Archinect - News 2014-09-01T03:39:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107636134/making-space-for-more-tech-firms-in-new-york-city Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a5b9b874b5632edb40a24bc669c068f.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As New York City&rsquo;s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else&mdash;but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants. An absolute lack of space is not the issue, however. New York&rsquo;s low 10 percent office vacancy rate may be second only to Washington, D.C.&rsquo;s 9.6 percent, but an enormous amount of inventory is going up [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: Working out of the Box interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel McKelvey</a>, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at WeWork.</p> 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/106405526/john-lautner-s-silvertop-home-to-list-for-7-5-million John Lautner's Silvertop home to list for $7.5 Million Alexander Walter 2014-08-12T14:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T08:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c27c0c76ba89bbb4cd4982e5f13d4a3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been the setting for music videos, TV commercials and scenes from the '80s movie "Less Than Zero." Now, the unusual Los Angeles home by influential architect John Lautner is slated to go on the market for $7.5 million. Known as Silvertop, the house has a striking design: It is made up of a series of interlocking half-circles, with a massive, arched concrete roof over the living room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Can't get enough of that good Lautner stuff? Read Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce's tale of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/52668208/lautner-s-concannon-residence-from-dust-to-dust" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concannon Residence</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106275393/adaptive-reuse-curb-appeal-equal-historic-buildings-reinvented Adaptive reuse + "curb appeal", equal historic buildings, reinvented Nam Henderson 2014-08-10T23:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T08:06:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fz2k02no1ljzarkh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;People are more comfortable...with something that feels authentic." - Toby Moskovits, president of Heritage Equity Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this summer, C. J. Hughes took note of a trend in NYC real-estate, the conversion of unusual buildings into apartments and condos. But, it isn't only your typical post-industrial loft, the conversions include;&nbsp;phone company buildings (like 140 West Street&nbsp;designed by Ralph Walker, a prominent Art Deco architect), parking garages,&nbsp;religious buildings,&nbsp;movie theaters and even government/public buildings.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105939752/bed-stuy-prices-soar Bed-Stuy Prices Soar Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T22:19:32-04:00 <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/105808748/martha-stewart-in-the-age-of-drone-photography Martha Stewart in the age of drone photography Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-05T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:55:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pp2gtxg24bhrkp1.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few minutes I was hooked. . . The photos and video were stunning. By assuming unusual vantage points, the drone allowed me to &ldquo;see&rdquo; so much more of my surroundings than usual. [The view] would have otherwise been impossible without the use of a private plane, helicopter, or balloon. With any of those vehicles, I would have needed a telephoto lens, and all of them would have made an unacceptable commotion on the beach. What&rsquo;s more, I would not have been in the photos!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Purveyor of all things "Good", Martha Stewart has added her two color-coded cents to the debate on drones in a nearly <a href="http://time.com/3053003/martha-stewart-drone/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gleeful op-ed for <em>TIME</em> magazine</a>. Titled "Why I Love My Drone", Stewart gushes about her new "useful tool" and marvels at how large-scale planning projects like Chateau de Versailles and the Great Wall of China were accomplished without such imaging technology. Seeing aerial views of her private farm, she's tickled by its resemblance to her Peter Rabbit-themed Easter cakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c651d1ng807e3x0t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlcap1midkpvkhg3.jpg"></p><p>Stewart's approach to drone photography is craftily optimistic, and while she recognizes the grave implications of militarized drone technology, she's not going to wrinkle her dinner napkin wringing her hands over it. But Stewart's adoption of the drone is a strong sign of the technology's mainstream commercial appeal. <a href="http://www.joaomorgado.com/eng/aerial-photography" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Professional photographers</a>, filmmakers, <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/pro/drone-use-real-estate-marketing-112159/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">real estate developers</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100171363/gensler-la-wants-to-use-drones-to-alleviate-the-scale-limits-of-3d-printing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a> have embraced the drone's utility for affording new, choreographed views (<a href="http://realtormag.realtor.org/law-and-ethics/briefs/article/2014/03/drones-in-real-estate-not-so-fast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even if the law hasn't</a>). The dr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-$75M Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-01T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:12:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7ee04f797d7645b75bb63570746e095b.