Archinect - News 2017-04-25T06:45:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004392/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:48:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/4485hqbns8pt2n0o.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>For this week, the School of Visual Arts will host a lecture with&nbsp;&ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; co-founding editor Elizabeth Glickfield and&nbsp;another talk that highlights the untold stories of the people running&nbsp;NYC's waste management systems.&nbsp;B. Alexandra Szerlip will give a&nbsp;talk about&nbsp;her new book about designer&nbsp;Norman Bel Geddes, and you can&nbsp;sign up for an&nbsp;exclusive tour of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovations&nbsp;led by&nbsp;architect Jeff Murphy. If&nbsp;you haven't seen it, it's the last week for the can't-miss &ldquo;John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9236/lecture-elizabeth-glickfield-founder-and-editor-of-dirty-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Visual Arts&nbsp;Lecture: Elizabeth Glickfield, co-founder and editor of &ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; |&nbsp;April 25</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7p/7pdrprrpi7vs599n.jpg"><em>Dirty Furniture Founding editors Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T20:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p><p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003416/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-17T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T18:33:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u9ygi9m29dehti0z.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's recommendations include the book launch&nbsp;of Justin Davidson's &ldquo;Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York&rdquo; and&nbsp;lectures from Hanif Kara and&nbsp;Weiss/Manfredi. It's also the final week for&nbsp;exhibitions on&nbsp;the Olana Summer House and &ldquo;Mastering the Metropolis&rdquo; on NYC's landmark&nbsp;Zoning Resolution of 1916.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9239/magnetic-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magnetic City | April 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/ly5m72ec4fg72bte.jpg"><em>Photo: Malinda Rathnayake/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;In light of the release of his new book&nbsp;<em>Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York,</em>&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning author&nbsp;Justin Davidson sits down with&nbsp;Michelle Young of Untapped Cities to explore New York City through the perspectives of the designers, visionaries, artists, and writers who have built and lived there.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9221/hanif-kara-on-designing-interdisciplinary-attitudes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanif Kara on "Designing...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003408/the-booth-house-philip-johnson-s-first-constructed-commission-now-up-for-sale The Booth House, Philip Johnson's first constructed commission, now up for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-17T17:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T17:38:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fhxcoqhm5ndwqku.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1946 in Bedford, New York, the 1450 sq. ft. Booth House was Philip Johnson&rsquo;s first constructed commission. In 1955, photographer Robert Damora and his wife, the architect Sirkka Damora, moved in, intending for it to serve as temporary housing until they could build a home of their own design. After falling in love with the spare design, they stayed&mdash;until now. At age 93, Sirkka Damora is unable to manage the home physically or support it financially. The Booth House has been put up for sale and Damora is on the hunt for a new owner respectful of the value of the design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slashxpd4hqng6hz.jpg"></p><p>The Booth House is similar to the Glass House in many ways. It&rsquo;s built on a wide, grass-covered podium and features a large central fireplace as well as lots of glass. Unlike the Glass House, the Booth house has private rooms as well as generous storage. The Damora family were respectful of the original design even as their family grew. So they expanded by adding a subterranean lower level. They also built a s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002360/hyperloop-one-plan-would-take-travelers-from-nyc-to-d-c-in-20-minutes Hyperloop One plan would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in 20 minutes Dana Schulz 2017-04-10T17:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T17:04:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod which gradually accelerates with electric propulsions through a low-pressure tube. Then, the pod lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and moves at airline speeds. This would connect 80 percent of the country, making a cross-country trip just about five hours long.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://hyperloop-one.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop One</a>&ndash;whose transportation concept was first proposed by Elon Musk&ndash;has revealed a plan that would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in just 20 minutes via magnetically levitating pods that move by electric propulsion and travel faster than 700 miles per hour.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002353/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-10T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T15:46:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zmkmtksp1uebsuay.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's picks include The Architectural League's latest&nbsp;Brass Tacks discussion on homelessness, a book launch for &ldquo;Elastic Architecture&rdquo; &mdash; the first scholarly book on Frederick Kiesler's architecture, and Doug Wheeler's immersive &ldquo;Synthetic Desert&rdquo; installation at the Guggenheim.