Archinect - News 2016-10-21T18:15:53-04:00 A fresh start at the Arch League's 2016 Beaux Arts Ball Justine Testado 2016-10-04T21:03:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:25:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Architectural League started another cultural year on a high note at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Beaux Arts Ball</a>, which took place&nbsp;at the new nARCHITECTS-designed&nbsp;A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn last&nbsp;Friday. Co-chaired by architects&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown</a>, this&nbsp;year's &ldquo;Tabula Rasa&rdquo; theme was all about&nbsp;celebrating&nbsp;creativity in progress, the act of fresh-thinking, and New York's ceaseless reinvention. Here are some photos from the event:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Over 1,200 architects, designers, and friends showed up to the yearly party. In tandem with the Tabula Rasa theme, guests got a good look inside the 23,000 square-foot&nbsp;still-in-progress&nbsp;A/D/O industrial&nbsp;space and were surrounded by&nbsp;natural&nbsp;stone slabs from&nbsp;ABC Worldwide Stone.&nbsp;Chef Fredrik Berselius of the&nbsp;acclaimed&nbsp;Nordic-inspired restaurant&nbsp;Aska curated a menu of light fare.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>&ldquo;Table's Clear&rdquo; designed by Ultramoderne.</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ultramoderne</a> designed a site-specific &ldquo;floating tabula rasa&rdquo; installation called&nbsp;&ldquo;Table's Clear&rdquo; for the party. &ldquo;The lightweight fabric hangs i...</p> Win 2 tickets to Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa! Justine Testado 2016-09-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-23T13:27:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> is getting ready to kick off another eventful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa</a>, taking place on September 30 at the new nARCHITECTS-designed A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Co-chaired by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown,&nbsp;this year's Tabula Rasa theme is all about celebrating creativity in progress, the act of fresh-thinking, and New York's ceaseless reinvention.</p><p>Attendees will get to mingle with fellow designers and friends, see site-specific installations from Ultramoderne and Wild Dogs International, and enjoy a menu of light fare by Fredrik Berselius of Aska.</p><p><strong>Thanks to The Architectural League, Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to two of our readers!</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>For a chance to win, respond to the following question in the comment section below by <strong>Friday, September 23, 12 p.m. Eastern Time</strong>: &nbsp;Name your favorite instance of fresh-thinking and innovation in architecture this year (a project, research, an award recipient, etc.).</p><p>Only your first comm...</p> Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa Sponsor 2016-09-08T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="" width="700" height="700" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Join friends and colleagues for&nbsp;<strong>Tabula Rasa</strong>, the 2016 Architectural League Beaux Arts Ball taking place at&nbsp;<strong>A/D/O</strong>,&nbsp;a new design space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This year&rsquo;s theme celebrates the creative act of fresh thinking and innovation and New York&rsquo;s own ceaseless reinvention.&nbsp;The Ball will offer a rare inside look at the raw and in-progress 23,000 square-foot A/D/O space designed by Brooklyn-based <strong>nARCHITECTS</strong>. Responding to this year's theme,&nbsp;<strong>Ultramoderne</strong>&nbsp;will design a site-specific installation and <strong>Wild Dogs International</strong>&nbsp;will develop projection-mapped installations to be displayed throughout the space.&nbsp;<strong>Fredrik Berselius</strong>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<strong>Aska&nbsp;</strong>will create a menu of light fare.</p><p>Since the League&rsquo;s revival of the event in 1990, the Beaux Arts Ball has become the premier annual party of the architecture and design community in New York with over 1,000 architects, designers, artists, and their friends attending. Located each year at a different...</p> Brooklyn, say hello to your new neighbors! Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:53:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ve always wanted to call Brooklyn home. But it&rsquo;s complicated. You&rsquo;re not really the pioneering type. Brooklyn can be rough around the edges. Amenities are lacking. We understand. Industrial-chic finishes are important in life. So are 25-year tax abatements. And European-style, car-sized parking turntables.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Failed Architecture takes a closer look at Brooklyn's wildly sprouting 'developer architecture':</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Find many more examples of <em>subtle contextualism</em> over on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li></ul> The Brooklyn Bridge might get an expansion, if it can handle one Justine Testado 2016-08-08T19:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:18:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now after escalating complaints, New York City transportation officials said on Monday that something would finally be done to solve the riddle of what they call &ldquo;Times Square in the Sky.&rdquo;...That something &mdash; if the crossing can take it &mdash; could be building a new path to alleviate congestion But...any expansion of the promenade would most likely be complicated. &ldquo;I have to tell you, every time we touch this 133-year-old bridge, it tends to be costly and complex.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Times states that Aecom will begin a seven-month $370,000 engineering study this month to analyze how much weight the bridge can carry and explore expansion options.