Archinect - News 2014-09-22T14:21:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109102383/winners-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-ticket-giveaway Winners of the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft ticket giveaway Justine Testado 2014-09-16T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:59:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3s/3s2qx13a3wua490y.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce the two lucky winners who will get to attend the Architectural League of New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a>, happening at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday!</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Brian P.</strong>, NYC</li><li><strong>George D.</strong>, NYC</li></ul><p>Congrats to you both! Hope you (and your guests) have a splendid evening at the ball. Last but not least, thanks to everyone that participated in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the giveaway</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20 Win tickets to ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York on September 20 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93uqykcwg3nmzzh3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a> on September 20 is coming up! Tickets to the festive event are currently <a href="https://archleague.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FA000000CUXBfMAP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a>, but guess what: Archinect is giving away<strong> two pairs of tickets</strong> to<strong> two</strong> lucky readers! (two tickets for each winner)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> In the comment section below, give at least one example of a building or architectural detail that exemplifies the art of "craft". <strong>Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 15.</strong></p><p>Read on for more details...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed5txq1u8qz7it2v.jpg"></p><p>Taking place this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, the ball's 2014 theme "Craft" celebrates the value of artisanship and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. Nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the interior design of Weylin B. Seymour's, which is an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcgpjsu3hzsjo43i.jpg"></p><p>For the next two w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien The Arch League announces 2014 Beaux Arts Ball: Craft, co-chaired by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Justine Testado 2014-09-04T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:50:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cul8cigfwd49yes2.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The time has come for <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>'s annual Beaux Arts Ball, taking place at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 20. The 2014 theme, "Craft", celebrates the value of artisanship in architecture and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. This year's co-chairs include <a href="http://www.twbta.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>.</p><p>Drawing inspiration from the recent interior renovations of Weylin B. Seymour's &mdash; an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank &mdash; nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the building's interior design.</p><p>More event details from The Architectural League:</p><p>"[Weylin B. Seymour's ] exuberant interior decorations of tiling and mosaics, patterned wallpapers, frescoed domes, carved wood and stone, and bronze and gilt work, recently magnificently restored, will serve as inspiration for ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107648182/nimbys-go-to-court-over-modern-home-zaha-gets-an-apology-global-warming-rages-on-news-round-up-for-august-25-2014 NIMBYs go to court over "modern" home; Zaha gets an apology; global warming rages on: News Round-Up for August 25, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T22:16:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vtxfdi8z3dbl47e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>Friday, August 29:</strong></em></p><ul><li><p><a title="MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107714855/mit-s-mindrider-helmet-draws-mental-maps-as-you-bike" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike</a>: The prototype is currently being used to create a mental-map and guidebook for NYC, and an upcoming Kickstarter campaign will attempt to fund the project for commercial sale.</p></li><li><p><a title="In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107711639/in-beirut-a-grassroots-push-for-more-grass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass</a>: Lebanon's fifteen-year civil war made much of Beirut's green space inaccessible or dysfunctional. The Beirut Green Project is trying to bring at least a modicum of green space back to the city's residents.</p></li></ul><p><em><strong>Thursday, August 28:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107634526/norwegian-artists-plan-to-open-art-academy-in-north-korea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea</a>: Nothing's final yet, but the school is committed to its disbelief in sanctions or boycotts on art.</li><li><a title="Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute</a>: Google's cameras go inside the famous Finnish architects studio, as well as a selection of his works, for a curated photo-exhibition.</li></ul><p><em><strong>Wednesday, August 27:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a title="China considering drastic ban on coal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107557388/china-considering-drastic-ban-on-coal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China considering drastic ban on coal</a>: Chinese news outlets claim that work is underway to ban coal in Bei...