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2,700 acre property in Santa Barbara, California, was bought by Jackson in 1988 at the height of his fame, a place where the pop legend was reputed to have found sanctuary and happiness away from the illness and controversy that plagued his adult life. [...] In 2008, heavily in debt, Jackson was forced to hand over ownership rights to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital and since then, as well as paying off $23million of unpaid debt, the company has coughed up $5million per year just in upkeep</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/103174960/international-elite-using-new-york-real-estate-to-stash-money International Elite Using New York Real Estate to Stash Money Nicholas Korody 2014-07-01T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T04:55:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxr16fb14rj0mspe.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to data compiled by the firm PropertyShark, since 2008, roughly 30 percent of condo sales in large-scale Manhattan developments have been to purchasers who either listed an overseas address or bought through an entity like a limited-liability corporation, a tactic rarely employed by local homebuyers but favored by foreign investors [...] &ldquo;The global elite,&rdquo; says developer Michael Stern, &ldquo;is basically looking for a safe-deposit box.&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/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta Justine Testado 2014-06-19T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sinqydwznd7sqcaa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first renderings are out for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first project in New York City, 152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sq.ft "ultra-luxury" condominium building to be constructed at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Street in NoLIta in Manhattan. New York-based luxury residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana commissioned the acclaimed Japanese master architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qz7u2o7r0m907382.jpg"></p><p>152 Elizabeth Street will add to the changing state of the NoLIta neighborhood, whose moniker stands for "North of Little Italy." In recent years, the neighborhood's historically industrial character has become a trendy hotspot for real estate, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.</p><p>Based on Sumaida + Khurana's renderings, the building's design will include Ando's signature elements like poured-in-place concrete, galvanized steel, and an abundant use of glass. Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a> will work on the interiors and serve as Architect of Record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7spe7o3xykzativi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3x/3xmhmxv2g76lme6x.jpg"></p><p>At 7 stories tall and capped...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100055323/now-on-auction-in-detroit-homes-starting-at-1-000 Now on auction in Detroit: Homes starting at $1,000 Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T15:48:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a77b89e40d9df562e4a9b1adc2eac4b2.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No absentee landlords or faraway investors allowed. Only Michigan residents and businesses [...] The idea is to lure neighbors, not investors or opportunists (#NeighborsWanted is the city's hashtag for the program). And that does not include out-of-state urban homesteaders dreaming of cheap property in Detroit. Right now, the land bank is focusing on otherwise intact neighborhoods, as opposed to those parts of town where vacant parcels outnumber the residents who've stuck around.</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/100054708/real-estate-and-the-responsibility-of-architects Real Estate and the Responsibility of Architects Places Journal 2014-05-19T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:57:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3kl944xsizud6fm.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To sever instances of &ldquo;architecture&rdquo; from the deaths of indentured construction workers on a building site in Qatar, or from the property lines measured out at Twin Lakes, is an elemental act, comparable to flushing a toilet, turning on the water, or switching on a light... Understanding these infrastructures, and contesting their hegemony with that knowledge, is therefore as basic as it gets.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, curator Rem Koolhaas has chosen as his theme "fundamentals," meaning the "inevitable elements of all architecture ... the door, the floor, the ceiling, etc." To this list Reinhold Martin proposes Fundamental #13: real estate, the land itself, without which "all the rest is inconceivable." He then asks difficult questions about architects' complicity in the uses to which land is put by the "transnational, translocal, global and otherwise border-violating and border-producing system of real estate."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99476127/all-cash-deals-account-for-nearly-half-of-all-home-sales All-cash deals account for nearly half of all home sales Alexander Walter 2014-05-09T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T21:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/694cf6e1474ccaef0bdc6ef18d165010.