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9237/housing-brass-tacks-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Brass Tacks: Homelessness |&nbsp;April 10</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yr/yrh2cwgujodsxcfq.jpg"></p><p>In the upcoming installment of its Brass Tacks discussion series, The Architectural League looks at the massive problem of homelessness in New York as a symptom of the city's housing crisis (upwards of 60,000 people sleep in the shelter system each night). The evening includes presentations by experts on the issue&mdash;Giselle Routhier, Policy Director f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001994/check-out-2222-jackson-oda-s-new-pixelated-rental-project-in-long-island-city Check out 2222 Jackson, ODA's new pixelated rental project in Long Island City Nicholas Korody 2017-04-07T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T14:09:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/ly1xyfaxqygdilf0.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York-based firm <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149988794/the-environment-we-design-designs-us-back-a-conversation-with-eran-chen-of-oda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ODA</a> has recently completed 2222 Jackson, an 11-story, 175-unit rental project in Long Island City, a mere stone&rsquo;s throw away from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>. The pixel-like, concrete-poured exterior is intended to complement the nearby museum, while simultaneously encapsulating the designers&rsquo; &ldquo;larger mission&rdquo;. That is to say, the building is designed to work &ldquo;within&rdquo;, rather than against, zoning constraints, representing the practice&rsquo;s focus on &ldquo;innovating architectural morphology in the interest of improving not only its residents&rsquo; everyday experience, but their general quality of life.&rdquo;</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/152612582" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2222 Jackson Avenue</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/oda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ODA</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8s/8siqch9lkytzx8em.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrzqbf19impno48b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/irmzspbimpkoabsx.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The building was conceived as a simple, modular grid with a sequence of 12-feet wide bays. Each studio apartment, which are 32 feet in length and which occupy the width of one bay, projects seven feet past the fa&ccedil;ade line, in the process producing mid-facade corner windows as well as terraces for the apartments above. This results in 30% more outdoor spac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001975/the-photographer-turned-unlicensed-architect The photographer turned (unlicensed) architect Nicholas Korody 2017-04-07T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T15:13:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e4yjf4pfianipemb.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A self-described &ldquo;unlicensed architect&rdquo; who splits his time between Tokyo and New York, [Hiroshi] Sugimoto has brought his monastic Modernist aesthetic to life through the firm New Material Research Laboratory, which he co-founded with the architect Tomoyuki Sakakida in 2008. &ldquo;Most of my ideas are illegal,&rdquo; says Sugimoto, who considers it Sakakida&rsquo;s job &ldquo;to make it look like it&rsquo;s legal.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qm82cymgti89icki.jpg"><br><em>A photograph by Sugimoto. Credit: Hiroshi Sugimoto</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001538/rikers-island-proposed-for-laguardia-airport-expansion Rikers Island proposed for Laguardia Airport expansion DianePham 2017-04-05T18:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T18:46:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2iytqv639qfy0pk.jpg" width="650" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Island is uniquely positioned to accommodate an expanded LaGuardia Airport that would reduce delays and could serve as many as 12 million more passengers annually.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio&nbsp;announced that the city would close Rikers Island jail complex. The news followed a report by the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform which recommended such action. The report also included a number of innovative ideas for a post-jail Rikers, including expanding LaGuardia Airport onto the island and adding a new runway and more terminal space.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001272/kwong-von-glinow-design-office-wins-new-york-affordable-housing-challenge Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Wins New York Affordable Housing Challenge Archinect 2017-04-05T09:11:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T09:26:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tco21rx6xd8xxitk.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.kwongvonglinow.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kwong Von Glinow Design Office</a> was awarded 1st Prize for their New York Affordable Housing Challenge competition entry. &nbsp;Their project responds to Mayor de Blasio&rsquo;s priority placed on creating more affordable housing in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>, by using both new sites and redeveloping existing sites. &nbsp;The housing crisis for the last two decades has generated a more and more socially disparate city, with the majority of NYC residents spending more than half of their yearly income on rent. &nbsp;Kwong Von Glinow Design Office provides a housing solution based on the modular system of a &ldquo;table top&rdquo; which aggregates and stacks to provide good density and good diversity as a prototype for affordable housing in New York City. &nbsp;The system is not only flexible to accommodate the various lot sizes of New York City, but is also adaptable to various unit combinations, providing diversity within.</p><p>The award took place at the New York Build Expo 2017 held at the Javits Center, presented by Vividly and Bee Breede...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001138/westbank-purchases-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-plans-to-move-it-to-vancouver Westbank purchases BIG's Serpentine Pavilion, plans to move it to Vancouver Nicholas Korody 2017-04-03T17:11:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T17:15:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rphz4qctnnfamovc.jpg" width="650" height="572" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Canadian luxury residential and mixed-use real estate development company Westbank has announced the purchase of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion designed by BIG</a> last year. Part of the annual Serpentine Pavilion commission, BIG&rsquo;s &ldquo;unzipped wall&rdquo; involved modular, glass fiber rectangular forms stacked into an undulating form.