Archinect - News 2014-08-02T00:33:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design A closer look into “The BIG U”, BIG’s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design Justine Testado 2014-06-03T19:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:18:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1baudtsjdma3b0y.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From yesterday's announcement of the Rebuild By Design winners by the U.S. Department of HUD, we've got more details behind "The BIG U" by the BIG Team, who had one of the six winning propoals. The BIG-led consortium was awarded $335 million to implement their proposal for New York's Lower Manhattan, with the goal to increase the neighborhood's resiliency to future storm disasters. And with a name like "The BIG U", one can only be curious to find out more.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqaa8icidbvi61ud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijgyx29nz75dur6u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phufkzphhyh05e60.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tcwnbfgcc8924m9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5bwegv4cu5xuw4t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6zbahaw085xzdqo.jpg"></p><p>Read more about the proposal on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_into_the_big_u_bigs_winning_proposal_for_rebuild_by_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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/98144587/anti-fragile-the-uncertain-future-of-arverne-east Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:47:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/835d01f7f8118052a2d501a7a89c53dc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers&rsquo; consciousness for a period of time, [...] subsequently as a key reference point in debates about rebuilding versus retreating from the flood zone. [...] The last of these sites is Arverne East, 81 acres of City-owned land that have remained vacant since the neighborhood was razed in 1969. Below, Jonathan Tarleton and Gabriel Silberblatt consider Arverne East&rsquo;s uncertain future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Posts:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter wins &ldquo;For a Resilient Rockaway&rdquo; (FAR ROC) Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/97182812/the-future-will-not-be-dry The future will not be dry Nam Henderson 2014-04-03T15:54:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:16:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/djjxabyqmkqa6s13.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather than cooking up designs in their Manhattan studios and then peddling them with PowerPoint presentations, the teams attended meetings by the score...The result is a series of designs by committee &mdash; not a single camel, but a whole herd of options.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson reviews the proposals from the ten&nbsp;finalists for <a href="http://www.rebuildbydesign.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design</a>, a competition for coastal resilience projects that offers its winners a slice of the federal government&rsquo;s $4 billion disaster-recovery pie.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85445474/giant-tunnel-plug-could-limit-future-subway-flood-damage Giant tunnel plug could limit future subway flood damage Alexander Walter 2013-10-31T13:37:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:38:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/982c0ef34976b9c349fb92ec1ba2582f.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] officials viewed a tunnel plug under development by ILC Dover, a Department of Homeland Security vendor and supplier to NASA, to protect subway portals where grade level tracks transition to underground subways. If successfully tested, the MTA hopes the technology could be applied to portals and stairwell locations throughout the system. The tunnel plug demonstrated inside the station is not designed for use inside the subway system, Cuomo's office said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Exactly one year ago in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60393402/mta-video-release-hurricane-sandy-south-ferry-and-whitehall-st-station-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA Video Release: Hurricane Sandy - South Ferry and Whitehall St Station Damage</a></p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/the-inflatable-35000-gallon-subway-plug-7795767" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here </a>to learn more about this Inflatable, 35,000-gallon subway plug.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61005237/streets-flooded-please-advise Streets flooded. Please advise. Nam Henderson 2012-11-09T10:38:00-05:00 >2012-11-09T12:09:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5ywoga8si0akr5ox.jpg" width="395" height="222" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the experts &mdash; architects, environmentalists and civil engineers &mdash; large-scale projects like underwater gates are expensive, cumbersome and difficult to build. More important, they say, such undertakings are binary projects that work just fine until the moment they do not.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Alan Feuer examined three examples of how to protect New York City from future storms. The designs focus on three especially vulnerable New York neighborhoods and plans included: <em>Marshy Edges, Absorptive Streets</em> proposed by Architecture Research Office, and a partner firm, dlandstudio, <em>Oysters to the Rescue</em> proposed by Scape/Landscape Architecture P.L.L.C., and <em>A Bridge in Troubled Waters</em> proposed by Lawrence J. Murphy of global engineering firm CDM Smith.</p> <p> Meanwhile, over in the <strong>Room for Debate</strong> blog the NYT hosted a discussion, featuring 6 experts, arguing <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/11/01/should-new-york-build-sea-gates/big-storm-projects-will-cause-big-problems-so-think-small" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should New York Build Sea Gates?</a> I would suggest that the discussion is lacking, since there was not one designer (landscape, architect or urban) involved in the conversation. What do you think?</p>