Archinect - News 2016-07-27T15:23:00-04:00 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 >2016-07-27T12:59:23-04:00 <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 >2016-07-25T18:13:03-04:00 <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 >2016-07-17T13:57:25-04:00 <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, an...</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 >2016-07-14T22:16:52-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948891/get-some-midweek-inspiration-with-our-top-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Get some midweek inspiration with our top picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-01T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:33:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6lrsawylu1shdio.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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 1-6.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7665/mos-architects-with-amale-andraos-architectural-explorations-in-books-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS Architects with Amale Andraos | Architectural Explorations in Books Series | June</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7665/mos-architects-with-amale-andraos-architectural-explorations-in-books-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/57/57jfc4m6gqxahelk.jpg"></p><p>If you don't know the work of MOS already, read up: they've been exhibited at the Chicago Biennial and the Venice Biennale, have a delightfully quirky visual style, and self-describe as "weirdos". Partners Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith will present their latest set of projects, as featured in their aptly titled new book,&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948868/norman-foster-s-first-brooklyn-project-revealed-a-7-7-acre-red-hook-office-development Norman Foster’s First Brooklyn Project Revealed, A 7.7-Acre Red Hook Office Development Dana Schulz 2016-06-01T17:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T16:18:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ibu68j4mq2k3pd7j.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster is a surprising choice for the project, as his commissions are typically flashy and in high-profile areas like midtown or the Financial District. But the sole rendering shows his signature mix of contemporary panache (glassy construction with a cantilevering portion) and contextual thoughtfulness (low-scale, boxy structures in keeping with the industrial area).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thor Equities has announced that starchitect Norman Foster will design their 7.7-acre waterfront office complex in Red Hook. The project, which will be Foster's first in Brooklyn, will feature more than 600,000 square feet of creative office space spread across two low-scale buildings, as well as 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn Nicholas Korody 2016-05-31T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32lyp640s82xrkyr.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The original plan [for a new park in Brooklyn] would tear down the graveyard of rusting oil refineries that sit on the site, which stretches from Greenpoint to Williamsburg along the East River, and return the reedy riverbank to something closer to nature. The new idea, called Maker Park, would keep the refineries and turn them into a sort of industrial theme park &mdash; &ldquo;a beautiful and otherworldly industrial topography,&rdquo; according to the website of its advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The plot of land in question is along the Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn.</p><p>The times keep a-changin' in Brooklyn.&nbsp;In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941395/lpc-approves-brooklyn-s-first-1-000-foot-tower-new-renderings-and-details" target="_blank">LPC Approves Brooklyn&rsquo;s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141822131/explore-the-history-of-brooklyn-in-one-block" target="_blank">Explore the history of Brooklyn in "One Block"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140807613/first-rendering-revealed-for-brooklyn-s-first-skyscraper" target="_blank">First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T01:21:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26pmrtkr6a4xo45.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Garden Bridge is a land grab,&rdquo; says Michael Ball of Thames Central Open Spaces. &ldquo;That is, a major piece of public space and amenity &ndash; the South Bank, the River Thames, and the views across central London &ndash; would be sequestered for private interests, albeit cloaked in some appearance of charity and beneficence. When I saw Pier 55 I realised it was an even more blatant example of the same idea.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this piece design critic par excellence <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> analyzes two similar <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> designed-projects, London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a> and New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, in the hopes of discovering why one seems to be resonating with the public while the other has inspired <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric contests to replace it</a>. Murky funding issues, misleading renderings, <em>Absolutely Fabulous</em> tie-ins: it's all here.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft10qc8yc4kz85m5.jpg"></p><p>For more on the saga of the Garden Bridge:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city." Alexander Walter 2016-05-25T20:18:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:06:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cccc856ad05c91c45f2afc1ee0b379d9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m not so critical about New York, because they have this very firm grid-pattern. Even the newer buildings are lined up on good streets. If you stand in front of the Empire State Building, you can&rsquo;t really guess how tall it is, because it meets the street in a friendly way. [...] It&rsquo;s not so important how high the building is, or how much it looks like a perfume bottle, it&rsquo;s more important how it interacts with the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135033470/jan-gehl-s-perspective-on-making-a-good-urban-habitat-for-homo-sapiens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl's perspective on making "a good urban habitat for homo sapiens"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580917/is-jan-gehl-winning-his-battle-to-make-our-cities-liveable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149814167/how-to-design-that-elusive-perfect-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to design that elusive "Perfect Town"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946954/check-out-this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Check out this week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Alexander Walter 2016-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:30:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5p79f04jxj9ls1n.