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j57xj18rcy6y4pp5.jpg"></p><p>According to an announcement, Westbank plans to display the BIG pavilion for periods of time in both New York and Toronto before finally installing it permanently in Vancouver. Westbank had also sponsored the pavilion when it was sited in Hyde Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b4nxxx847jktygh2.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Westbank has a well established and growing relationship Bjarke and his team at BIG,&rdquo; states Ian Gillespie, the founder of Westbank. &ldquo;Purchasing the Pavilion was a very natural extension of that partnership and we want to give Bjarke&rsquo;s creation the most interesting afterlife of any of the previous pavilions.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hb/hbmisaypzgfnwgyx.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001042/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-03T14:37:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T14:37:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/moplygpibjsox39t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's picks include two climate change-related events at the New School and Columbia GSAPP, a talk with SO&mdash;IL's Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, and a Comparative Zoning discussion panel at the Museum of the City of New York.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9108/rebuilding-or-relocation-how-to-respond-to-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuilding or Relocation: How to respond to climate change |&nbsp;April 5</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8832/cities-and-climate-action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cities and Climate Action | April 7</a><br>recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bi/bilq4d0696m25kad.jpg"><em>Homes on the New Jersey coast severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012. Photo: Mark C. Olsen.</em></p><p>While the federal government recently reversed course on the issue of climate change and decided to stick the head in the increasingly wet sand, architects and planners on the ground continue to prepare our built environment for future chall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999743/eva-jensen-to-design-2017-folly-function-installation-at-socrates-sculpture-park Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park Justine Testado 2017-03-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T07:50:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/905bl9fn594975qx.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's &ldquo;Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4&rdquo; was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park. In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2&pi;R4...</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and&nbsp;Austin+Mergold.</p><p>Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5539/eva-jensen-to-design-dancing-disc-2017-folly-function-installation-at-socrates-sculpture-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999684/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-27T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:36:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rk/rk3487dedlge3sva.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's picks include an all-woman panel for IIDA NY's Residential Forum, a recreation of John Hejduk's&nbsp;Jan Palach Memorial, a Current Works lecture by Kengo Kuma, and the Buell Dissertation Colloquium.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9173/iida-ny-residential-forum-designing-the-glass-ceiling-shattering-the-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDA NY Residential Forum - Designing the Glass Ceiling: Shattering the Status Quo | March 28</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rs/rs34nfuzsrfms2s3.jpg">Photo via IIDA NY Facebook.</p><p>The IIDA New York chapter's&nbsp;all-woman&nbsp;designer&nbsp;panel will discuss cultural diversity&nbsp;and the issues that designers of color continue to face. Panelists will also talk about overlooked&nbsp;female designers of the past and the influential roles of race, culture, and gender in the industry today.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9175/john-hejduk-works-jan-palach-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial | Opening on March 29</a>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999325/judge-once-again-stops-work-at-pier-55-over-environmental-concerns Judge once again stops work at Pier 55 over environmental concerns Dana Schulz 2017-03-24T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:14:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8k4ct67dr50w4l9.jpg" width="650" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed with the group&rsquo;s claim that the Army Corps of Engineers had not conducted a sufficient environmental review on how the 2.4-acre park would affect fish and wildlife. She ordered that work stop at the site and called for a review of alternatives for building along Hudson River Park, a maritime sanctuary.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's been nearly two years since the City Club of New York first slapped Pier 55, Barry Diller's $200 million offshore park, with a lawsuit. And despite construction starting over the summer, a judge has once again ordered work to stop at the site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999090/a-tower-that-arcs-high-above-new-york A tower that arcs high above New York Nicholas Korody 2017-03-23T12:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T15:34:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ihrqhijx0seoq8x4.jpg" width="650" height="877" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;What if our buildings were long instead of tall?&rdquo; ask oiio studio, authors of a new, speculative project titled &ldquo;The Big Bend&rdquo;. Their design, which seems to riff on Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/260627/432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">432 Park Avenue</a>&nbsp;Condominium tower, features a horseshoe shaped tower that arcs high in the air, framing Central Park. The project seems hyperbolic, but in their description the architect seem to think there&rsquo;s meat to the idea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3g3hrcu9gdkwl4j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8pfj6v8rpe8thx8.