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYC that could have been &ndash; 'Never Built New York' to be released this fall</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call it the Brooklyn Wedge</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></p> Does Jeanne Gang's architecture inspire social justice? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-21T12:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-26T16:18:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times interview</a> with Ginia Bellafante, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> discusses the importance and challenges of designing work that isn't simply aesthetically pleasing, but that influences positive changes in social behavior and policy. In addition to her work on waterways, she discusses her idea behind designing a fire rescue station in one of New York City's poorest and most violent neighborhoods:</p><p><em>You feel like you trust a firefighter, a rescue worker. And those doors on the building are often open. And we even put a bench in the front of the building so people can actually sit there instead of taking this approach of creating a fortress, which I think is a contrast to what we see in the design of police stations.</em></p><p><em>And so really designing this Fire Rescue 2 started me thinking about, are there ways that design could help improve the relationship between community members and police if we looked at the architecture? Not that it can solve everything. But I think, you know, maybe it can ...</em></p> Call it the Brooklyn Wedge Nam Henderson 2016-06-28T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:42:10-04:00 <img src="" width="529" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ax blade of residential high-rises that slices the borough drives from Brooklyn Bridge Park through Downtown, grazing Fort Greene and reaching into Prospect Heights...the best way to preserve low-rise Brooklyn is for the Wedge to succeed by growing up rather than out. A great skyline remains concentrated and confined, its towers made meaningful by borders, its scale a contrast to be savored, not feared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson examines the current and future state of high-rise construction in Brooklyn.</p> Norman Foster’s First Brooklyn Project Revealed, A 7.7-Acre Red Hook Office Development Dana Schulz 2016-06-01T17:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T16:18:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster is a surprising choice for the project, as his commissions are typically flashy and in high-profile areas like midtown or the Financial District. But the sole rendering shows his signature mix of contemporary panache (glassy construction with a cantilevering portion) and contextual thoughtfulness (low-scale, boxy structures in keeping with the industrial area).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thor Equities has announced that starchitect Norman Foster will design their 7.7-acre waterfront office complex in Red Hook. The project, which will be Foster's first in Brooklyn, will feature more than 600,000 square feet of creative office space spread across two low-scale buildings, as well as 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.</p> A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn Nicholas Korody 2016-05-31T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The original plan [for a new park in Brooklyn] would tear down the graveyard of rusting oil refineries that sit on the site, which stretches from Greenpoint to Williamsburg along the East River, and return the reedy riverbank to something closer to nature. The new idea, called Maker Park, would keep the refineries and turn them into a sort of industrial theme park &mdash; &ldquo;a beautiful and otherworldly industrial topography,&rdquo; according to the website of its advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The plot of land in question is along the Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn.</p><p>The times keep a-changin' in Brooklyn.&nbsp;In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">LPC Approves Brooklyn&rsquo;s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Explore the history of Brooklyn in "One Block"</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper</a></li></ul> LPC Approves Brooklyn’s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details Alyssa Alimurung 2016-04-19T12:22:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:22:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn is finally getting a new skyscraper development worthy of its 2.6 million populace. Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved SHoP Architects&lsquo; vision for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a rehabilitation of the landmarked Dime Saving Bank that will marry it with a dramatic, supertall skyscraper behind, the first 1,000+ foot building to arrive in the borough. To bring back more of the building&rsquo;s grandeur, its exterior and interior spaces will be restored.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Full Metal Jacket Nam Henderson 2016-02-07T15:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:56:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although aluminum siding is available that resembles wooden clapboards, the recently built or renovated homes with metal facades of Kings County, N.Y., tend to have a funky, artistic sensibility. The idea is not to mimic traditional construction, but to be proudly metallic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kaya Laterman talks with architects, architectural designers, homeowners&nbsp;and neighbors&nbsp;on the cutting edge of a new Brooklyn trend.