Archinect - News 2016-10-26T00:10:06-04:00 VACANT NEW YORK maps Manhattan's shuttered storefronts Alexander Walter 2016-09-02T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:19:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is high-rent blight. The vacancy problem is immediately visible but lacking in hard data. The intent of this project is to provide some background around commercial vacancies and use a map to give some insight into the extent of the issue, ideally doubling as a tool for community groups and policymakers to identify areas for intervention. It's an obvious problem without a clear set of causes or solutions, but there are several contributing factors [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for the interactive VACANT NEW YORK&nbsp;map.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New map tool reveals NYC's vacant lots zoned for revitalization</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Mapping Tool Lets NYC Residents Peek Into Developers' Plans</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City's tree species mapped</a></li></ul> Finalists of Storefront’s Competition of Competitions Justine Testado 2014-02-08T11:23:00-05:00 >2014-03-12T10:19:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Competition briefs for urban development can overlook the most pressing and relevant needs of local communities, and architects are usually limited to satisfying the brief's requirements in their proposals. As a response, Storefront set up the Competition of Competitions, where interdisciplinary teams got to ask the questions in creating their own competition briefs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Eighteen finalists were chosen out of 100 submissions. The jury will then select 3 winners, 7 honorable mentions, and a Storefront Special Prize. The Special Prize will get to run their submitted competition as part of the 2014 Storefront for Art and Architecture program calendar.</p><p><strong>The 18 finalists are:</strong></p><ul><li>TAKING BUILDINGS DOWN by IncA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>THE DISCREET ARCHITECT by Local provision Studio&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>OPEN SOURCE OPEN SPACE, HACKING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT by Boot Trunk&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>THE CITY by Form Fiction Format&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>NO TITLES by GroundLAB&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>NATURE, ERROR, BABIES by Metonymy's Architecture&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>DEPLOY YOURSELF, NOT YOUR DESIGNS by CIRCa&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>DEPOLITISIGN by Min Chen &amp; Kristin Enright&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>AMAZONIA 2020 by Civic Projects&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; .</li><li>THE NEXT SUBURB by The Thirteenth Hour&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>OFF-THE-RADAR: THE ARCHITECTURE OF NON-EXISITING SPACE by MITNICK-RODDIER&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>LABYRINTH COMPETITION by Gray_matter(s)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>ARCHITECTURAL WORK by The Architecture Lobby&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>BLISS [BETTER LIVING THROUGH INTUITIVE SOFT SURVEILLANCE] by Yeadon Space Agency&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>FUTUR...</li></ul>