbsp;Rio de Janeiro's&nbsp;Copacabana Beach.&nbsp;In this exhibition,&nbsp;seven contemporary&nbsp;artists with ties to Latin America, and who were&nbsp;all born after ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77 Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T17:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plh3mi4tpurcrrvk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The term "zoning" recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the U.S.'s city planning parlance, and many of our News postings recently have had to do with its fraught, wonky legacy. From racial segregation to housing discrimination to Pok&eacute;mon Go trespassers, we dip into the debate around zoning, with special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 77 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twilight Zoning":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-77.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962753/the-argument-against-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The argument against zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn&rsquo;t allow for sensible urban development"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a>&nbsp;(while Mitch didn't hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963557/taking-a-break-from-cars-in-automobile-centric-manhattan Taking a break from cars in automobile-centric Manhattan Nicholas Korody 2016-08-16T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:43:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcdc6alb0ge1jjky.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pedestrianism among advocates and urban planners in the new, young century has been on the ascent in global cities far and wide, with many pushing for more restrictions on cars in the interests of bipeds and cyclists. That was part of thinking behind the Shared Streets initiative, a five-hour long event over the weekend. It saw the city demarcate some 60 blocks of Manhattan&rsquo;s oldest neighbourhood as part of an urban geographical experiment...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Many cities have been trying to go car-less (at least temporarily). For more pedestrian-friendly initiatives, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139550931/car-free-events-significantly-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">Car-free events significantly improve air quality</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116577617/prince-charles-calls-to-reclaim-the-streets-from-cars-with-his-10-point-master-plan" target="_blank">Prince Charles calls to reclaim the streets from cars with his 10-point &ldquo;master plan&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138804407/humanizing-street-design-with-shared-space" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132962812/pedestrians-and-light-rail-retake-sydney-well-george-street-at-least" target="_blank">Pedestrians and light rail retake Sydney (well, George Street at least)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963340/construction-on-one-vanderbilt-to-move-forward-after-lawsuit-settled Construction on One Vanderbilt to move forward after lawsuit settled Nicholas Korody 2016-08-15T15:14:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:28:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yekvj32lvcj3g6p.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Visitors to Manhattan will soon be greeted by a gleaming new 1,401-foot tower as they exit Grand Central Terminal, now that a lawsuit between two major real estate companies has been settled. Midtown TDR Ventures, the owners of historic Grand Central, withdrew their $1.1 billion lawsuit against SL Green Realty Corp, the City Council, and the de Blasio administration on Wednesday.</p><p>A few years back, SL Green attempted to buy the air rights above Grand Central from TDR Ventures in order to build the tower higher than zoning allowed. But then the de Blasio administration rezoned the area in exchange for $200 million in transportation funds. This didn&rsquo;t go over well with TDR, who felt cheated out of their compensation for air rights.</p><p>The lawsuit was withdrawn after a leadership change at TDR Ventures, which will allow SL Green to move forward with the project, which will be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The firm describes the tower as a "21st century successor to Rockefeller Center".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160811/midtown-east/one-vanderbilt-back-on-track-after-grand-central-owner-withdraws-lawsuit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963016/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/giyv8z2n8d74yt80.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town 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/8074/undocumented-architecture-with-tings-chak-and-victoria-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undocumented Architecture with Tings Chak and Victoria Law |&nbsp;August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yn/ynpaehf93uaka6sc.jpg"></p><p>How is architectural design complicit in the violence of immigration detention? "Undocumented: the Architecture of Migrant Detention" is a new graphic novel that employs traditional means of architectural representation to confront the discipline's culpability in carceral violence. Join the author and journalist Victoria Law for a discussion of the work.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7970/remembering-the-future-architecture-at-the-1964-65-new-york-world-s-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair |&nbsp;August 20</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/tx/txx7rzvptrynjurw.jpg"><em>Photo: Du...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962572/new-renderings-of-bjarke-ingels-high-line-towers-show-crowns-and-amenity-bridges New Renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ High Line Towers Show Crowns and Amenity Bridges Alyssa Alimurung 2016-08-10T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T12:50:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In November 2015, Bjarke Ingels&lsquo; released images of a pair of asymmetric, twisting towers along the High Line at 76 Eleventh Avenue then at the beginning of this year, the design changed to a simpler silhouette with more space in between the two buildings. Now it has been revealed through another group of renderings glass crowns at the 300- and 400-foot tops, the retail podium and plaza fronting the High Line, and two amenity-filled podium bridges that will connect the towers.