Archinect - News 2015-11-28T20:45:46-05:00 REVEALED: SHoP Architects’ Long Island City Waterfront Development Alyssa Alimurung 2015-11-25T12:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-28T15:56:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here&rsquo;s our first peek at Simon Baron Development, Quadrum Global and CRE Development&rsquo;s three-tower Long Island City development slated to rise alongside the former Paragon Paint factory building at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard. Permits for the first tower were filed with the DOB back in June and detail a 28-story, 296-unit rental tower designed by SHoP Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper Justine Testado 2015-11-10T12:57:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T00:00:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The tower proposed for 340 Flatbush Ave Ext.] will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City&rsquo;s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper...The residential component will span 466,000 square feet, and be divided amongst 550 units, with approximately 90 floors in total. There will also be 140,000 square feet of commercial development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to New York Yimby, "SHoP&rsquo;s tower will be a dramatic improvement for both the cityscape and the skyline. With slender proportions capped in pointed, Deco-tinged&nbsp;accents, the building will have a notable presence without overwhelming its surrounds..."</p><p>Thoughts?</p><p>More about towers on Archinect:</p><p><a title="As hammers clang and views vanish" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As hammers clang and views vanish</a></p><p><a title="Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest</a></p><p><a title="Construction stalled on 'world's tallest building', so locals made its foundation into a fish farm" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction stalled on 'world's tallest building', so locals made its foundation into a fish farm</a></p><p><a title="Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commerical tower" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commercial tower</a></p><p><a title="Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></p> Vishaan Chakrabarti leaves SHOP, launches new firm PAU Julia Ingalls 2015-10-21T16:14:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:29:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vishaan Chakrabarti has amicably departed from SHoP Architects, where he was principal from 2012 to 2015, and has now launched a new firm, the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU).</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a press release, "PAU will offer two main business services &ndash; architecture and strategic planning. The latter will include tactical advice and advocacy, helping clients master plan and obtain entitlements for density and infrastructure at a macro-level, while also helping to define, intensify and enhance the experience of the urban environment. Initial clients include Sidewalk Labs, a new project with Two Trees Management, and a new cultural building in Manhattan."</p><p>For more of Archinect's coverage of SHoP Architects and Vishaan Chakrabarti, please see:</p><p>&bull; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP&rsquo;s Essex Crossing Mega-Market Will Be One of Largest in the Nation</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket [takes action]: submissions selected and new website launches!</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> SHoP’s Essex Crossing Mega-Market Will Be One of Largest in the Nation Alyssa Alimurung 2015-10-20T12:43:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:19:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The $1.1 billion Essex Crossing project will be a 1.65 million-square-foot, mixed-use mega-development anchored by 1,000 residential units and a mix of cultural, community, and retail facilities. Though the city will lose the 75-year-old Essex Street Market, the new market will be transformed into one of the five biggest markets in the country.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What happens to the MoMA PS1 Young Architecture Program pavilions after Warm Up is Over? Nicholas Korody 2015-08-25T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:28:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For nearly two decades, the Young Architect's Program (YAP) has brought both young and established talent to MoMA PS1's courtyard to form a welcome space for overheated crowds that often interact with the work during the institution's popular Warm Up series [...] So what happens to the pavilions and their creators once the DJs pack up their gear, the throngs of people leave, and the summer is over?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artnet news looked at the afterlife of some of YAP pavilions that have graced the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Queens. Here's a quick summary of some of the featured anecdotes:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SHoP Architects "Dunescape," 2000</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, the firm behind the recently-inaugurated Barclays Center in Brooklyn, designed "Dunescape" comprising cedar structures that you could climb over and in. At the end of the summer, the wood was donated to a trade school where it used for woodworking practice.</p><p>More on SHoP Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Tom Wiscombe Architecture&nbsp;"Light-Wing," 2003</strong></p><p>The designer behind the "Old Bank District Museum" projects slated for Downtown LA, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wiscombe</a>'s pavilion for MoMA PS1 featured shallow pools and a translucent roof. The structure was built with aluminum pipe and mesh, which was later sold for scrap.&nbsp;</p><p>More on Tom Wiscombe Architecture</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a peek at Tom Wiscombe's "underground" Old Bank District Muse...