Archinect - News 2014-11-25T23:07:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114497601/josef-albers-s-manhattan-mural-could-return-to-new-york Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York Alexander Walter 2014-11-25T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T13:30:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d91668acab62691da96cd8741bbd0ecb.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Josef Albers&rsquo;s Manhattan, a mural that enlivened the lobby of New York&rsquo;s Met Life (previously the Pan Am) Building from 1963 until its controversial removal in 2000, could make a triumphant return to the city. Possible sites include the World Trade Center Transit Hub, The Art Newspaper understands. Finding a suitable home for the work is not the only obstacle: the original mural is in a landfill site in Ohio.</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/114492777/paul-katz-president-of-kpf-dies-at-57 Paul Katz, President of KPF, dies at 57 Archinect 2014-11-25T11:52:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T11:53:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l2/l2931kf9o7q4icdn.jpg" width="514" height="530" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bridging the aspirations of developers and the firm&rsquo;s architects, Mr. Katz negotiated into existence some of the tallest mixed-use buildings in the world, among them the Shanghai World Financial Center and the International Commerce Centre in HK. His other projects for KPF included Roppongi Hills, a huge complex in Tokyo encompassing an office tower, apartments, shops and restaurants, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a television studio, parks and an outdoor amphitheater.</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/114195194/reading-room-a-catalog-of-new-york-city-s-branch-libraries Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T15:08:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e88d088e4a9b09d2521a1f59e464d93d.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City&rsquo;s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4&times;5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.</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/114114079/whitney-announces-opening-date-of-its-new-home-in-chelsea Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:46:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/852dec54324014ba3107df965ca9b381.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that it will open its new home in Chelsea on 1 May 2015. With double the exhibition space of its "old" Marcel Breuer-designed building, the museum will be able to show far more of its collection of Modern and contemporary American art in its Renzo Piano-designed new space in the Meatpacking District. [...] Weinberg told us that Piano saved the institution from making one decision that it would have lived to regret.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11627/whitney-museum-of-american-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113973577/red-bull-s-inaba-designed-office-is-the-antithesis-of-trendy-workspaces Red Bull's INABA-designed office is the "antithesis" of trendy workspaces Justine Testado 2014-11-18T19:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T13:42:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14z3frrna9e26req.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it comes to a high-energy drink giant like Red Bull, most would probably expect their corporate offices to reflect the sporty, frat bro-friendly culture that the brand overwhelmingly attracts. Not a single hint of that can be seen in the company's newly designed office in New York by Brooklyn-based architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/paddue86ipd16k51.jpg"></p><p>In fact, Red Bull's New York office looks generic and insignia-free -- which is not common for large companies. INABA states that the design doesn't integrate the latest theories of workplace productivity nor is it driven by narrative or graphic imagery. It ignores workspace interior trends like grand-scale gestures, playful recreational lounges, or urban-chic office decor. On the other hand, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">no-brand minimal aesthetic</a> is a growing trend itself as well.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzn4krxmqkbt9gc7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yinastae02xmvmc4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up63mzq57r15f8zf.jpg"></p><p>The office's "timeless" and brandless design questions the standard that corporate offices must be a spatial representation of the company and the brand qualities of which it established itself. "Red Bull&rsquo;s New Yor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113962327/planning-the-unplanned Planning the Unplanned Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T14:41:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rb8mmeed2hk873p9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel Campo, an urban planner and professor of planning at Morgan State University, is particularly interested in those recreational spaces that aren&rsquo;t planned or designed, but are appropriated by residents for their own purposes. [...] Dylan Gauthier, a public artist, educator, and writer based in North Brooklyn, walked around these parks with Campo to discuss the benefits of unplanned spaces for recreation [...].</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/113574593/moma-ps1-yap-2015-finalists-are-announced MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 finalists are announced Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxkfiisunirp6e7g.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five finalists have been selected for the MoMA PS1 2015 Young Architects Program. The popular yearly program shines the spotlight on emerging architects and invites them to develop an innovative, temporary outdoor urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York for summer 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><ul><li><a href="http://andresjaque.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation</a>, Madrid/New York</li><li><a href="http://brillhartarchitecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brillhart architecture</a>, Miami</li><li><a href="http://www.erinbesler.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Besler</a>, Los Angeles</li><li><a href="http://bittertang.