</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/149962165/the-brooklyn-bridge-might-get-an-expansion-if-it-can-handle-one The Brooklyn Bridge might get an expansion, if it can handle one Justine Testado 2016-08-08T19:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:18:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3eom9cq4sso8jajc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now after escalating complaints, New York City transportation officials said on Monday that something would finally be done to solve the riddle of what they call &ldquo;Times Square in the Sky.&rdquo;...That something &mdash; if the crossing can take it &mdash; could be building a new path to alleviate congestion But...any expansion of the promenade would most likely be complicated. &ldquo;I have to tell you, every time we touch this 133-year-old bridge, it tends to be costly and complex.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Times states that Aecom will begin a seven-month $370,000 engineering study this month to analyze how much weight the bridge can carry and explore expansion options.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960248/the-nyc-that-could-have-been-never-built-new-york-to-be-released-this-fall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYC that could have been &ndash; 'Never Built New York' to be released this fall</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call it the Brooklyn Wedge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961846/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4btyspow7ys6msyh.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8036/rezoning-development-a-teach-in-on-the-root-causes-of-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rezoning &amp; Development: A Teach-In on the Root Causes of Gentrification | August 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w0/w0qu9zpw6httyvgv.jpg"></p><p>Gentrification is often a tricky subject to bring up. Part of the reason for that is the topic is often shrouded by mystification: "It's something that just happens". But it's not something that just happens. Rather, it's the result of very specific policies and tactics, especially rezoning and development. Head to this teach-in to learn more about how gentrification shapes our cities and why.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7835/cool-uncomfortable-truths-about-our-air-conditioned-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COOL | Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City&nbsp;| August 11</a>, reco...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961776/could-this-glass-enclosed-farm-condo-grow-on-rem-koolhaas-high-line-site Could This Glass-Enclosed Farm/Condo Grow on Rem Koolhaas’ High Line Site? Alyssa Alimurung 2016-08-05T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T23:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2a1l0it797trzfc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From multidisciplinary architectural firm Weston Baker Creative comes this vision of glass and grass in the form of a mixed-use high-rise springing from the Rem Koolhaas parcel on banks of the High Line. As CityRealty.com reported, the mixed-use concept would include residences, an art gallery and ten levels of indoor farming terraces.</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/149960708/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-01T12:33:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:04:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8vebdidew6xsk0y.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly 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/7967/layered-data-representations-in-infrastructure-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Layered: Data Representations in Infrastructure and Design |&nbsp;August 2</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1o/1oajublk6sszuv9u.jpg"><em>Image via 3d-dreaming.com</em></p><p>Data is linked to urban living and design&nbsp;more than many of us may&nbsp;realize. Going beyond numbers, this discussion at the Center for Architecture&nbsp;will highlight the &ldquo;big data revolution&rdquo;,&nbsp;exploring its influences&nbsp;on&nbsp;current and future urban infrastructures. Speakers will share their thoughts on questions like: &ldquo;How do we access data, how can we use it, and how can we represent it in order to inform clients and agencies to make better design decisions and en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960021/this-is-what-the-lower-east-side-skyline-could-look-like-more-tall-towers-planned This Is What the Lower East Side Skyline Could Look Like, More Tall Towers Planned Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-26T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:37:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2p3okh0tligk3fl.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preliminary plans have been revealed for two more residential projects that together &ldquo;would add more than 2,100 residential units and 1.7 million square feet&rdquo; to Two Bridges, the area along the East River where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown. A building at 271-283 South Street may rise 60 stories, while another at 260 South Street could reach 66 stories. See how this planned and under-construction new development will alter the LES skyline through CityRealty.com's Google Earth rendering.</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/149959532/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:38:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxihmgf290nsyja7.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly 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/7916/hudson-valley-ruins-with-thomas-rinaldi-new-york-neon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Valley Ruins with Thomas Rinaldi: New York Neon | July 25</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/to/toe5pc7hsnipmh00.jpg"></p><p>Ah, neon&mdash;technological and advertising wonder of the 20th century, magnetic to they eye and a fundamental dressing to any city. With both photographs and historical background by Thomas Rinaldi, New York Neon is a eye-catching exploration of the city&rsquo;s early- and mid-20th century neon signs. Rinaldi, who is also a practicing architectural designer in New York City, will speak about his book at the Cooper Union.