Archinect - News 2016-12-07T07:47:37-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group's “shape-shifting“ arts center in Manhattan Justine Testado 2016-11-23T18:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:46:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/ia7qj0tsx916ymed.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Dubbed &ldquo;The Shed&rdquo;,] The 18,500 square metre venue has six storeys and can &ldquo;accommodate the broadest range of performance, visual art, music, and multi-disciplinary work&rdquo;. A cultural centre will be encased in a 34m-high outer shell that can slide on rails to double the ground space. The building includes two large-scale column-free galleries comprising 2,320 square metres of museum-quality space, a 500-seat theater and event and rehearsal spaces. [Completion is due] in 2019.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more about New York's Hudson Yards:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality Alexander Walter 2016-09-30T13:47:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T17:20:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer. The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an&nbsp;office skyscraper that is slated to cost $3.2 billion. [...] It is being designed by Bjarke Ingels , the Danish architect behind the 2 World Trade Center redesign and VIA57.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckgu6b4m13llnwlh.jpg"></p><p>The (hotly debated) project previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p><p>Related stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968533/bjarke-ingels-gets-the-rolling-stone-treatment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed Nicholas Korody 2016-09-14T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T12:57:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gcjl8156o8bg70ad.jpg" width="650" height="722" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big, bold and basket-shaped, the structure, &ldquo;Vessel,&rdquo; stands 15 stories, weighs 600 tons and is filled with 2,500 climbable steps. Long under wraps, it is the creation of Thomas Heatherwick, 46, an acclaimed and controversial British designer, and will rise in the mammoth Far West Side development Hudson Yards, anchoring a five-acre plaza and garden that will not open until 2018. Some may see a jungle gym, others a honeycomb.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>But Stephen M. Ross, the billionaire founder and chairman of Related Companies, which is developing Hudson Yards with Oxford Properties Group, has his own nickname for &ldquo;Vessel&rdquo;: &ldquo;the social climber.&rdquo; And the steep price tag Mr. Ross&rsquo;s privately held company is paying for Mr. Heatherwick&rsquo;s installation? More than $150 million.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/312pn4qpqomikmoz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgogaylt8c943jja.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;My studio was commissioned&nbsp;to design a centerpiece for an unusual new piece of land in New York. In a city full of eye-catching&nbsp;structures, our first thought was that it shouldn&rsquo;t just be something to look at. Instead we wanted to make&nbsp;something that everybody could use, touch, relate to," states Heatherwick in the press release. "Influenced by images we had seen of Indian&nbsp;stepwells, made from hundreds of flights of stairs going down into the ground, an idea emerged to use&nbsp;flights of stairs as building elements.&rdquo;</p><p>Comprised of 154 interconnected stairs and 80 landings, the structure rises from a 50 ft diameter base to 150 ft at the top. A painted steel structure ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims Alexander Walter 2016-05-04T17:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u9l2wcu3joy42qkx.jpg" width="650" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A study commissioned by the developer indicated that total economic output of the companies projected to occupy Hudson Yards will contribute $18.9 billion to the city's gross domestic product. [...] Many projections in the report are also contingent on a host of economic indicators in the city, including demand for Class A office space. Out of the 10.4 million square feet Related will have to lease up, so far it has locked in commitments from tenants for 4 million square feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Hudson Yards project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f2/f2y6yyxcbgavlf1l.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The observation deck won&rsquo;t be finished for a few years yet. If you want to see the future of New York, walk north along the High Line, round the curve at the rail yards, and turn your back to the river. Amid the highway ramps and industrial hash of far-west Manhattan, a herd of cranes hoists I-beams into the sky. This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world&rsquo;s most ambitious experiment in &ldquo;smart city&rdquo; urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year, I reviewed Mattern's book&nbsp;Deep Mapping the Media City, in which she delves into some of the issues surrounding so-called "smart cities."