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bittertang Farm</a>, New York</li><li><a href="http://benjamin-dillenburger.com/#1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Benjamin Dillenburger</a>, Toront</li></ul><p>Finalists will now begin to work on their proposals. Their designs must provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability. Only one project will be the winner.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/moma_ps1_announces_yap_2015_finalists/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p><p>Related:<br><a title="YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a><br><a title="Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program</a><br><a title="The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95112373/the-living-and-surfacedesign-inc-give-first-lecture-in-2014-s-emerging-voices-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series</a><br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113433150/get-lectured-pratt-institute-fall-14 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-11-11T17:59:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T22:43:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9laae15y9ivlrsfw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are current + upcoming events only. Note each lecture's time and location.<br>BK = Brooklyn campus; M = Manhattan campus</p><p><em>Nov. 12</em><br>6 p.m. (BK)<br>Mitchell J. Silver / New York Commissioner of Parks and Recreation<br>"Planning for Parks: What's Next?"<br>at Memorial Hall Auditorium<br>RSVP <a href="http://www.pratt.edu/events/public-programs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Nov. 13</em><br>6 p.m. (BK)<br>Liam Young / Professor - Princeton University; Founder - Tomorrows Thoughts Today &amp; Unknown Fields Division<br>at Higgins Hall Auditorium</p><p><em>Nov. 18</em><br>6:30 p.m. (M)<br>Facilities Management Today:...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113354403/new-map-tool-reveals-nyc-s-vacant-lots-zoned-for-revitalization New map tool reveals NYC's vacant lots zoned for revitalization Diane Pham 2014-11-11T11:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T11:46:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbfppfc6r9rdlib0.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developed with the help of a team of volunteer researchers, urban planners and designers, this new online tool allows anyone to view the staggering amount of publicly-owned lots that once had an urban renewal plan in the pipeline but were scrapped due to bureaucracy. By mapping out all of the vacant spaces across the city, 596 hopes that we as a community can take a top-down approach to turning these urban blights into public gardens, play lots, and spaces where people can &ldquo;co-create.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>From 1949-1974 NYC took on an urban renewal project that resulted in the bulldozing of "slums" across Manhattan. The vast majority of the proposals planned for the land floundered and today nearly 15,000 lots across the city lay vacant. 596 Acres, a grassroots land access nonprofit, had developed a map tool called Urban Reviewer that pinpoints all of these spots&mdash;most owned by the public&mdash;already zoned for action.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113348899/bed-stuy-in-memoriam Bed-Stuy In Memoriam Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T15:48:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b1e096241456c75abb63197650c9a26.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neighborhoods of contemporary New York are primarily defined by the choices and actions of the people who call them home. They are collages fashioned from layer upon layer of small accretions that we plaster and paint onto our environments. Sometimes, this paint is literal [...] rich diversity of murals in memoriam found throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn &mdash; public artworks that reflect a particular history of violence, racial prejudice, and, in some cases, the mixture of the two.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105939752/bed-stuy-prices-soar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bed-Stuy Prices Soar</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113343918/here-s-what-the-manhattan-skyline-will-look-like-in-2018 Here's What The Manhattan Skyline Will Look Like In 2018 Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:09:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uj2po53134xtuex.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Realty made the rendering above, which they say gives us an idea of what the city will look like in 2018 based on projections for buildings currently being planned or already in construction: "New York City skyline circa 2018 2,500 feet above Central Park. Image features upcoming supertall skyscrapers such as One Vanderbilt, 53W53, 432 Park Avenue, 225 West 57th, and 111 West 57th Street are completed."</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/113337473/a-sort-of-grand-central-for-downtown A sort of Grand Central for downtown Nam Henderson 2014-11-10T12:47:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T12:47:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eu/euygcyaowpbybk2n.jpg" width="514" height="824" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of delays and soaring budgets, the Fulton Center transit hub opened its doors at 5 a.m. this morning. Envisioned after the September 11th attacks as a way to help revitalize downtown, the complex makes it easier to connect between nine subway lines: the A, C, J, Z, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Eventually, riders will also be able to connect to the E and 1 trains, as well as the PATH.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Joe DeLessio provides a peak into the just opened&nbsp;Fulton Center Transit Hub.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113335061/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-at-pinkcomma-gallery Architecture and the Unspeakable at Pinkcomma Gallery johnszot 2014-11-10T11:41:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:08:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk0bqn214ogtgsxm.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Join us at Pinkcomma Gallery on Thursday, November 13, at 6pm for the opening of&nbsp;<em>Architecture and the Unspeakable</em>&nbsp;- a collection of videos, drawings, and models related to the Architecture and the Unspeakable project by John Szot Studio. Details:</p><p>pinkcomma gallery<br>46 Waltham Street,&nbsp;Courtyard One<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02118</p><p>directions here:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pinkcomma+Gallery/@42.342131,-71.069452,841m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e37a6c4c09c6c3:0xaf023d23183444d0?hl=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pinkcomma+Gallery/@42.342131,-71.069452,841m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e37a6c4c09c6c3:0xaf023d23183444d0?hl=en</a></p><p>The show will be on display at the gallery from November 13 to mid December.