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7949/the-plant-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plant Show | Opening on July 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/05/05gq5bx4ubd0i1gz.jpg"></p><p>Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958646/the-seagram-building-after-the-four-seasons-maintaining-a-costly-landmark The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmark Alexander Walter 2016-07-19T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:14:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqmbgi3dnhj3pe76.jpg" width="514" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Rosen would not mind getting a little credit for maintaining the 59-year-old building, a landmark inside and outside, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. With its rich materials and exquisite detailing, the building demands scrupulous attention. And money. RFR executives estimated that it cost about 20 percent more to maintain the seemingly spartan Seagram Building than it would a typical office tower of roughly the same size and age. Less is more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957646/iconic-furniture-art-tableware-and-even-a-sausage-grinder-hundreds-of-lots-from-philip-johnson-s-four-seasons-head-to-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic furniture, art, tableware and even a sausage grinder: hundreds of lots from Philip Johnson's Four Seasons head to auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951806/modernist-treasures-from-philip-johnson-s-iconic-four-seasons-restaurant-headed-for-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modernist treasures from Philip Johnson's iconic Four Seasons Restaurant headed for auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958238/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz1xshl59cfjzhk9.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 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 latest selection of NYC events. (July 19 happens to be a GREAT day for some fun events).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7884/designing-the-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the World's First Underground Park | July 19</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg"></a><em>The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup.</em></p><p>Surely by now you have heard of the world's first underground park coming soon to Brooklyn's abandoned Delancey trolley terminal: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently city-approved</a> Lowline. Come and meet the design &amp; engineering folks behind the ambitious endeavor and learn more about the innovative design, research,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957948/reinhold-martin-hosts-contentious-house-housing-panel-provoking-discussion-on-inequality-real-estate-and-architecture Reinhold Martin hosts contentious 'House Housing' panel, provoking discussion on inequality, real estate and architecture Ayesha Ghosh 2016-07-14T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kivlnp7zjllymg33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"<a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=upcoming&amp;expid=318" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House Housing; An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate</a>", a globally touring exhibit, has finally arrived in its place of conception, New York City. After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106100539/koolhaas-missing-fundamental-is-alive-and-kicking-in-house-housing-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first appearing</a>&nbsp;at the 2014 Venice Biennale, &ldquo;House Housing&rdquo; has popped up in Chicago, Berlin and Los Angeles. The exhibit opened this past Tuesday, July 12 at the AIA New York Center for Architecture.</p><p>Researched and organized by Columbia University&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149943915/the-temple-hoyne-buell-center-for-the-study-of-american-architecture-columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture</a>, the opening was accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by Reinhold Martin, Director of the Buell Center. Martin was joined by Patrice Derrington, Director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia, GSAPP and Lissa So, Founding Partner at Marvel Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c3/c3kqdj7pjenw6308.jpg"></p><p>The exhibit is quite timely, given the frequency with which New York&rsquo;s housing stock is embroiled in tension between real estate, architecture, private capital and the demand for more affordable housing. If anything, the exhibit and panel disc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956860/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee1p37l1unwhja9s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 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 July 11-18.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7883/manhattanhenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge | July 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xa/xalj7vvs4lkr10rc.jpg"><em>Photo: Grisha Levit/Flickr</em></p><p>Popularized by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, &ldquo;Manhattanhenge&rdquo; &mdash; sometimes called the Manhattan Solstice &mdash; happens twice every summer when the setting sun is perfectly aligned with the east-west streets of Manhattan's street grid.&nbsp;Snap some sweet Instagram-worthy photos of the celestial event over at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, which will keep its gates open afte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956851/gaud-envisioned-a-parabolic-hotel-apparently-proposed-for-site-of-original-wtc-twin-towers Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers Justine Testado 2016-07-08T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzn20j9ax9jr5zqu.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala&rsquo;s recollection), Gaud&iacute; proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building. The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first World Trade Center towers and put it forward for the Ground Zero memorial design competition in 2003.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83085278/a-1-minute-video-shows-the-completion-of-gaud-s-sagrada-fam-lia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaud&iacute;'s Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956295/another-chance-at-re-envisioning-philip-johnson-s-tent-of-tomorrow Another chance at re-envisioning Philip Johnson's “Tent of Tomorrow” Justine Testado 2016-07-06T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T17:09:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/no8dc9jwahqzgzmz.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The question still holds: What does the future entail for Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion? Following the&nbsp;1964-65 World's Fair, the elliptical &ldquo;Tent of Tomorrow&rdquo; lived shortly as a concert venue and a roller-skating rink before it eventually slipped into abandonment. But, the aging landmark has another chance at finding a shiny new purpose in the&nbsp;New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition.&nbsp;</p><p>Among recent efforts to preserve the landmark, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the People for the Pavilion co-launched the competition&nbsp;asking&nbsp;architects (and non-architects) how the pavilion can be revived into a contemporary public space.