</p> Revealed: $1.7B Streetcar Proposal Connecting the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront Alyssa Alimurung 2016-01-06T10:58:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:13:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="482" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dream of a Brooklyn-Queens light rail is quickly moving into the realm of reality. A non-profit advocacy group called Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector has officially formed to address the need for a more robust transportation system that could connect underserved, and now booming, areas of Brooklyn and Queens. They&rsquo;ve just released a detailed proposal revealing the route and the potential design the modern streetcars could take on.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-01T13:07:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:34:30-05:00 <img src="" width="630" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York&rsquo;s Kings County is likely to have the most new apartment units delivered in 2016 of any submarket in the U.S., by Axiometrics&rsquo; estimation. Some 6,073 units have been identified for delivery in Brooklyn next year as of Nov. 16, a huge increase from the 969 that came to market this year. [...] renters are able to pay the submarket&rsquo;s average effective rent of $3,823 (asking rent minus concessions), according to October apartment data.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the borough:</p><ul><li><a title="First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper</a></li><li><a title="How an &quot;egalitarian incubator&quot; music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene</a></li><li><a title="Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></li><li><a title="The Chinese government is building affordable housing in Brooklyn" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chinese government is building affordable housing in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a title="Life After Brooklyn" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Life After Brooklyn</a></li></ul> Explore the history of Brooklyn in "One Block" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-24T13:38:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T00:02:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From farmland to stately brownstones to battleground for million-dollar bidding wars, Brooklyn&rsquo;s transformation has fundamentally altered the city&rsquo;s geography&mdash;and the way New York now thinks of itself. It has also altered the lives of the residents who call the borough home. To understand those changes, we dispatched a team of reporters to find a place where Brooklyn&rsquo;s past and future are next-door neighbors.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>New York Magazine</em>&nbsp;has a fascinating and highly addictive piece looking at how Brooklyn came to be Brooklyn, combining personal stories, shoe-leather reporting, and data studies to craft a compelling, interactive story of "One Block" in the borough's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.</p><p>For more news from Brooklyn, check out:</p><ul><li><a title="How an &quot;egalitarian incubator&quot; music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene</a></li><li><a title="Mapping Brooklyn: making sense of the world through art and maps" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping Brooklyn: making sense of the world through art and maps</a></li><li><a title="Urban Omnibus travels the Brooklyn-Queens Divide" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Omnibus travels the Brooklyn-Queens Divide</a></li><li><a title="Can NYC Create a New Neighborhood Without Displacing an Old One?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can NYC Create a New Neighborhood Without Displacing an Old One?</a></li><li><p><a title="Bed-Stuy In Memoriam" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bed-Stuy In Memoriam</a></p></li></ul> POLITICO features mini-doc on the biologically based architecture and urban design work of Terreform ONE TreeArch 2015-11-10T20:29:00-05:00 >2015-11-10T20:31:06-05:00 <img src="" width="648" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bio City -Terreform ONE&rsquo;s Mitchell Joachim pushes the boundaries of architecture with experimental materials such as living trees and engineered animal tissue &mdash; to design future cities that merge with nature.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Mini documentary on the biologically based architecture and urban design work of the nonprofit group Terreform ONE at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NY.&nbsp;</p> First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper Justine Testado 2015-11-10T12:57:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T00:00:15-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The tower proposed for 340 Flatbush Ave Ext.] will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City&rsquo;s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper...The residential component will span 466,000 square feet, and be divided amongst 550 units, with approximately 90 floors in total. There will also be 140,000 square feet of commercial development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to New York Yimby, "SHoP&rsquo;s tower will be a dramatic improvement for both the cityscape and the skyline. With slender proportions capped in pointed, Deco-tinged&nbsp;accents, the building will have a notable presence without overwhelming its surrounds..."</p><p>Thoughts?