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107563031/after-11-years-of-controversy-atlantic-yards-becomes-pacific-park-brooklyn After 11 Years of Controversy, Atlantic Yards Becomes Pacific Park Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:12:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50e25428661fbe2ce7179f8343524d2c.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big real estate projects sometimes go through name changes, but the announcement August 4th that the Atlantic Yards mega-development near downtown Brooklyn, which has faced steady controversy since it emerged in 2003, would become Pacific Park Brooklyn, was an unusual, strategic and dubious adjustment.</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/107404399/life-after-brooklyn Life After Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T08:52:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2wbz09vwxyty48e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fed up with rising rents, bidding wars and neighborhoods that no longer resemble the low-rise bohemian enclaves they found when they arrived, many Brooklynites are moving out. They include decade-long renters who can no longer keep up with price hikes, qualified buyers who have been outbid one too many times, and young families who simply can&rsquo;t find the space they want at prices they can afford.</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/106404720/a-cabin-for-rent-inside-a-house A Cabin For Rent Inside A House Alexander Walter 2014-08-12T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2c36440579970bc1e2317366b722df5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Brooklyn-based artist couple Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao have constructed a bed &amp; breakfast cabin inside their own house that they rent out on Airbnb. The idea for a A Cabin in a Loft was based on the house-in-a-house concept. [...] Both micro-houses have a bed, a storage space and a semi-private garden space. The space between the structures contains a kitchen and a table for dining and working, and is further used as a combined living room by the hosts and the guests together.</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/105939752/bed-stuy-prices-soar Bed-Stuy Prices Soar Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T13:50:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7of32t4l4rn1in6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As prices rise in Brooklyn, brokers in Bedford-Stuyvesant have been breaking sales records left and right since March [...] Nine of Bed-Stuy&rsquo;s top 15 residential sales in the past five years are from 2014 [...] Meanwhile, the median sales price during the second quarter rose to $630,000, up from $425,000 in the second quarter of 2013. In June of this year, the median asking price was even higher, according to StreetEasy data: $895,000, a 50.4 percent increase from June 2013.</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/104485874/flaunting-foam-and-function-in-an-insulation-installation-at-makeshift-society-brooklyn Flaunting foam and function in An Insulation Installation at Makeshift Society Brooklyn Justine Testado 2014-07-18T18:40:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aqv5rtuz593n4nn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From preventing drafts and keeping moisture out of walls, to being used as inexpensive material for crafting 3D models, rigid insulation foam is a familiar friend to many architects and designers during the creative process. But what to do with all those scraps?</p><p>Designers Elisa Werbler and Lucy Knops of <a href="http://thefoamagency.tumblr.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Foam Agency</a> (TFA) are inviting architects and designers around the Brooklyn community to send their foam scraps to be permanently showcased in<em> An Insulation Installation</em> at the <a href="http://makeshiftsociety.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makeshift Society</a>'s newest location in Brooklyn.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/TFA_GIF.gif"></p><p>The installation reclaims the foam back to their original place in a transparent wall, while also sharing the back-stories of the collected foam pieces that'll add a collaborative vibe to the Makeshift space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qpfb8x1967px5my.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nm8zgyijfueiujwt.jpg"></p><p>Werbler and Knops -- who are both product design grad students at New York's School of Visual Arts and are doing their summer residency at Makeshift -- established The Foam Agency this year to celebrate the foam and its purpose in the creative process.</p><p>TFA'...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100631867/rise-in-cycling-expands-nyc-s-real-estate-market Rise in cycling expands NYC's real estate market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-29T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:01:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be7c0cb51f84cad359f444e1c7788fb3.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the search for more affordable real estate in New York City pushes deeper into neighborhoods that were once considered out of the way, bicycle lanes are taking on new importance. Since 2007, the city has carved out more than 350 miles of bike lanes in the five boroughs, according to the Department of Transportation. As a result, the distance from the nearest subway or bus stop has become less of a drawback for the two-wheeled set, particularly in transit-challenged areas of Brooklyn.