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112872633/developer-wants-to-re-use-and-trademark-the-5pointz-name-for-their-new-residential-towers Developer wants to re-use and trademark the 5Pointz name for their new residential towers Diane Pham 2014-11-04T12:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-17T02:37:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bvc8kukz4jxl435g.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The whitewashing and subsequent demolition of Long Island City graffiti mecca 5Pointz was painful enough for the arts community, but now G&amp;M Realty, the developer responsible for the loss, wants to trademark the 5Pointz name and use it for their new residential towers at the site. And artists are not happy, saying the developer is trying to bank off their name.</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/112802717/geology-and-the-art-of-new-york-city-subway-construction Geology and the Art of New York City Subway Construction Alexander Walter 2014-11-03T13:27:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T17:40:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e2e88c2d34fe6ab0bbd8e8b6a6c7e9.jpg" width="514" height="122" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Second Avenue Subway is the stuff of legend in New York City, the locomotive who cried wolf. Plagued by funding shortages, the project has been stop-and-go since the 1920s. Now construction is back to go; in late September, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) [...] requested $1.5 billion [...]. Michael Horodniceanu, head of construction for the MTA, has stated that the long-awaited line may be ready by 2029. In the meantime, the MTA is learning about, and acting on, geology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104400610/nyc-can-t-afford-to-build-the-second-avenue-subway-and-it-can-t-afford-not-to" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Can't Afford to Build the Second Avenue Subway, and It Can't Afford Not To</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112574898/the-rise-and-fall-of-manhattan-s-density The Rise and Fall of Manhattan’s Density Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:23:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7342a24b9c9187914706f5d3d3a9ad2.jpg" width="514" height="913" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1910, Manhattan reached a peak population of 2.2 million, from which it has never since rebounded, even after modest growth in the past three decades. Angel&rsquo;s research found that today, Manhattan&rsquo;s population density is down a surprising 40% from 1910.</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/112028878/actionable-cartographies Actionable Cartographies Alexander Walter 2014-10-24T13:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acd86f32e79b711f3d0dc67750a31201.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Matt Knutzen performs a different kind of public service than Bruce Barrett of the School Construction Authority or Jeffrey Roth of the Fire Department of New York, two recent installments in our Profiles in Public Service series. He works at the New York Public Library, overseeing NYPL&rsquo;s incomparable collection of maps, and looking for ways to turn items from the library&rsquo;s vast catalogue into &ldquo;actionable spatial data.&rdquo;</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/111944486/urban-planners-propose-moving-madison-square-garden-to-nearby-post-office Urban Planners Propose Moving Madison Square Garden to Nearby Post Office dschulz18 2014-10-23T12:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:07:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtrgcebu8o6kt1dh.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there&rsquo;s one thing that all New Yorkers can agree on it&rsquo;s that Penn Station is pretty awful. And if we&rsquo;re ever going to get a new home for NJ Transit, Amtrak, and the LIRR, Madison Square Garden will have to move (just don&rsquo;t tell any die-hard Rangers fans that).</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Alliance for a New Penn Station is proposing in a new report that the world-famous venue Madison Square Garden be relocated to the nearby Morgan Post Office and Annex, which occupies&nbsp;the block bound by&nbsp;9th and 10th avenues and 28th and 30th streets. They say the mail sorting facility site is large enough to accommodate a new state-of-the-art arena and it's just a quick walk to Penn Station.</p><p>Penn Station was designed&nbsp;for 200,000 passengers a day and now sees 600,000, making a redesign necessary.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111434542/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-4-oct-25-31 Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 4 (Oct. 25-31) Justine Testado 2014-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T20:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcfq3a5nd5jsdvuc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archtober.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober</a>&ndash;New York City's Architecture and Design Month&ndash;is back for another year. The anticipated month-long festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 continues to grow with a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate the value of architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>For the fourth year, Archinect &amp; <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.</p><p>From the lengthy Archtober event calendar, we have our final list of highlights to take note of for Oct. 25-31:</p><ul><li><a href="http://newyork.architectureforhumanity.org/updates/4318" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Day of Impact: Giving back through Architecture &amp; Design | Oct. 25</strong></a><br>Architecture for Humanity NY will host its first Day of Impact. This event will engage through short-term projects in NYC's boroughs. AFHny will extend resources and work with like-minded organizations to aid in areas of need and offer sustainable design solutions.</li><li><a href="http://www.archtober.org/participant/louis-kahn-contemporary-talk-and-tour-of-fdr-four-freedoms-park/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Louis Kahn Contemporary: Talk and Tour of FDR Four Freedoms Park | Oct. 26</strong></a><br>William Whitaker, Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collec...