&nbsp;Check out the review <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129422514/book-review-shannon-mattern-s-deep-mapping-the-media-city" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>For more on the implementation of surveillance and other technologies in the city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938165/city-governments-are-learning-the-hard-way-that-there-s-no-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-cybersecurity" target="_blank">City governments are learning the hard way that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127175516/will-india-s-smart-city-initiative-exacerbate-social-stratification" target="_blank">Will India's 'smart city' initiative exacerbate social stratification?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937008/across-from-hudson-yards-architect-proposes-9-acre-floating-island-as-an-encore-to-the-high-line Across from Hudson Yards, architect proposes 9-acre floating island as an encore to the High Line Dana Schulz 2016-03-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T09:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/93/93490qzc2yevarf6.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plan would build five interconnected pyramid-shaped buildings, comprised of an art center, restaurants, and publicly accessible open spaces. A circular elevated promenade would encircle the island, which Kaufman says would contrast to the linear procession of the High Line. At ground level there will be a central reflecting pool with a promenade leading out to a marina.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eytankaufman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eytan Kaufman</a>&nbsp;has drawn up a conceptual plan for a nine-acre floating island across from Hudson Yards. The scheme, called&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.highcircle.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hub on the Hudson</a></strong>, would connect the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final leg of the High Line</a>&nbsp;with a pedestrian bridge over the West Side Highway that connects to the circular-shaped cultural and recreational center&nbsp;700 feet into the river.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-02-08T18:56:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T23:50:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tl/tlfx5mbvc6z56lha.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York cityscape might get another tower from Bjarke Ingels. At 1,005 feet, <a href="http://www.thespiralny.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Spiral"</a> is a new office building proposed to fill up an entire block on 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan's West Side. The concept was unveiled today.&nbsp;</p><p>The 65-story Spiral is set to be the fourth tallest tower in the rapidly redeveloping Hudson Yards neighborhood.&nbsp;The 2.85 million square-foot structure shows off a glass exterior and, most notably, cascading landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, akin to BIG's affinity for incorporating slopes and spirals into their designs. As its name describes, the Spiral's terraces will wrap around the tower in an ascending motion to create a continuous green pathway and give easy access to outdoor space on each floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6f3ppp59w1ign5tu.jpg"></p><p>Located at the intersection of the four-acre Hudson Boulevard Park and The High Line, the Spire&nbsp;"will punctuate the northern end of...the linear park [and it] will appear to carry through into the tower, forming an ascending ribbon of lively green...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133655328/archinect-s-critical-round-up-the-week-s-best-architectural-critiques-so-far Archinect's critical round-up: the week's best architectural critiques so far Julia Ingalls 2015-08-06T17:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:32:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5m/5m82619o83ots5q0.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-hawthorne-405-freeway-design-20150730-column.html#page=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Times</a>, Christopher Hawthorne eloquently pans the new addition to the 405 freeway, noting that "The expanded 405 might be the first L.A. freeway project to look haggard and disjointed the day it opened." His review comes at a time when infrastructure, especially in California, is starting to (violently) show signs of its age: last year, the University of California Los Angeles briefly flooded thanks to an aged <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105398405/water-main-breaks-on-sunset-blvd-floods-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">water main</a>&nbsp;breaking, and in July a freak thunderstorm collapsed a portion of interstate 10. Hawthorne's displeasure is focused primarily on the 405's haphazard design to please multiple neighborhoods, its tacky soil-nail construction retaining walls ("This technique is something like the comb-over of freeway design"), and its simple underwhelming-ness as a public works project.</p><p>Meanwhile, James S. Russell's thoughtful examination of Thomas Heatherwick in the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/arts/design/the-price-of-thomas-heatherwicks-imagination.html?partner=rssnyt&amp;emc=rss&amp;_r=2&amp;utm_content=bufferb2c3c&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> delves into one of the perennially feisty debates of the architectural realm: just ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118891722/55-hudson-yards-breaks-ground-in-manhattan 55 Hudson Yards breaks ground in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0y/0yo3cfu9pl9xn181.jpg" width="650" height="1121" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitsui Fudosan Co. (8801), Japan&rsquo;s biggest developer, is building an office tower on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side at a cost of about $1.4 billion [...]