</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/99648465/the-limits-of-anti-gentrification-politics-brooklyn-is-getting-poorer The limits of anti-gentrification politics: Brooklyn is getting poorer Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-12T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:56:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b21nvf296n0rve9d.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One&nbsp;problem with our obsession with gentrification as the end-all of urban equity issues is that it&nbsp;discourages us from talking about other important things happening in our cities. In some instances, gentrification has become such a dominating narrative that it has completely erased broader trends that we really ought to be concerned about. Case in point: Brooklyn is getting poorer.</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/99304040/the-jamaica-bay-greenway-a-resilient-ring-for-southern-brooklyn-and-the-rockaways The Jamaica Bay Greenway: A Resilient Ring for Southern Brooklyn and the Rockaways Alexander Walter 2014-05-06T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eac72acf73e437e2885584a387ce39c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among the most pressing issues facing New York&rsquo;s new mayor is how his administration will pick up the mantle of the ambitious agenda established by Michael Bloomberg. How will the de Blasio administration address climate change and increase the resilience of those areas of the city most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy? [...] The Rockaway peninsula, in particular, has been a veritable laboratory for designers exploring the implications of &ldquo;resilience.&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/98217703/lego-high-rise-world-s-tallest-modular-apartment-tower-getting-snapped-together-in-brooklyn Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:08:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29cbb9c726ae124b3f82a3e27db9ad4a.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard steel beams and flat metal sheeting rest atop a workbench. A diagram&ndash;which looks an awful lot like IKEA furniture assembly instructions&ndash;spells out where each beam and metal screw belongs. [...] The metal may not look like much yet, but it&rsquo;s on its way to becoming part of the world&rsquo;s tallest modular residential high-rise. [...] &ldquo;This is bringing the best of manufacturing and construction together.&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/96947695/get-lectured-pratt-institute-spring-14 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-31T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:34:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3ss534hd5sibrp6.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Monday'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 <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Note each event's time and location.<br>Brooklyn campus (BK): Higgins Hall - 61 St James Place Brooklyn, NY 10238<br>Manhattan campus (M): Room 213 - 144 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011</p><p><em>March 31 </em>(M)<br>6:30 pm<br><strong>David Schreiber</strong> / President, Building Technology Associates<br>&ldquo;Sustainability&rdquo;</p><p><em>April 3 </em>(BK)<br>6 pm<br>Keynote for Poetics at Pratt<br>&ldquo;<strong>The Annual Christina Porter Art and Poetry in the Schools Lecture</strong>&rdquo;<br><strong>Rachel Levitsky</strong> / <em>The Story of My Accident is Ours...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95944922/willoughby-square-park-above-parking-below Willoughby Square: Park Above, Parking Below Alexander Walter 2014-03-18T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:46:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6ccea7460b2e1411f7eb38fb17be2f38.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Willoughby Square, in Brooklyn, NY, however, will bring together both beauty and utility by topping an automated underground parking garage with street-level greenery in a smart new project targeted for completion in 2016. Over a decade in the making, Willoughby Park is being called the &ldquo;crown jewel&rdquo; of the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment Plan, a scheme to help improve Brooklyn&rsquo;s public spaces and foster neighborhood community and culture.</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/95118002/see-artists-experiment-with-compact-living-in-a-rotating-wheel See Artists Experiment with Compact Living in a Rotating Wheel Archinect 2014-03-07T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:18:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56c68136ac4a29a157f66da628224610.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The way it works is each loop, outside and in, is equipped with a bed, study, kitchen, bathroom, and little dresser, arranged so that when the wheel stops the matching item is available to each person at the same time. To switch over to a new activity, they both have to walk in tandem...</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/94517400/eyebeam-selects-workac-for-new-brooklyn-home Eyebeam selects WorkAC for New Brooklyn Home Archinect 2014-02-27T20:09:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:30:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxsuj9e21kfau0zu.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The art and technology center Eyebeam has selected WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) to design its future home in Brooklyn, another addition to the Brooklyn cultural district in Fort Greene. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great moment in Eyebeam&rsquo;s trajectory to think about the relationship between art and technology,&rdquo; said Dan Wood, a principal in WORKac, with Amale Andraos &mdash; both of whom worked on the cultural district&rsquo;s master plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/83241814" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'I Have No Words' Emoji and the New Visual Vernacular</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/eyebeam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyebeam Art + Technology Center</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94270145/the-once-and-future-gowanus The Once and Future Gowanus Alexander Walter 2014-02-24T14:44:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:00:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87262b23ef38c44d256c6fb1817e9c5d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gowanus has become the most obvious touchstone for fears surrounding the rapid evolution that has overwhelmed so much of Brooklyn in recent years. It is also a test case for how democratically an area once colonized by industry might evolve into something like a modern Jane Jacobs vision. Dumbo is both a point of reference here and in one view, the representation of a nightmare outcome, given the area&rsquo;s distinction as a nexus of multimillion-dollar lofts and budding tech empires.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67524499/gowanus-by-design-water_works-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gowanus by Design: WATER_WORKS Competition Winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15432094/gowanus-lowline-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gowanus Lowline Competition Winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91998/student-works-wal-medley-mixed-up-m-lange-montage-mash-up-shopping-mart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: Wal-(medley mixed-up m&eacute;lange montage mash-up shopping) mart</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/93731665/in-brooklyn-rejecting-the-monotony-of-the-glass-and-steel-look In Brooklyn, Rejecting the Monotony of the Glass-and-Steel Look Alexander Walter 2014-02-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-02-18T16:55:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48e841afbe4d18d2792a6083a3efd5d1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>David Boyle did not build his house out of shipping containers to be hip, though he does live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He left the water pipes exposed not in pursuit of an industrial chic aesthetic, but to make them easier to fix. [...] Their goal, he said, was not style, but a place immune to the neighborhood&rsquo;s rising rents, built out of materials cheap enough that it could inspire other urban homesteaders to do the same.</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/93723586/the-pink-zone-why-detroit-is-the-new-brooklyn The Pink Zone: Why Detroit is the New Brooklyn Archinect 2014-02-17T12:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T12:28:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8caf556042a40bdf327cd87e5ed76e34.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hope for Detroit would seem far-fetched if you had been on the "pornography of ruins" tour I have been going on for years, led by various residents over the years. But, it turns out that those tours were provided by folk who had lost their beloved city. I recently began to hang around with a younger crowd: Mark Nickita, for example, an architect and a maniacal optimist, and a serial small-scale entrepreneur who runs Archive DS, an architecture and urban design firm in downtown Detroit...</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/87380649/hao-s-idea-proposal-to-revive-brooklyn-s-old-domino-sugar-factory-into-cultural-destination HAO’s idea proposal to revive Brooklyn’s old Domino Sugar Factory into cultural destination Justine Testado 2013-11-25T15:34:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:53:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2e1zoqgavhmp9cm.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Holm Architecture Office was recently commissioned for an idea proposal to revive the existing buildings of the Domino Sugar Factory in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The factory opened in 1856 and was once the sugar processing center of the U.S. before it shut down in 2004. The factory has been empty since then.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmsf8t8o9unfvgb0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/iedjak8kguabrx4g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/eww5i9vkb3snjgj4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t7/t72uzhregzilpujh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2fcbcx1flb06g04.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vpjb6fmt4e6lgeu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of Holm Architecture Office.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86550399/winners-of-the-dwell-vision-award-2013 Winners of the Dwell Vision Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-14T21:10:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T00:53:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5znyf9ckptq7epf3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dwell Media recently honored the finalists at the Dwell Vision Award 2013 ceremony at the historic Jane's Carousel in DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York. The DVA acknowledges the best of progressive technical and artistic innovation in modern design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> One winner and two finalists were selected out of nearly 300 entries from top architecture firms to emerging designers.