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All-cash deals hit a record 43% of home sales during the first three months of 2014, according to RealtyTrac. That's up from 19% a year earlier and the highest level reported since RealtyTrac began tracking the deals in early 2011. The jump is due to two main factors: strict lending standards that make it difficult to get a mortgage and intense buyer competition.</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/98840693/world-s-largest-quantified-community-being-developed-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards World's largest "quantified community" being developed in NYC's Hudson Yards Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-28T14:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/2155cd5cd4c8f695603c2e6367b1fb0c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When all stages are completed, the 65,000 people daily who pass through the Hudson Yards&rsquo; office towers, residences, shops, restaurants, hotel, public school, and public open space will contribute to a massive stream of data intended to help answer the big questions about how cities of the future should be managed. [...] &ldquo;It really started from the question: If we could know anything about the city, what would we want to know and how could we do a better job at measuring the pace of life?&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/97564519/interest-in-a-property-grows-with-one-key-addition-an-architecture-prize Interest in a Property Grows With One Key Addition: An Architecture Prize Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5db8f0f0a59b5f0fc11c47130e42831.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When he won the Pritzker Prize on March 24, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban had a very busy day.[...] The day after Mr. Ban won the Pritzker, the Douglas Elliman broker Holly Parker had a very busy day, too. &ldquo;The phone started ringing, and it just hasn&rsquo;t stopped,&rdquo; said Ms. Parker, who, thanks to Mr. Ban, has won a prize of her own. Since October 2012, she has been trying to sell [...] condominium inside the Metal Shutter Houses in West Chelsea, Mr. Ban&rsquo;s only completed project in New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96419252/shigeru-ban-named-as-2014-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban named as 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95485817/london-s-current-obsession-its-own-identity-crisis London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis Alexander Walter 2014-03-12T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T19:19:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4497bd3153ad6eea370ed1c946b86ad.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is London in danger of losing its soul? The question may sound melodramatic, but this is just what many of the British capital&rsquo;s commentariat have been discussing over the past few days. [...] Barely a day goes by without a local news story about the phenomenal rise of London property values. In just the past few weeks, we've learned that price levels are "approaching madness." [...] London buyers start to bid consistently 25 percent above the asking price.</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/95355057/a-global-property-trend-for-architecture-as-logo A global property trend for architecture as logo Archinect 2014-03-10T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T18:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/865eb378114bff782bdf68d64601504a.jpg" width="250" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s 200 new towers are something different. Virtually every one contains &ldquo;luxury&rdquo; apartments. This new residential upsurge in London is echoed across the Atlantic in New York &ndash; as property in both cities becomes a global reserve currency. New York, once the city of the commercial skyscraper, has become the city of the condo tower and the penthouse. But where does that leave commercial architecture?</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/95345360/gensler-brings-hackable-buildings-to-the-real-estate-market Gensler brings ‘hackable’ buildings to the real estate market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-10T15:26:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T15:26:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i5pf9a2o8jfxky8b.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gensler recently began a research project focused on Los Angeles and D.C., &ldquo;Hackable Buildings &ndash; Hackable Cities,&rdquo; exploring how building owners can adapt their properties to meet changing demand. &ldquo;It really started with some research that we were doing on the evolution of office buildings,&rdquo; said Raffael Scasserra, a Gensler principal. &ldquo;What we were looking at is what is that evolution like? What is it transforming to and what are buildings going to be?&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/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade MoMA will preserve Folk Art Museum's facade Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T14:32:00-05:00 >2014-02-13T13:09:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b5gweh8qp68d7tq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to what you may have read lately, the Museum of Modern Art is intent on carefully preserving the former American Folk Art Museum next door. At least, the part of it that is most recognizable to the public: an 82-foot-high sculptural ensemble of 63 panels, cast in a gorgeous copper-bronze alloy [...] &ldquo;We will take the facade down, piece by piece, and we will store it,&rdquo; Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, said in an interview last week.