Archinect - News 2014-04-18T01:48:02-04:00 The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> The future will not be dry Nam Henderson 2014-04-03T15:54:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:16:57-04:00 <img src="" 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="" 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> Resilience and neoliberalism Nam Henderson 2014-01-28T16:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T10:15:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not a new development that scholarly priorities are, regrettably, shaped by policy priorities (and by the strategies of big business and worries of the mainstream media) and therefore it is no coincidence that an entire cottage industry on &ldquo;resilient cities&rdquo; has emerged at a time of global austerity</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tom Slater examines&nbsp;the latest urban policy and think tank buzzword which he argues, operates as an insidious alias to dispossession and territorial stigmatisation.</p><p>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@demilit</a></p> [CONTAINED] - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof finalist entry Justine Testado 2014-01-03T20:09:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T19:33:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's our latest feature from the ONE Prize 2013: Stormproof competition, wherein participants had to propose smartly designed resilient cities prepared to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Specifically designed for New York City's coast, [CONTAINED] by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda</a> was a finalist entry in the international competition.<br><br> Here's a preview of their proposal:<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> For full project details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br> More images can be found in the the thumbnails below.</p> OCEAN+CITY - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-18T13:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T15:57:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed for the Atlantic resort Ocean City on the coast of Maryland, "OCEAN+CITY" by Will Belcher, Joey Hays, Chris Landau, and Henry Moll is an entry the team submitted to this year's ONE Prize: Stormproof competition. Participants in the international competition had to propose smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of OCEAN+CITY.</em></p> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA Video Release: Hurricane Sandy - South Ferry and Whitehall St Station Damage</a></p> <p> Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here </a>to learn more about this Inflatable, 35,000-gallon subway plug.</p> Winners of ONE Prize 2013 “Stormproof” competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T17:36:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners have been revealed for the ONE Prize 2013 international design competition! For this year's "Stormproof" theme, participants had to create smartly designed resilient cities ready to face the challenges of severe climate conditions. The competition, organized by Terreform ONE, drew submissions from 168 teams and 310 team members from more than 15 countries and five continents.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NYC's Complex Relationship With the Waterfront Nam Henderson 2013-07-09T13:09:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T13:09:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="588" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Behind that hyperrational menu of engineering options is a technocrat&rsquo;s love letter to the maritime city. The charts and recommendations amount to a statement of faith that the waterfront is the city&rsquo;s future as well as its past...But even if he did not have his legacy on the line, Bloomberg grasps an essential truth: This is a city built not just near the water, but over, under, and in it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Seven months after Hurricane Sandy Mayor Bloomberg has released '<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Stronger, More Resilient New York</a>' a manifesto for a more resilient, waterfront metropolis.&nbsp;Justin Davidson reviews New York's 400 year history, during which it has embraced, spurned, ignored, harnessed, and feared the water that made its greatness possible. He also, analyzes what the new manifesto might mean for the future of the city.</p> Winner of Design Ideas Competition Announced Alexander Walter 2011-04-20T14:56:18-04:00 >2011-04-20T16:03:35-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been announced at this year's Design Ideas Competition. Of the twenty finalist entries, the concept "Living with the Water Paradox" by Nok Ratanavong, Sang Ok Kim, and James Kim was selected as the First-Place winner. Winner of the special prize for Best Insights was the proposal "full of fuel", and two Honourable Mentions were given to "Manifestations for a City" and "FIH in Fairview Mall".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2010 Design Ideas Competition</a> invited architects, city planners, urban designers, engineers, landscape architects, and students of these fields to contribute their ideas about creating more resilient cities as we move into a century where cities will be subjected to the combined environmental and economic impacts of climate change and energy transition.</p>