Archinect - News 2014-07-31T01:59:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/60051394/piezoelectric-energy-generating-scene-sensor-wins-the-2012-land-art-generator-initiative-competition-for-freshkills-park Piezoelectric Energy-Generating “Scene Sensor” Wins the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition for Freshkills Park MikeChino 2012-10-25T20:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:26:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fj6zjutd5m40f68k.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Land Art Generator Initiative just announced the winner of its 2012 design competition moments ago in New York City. "Scene Sensor", designed by artists James Murray and Shota Vashakmadze, is a striking piezoelectric energy-generating art project designed to be installed above and below the surface of the Staten Island park.</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/59492930/transforming-freshkills-park-from-landfill-to-landscape Transforming Freshkills Park from Landfill to Landscape Archinect 2012-10-17T12:50:00-04:00 >2012-10-17T19:39:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddaac606a08da1b339aa99159a9dd287.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Corner&rsquo;s plan identifies&nbsp;five main areas in Freshkills, each with distinct offerings, designed and programmed to maximize&nbsp;specific site opportunities and constraints. Planned features include nature preserves, animal habitats, a seed plot, walking and bike paths, picnic areas, comfort stations, event staging areas, and every other amenity you could possibly ask for in a public park.</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/56739183/more-is-rich MORE IS RICH Jaakko van 't Spijker 2012-09-06T05:19:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:48:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yx/yxt04jjcsro90chp.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MORE IS RICH proposes a radical congestion of a selected landscape strip in the Fresh Kills Park. Hypothesis: Inverting Central Park, Manhattan&rsquo;s urban release valve, to create a Freshkills Intense Landscape charging point.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sm/smqs93tyudw3npzo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> A programmatic infill with various power generation proposals of the strip has been developed in which the grand urban context of New York is reflected, with an exuberance and joie de vivre that befits a true cosmopolitan setting.</p> <p> The concept has a duality in its nature, it is an entity as a whole and it is a connector in its parts; it reinforces underlying landscape features. The end result is a rich tapestry of intense landscape forms in a dynamic composition.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jszbzohfvai30wss.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Design by: <a href="http://www.jvantspijker.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jvantspijker</a><br> Design team: Jaakko van 't Spijker, Paul van den Bergh<br> Location: Freshkills Park, New York City<br> Client: New York City's Department of Parks &amp; Recreation<br> Program/Size: 6.056.000 KwH annual capacity of green energy</p>