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan. It is undeniable because it is made to be seen. There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to literary stand out.</em></p><p><em>We have become familiar with building height measurements. We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property&rsquo;s height operates as a license for it to be expensive.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vh/vhpnnacn8a0eri4d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xw56rqtcjb87nfrs.jpg"></p><p><em>New York city&rsquo;s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which develope...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998049/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:30:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/wox9eifo12s5vggo.jpg" width="650" height="575" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9051/mega-architecture-an-evening-with-moshe-safdie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Mega&rdquo; Architecture: An Evening with Moshe Safdie |&nbsp;March 22</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jf/jf3jielco3hd6s1h.jpg"><em>Safdie Architects, "Jewel Changi Airport" proposal, Singapore, 2014.</em></p><p>Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting a special event with iconic architect and the industry's finest mustache, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106501/safdie-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>. The great master will reflect on the four design principles guiding his work, the evolution of architecture in the era of globalization, as well as matters of "megascale" and "megastructure" among other topics.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9106/building-the-outer-boroughs-architecture-and-urbanism-beyond-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism Beyond Manhattan |&nbsp;March 23</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j8/j8hxb0riiyhk0ge2.jpg"><em>Looking toward Downtown Brooklyn, 2...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997397/sn-hetta-releases-new-images-of-its-graduate-hotel-for-the-cornell-tech-campus-on-roosevelt-island Snøhetta releases new images of its Graduate Hotel for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-15T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T07:14:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ch/ch66dii0lfe3oxlt.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cornell Tech has unveiled new details about its planned Graduate Hotel on its new Roosevelt Island campus. Developed by AJ Capital Partners, the hotel will offer 196 rooms alongside a restaurant, rooftop bar, and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space.</p><p>The hotel, which is designed by Sn&oslash;hetta, will feature a &ldquo;comfortable residential aesthetic&rdquo; in line with its projected clientele&mdash;the families of students and visiting faculty. It will be located at the center of campus. The hotel is slated to open in 2019, while the rest of the three-phase campus masterplan isn&rsquo;t expected to finish development until the early 2040&rsquo;s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhbx57fpmv8xp9f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6p8qwp18x5lix3n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5gtbij0sf0ax53w.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996973/check-out-the-winning-entry-for-the-city-of-dreams-pavilion-competition-for-governors-island Check out the winning entry for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition for Governors Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-13T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T23:33:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4k/4ki0lf5fx3f8fwiv.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winner of the seventh annual <a href="http://newyork.figmentproject.org/the_city_of_dreams_pavilion_2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Dreams Pavilion Competition</a> has been announced: Cast &amp; Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from <a href="http://archinect.com/schlaich.bergermann.partner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schlaich Bergermann Partner</a>, Edward M. Segal from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/48373725/hofstra-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hofstra University</a>, and Max Dowd from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>). Pending government approval and fundraising, the project will be realized on Governors Island and opened to the public this summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Each year, FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York team up to host the competition, which endeavors to promote &ldquo;sustainability-oriented thinking&rdquo;. Submitting architects are required to consider such factors as material sourcing and disposal (or reuse).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j6/j6m3woejqzb6j307.jpg"></p><p></p><p>This year&rsquo;s winning submission, Cast &amp; Place &ldquo;reimagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future,&rdquo; states the press release. &ldquo;Soil dredged from the East River, the material also used in the construction o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996926/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-13T14:29:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4y/4yynfwwpdxl1lzgd.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8803/african-modernism-iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African Modernism: Iwan Baan | March 15</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/10/10i5bq5qdy6m6pkt.jpg"><em>Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi (Kenya), by Karl Henrik Nostvik, 1967-1973. Photo &copy; Iwan Baan.</em></p><p>If you just can't get enough of &ldquo;African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence&rdquo;,&nbsp;don't miss this conversation with prominent&nbsp;architectural photographer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148030/iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a>, who&nbsp;photographed some of the historic buildings&nbsp;in their current states.