Archinect - News 2014-08-30T14:36:44-04:00 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/514x/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/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/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/514x/17/17e06d4ce00470f6b52430b4b69f4c22.jpg" width="514" height="336" 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/514x/95/9572a21b2c6d5668e5e173f5bda274c8.jpg" width="514" height="538" 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/514x/fb/fb1c22277d9ef669624c1a65a029f4bf.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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/514x/28/28e35f1727abc673eb23c9d4bfb9fce2.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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/514x/59/59hdxwot9q2crllg.jpg" width="514" height="331" 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/514x/zp/zpsa66hdx7gaee6o.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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 >2013-12-19T04:58:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4xogi7dv8y7os2q.jpg" width="514" height="341" 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="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk8czfhh95n8a164.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>New...</strong></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/514x/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/514x/di/di9urrv95h47r1nt.jpg" width="514" height="550" 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>