</p> <ul><li> Winner: Harvest Dome 2.0 by Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi - SLO Architecture</li> <li> Finalist 1: Building with Bed Frames by Bundit Kanisthakhon - Tadpole Studio</li> <li> Finalist 2: Orongo Station by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects</li> </ul><p> Learn more about Harvest Dome 2.0 in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78760079/harvest-dome-2-0-is-finally-afloat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this article</a> here on Archinect.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86292220/what-if-a-stage-could-transform-and-morph-to-complement-the-music-and-dancers-around-it What if a stage could transform and morph to complement the music and dancers around it? Gravitas 2013-11-11T12:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T12:27:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sl9tjncsjduyijim.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Principals, a Greenpoint-based design studio, set off to explore that intersection of interactive design and technology with an art installation for MoMA PS1's summer Warm Up series. Hit the jump to see how the Spatium Yamamoto installation grooved to the beat for an unforgettable, psychedelic experience this past summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://theprincipals.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> presented their latest interactive installation closing out&nbsp;<a href="http://momaps1.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>'s Summer Warm Up series.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85918146/weeksville-heritage-center-by-caples-jefferson-architects Weeksville Heritage Center by Caples Jefferson Architects caplesjefferson 2013-11-06T15:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:02:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mz4erc9jf4cxc07c.jpg" width="514" height="213" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following a strong architectural language of repetition, movement, rhythm, and proportion the &lsquo;weeksville heritage center&rsquo; designed by American firm caples jefferson architects PC serves as a gateway to a 19th century african-american freedman&rsquo;s settlement. the sustainably built complex is located in brooklyn, new york and features a new two-story, 23,000 sq ft building and 41,000 sq ft of landscape that redefines the site&rsquo;s context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Weeksville Heritage Center is a new sustainable cultural center designed by Caples Jefferson Architects PC. It is a two-story, 23,000 sq ft new building and 41,000 sq ft interpretive landscape, located at the intersection of Buffalo Avenue and Bergen Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. In the 1960&rsquo;s, four remaining buildings from this Brooklyn settlement were rediscovered. through 40 years of impassioned community support, the site eventually grew to serve as a focal african-american heritage site.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wsfs5n35zyaxpst.jpg" title="">The primary purpose of the new structure and landscape is to serve as a gateway to the historic houses on the premises - remnants of the 19th century free African American community of Weeksville - with state-of-the-art exhibition, performance and educational facilities, as well as to provide a green oasis for visitors and the local community. The main lobby includes introductory exhibits and leads to a gallery, a lecture and performance space for 200, classrooms...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83310286/leeser-transforms-historic-strand-theatre-into-brooklyn-s-newest-cultural-hub LEESER transforms historic Strand Theatre into Brooklyn's newest cultural hub Justine Testado 2013-10-03T20:18:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:43:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18khjxdd5pmova3f.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The BRIC House and UrbanGlass complex by <a href="http://www.leeser.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEESER Architecture</a> opened its doors to the public on the morning of Oct. 2 in Downtown Brooklyn. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz were present to perform the ribboncutting at Brooklyn's newest creative space.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfx1oatcwj0vr0i7.jpg" title=""><br><br> Back in 2008, Brooklyn-based LEESER won the chance to transform the historic Strand Theatre into what is now a 60,000 sq.foot venue for <a href="http://bricartsmedia.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRIC Arts | Media</a>, a 35-year-old non-profit organization widely known for its interdisciplinary arts and media programs. The reconstruction project cost $35 million.</p> <p> An emphasis on community outreach and participation is evident throughout LEESER's redesign of the 1919 building. The central public-gathering and presentation area (known as The Stoop), the white-walled interiors, and the facility's spaciousness create an overall open environment that will be suitable for the venue's various events and functions.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3k/3kw4c7eydmvkhnz8.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31e2u762qm7q2btm.jpg" title=""><br><br> The House is also full of resources for B...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83159106/get-lectured-pratt-institute-fall-13 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-02T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-12-22T20:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z47a5zw4d4jyotnh.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Our midweek poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Listed below are events at the Brooklyn (<strong>BK</strong>) and Manhattan (<strong>M</strong>) campuses. All events are free.<br><br> Pratt <strong>MANHATTAN</strong> lecture events will be at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> in <strong>Room 213</strong> on campus, unless noted.