&nbsp;Before the winning ideas are revealed in August, the public can <a href="https://savingplaces.org/new-york-state-pavilion-ideas-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vote now</a> for the Fan Favorite until July 15.&nbsp;</p><p>As these open idea competitions tend to show all too <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhaustingly often</a>, the possibilities are seemingly endless. The 250 submissions include a brewery, a Metro station, a Glass House reference, drone arenas, botanical gardens, and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york Designing around sea-level rise in New York Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T17:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-31T16:15:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building walls around a city is an idea that is as old as cities themselves. In the Middle Ages, walls were built to keep out invading armies. Now they are built to keep out Mother Nature. [...] As far as walls go, the Big U is designed to be a nice one ("a wall with benefits," as one urban designer puts it). It was one of the winning proposals in Rebuild by Design, a $930 million competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article describes New York as having more at stake when it comes to sea-level rise than any other city in the world. A bunch of islands in a coastal estuary, New York is uniquely at risk. And, as the largest financial hub in the world with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the costs of losing entire neighborhoods, such as that around Wall St., are unfathomable.</p><p>For more responses to the risks posed by sea-level rise to New York, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102558685/relocation-or-adaptation-creating-resilience-against-natural-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955506/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-05T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T01:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/ql6s4ljyz91gmg1j.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 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 July 4-11.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7840/rhino-and-grasshopper-summer-workshops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhino and Grasshopper summer workshops | July 1-August 2</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7840/rhino-and-grasshopper-summer-workshops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x9/x9ex41x0d8uxtymy.jpg"><em>Screenshot via Wissam Wahbeh/YouTube</em></p><p>Sure, school may be out, but now's a great time to concretize those 3D modeling skills. Whether you need a fast-paced approach to the basics, or want to learn some special tips and tricks, check out these two-day and month-long classes to see if they're right for you.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7864/folly-2016-sticks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folly 2016: Sticks | Opening on July 9</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/77/77kdas0h5a2ywesl.jpg"></p><p>J...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955981/tallest-lego-model-in-the-u-s-unveiled-one-world-trade-center-in-all-its-pixely-might Tallest Lego model in the U.S. unveiled: One World Trade Center in all its pixely might Alexander Walter 2016-07-05T12:55:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T01:34:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tu/tu7n1zpcbmomi1n8.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just in time for the Independence Day weekend, Legoland is showing off an extensive remodel of its New York miniland, dominated by a towering replica of Manhattan&rsquo;s One World Trade Center. [...] Nearly a year in the making, the redesigned New York area includes a number of new buildings, a dozen more moving automobiles and a subway system with new cars and tracks that are illuminated and feature sound effects that mimic the real thing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Legoland announcement proudly boasts these details:</p><p>"The One World Trade Center LEGO model is built with more than 250,000 LEGO bricks, and took eight Master Model Builders more than 1200 hours to build. This dynamic structure weighs more than 1,000 pounds and towers at a record breaking 26 feet, making it the tallest LEGO model in the U.S. For the first time ever, guests can use a special LEGO tower viewer giving them a skyscraper view of Miniland U.S.A. The area also features LEGO model replicas of the 9/11 Memorial&rsquo;s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees and the impressive World Trade Center Transportation Hub."</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132489224/lego-architecture-launches-new-student-acoustic-design-challenge-to-restore-a-destroyed-music-theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131272622/lego-to-ditch-oil-based-plastic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego to ditch oil-based plastic</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145511680/move-over-lego-kengo-kuma-creates-elegant-wooden-tsumiki-blocks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Move over, Lego: Kengo Kuma creates elegant, wooden Tsumiki blocks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955298/construction-on-heatherwick-s-pier55-halted-due-to-court-order Construction on Heatherwick's Pier55 halted due to court order Nicholas Korody 2016-06-30T17:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-01T03:36:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9qfs8iplz9w16sq.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An appellate court on Thursday halted construction on Pier55... Crews had just begun work on the $130 million green space... The opponents, led by the City Club of New York, filed suit in state Supreme Court in June 2015, arguing that the Hudson River Park Trust, the entity that manages and operates the park, did not go through the proper channels to launch the project and didn't adequately study the potential environmental impacts of Pier55.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2.7 acre, Thomas Heatherwick-designed park, which is funded largely by the Diller-von Furstenberg family, has been controversial for both its design and for the alleged secrecy surrounding it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apyh1yhm4t9srtf6.jpg"></p><p>"The project is significantly imperiled at this point, and we are very happy about that," &nbsp;Richard Emery, the attorney representing the plaintiff stated. "We think this is a project borne of secrecy and deception, and should not be part of the city landscape without a very different approach to getting public and government approvals."