</a></li></ul> Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T15:02:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:49:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world&rsquo;s tallest proposed modular tower may actually reach its full potential. Developer Bruce Ratner has finally resumed work on his 32-story residential building next to the Barclays Center after a five-month hiatus stemming from a dispute with construction giant Skanska over the pre-fabricated design. As a result of that legal fight, Ratner gained control of Skanska&rsquo;s factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where modules for the proposed tallest modular tower were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All</a></p></li></ul> Cummins picks Deborah Berke, SHoP and TWBTA to design its Downtown Indianapolis HQ Archinect 2014-07-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:46:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. hasn't revealed even a back-of-the-napkin sketch of what its regional headquarters in Downtown Indianapolis might look like, but one thing is certain at this point: It won't be locally designed. The engine maker said today it's picked three small to mid-sized New York City architectural firms to compete for the contract to design the $30 million multi-story building [...]. The competitors are Deborah Berke Partners, SHoP Architects, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's some additional information about the Indianapolis office design competition we've received directly from Cummins Inc.:</p><p>"The design competition engages design and architecture experts to assist in delivering on the Company&rsquo;s goals to construct a building that enhances the community, creates a productive workplace for Cummins employees and reflects Cummins&rsquo; mission and values. [...]</p><p>The winning architect will be announced in September and selected based on a number of factors including their ability to align with Cummins values, deliver on the vision of the building, and assemble a diverse team. [...]</p><p>Cummins initially announced plans to build its new Indianapolis office in March of 2014. Cummins will build on approximately four acres that previously housed a portion of Market Square Arena and expects to break ground in early 2015 and open in late 2016. The company&rsquo;s plan for the site includes an office building with ground floor retail, a flexible learning center, public green s...</p> Bracket [takes action]: submissions selected and new website launches! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T17:01:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:38:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>[takes action]</em>&nbsp;is the fourth issue from <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket</a></strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect's collaborative publication with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InfraNet Lab</a>.&nbsp;Edited by a diverse collection of professionals from the intersecting worlds of architecture, environment, and digital culture, <strong>Bracket</strong>'s content is sourced from an open-call for submissions.</p><p><strong>Bracket</strong> <em>[takes action]</em> asks: What are the collective projects in the public realm to act on?</p><p>How have recent design projects incited political or social action? How can design catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act? What is the role of spatial practice to instigate or resist public actions? Bracket 4 provokes spatial practice&rsquo;s potential to incite and respond to action today.</p><p>Peruse the selected entries (on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brand new website</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!</a>):&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bracket</strong>&nbsp;<em>[takes action]</em></a></p><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> included:</p><ul><li>Pier Vittorio Aureli, founding partner of Dogma,&nbsp;teaches at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture in London</a> and is visiting professor at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a>.</li><li>Vishaan Chakrabarti,&nbsp;Principal at&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>.</em></li><li>Adam Green...</li></ul> Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:08:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard steel beams and flat metal sheeting rest atop a workbench. A diagram&ndash;which looks an awful lot like IKEA furniture assembly instructions&ndash;spells out where each beam and metal screw belongs. [...] The metal may not look like much yet, but it&rsquo;s on its way to becoming part of the world&rsquo;s tallest modular residential high-rise. [...] &ldquo;This is bringing the best of manufacturing and construction together.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A privately run market misses the point Nam Henderson 2014-02-06T00:27:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T08:10:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2011, the Howard Hughes Corporation offered to collaborate with Mr. LaValva. He turned them down. &ldquo;Hughes suggested we be part of the Pier 17 renovation,&rdquo; Mr. LaValva said. &ldquo;But we wanted to preserve the market.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Joseph Hanania digs into the ongoing tussle over the fate of the buildings that once housed the Fulton Fish Market. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Howard Hughes Corporation</a>, a major developer, has plans (designed by SHoP architects)&nbsp;currently underway to redevelop the site. However the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Amsterdam Market Asso</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ciation</a>, which runs an existing market on the site is proposing instead to repurpose both the Tin and New Market buildings as the city&rsquo;s premiere public market.</p> High-Rises to Replace an East Side Eyesore Archinect 2013-08-07T19:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:39:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This area hasn&rsquo;t seen any great architecture since the development of the United Nations&rdquo; in 1947, said Vishaan Chakrabarti, a partner at SHoP Architects, which is responsible for both exteriors and interiors in the project. &ldquo;This could be a harbinger of things to come in terms of getting more innovative design along the East River.