&nbsp;Stop&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the exhibition</a>&nbsp;at the Center for Architecture if you haven't seen it yet.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8976/guess-a-sketch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guess-a-Sketch | March 17</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v1/v1866b12gmqcd4vl.jpg"></p><p>Happen to enjoy Pictionary just as much as architecture? And no plans for the night of St. Patri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995858/aia-new-york-announces-2017-design-awards-winners AIA New York announces 2017 Design Awards winners Justine Testado 2017-03-07T17:54:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e3/e3lc0l64s6xmzwbd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, the AIA New York Design Awards recognize the exceptional work of its members, locally practicing architects, and New York-based projects. From large-scale urban interventions to temporary installations, this year's winning projects &mdash; which were granted either an Honor or Merit &mdash; were judged on design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Architecture Category - Honor:&nbsp;Steven Holl Architects for University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nkrhl8nhzzlywh6g.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Iwan Baan</em></p><p>Architecture Category - Merit: Deborah Berke Partners for Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/wous9lusrm40t4cy.jpg"><br><em>Photo courtesy 2017 AIANY Design Awards.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149987007/deborah-berke-designed-stylish-sustainable-tower-opens-in-indianapolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis</a></p><p>Interiors Category - Honor: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture for Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b10q42mitazw4co8.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; </em><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97702/in-focus-amy-barkow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amy Barkow | barkow photo</a>.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Honor: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism for Penn Palimpsest.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l66evd8nk2cacqu8.jpg"><br><em>Image &copy;&nbsp;Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</em></p><p>Projects Category - Merit: StudioKCA for NASA Orbit Pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sv/svqbkzjf6ckcxn1g.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Chuck Choi</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978427/one-to-one-46-with-david-delgado-and-daniel-goods-visual-strategists-at-nasa-s-jet-propulsion-laboratory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #46 with David Delgado and Daniel Goods, visual strategists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory</a></p><p>Urban Design Category - Merit: Studio V Architecture for Maker Park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hbr1j37q38009fy.jpg"><br><em>Image &copy; Studio V Architecture.</em></p><p>(cover) Architecture Category: Best in Competition + Honor: D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995214/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-06T14:35:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d4/d4vw97n8fk716rnl.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8822/francine-houben-people-place-purpose" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francine Houben: &ldquo;People, Place, Purpose&rdquo; | March 6</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b0/b0cvuq7sq2sgl1ah.jpg"></p><p>Here's a chance to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>'s founder&nbsp;in person at Columbia GSAPP.&nbsp;Francine&nbsp;Houben will present&nbsp;her firm's&nbsp;designs based on the fundamental elements of People, Place,&nbsp;(and) Purpose. As Mecanoo's portfolio continues to grow, Houben&nbsp;will discuss each project's particular cultural setting, place, and time,&nbsp;with responses from Columbia GSAPP's&nbsp;Jorge Otero-Pailos and Iris Weinshall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9000/urban-alternatives-a-blueprint-for-successful-resistance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Alternatives: A Blueprint for Successful Resistance | March 6</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w5/w5drdb8447oj5gz8.jpg"><em>Art by Klas Eriksson, Forza Rosa Fluff. Photo: Annika von Hausswolf. Courtesy of Checkpoint He...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994430/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-spring-17 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-28T20:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T20:55:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a7/a77o96d6kihddewj.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</em>is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Don't miss out on these upcoming Spring '17 lecture events at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/12906389/university-at-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning</a>.</p><p><strong>Mar 1<br>Jose Bruguera</strong> / Partner, Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners<br>6PM</p><p><strong>Mar 8<br>Playspace</strong><br>Joy Kuebler RLA, ASLA / Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC<br>Jen Maigret / University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, MAde Studio<br>Trevor Smith / Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of the Present Tense Susan G. Solomon / Curatorial Resources &amp; Research, architectural historian, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994499/studio-gang-uses-solar-rays-to-carve-a-tower-along-the-high-line Studio Gang uses solar rays to "carve" a tower along the High Line Nicholas Korody 2017-02-28T17:59:00-05:00 >2017-03-05T23:44:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/aw7i4ysuzx2e4ece.jpg" width="650" height="849" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> is rapidly becoming not just a popular tourist site, but a veritable avenue of major&mdash;and glitzy&mdash;architectural projects. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> has announced that they will join the roster of big-name architects with buildings lining the pedestrianized train tracks. The firm has released the first images of the Solar Carve Tower, a 166,750 square foot tower commissioned by 40-56 Tenth Ave Joint Ventures.