</p><p>A spokesperson for Pier55 Inc, on other hand, said, "By continuing its misguided crusade, the City Club is obstructing the will of the local community and undermining a much-needed effort to create new public parks in New York City."</p><p>The state appellate court ordered work to be halted until September, when the case will be heard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u15ydrrlpgrx7ie0.jpg"></p><p>For more on Pier55 and other Heatherwick projects, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction of Hea...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954280/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-27T12:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T12:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pylp9x0lk1h0pg51.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 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&nbsp;June 27-July 4.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7813/design-in-the-age-of-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design in the Age of Efficiency | June 2</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7813/design-in-the-age-of-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/et/etezmzqktqlzai0k.jpg"><em>Photo: Jay Gorman</em></p><p>Back in 1922, Hugh Ferriss made a series of drawings that illustrated the effects of the 1916 Zoning Code, among the most stringent in the world at the time. Form follows policy, so to speak &ndash; even if architects dream of blank slates. This is just as true today and particularly after New York passed legislation that mandates some of the highest-efficiency buildings around. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953854/3-world-trade-center-celebrates-topping-out 3 World Trade Center celebrates topping out Alexander Walter 2016-06-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8byz1r4100ktq23.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a ceremony packed with construction workers, news crews, and real estate folk, the final bucket of concrete made its way to the top of 3 World Trade Center, marking the topping out of this 1,079-foot supertall tower. The 80-story building was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and spans 2.5 million square feet. Once complete in 2018, it will be the fifth tallest tower in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s6u12q03ev2p9oug.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry A. Silverstein (right) and Port Authority of New York &amp; New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye at the topping out ceremony signing the final bucket of concrete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0maxa7rbh35jj4a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;This rendering shows what the completed 1,079-ft tower will look like.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141506795/rex-revealed-as-the-architects-redesigning-the-200m-wtc-performing-arts-complex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX Revealed as the Architects Redesigning the $200M WTC Performing Arts Complex</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952814/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-20T20:01:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T01:55:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5ntj2cwbivby8v1g.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer, lazier days of summer are here, but New York City continues to blossom with inspiring creativity.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</a> in NYC 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 June 20-27.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7015/extra-ordinary-new-practices-in-chilean-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture | Opens June 22</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/nm/nmpsr8mkps4vb4sa.jpg"><em>Elemental - Constituci&oacute;n Seaside Promenade, 2014, Constituci&oacute;n, Chile. Photo by Felipe Diaz</em></p><p>Brush up on some Chilean architecture history in this exhibition, which looks back on the evolution of modern and contemporary Chilean architecture that continues to attract global attention. Open at the Center for Architecture until September, the exhibition will...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951262/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-13T18:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T18:02:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zaim40l7f7983w7z.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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 June 13-20.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7356/museum-mile-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum Mile Festival | Opens June 14</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5p/5pxjge7x8h1fjz8y.jpg"></p><p>Ever wanted to visit some of NYC's most famous museums in one night? Join the fun in the 2016 Museum Mile Festival! Attendees get to walk the Mile on NYC's Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Street, while also visit seven of the city's notable cultural institutions &mdash;including The Met, Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of the City of New York, and of course the Guggenheim &mdash; which will be ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950307/shigematsu-led-oma-team-to-design-albright-knox-art-gallery-expansion Shigematsu-led OMA team to design Albright-Knox Art Gallery expansion Justine Testado 2016-06-08T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/suljw764djns52vh.jpg" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture...has been chosen to design the Albright-Knox Art Gallery&rsquo;s first major expansion in more than 50 years...The comparatively delicate and more budget-conscious Albright-Knox expansion project, which is expected to cost about $60 million, will unfold on a small but famous plot of public parkland and will be attempt to fuse the architectural styles of three centuries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949796/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-06T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:42:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcg7s1n8veov6wkr.jpg" width="514" height="272" 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 June 6-13.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7542/eye-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eye for Design | Opens on June 7</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pi/pizjk0s5jdlsx1xa.jpg"></p><p>For graphic design nerds, this is a wonderful opportunity to take a deep dive into a particular moment in design and advertising. The graphical identity for the Museum of Arts and Design channeled the counterculture and experimental zeitgeist of the 1960s and 70s into new techniques of making and designing, and now takes a look back at that formative time. The exhibition include...</p>