** <strong>Address: 144 West 14th St., New York, NY 10011</strong></p> <p> Pratt <strong>BROOKLYN</strong> events will be at <strong>6:00 pm </strong>in <strong>Higgins Hall Auditorium</strong> on campus, unless noted.** <strong>Address</strong>: <strong>61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 10238</strong></p> <p> <br><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <strong><em>September 9</em> (M)</strong><br><strong>Doug Chambers</strong> / Vice...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79300348/the-brooklyn-tech-triangle-as-the-next-silicon-valley The Brooklyn Tech Triangle as the next Silicon Valley? Justine Testado 2013-08-12T17:49:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T21:36:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4blnot1gbzrjevu5.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://brooklyntechtriangle.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn Tech Triangle</a> could become the next Silicon Valley -- if the strategic plan to bolster the emerging tech hub comes to full fruition. The plan was developed over a six-month period by a multidisciplinary team led by <a href="http://archinect.com/wxystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a> and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition (Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation). The Tech Triangle is projected to bring immense growth to the local economy as soon as 2015.<br><br> In 2012, local tech and creative firms participated in <a href="http://brooklyntechtriangle.com/the-study/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a study</a> conducted by the coalition that revealed the Triangle's potential for economic impact and innovation. The Triangle contains <a href="http://downtownbrooklyn.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown Brooklyn</a>, <a href="http://dumbo.is/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DUMBO</a>, and <a href="http://brooklynnavyyard.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Brooklyn Navy Yard</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgw43wo4yqzdn6qo.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi4yyzqk8b69u3hy.jpg" title=""><br><br> Key objectives in the strategic plan include enhancing workforce development, increasing availability of affordable real estate, improving infrastructure and transportation routes, and public-space creation. In summation, the plan aims to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74644398/timber-in-the-city-competition-entry-by-samuel-pitnick TIMBER IN THE CITY Competition Entry by Samuel Pitnick Alexander Walter 2013-06-05T14:34:00-04:00 >2013-06-06T16:53:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dx7rxewsa9gjfk29.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young LA-based architect Samuel Pitnick has shared with us his entry to the 2012-13 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) competition for architecture students and recent graduates. This year's competition, titled TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitats Competition, was a a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, the ACSA and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design.</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/73635652/gowanus-by-design-water_works-competition-exhibit-opens-tomorrow Gowanus by Design: WATER_WORKS Competition Exhibit Opens Tomorrow Alexander Walter 2013-05-21T14:37:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T22:33:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xikfxky8o4ga105t.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in February, we had published the winners of Gowanus by Design's second design and planning competition, WATER_WORKS. The intent of the competition, according to David Briggs, co-founder of Gowanus by Design, was to design a new community resource in Douglass/Greene Park that shares the site with a Combined Sewer Overflow [CSO] retention facility.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The award winners, along with other entries selected by the GbD competition committee, will be on display tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, at the Old American Can Factory Gallery, 232 Third Street at Third Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The event starts at 6:30PM.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67524499/gowanus-by-design-water_works-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gowanus by Design: WATER_WORKS Competition Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72431019/park-named-after-beastie-boys-adam-yauch-now-open-in-brooklyn Park named after Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch now open in Brooklyn Archinect 2013-05-03T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T13:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebjtbs96cnlzadkb.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This Brooklyn Heights playground is named for Adam Yauch, an artist, a filmmaker, an activist, and one of Brooklyn&rsquo;s most influential musicians. Most famous as &lsquo;MCA&rsquo; of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Beastie Boys, Yauch grew up playing in this playground, then named State Street Park and later Palmetto Playground, as a child.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;Born and bred in Brooklyn the U.S.A./<br> They call me Adam Yauch but I&rsquo;m M.C.A.&rdquo;</em><br> - &ldquo;No Sleep Til Brooklyn,&rdquo; The Beastie Boys</p> <p> NYC Parks &amp; Rec. announced today that Adam Yauch Park, named after the Beastie Boys' late MCA, is now open.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s154xsmndcdq1pd5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdc8ruroffsf6wtl.jpg" title=""></p>