Archinect - News 2015-11-25T15:32:23-05:00 The Architectural League announces the Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold Justine Testado 2015-09-03T21:57:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:15:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 1,000 architects, designers, and artists will gather for a night of festivities at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold, taking place on September 18 at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York City. Since the League revived the event in 1990 to fundraise support for their programs, the Beaux Arts Ball has grown into a highly anticipated event for the New York design community and friends. The League picks a different venue every year that is architecturally historic and based within the city's five boroughs.</p><p>Co-chaired by architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vishaan Chakrabarti</a> and Maria Alataris this year, the "Threshold" theme gives a hats off to the start of another cultural year for the League and the wider New York design community. It also draws inspiration from the specific industrial history of the Knockdown Center &mdash; a former doorframe factory restored into an artist/performance space.</p><p>Inside the factory&rsquo;s 50,000 square foot, 40-foot high spaces, the design offic...</p> "Thresholds 44: workspace" is seeking submissions csbonin 2015-03-10T12:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T11:45:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>thresholds 44: workspace</em></strong><br>editors: christianna bonin | nisa ari</p><p><strong>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS</strong></p><p>When an employee at Google&rsquo;s Mexico City office takes a post-lunch plunge into the on-site ball pit, is she working or playing? And when an employee in one of Foxconn&rsquo;s factory sites in China leaps from his eighth-floor dormitory, only to be cradled in recently installed &ldquo;suicide&rdquo; netting, is he fulfilling or transgressing the design of the workspace? Long hidden in museum basements, conservation labs and storage rooms now feature prominently in museum designs. Facing complicated visa programs and unsavory jobs, employers skirt bureaucracy to sustain the agricultural industry in the US and illegal workers stay undocumented in order to be easily employable. When and why are certain workspaces - and workers - hidden or revealed? What is the &ldquo;work&rdquo; that is supposed to happen in the workspace and how have transformations of the tools, economies, demographics, and technologies within the workspace shaped the...</p> Thresholds - Issue 41, now available online Archinect 2013-05-07T18:02:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T18:02:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="756" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What actions are prompted by revolution in the space of the city? Which publics take part in this struggle, and who are the agents that mobilize it? And after a revolution has subsided, how is it remembered, represented and memorialized? thresholds 41: REVOLUTION! turns to the history, design, and cultural production of the public realm as a site of dissensus...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>