. Construction has started on the skyscraper in New York&rsquo;s Hudson Yards development zone in partnership with Related Cos., the area&rsquo;s principal developer, and Canadian pension investor Oxford Properties. [...] The project, known as 55 Hudson Yards, is at the north end of the site, at the southeast corner of 34th Street and 11th Avenue.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Hudson Yards coverage on Archinect</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99331236/editor-s-picks-366 Editor's Picks #366 Nam Henderson 2014-05-07T11:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:16:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ul8ko4e0ndiunu15.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;features the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98960895/showcase-fall-house-by-fougeron-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall House on Big Sur&rsquo;s south coast, designed by Fougeron Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgir840i3rmrkynw.jpg"></p><p><strong>SeriousQuestion</strong> felt it was a "<em>Spectacular project-- there's obviously a lot more glass here, but there are nice nods at Lautner and Sea Ranch. &nbsp;Makes me miss California. &nbsp;I do wonder how much it costs to insure this place, though</em>". &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8wn86u6js7v7he0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4tvoi2nmpiocouw.jpg"></p><p>FastCoExist called readers attention to the news that NYC's Hudson Yards is being developed as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98840693/world-s-largest-quantified-community-being-developed-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s largest "quantified community"</a>. In response <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;suggested Archinectors should read Adam Greenfield pamphlet, "<em><a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/adam-greenfield/against-the-smart-city/paperback/product-21300749.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Against the smart city</a></em>"&nbsp;the first installment of his forthcoming book The City is Here for You to Use.</p><p>Coincidentally, I&nbsp;just ordered and received my edition about a week ago..</p><p>Similarly, Adie Tomer and Rob Puentes wrote an editorial for Wired regarding the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843122/here-s-the-right-way-to-build-the-futuristic-cities-of-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams</a>. Some readers complained about the buzzwordiness and corporate agendas behind the term, however <strong>curtkram</strong> repli...</p> 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/650x/21/2155cd5cd4c8f695603c2e6367b1fb0c.jpg" width="650" height="434" 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/98610951/quantifying-community-hudson-yards-to-partner-with-nyu-s-cusp Quantifying Community: Hudson Yards to Partner with NYU’s CUSP Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:26:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/17/17e06d4ce00470f6b52430b4b69f4c22.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country&rsquo;s first &ldquo;quantified community&rdquo; as well. Hudson Yards, a 17 million-square foot [...] development on the far west side of Manhattan, will be embedded with technology to monitor environmental conditions, energy production and usage, and traffic flows among its soon to rise towers. The developers are partnering with New York University&rsquo;s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) [...].</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/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground Alexander Walter 2014-03-27T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T11:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/9572a21b2c6d5668e5e173f5bda274c8.jpg" width="650" height="681" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Caissons are a technology borrowed from bridge building, and they are what makes this project possible. The engineers will drill them anywhere from 40 to 80 feet into the Manhattan schist (the dense, metamorphic bedrock that supports the city&rsquo;s soaring skyline). The caissons are meticulously arranged in the narrow spaces between the tracks. Above, the they will connect to deep-girdle trusses &ndash; some up to 8 stories tall &ndash; that control and redirect the towering weight overhead. Finally, the slab.</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/96044764/new-york-s-hudson-yards-starts-next-phase-as-deck-begins New York’s Hudson Yards Starts Next Phase as Deck Begins Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T00:25:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb1c22277d9ef669624c1a65a029f4bf.jpg" width="620" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hudson Yards, the $20 billion Related Cos. development on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side, is taking a key step forward as work begins on a platform over the area&rsquo;s rail depot designed to support three skyscrapers. [...] Building the 37,000-ton platform enables the start of almost 6 million square feet (560,000 square meters) of construction on the eastern half of the 26-acre (11-hectare) yards, said Stephen Ross, the New York-based developer&rsquo;s chairman and founder.