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/111338781/study-finds-ny-rats-have-alarming-diseases Study Finds NY Rats Have Alarming Diseases Nicholas Korody 2014-10-15T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T14:32:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o65q12vrnum1aniw.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, a team of pathogen hunters at Columbia University...conducted a survey of the viruses and bacteria in Manhattan&rsquo;s rats, the first attempt to use DNA to catalog pathogens in any animal species in New York City [...] Although the scientists examined just 133 rats, they found plenty of pathogens. Some caused food-borne illnesses. Others, like Seoul hantavirus, had never before been found in New York. Others were altogether new to science.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York's notorious rat problem is just one of the many complex human-animal interactions that can lead to disease outbreaks. Ebola, which has decimated West Africa and is now <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/15/health/texas-ebola-outbreak/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">appearing in the US</a>, likely spread to humans from <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-emerged-jungle-photos/story?id=24740453" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contact with infected primates</a>. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avian flu</a> (H5N1) spreads from contact with contaminated birds, with the most deadly strains for humans likely coming from exposure to infected domesticated birds. Similarly, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_influenza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">swine flu</a> comes from contact with pigs. And the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bubonic plague</a>, famously thought to have come from rats, is now thought to have spread from fleas carried by said rats.</p><p>All this shows that human habitations are actually within a complex mesh of interactions with other non-human agents, many of which pose grave or even fatal health risks. As&nbsp;Dr. Lipkin, director of the rat study, told the NY Times:&nbsp;&ldquo;I think people are going to have to start paying attention to this.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111199719/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-fall-14 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-13T20:42:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:13:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84fv7nya8zgfe9w2.jpg" width="514" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>, where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features the Fall '14 Public Programs from the University at Buffalo - School of Architecture and Planning.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All events are held at 6 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall (UB South Campus), unless otherwise noted. Below are upcoming events only.</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 15</em><br>Joyce Hwang / Ants of the Prairie &amp; University at Buffalo</p><p><em>Oct. 22</em><br>Camilo Restrepo / AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura, Medell&iacute;n</p><p><em>Oct. 24</em><br>Exhibition Opening and Talk<br>&ldquo;Hacking Geodemography: Domestic / Data Occupations&rdquo;<br>McLain Clutter &amp; Matt Kenyon / Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning &amp; Stamps Schoo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110720209/building-hope-and-nurturing-into-housing Building Hope and Nurturing Into Housing b3tadine[sutures] 2014-10-07T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/245etbfuna3ghnhf.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top five floors abruptly cantilever. Some neighbors say it looks like a prison. An &ldquo;arty fortress,&rdquo; was New York Magazine&rsquo;s phrase. I like the building&rsquo;s exterior. Most people I&rsquo;ve quizzed on the street during a half-dozen visits to the area turn out to like it, too.</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/110353420/don-t-forget-to-register-for-dwell-on-design-ny-oct-9-11 Don't forget to register for Dwell on Design NY, Oct. 9-11! Sponsor 2014-10-06T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-06T14:13:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htcsd44w0fpg2xsa.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell&nbsp;Media</a>.</em></p><p><a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell</a> has big plans for its first time in the Big Apple on October 9-11. Unlike your standard design trade show, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_content=91714&amp;utm_campaign=dodny2014?&amp;utm_medium=sponsored" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design NY</a> is your chance to engage with some of today's most influential architects, commercial designers, scholars, and 5,000 of your fellow design-savvy attendees. If you'll be in New York that weekend and haven't registered yet, <a href="http://www.xpressreg.net/register/dodn104/start.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">get your tickets</a> now!</p><p>The Dwell on Design event&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schedule</a> features a multitude of design installations and onstage discussions from which both local New Yorkers and the international architecture and design community can benefit. For starters, architect Daniel Libeskind will give his Thursday night keynote address, where he will share his history and discuss works like the master plan for the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York and the Jewish museums in Berlin, Copenhagen, and San Francisco.</p><p>Panels highlight not only the never-ending discussion on the future of design but also relevant pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110559585/ny-footbridge-bounces-too-much-must-be-closed NY Footbridge Bounces Too Much, Must be Closed Nicholas Korody 2014-10-05T12:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T18:51:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7banehs84g7s2um.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A wooden catwalk based on a trail bridge, the 450-foot-long structure, which begins north of the Brooklyn promenade in Squibb Park, bounced gently as it was walked upon, delighting residents and park visitors alike. But over time, the subtle bounce &mdash; part of the design &mdash; became more pronounced, then worrisome... On Friday ... park officials said that Squibb Park Bridge, which cost $5 million, would remain closed until spring as engineers continued to study its movements.