</p><p>The Solar Carve Tower gets its name from the design strategy responsible for its angular form. In short, the edifice gets its shape from combining parameters imposed by its allowable envelope with angles derived from solar paths, as well as views of the nearby Hudson.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0z05ef8kgs7risp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36wnejysi5483yoq.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;In addition to producing a faceted, gem-like facade, this integrated response allows the building to benefit the important public green space of the High Line&mdash;privileging light, fresh air, and river views to the public park&mdash;while also becoming a new iconic silhouette on the New York skyline,&rdquo; the studio writes in a pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994097/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-27T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-03-05T12:55:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p6/p6dabhvatepgfkm9.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8792/first-friday-dattner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Friday: Dattner Architects | March 3</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymwoyq509g8qb4hg.jpg"><em>Dattner Architects in association with WXY architecture + urban design, Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 &amp; Salt Shed, New York, NY, 2015. Photography by Albert Vecerka/Esto, image via archleague.org.</em></p><p>Ever dreamed about peeking behind the curtains at award-winning firm Dattner Architects, enjoy a studio tour, learn about ongoing projects, and&mdash;finally&mdash;kick back for some Friday drinks and conversations? The next installment of The Architectural League's First Friday series makes all this happen. Make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9034/stand-by-your-monster-and-some-queer-methods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stand by Your Monster and Some Queer Methods | March 4</a>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993624/how-new-york-city-s-luxury-housing-tax-could-finance-affordable-units How New York City's luxury housing tax could finance affordable units Alexander Walter 2017-02-23T19:44:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T19:46:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dd/dddho5o1gf223lzx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While President Trump talks repeatedly about fixing America&rsquo;s inner cities, it&rsquo;s a good bet that in the coming years, New York and other large metropolitan areas will need to be more self-reliant in solving pressing problems, especially low-income housing. [...] Fortunately, there&rsquo;s an already tested alternative: an annual luxury housing tax, levied on new high-end condos and rentals, which would feed a self-sustaining fund dedicated to develop truly affordable units.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993608/driverless-future-a-challenge-to-shape-the-impact-of-autonomous-transportation DRIVERLESS FUTURE: A challenge to shape the impact of autonomous transportation Sponsor 2017-02-23T17:33:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T18:31:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84nwojibg0zdi53w.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/92/92k1x98i5jmudf7w.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The Driverless Future challenge seeks proposals that actively shape NYC&rsquo;s response to driverless technology - will offer resources to help finalists transform their proposals into real companies and products.</em></p><p>Blank Space is proud to announce the&nbsp;<strong>Driverless Future</strong>&nbsp;challenge, a global competition to shape the impact of autonomous transportation in NYC, with a prize purse worth over $60,000 for the 4 top teams. The focus of the challenge is not on the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to mass transit, accessibility, shipping, logistics, software, services, and new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. The primary goal is to create a launchpad for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, engineers, architects and futurists to enact real change in New York City.</p><p><strong>Blank Space</strong>&nbsp;is proud to partner with the&nbsp;<strong>NYC Mayor&rsquo;s Office</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>New Lab</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Fast Company</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>AIA New York</strong>&nbsp;to host the challenge and support winning entries b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991467/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-13T13:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T13:36:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqrgdkq5ifjh7spu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8934/cabaret-series-ha-ha-ha-the-funny-the-witty-and-the-grotesque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabaret Series: ha ha ha (The Funny, the Witty, and the Grotesque) | February 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title='Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015' href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg"></a><em>Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015</em></p><p>"Seldom the focus in dominant discourses of art, design, and architecture, there is a recurring interest in the explorations of irony, satire, and the grotesque as a means of critique of the status quo," reads the preface of this latest Storefront event, presented in conjunction with the ongoing Freeman &amp; Lowe installation, Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room, in search for the intersections between humor, art, and architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of Independence - African Modernism | Opening on February 16</a>, recommended ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991448/we-were-strangers-once-too-the-2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbc8a2p8d732rda7.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e8/e862ipcgpp51k0wf.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5455/2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-we-were-strangers-once-too-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p>