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7597/creative-collaboration-big-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Collaboration | Big Art | May 24</a>, </strong><strong>recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bf/bfvk6ym007trgttb.jpg"></p><p><em>The South Cove in Battery Park is a joint design by environmental artist Mary Miss (one of the event's featured speakers), architect Stanton Eckstut, and landscape artist Susan Child.</em></p><p>The notion of the architect as a master collaborator is starting to finally overtake its casting as the lone genius, slaving away in solitude on their creative creation. One of the architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946167/architect-richard-meier-changes-his-palette-for-new-tower Architect Richard Meier Changes His Palette for New Tower Richard Meier & Partners 2016-05-19T11:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T15:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou1j1pzktle2miu0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But an old friend, and a special commission, have gotten the architect to change his stripes. Mr. Meier has designed a black building. At East 39th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan, developer Sheldon Solow will be unveiling a 42-story, 556-unit residential building. It will be Mr. Meier&rsquo;s tallest in the city and his first since his trio of apartment towers on West Street were completed in 2004.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h6gusx0d56zwnvoo.jpg"><br><em>A rendering of the Richard Meier-designed building.&nbsp;PHOTO:&nbsp;VIZE/RICHARD MEIER &amp; PARTNERS ARCHITECTS</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945640/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-16T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T20:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2q4mzel70kwcv0f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7588/salon-series-black-sexuality-and-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: (Black) Sexuality and Space | May 17</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pd/pdhza8on9jxaalsn.jpg"></p><p>Take a front seat to an intimate, informal conversation around blackness, sexuality and gender as they relate to architecture. Part of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>'s salon series, this event puts architect Mario Gooden and architecture educators Mabel Wilson and Meredith TenHoor in discussion, questioning how race and gender might be addressed through architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7516/we-built-this-city-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We Built This C...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945551/new-york-s-micro-apartments-seen-through-the-psychological-lens New York's micro-apartments seen through the psychological lens Alexander Walter 2016-05-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2djp9dz6o4sq2fqc.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few weeks, the residents of New York&rsquo;s first micro-apartment building can move in to their new homes. And when they say micro, they mean it [...]. Spending extended amounts of time in a crowded space can be stressful; if the unit holds multiple people, the occupants &ndash; especially kids &ndash; can suffer as a result of the lack of privacy. And creative space-saving layouts, she explained, can become a source of mental fatigue.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138505979/long-island-city-micro-units-will-have-three-bedrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City &lsquo;Micro&rsquo; Units Will Have Three Bedrooms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132504519/500-square-feet-and-falling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">500 Square Feet and Falling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944705/lissoni-architettura-conceptualizes-a-submerged-aquarium-in-the-east-river Lissoni Architettura Conceptualizes a Submerged Aquarium in the East River Dana Schulz 2016-05-11T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phm0i8kk8vzkegif.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lower level would contain the actual aquarium, while the higher level would be a floating green island. At night, the island would slide to cover the island and turn into a planetarium, its movement resembling that of a shell. A sloping beachfront would cover the parking area, and a public park would connect the mainland with the new basin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Milan-based firm Lissoni Architettura created the winning entry for Arch Out Loud's ideas competition for a NYC aquarium and public waterfront. They propose a submerged aquarium called NYCAquatrium&nbsp;that will be located in a new basin along the Long Island City waterfront.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944300/designjunction-dwell-on-design-announce-line-up-for-nycxdesign-2016 designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016 Sponsor 2016-05-10T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T18:49:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0ln58e6b1k51nkgz.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction + Dwell on Design NYC</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>For the first time this May 13-15, the UK&rsquo;s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America&rsquo;s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city&rsquo;s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.</p><p>The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator <strong>Bob Gill</strong>; <strong>Caroline Baumann</strong>, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; artist <strong>Tom Sachs</strong>; architects <strong>Matthias Hollwich</strong> of HWKN and <strong>Dong-Ping Wong</strong> and <strong>Oana Stanescu</strong> of Family; <strong>Dorothy Cosonas</strong>, creative director of KnollTextiles; and design entrepreneurs <strong>Sandy Chilewich</strong>, <strong>Stephanie Goto</strong>, <strong>David Weeks</strong>, and <strong>Gregory Buntain</strong> of Fort Standard.</p><p>designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ...</p>