</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/85306327/heatherwick-chosen-to-create-potentially-world-s-most-expensive-public-art-piece-for-new-york Heatherwick chosen to create potentially world's most expensive public art piece for New York Archinect 2013-10-29T18:20:00-04:00 >2013-10-29T18:20:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/28e35f1727abc673eb23c9d4bfb9fce2.jpg" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It isn't clear what the artwork will look like, though a person familiar with the matter said it would have a "gathering" theme. But it will be expensive: Mr. Ross, chairman of builder Related Cos., has told friends and associates the company intends to spend as much as $75 million on the centerpiece and surrounding public space.</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/80370184/hudson-yards-offers-hot-market-banal-towers-curvy-condos Hudson Yards Offers Hot Market Banal Towers, Curvy Condos Archinect 2013-08-26T12:35:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:46:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59hdxwot9q2crllg.jpg" width="640" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction has begun on a 47-story office tower at the edge of one of the busiest rail yards in the U.S. The $15 billion development will ultimately roof much of the 26-acre yards and stretch west from Midtown&rsquo;s brawny brick to the sparkling park-edged Hudson River. A swath of greenery will flow around 10 high-rise towers.</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/66988918/diller-scofidio-culture-shed-takes-shape Diller Scofidio Culture Shed Takes Shape HotSoup 2013-02-06T11:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zp/zpsa66hdx7gaee6o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockewell Group, the building is envisioned as a kuntshalle, essentially a museum with no permanent collection, that would accommodate shows from local and international cultural establishments. Its most dramatic feature will be a 140-foot retractable structure that when rolled into place will double the size of the ground-floor gallery.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The cultural anchor for the 26-acre Hudson Yards project, the Culture Shed is set to open in 2017, nestled within an apartment tower also designed by DS+R, abutting the DS+R-designed High Line. (These guys are taking over Manhattan!)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59387816/editor-s-picks-286 Editor's Picks #286 Nam Henderson 2012-10-16T00:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T19:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4xogi7dv8y7os2q.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1972948/alex-maymind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Maymind</a>&nbsp;highlighted the work of Cornell studio "<strong>Ungers vs. Rowe</strong>"&nbsp;in a piece titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58887387/archipelagos-ungers-vs-rowe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARCHIPELAGOS: Ungers vs. Rowe.</a>&nbsp;Both the studio and feature, articulate "<em>a theoretical argument about two divergent Cornell legacies: one, O.M. Ungers and the other, Colin Rowe as exemplary urban design positions that after some forty years remain still operative in today&rsquo;s context</em>". Mr. Maymind further argues that "<em>Both Ungers and Rowe share an overwhelming concern for the deployment and manipulation of precedent (with all of the baggage the term implies) as the basis for making and conceptualizing form</em>". The studio featured two groups of two students, each assigned either Ungers or Rowe, as source material.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>beautiful work. man, i would have loved this studio</em>"&nbsp;and even <strong>Thayer-D</strong> agreed "<em>Ultimately, the main source of apprehension in dealing with these two figures comes from the fact that they both sought to criticize the status quo, which is still very much alive</em>"</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk8czfhh95n8a164.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59239435/brutalist-architect-ulrich-franzen-dies-at-91" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mod...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58950073/new-york-magazine-gives-an-exclusive-preview-of-hudson-yards New York Magazine gives an exclusive preview of Hudson Yards Archinect 2012-10-09T12:03:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T14:15:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxet0nq45lyl7tir.jpg" width="444" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a few weeks, construction begins on New York&rsquo;s largest development ever. Hudson Yards is handsome, ambitious, and potentially full of life. Should we care that it&rsquo;s also a giant slab of private property?</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/26170094/kpf-designs-sleak-peaks-for-hudson-yards KPF Designs Sleak Peaks for Hudson Yards HotSoup 2011-11-03T12:40:58-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/di/di9urrv95h47r1nt.jpg" width="625" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coach has come to Hudson Yards and classed up the joint as only a luxury bag maker could. [...] But we know what you really care about, the tantalizing new renderings from KPF, who is planning the site and building the two eastern most office towers, the first of which will be home to Coach and open in 2015</p></em><br /><br /><p> These look a heck of a lot nicer than <a href="http://www.observer.com/2010/real-estate/work-begins-hudson-yards-mr-ross-neighborhood-takes-shape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the boilerplate KPF designs</a> from before.</p>