</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/93436312/surveying-the-top-cities-to-flip-to-hipsters Surveying the top cities to “flip to hipsters” Nam Henderson 2014-02-12T10:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-12T11:04:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/53419pxkminz1d0f.jpg" width="514" height="1251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The low hipster homeownership rate of the past five years translates into a market of potentially millions of first-time homebuyers looking to find a home that matches their budget and fits into their hipster lifestyle. Real estate investors who want to tap into that trend should start with location: finding homes in communities with a heavy hipster demographic, and that are affordable for that demographic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President examines the top 20 zipcodes for flipping homes to hipsters.</p><p>h/t&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/DarwinBondGraha/status/433295870281256960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AlJavieera Sue&ntilde;os</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91992396/sf-gentrification-doesn-t-have-to-be-bad SF gentrification doesn't have to be bad Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-24T13:56:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukeyl5hhiacgqltn.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>San Francisco is practically the reductio ad absurdum of gentrification: It&rsquo;s already land limited on three sides by water, and the massive rise of the tech industry over the last few decades has dramatically increased both the population of the area and its wealth. [...] But the blame shouldn&rsquo;t go to the tech companies or their employees moving to San Francisco, however despicable some might be. Blame San Francisco for being pleasant, and its policymakers for being foolish</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/91758761/crowdfunding-for-investors-may-soon-get-easier Crowdfunding for investors may soon get easier Alexander Walter 2014-01-21T13:11:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:30:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ca1940dec5629dbd099cc97068b76ab.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] developer Ben Miller says, until now, it&rsquo;s been impossible for local people to invest in development right across the street. &ldquo;Who owns your environment? You don&rsquo;t know,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s building your environment, who&rsquo;s building your city? Not you.&rdquo; Miller is co-founder of the group Fundrise, which has started selling shares of private real estate projects to the public online. [...] First they bought 1351 H Street with private capital, then crowdfunded about a third of it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59297615/crowdfunding-startups-let-you-be-your-city-s-urban-planner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowdfunding Startups Let You Be Your City's Urban Planner</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91155625/the-hangover-cantilevered-buildings-of-new-york The Hangover: Cantilevered Buildings of New York Archinect 2014-01-13T17:47:00-05:00 >2014-01-14T12:29:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a87156746965e9d06a32fc9d4d4585c4.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In New York, development is a three-dimensional chess game,&rdquo; said Dan Kaplan, a senior partner at FXFowle Architects, &ldquo;and the reason we&rsquo;re seeing an increase in the use of cantilevers above neighboring buildings is linked to the complexity of finding a site that can utilize all available development rights.&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/86984801/curbed-asks-6-architecture-critics-to-share-stories-of-their-first-nyc-apartment-rentals Curbed asks 6 architecture critics to share stories of their first NYC apartment rentals Archinect 2013-11-20T12:19:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:01:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e77958dd42f352a553b321810be84639.jpg" width="500" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The creaky staircase was covered in plastic, as was the living room furniture, but the bones were still there: pressed paper wainscoting in the hall, thickly painted moldings. We often got in trouble for walking too loudly in our clompy shoes up to the top floor at night.</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/80454814/storage-space-in-new-york-now-costs-more-than-a-typical-american-home Storage Space in New York Now Costs More Than a Typical American Home Archinect 2013-08-27T15:03:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T15:08:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yu52jkzitjcxnpwt.jpg" width="514" height="743" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a cellar&rsquo;s market. New Yorkers are spending more than the price of the average American home &mdash; on storage units. Tribeca&rsquo;s 56 Leonard just sold a 200-square-foot unit for $300,000. That&rsquo;s $1,500 a square foot for a metal cage in the basement of the future luxury skyscraper.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Over at <em>The Atlantic Cities</em>, editor Emily Badger tried to put things in perspective and created <a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2013/08/storage-space-new-york-now-costs-more-your-entire-home/6669/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this helpful little chart</a> of median home prices in a few U.S. metropolitan areas (find a screenshot of the interactive chart below).