</p><p>More about towers on Archinect:</p><p><a title="As hammers clang and views vanish" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As hammers clang and views vanish</a></p><p><a title="Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest</a></p><p><a title="Construction stalled on 'world's tallest building', so locals made its foundation into a fish farm" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction stalled on 'world's tallest building', so locals made its foundation into a fish farm</a></p><p><a title="Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commerical tower" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commercial tower</a></p><p><a title="Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></p> How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene Justine Testado 2015-07-28T16:56:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T17:05:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Music venue National Sawdust, formerly OMW workshop, slated to open this fall, hopes to revive, even temporarily, the thrill of &lsquo;90s and early 2000&rsquo;s Williamsburg, a time when anything felt possible and artistic collaboration ruled supreme. The [13,000 sq.foot] space will offer a rare outlet for musicians of lesser appreciated art forms, from opera to experimental jazz, the opportunity to study, practice, perform, and receive mentorship through an in-venue, non-profit program.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Fresh faces for new spaces. Non-profit arts group National Sawdust collaborated with architect Peter Zuspan&nbsp;&mdash; founding principal (and classically trained opera singer) of local emerging practice Bureau V&nbsp;&mdash; in designing the group's upcoming music performance space. While Brooklyn has become a commodified brand in recent years, National Sawdust and Bureau V hope the new venue will mix things up a bit by "[combining] the historic European concert hall model with the late bare-bones blackbox [theater] model".</p><p>Check out more of Bureau V's work <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Archinect</a>.</p> Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A Justine Testado 2015-07-10T19:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-12T21:14:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After occupying a lower-level space in one of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>'s athletic buildings, prospects are looking bright and shiny for Pratt's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Film/Video Department</a> as it settles into its new home on 550 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. The 15,000 square-foot facility was fully gutted and redesigned by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WASA/Studio A</a>, whose project team happens to include Pratt alumni like Jack Esterson as lead architect; senior associate Sebastian Touzet as partner-in-charge for design; and project architect Brian Dobrolsky. The $4.5 million renovation began last July.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Built using free-span trusses, the new space has 23-foot ceiling heights and no internal columns. Pratt Architecture Professor and artist Haresh Lalvani created a series of perforated metal panels that wrap around the entrance lobby and cover the walls of the first and second floors. The customized panels display Lalvani's signature eye-popping patterns that are typically seen in his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sculptural works</a>.</p><p>Formerly known as the Prattstore building, the ne...</p> Mapping Brooklyn: making sense of the world through art and maps Alexander Walter 2015-04-21T19:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:01:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This lively effort &mdash; mapping &mdash; is the subject of a rich exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and BRIC [...] that pairs the work of 18 contemporary artists with 23 historical maps dating back as far as 1562. For Mapping Brooklyn, BHS opened its collection to the invited artists [...]. The goal of uniting these two components &mdash; map and art &mdash; is to uncover the common ground: to render, through judgment and artistic process, the world legible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mapping the City: maps through the eyes of street artists</a></p> Edward Snowden statue secretly installed in Brooklyn park (Spoiler Alert: It's already been removed) Alexander Walter 2015-04-06T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:31:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dressed in reflective yellow construction gear while working under the cover of darkness early Monday, a small group of artists installed a tribute to NSA-leaker Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park. But it was gone by midday. The Snowden bust stood atop a column at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, a site built to honor more than 11,000 American prisoners of war who died aboard British ships during the American Revolutionary War.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-03T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:49-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="960" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</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.</p><p>The next featured 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public.<br>BK = Brooklyn campus; M = Manhattan campus</p><p><em>Mar 6-7</em><br>(BK)<br><strong>SCULPTING THE ARCHITECTURAL MIND 3: &ldquo;Neuroscience and the Education of an Architect&rdquo; conference</strong><br>More info <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Mar 27</em><br>6 pm (M)<br><strong>&ldquo;Peoples Climate March followup + the citywide Climate Works campaign: advocating and guiding NYC climate agenda&rdquo;</strong><br>Matt Ryan / Representative from NYC Central Labor Council + from NYC Environmental Justice Alliance</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br>6 pm (BK)<br><strong>Andrew Wha...