</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/110334101/report-highlights-vulnerability-of-amtrak-s-nyc-tunnels Report highlights vulnerability of Amtrak’s NYC tunnels Alexander Walter 2014-10-02T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:02:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c1cbfd5bff06b60b85958fa3bc6eebb.jpg" width="300" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which will require taking individual tunnel tubes out of service for extended periods.</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/110277095/happy-archtober-2014-stay-updated-with-archinect-s-weekly-must-do-picks Happy Archtober 2014! Stay updated with Archinect's weekly Must-Do Picks Justine Testado 2014-10-01T20:17:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T19:33:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5bi5amgrdpwdhjw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today marks the start of <a href="http://archtober.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archtober 2014</a>, New York City's annual Architecture and Design Month. The citywide festival from Oct. 1-31, 2014 will feature a variety of engaging exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities for all ages to celebrate architecture and design in everyday life.</p><p>Archinect and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are excited to be Archtober's digital media sponsors once again. Over the next few Fridays, we'll feature event highlights in Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014.&nbsp;So check back regularly!</p><p>In case you missed it: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109817240/archinect-s-must-do-picks-for-archtober-2014-week-1-oct-1-8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014 - Week 1 (Oct. 1-8)</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again Guggenheim plans New York expansion… again Archinect 2014-10-01T19:33:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:36:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfc44ed018e0b7671e633db1badfcf5e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Guggenheim plans to research &ldquo;productive and hospitable office space designs&rdquo;, staff will be glad to hear, and it is also considering whether to hold a competition to find an architect. The expansion plan comes just over 60 years after the Guggenheim commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design its original space and more than a decade after it abandoned a scheme for a second, Frank Gehry-designed museum downtown.</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/110203203/isay-weinfeld-to-build-first-nyc-based-project-jardim Isay Weinfeld to build first NYC-based project, Jardim Justine Testado 2014-09-30T21:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:22:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bm4752bfqpanw36o.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to design his first NYC-based building, a 36-unit luxury condominium project called Jardim. Set to be built on 527 West 27th Street in West Chelsea, Jardim will be surrounded by other recent starchitect-designed projects like the High Line and the developing Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condo building at 520 West 28th Street.</p><p>Here are some real-estate-friendly tidbits we know about Jardim so far:</p><ul><li>Commissioned by New York-based Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group, Isay Weinfeld will be responsible for the architecture and interiors of Jardim</li><li>The project will be located at 527 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, in Chelsea just west of the High Line.&nbsp;</li><li>The building features 36 condominium residences ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Sales for the units are scheduled to launch in early 2015.</li><li>It will be a block-through development comprised of two 11-story buildings.</li><li>Many residences will have private outdoor...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/110183096/in-light-of-5-pointz-demolition-defaced-fights-to-protect-nyc-s-artistic-roots In light of 5 POINTZ demolition, DEFACED fights to protect NYC's artistic roots Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:23:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wvwht5fcs6bs0fn.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon the recent controversial demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"5 POINTZ" graffiti mecca</a> in Long Island City, NY, a group of architects consisting of <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda </a>and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. In the proposal, DEFACED is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of cultural landmarks, districts, and neighborhoods worldwide.</p><p>Using 5 Pointz as a starting point, DEFACED asserts not only the timeless value of open artistic expression but also the need to build communities where all inhabitants can benefit and thrive. The proposal calls attention to NYC's gentrifying cityscape over the last decade, ongoing socio-political concerns, and last but not least, that a structure like 5 Pointz &mdash; although considered an eyesore to some &mdash; was truly a luxury of its own kind.</p><p>Below is the project in fuller detail, provided by the architects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vutnsb7wudpx8nvn.jpg"></p><p>"INTRODUCTION: You see, it goes like this; New York City was affordable when it was ugly and unpleasant; when di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110105158/how-majora-carter-plans-to-transform-a-building-of-injustice-in-new-york How Majora Carter Plans to Transform a Building of Injustice in New York Archinect 2014-09-29T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:20:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/6583b5af5525ac0d48811152abce6359.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spofford Juvenile Center was a particularly painful landmark in the Hunts Point community in the Bronx when it was built in 1957... [Majora Carter] envisions the Spofford site combining mixed-income housing, open space and economic development that would appeal to the neighborhood&rsquo;s existing demographics. Carter is a supporter of affordable housing, but thinks that if it&rsquo;s built in isolation, you still haven&rsquo;t solved the problems of employment and a lack of amenities.</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>