</p> <p> More on 56 Leonard Street in the Archinect News:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59150916/work-to-begin-on-herzog-de-meuron-s-56-leonard-st-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work to Begin on Herzog &amp; de Meuron's 56 Leonard St. Tower</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96700/herzog-de-meuron-skyscraper-up-for-auction-on-ebay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron skyscraper up for auction on Ebay</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80158/showy-condos-by-h-dem-koolhaas-remake-nyc-skyline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Showy Condos by H&amp;deM, Koolhaas Remake NYC Skyline</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79916/56-leonard-by-herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">56 Leonard by Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/80379887/architects-renderings-as-a-weapon-in-real-estate Architects’ Renderings as a Weapon in Real Estate Archinect 2013-08-26T15:33:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T12:26:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43b32c58a6ce195a26883766d686e206.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An architectural rendering is a premonition of sorts, an illustration of what a park or a bridge, an apartment building or an office tower, might look like, even before the first splash of concrete licks the ground. But its most important mission is not to show the girth of a building&rsquo;s footprint or the shape of the windows; it is to gin up enthusiasm for a project, or to incite resistance. So the real purpose of these drawings is not to predict the future. Their real goal is to control it.</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/80368574/cave-collector-in-minnesota-hunts-for-additions-to-his-empire Cave Collector in Minnesota Hunts for Additions to His Empire Archinect 2013-08-26T12:10:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T12:11:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qohh3o2qwevlih5m.jpg" width="446" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the mid-1980s, Mr. Ackerman has been traveling to southeastern Minnesota from his home in the Twin Cities area to explore and acquire caves. He is the largest private cave owner in Minnesota and might be the largest in the country, but nobody is certain because not all of his caves have been fully explored to determine their extent.</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/79797101/los-angeles-s-endangered-modernist-homes Los Angeles’s Endangered Modernist Homes Archinect 2013-08-19T09:02:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bbd439fbf511cf090b90351c51b80f5.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;An economic downturn is always a good thing for preservation,&rdquo; says Regina O&rsquo;Brien, chairperson of the Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy. &ldquo;A lot fewer developers are making a lot less money, and therefore they have a lot less motivation to pursue these profit-oriented flips. But the problem is that the opposite is true when the market picks back up.&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/76687860/design-museum-sells-thames-side-home-to-architect-zaha-hadid Design Museum sells Thames-side home to architect Zaha Hadid Archinect 2013-07-09T19:04:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:12:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxroigj5rllzh886.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Design Museum will remain in the building until the move in 2015. Deyan Sudjic, the museum's director, said: "Whilst we are sad to be leaving Shad Thames we are leaving the building in the best possible hands..." In a statement, Hadid said the building would be an opportunity "to consolidate our archive in a single location". It would also be used for architecture exhibitions where "the research and innovation of global collaborations in art, architecture and design" could be put on display.</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/76365154/the-aesthetics-of-ikea-fying-los-angeles The Aesthetics of Ikea-fying Los Angeles Archinect 2013-07-03T11:18:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T21:22:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db76859b058e54146570a0a5d932c318.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The houses aren't difficult to spot. They usually follow some variation of the following pattern: gray or greenish-gray paint, white or brick red trim, a colorful door -- mint green, orange, red -- and sometimes a colorful accent mailbox. Instantly recognizable horizontal wood-slat fencing is the final touch.</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/76318017/meet-zhang-xin-a-chinese-real-estate-mogul-who-s-richer-than-oprah Meet Zhang Xin, a Chinese real estate mogul who's richer than Oprah Archinect 2013-07-02T18:31:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T18:09:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4513603dae6780405a664a34769dced.jpg" width="300" height="169" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zhang, a Chinese real estate developer, is the seventh richest self-made women in the world, worth $3.6 billion, according to Forbes. She's worth $800 million more than Oprah Winfrey, the world's best known self-made female billionaire. Not only does Zhang's rags-to-riches story mirror that of China itself, but it is Zhang who has shaped much of the country's modern urban landscape, with the logo of her company SOHO China, on the side of buildings wherever you turn in Beijing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8m7c2a7se1tav3ak.jpg" title=""><br><em>Galaxy SOHO, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid for Zhang' SOHO China, was built in 2012 on a 50,000 square meter plot in central Beijing. It was Hadid's first building in Beijing.</em></p>