</strong></p> Landscape research project takes on Long Island's Jamaica Bay Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T14:24:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:19:06-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Catherine Seavitt, along with her team at the City College of New York, take those approaches to Jamaica Bay a step further as part of the larger Structures of Coastal Resilience study, which includes three other East Coast bays attended to by university-based teams. As Seavitt explains, her studio follows a growing trend in the field of landscape architecture toward experimental and science-based design processes and active participation in policy discussions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Urban Omnibus travels the Brooklyn-Queens Divide Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:32-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a researcher interested in the intersection of urban form and place, Joseph Heathcott set out to explore how one of New York&rsquo;s borders shapes the lived experience and physical environment of its surroundings. Through historical research, photography, and deep observation, he traces the city&rsquo;s only major internal land boundary &mdash; the Brooklyn-Queens border &mdash; and draws out the social and spatial conditions of this largely invisible urban seam.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T15:02:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:49:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world&rsquo;s tallest proposed modular tower may actually reach its full potential. Developer Bruce Ratner has finally resumed work on his 32-story residential building next to the Barclays Center after a five-month hiatus stemming from a dispute with construction giant Skanska over the pre-fabricated design. As a result of that legal fight, Ratner gained control of Skanska&rsquo;s factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where modules for the proposed tallest modular tower were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All</a></p></li></ul> The Chinese government is building affordable housing in Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-12-16T14:44:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:29-05:00 <img src="" width="353" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greenland&rsquo;s affordable housing venture&nbsp;in Brooklyn, 298 apartments in an 18-story building in Prospect Heights, is part of a larger 15-tower apartment project in Atlantic Yards, (now rebranded &ldquo;Pacific Park) adjacent to the Barclays Center, which will cost an estimated $4.9 billion to build. Half of the 298 units are supposed to be for families that make as low as 40% of the median income for the area&mdash;that&rsquo;s about $33,560 for a family of four.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Can NYC Create a New Neighborhood Without Displacing an Old One? Alexander Walter 2014-12-11T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T03:44:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a nod to Mayor Bill de Blasio&rsquo;s affordable housing plans, New York City&rsquo;s Department of City Planning is inventing a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; to take what it thinks is a promising section of the Bronx from parking lots to high-rises. While the city has promised to make community outreach a cornerstone of its plans, the idea of a &ldquo;new neighborhood&rdquo; has left many who live there seeing Brooklyn-infused foreshadowing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Galapagos Art Space to Relocate to Detroit Nicholas Korody 2014-12-08T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:14:52-05:00 <img src="" width="639" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Galapagos Art Space, a performance center and cultural staple in Brooklyn for nearly 20 years, will close this month, another casualty of rising rental prices that its founder says are making it difficult for independent arts organizations to survive in New York ... Galapagos helped put Williamsburg on the art map when it opened there in 1995 ... Although the last night of programming is likely to be Dec. 18, the center will have a second life &mdash; more than 600 miles away, in Detroit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>During its time in Brooklyn, Galapagos Art Space produced more than 7,500 shows. Hopefully, its legacy of progressive programming &ndash; from films to musical events to visual art exhibitions to burlesque &ndash; will continue after the space moves to Detroit. The new home of Galapagos Art Space includes nine buildings amounting to over&nbsp;600,000 square feet.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Re-Imagine How We Move Through Cities (Without That Blue Dot) Archinect 2014-12-03T18:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T15:12:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A floating blue dot on a handheld device&rsquo;s mapping app has become the default way we understand the complex flows of people through the city and the diverse ways we experience coming and going. Such direct representation is convenient, but removes the spontaneity of approaching the city as both a destination and departure point. This fall, Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s week of programs re-imagines the way we navigate through the city, from tourist visits and daily commutes to forced migrations under intense economic pressures or the prospect of new opportunities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Mirroring the multifaceted routes of individuals&rsquo; paths across cities, the programs scheduled for Dec. 8-14 investigate movement through myriad forms, from a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">series of short film screenings</a> and a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">night of audacious comedy</a>, to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hacking the NYC subway</a> with a new video game app and live debates on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">digital fixes for infrastructure</a>. And like the pluralistic crowds that invigorate our quotidian trips, the programs bring together a diverse a...</p> Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="508" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Planning the Unplanned Alexander Walter 2014-11-18T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:48:25-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>