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A Manifesto for Hyperdensity Places Journal 2013-06-14T13:39:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:36:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We cannot expect big American cities to reach their potential when the very professions that purport to defend and perpetuate urbanism recoil at the presence of towers. Left rudderless by the experts, we are forced to inhabit the bleak consequences of a poorly regulated marketplace, analogous to a population that must operate on its own cancers due to the confused surgeons who keep cutting away at the healthy tissue.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Americans are famously conflicted about urban development: somehow we've demonized both sprawl and density. But today there is a new conversation about the future of cities, driven by diversifying social desires, evolving technologies, and pressing environmental constraints.</p> <p> On Places, in an excerpt from the new book <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America</a>,&nbsp;</em>Vishaan Chakrabarti contributes a bold argument for hyperdensity. The very dense city, he says, not only promotes prosperity, sustainability and delight; it will also determine our strength as a nation.</p> Hello Dubai-on-the-East-River HotSoup 2013-03-04T19:02:00-05:00 >2013-03-10T14:39:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In recent years developers putting up a forest of residential towers have been accused of turning the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront into Miami-on-the-East-River. With his new plan for the 11-acre Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg officially unveiled on Sunday, Jed Walentas has crafted something that might better be described as Dubai-on-the-East-River.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Audacious new waterfront development designed by SHoP unveiled in Brooklyn. Transforms derelict Domino Sugar refinery into 24/7 community with designs the likes of which New York has never seen.</p> Atlanta Falcons name shortlist to design new stadium Gregory Walker 2013-01-29T11:34:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:13:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Falcons and the Authority have reviewed the Statements of Qualifications received in response to the RFQ, and the Authority has selected the following firms to be finalists and eligible for further consideration (listed alphabetically):"</p></em><br /><br /><p> the short list for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium was released yesterday. they are:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">360 Architecture</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewing-Cole</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Inc.</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a> + <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP</a>&nbsp;Architects<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tvsdesign</a>/Heery/Gensler</p> Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All HotSoup 2012-11-28T19:34:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="587" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modular construction has long been a dream of architects, for its efficiency and control, and now it could be a boon for New York City developers as well, since prefab methods can save 20 to 30 percent from traditional design methods.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Thanks to a deal with construction unions, the developer of the controversial Atlantic Yards project will move ahead with a 363-unit, 32-story prefab apartment building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects, Skanska and ARUP, it is tentatively the tallest prefab tower in the world. (Until that crazy 2,000-footer in China gets built.)</p> A hunkered-down, hunchbacked, brooding sight Nam Henderson 2012-11-02T17:52:00-04:00 >2012-11-02T17:53:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No, this isn&rsquo;t a beautiful or ingratiating building, but it&rsquo;s technologically smart, with an underground turntable for trucks that may sound eye-rollingly dull but makes traffic engineers like the city&rsquo;s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, swoon...SHoP has also spared Brooklyn another retro stadium.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Kimmelman reviews&nbsp;the new Barclays Center and the surrounding Atlantic Yards project. While he finds the arena by SHoP Architects to be a good start, Kimmelman criticizes the larger plans for Atlantic Yards. He argues that the current plans share the same faults as many other mega-projects and he offers some suggestions on how Mr. Ratner could alter his plans to provide more benefit to the surrounding community.</p> Major League Soccer taps SHoP Architects for its Queens stadium project Archinect 2012-10-09T16:48:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T16:54:29-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="208" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Major League Soccer has asked SHoP Architects, the firm that designed the new Nets stadium in downtown Brooklyn, to prepare initial designs for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens. SHoP's name is on a July Major League Soccer proposal given to city officials, and obtained by Capital. Last night, MLS confirmed that SHoP is indeed working on the initial schematic designs for a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Vishaan Chakrabarti Joining SHoP, Promises New Epoch of Planning HotSoup 2012-03-06T12:12:00-05:00 >2012-03-08T11:58:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Chakrabarti said the firm is determined to shake things up in the world of architecture, development and planning. &ldquo;Most master planning, you use pretty pastel drawings that rarely have anything to do with what gets built,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Planning has been static, it hasn&rsquo;t been performative. Most of these plans, they get implemented over 20 or 30 years. Think of how much a city and the world changes in that span of time.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The former city planner, developer and current chair of Columbia's real estate development program, the Center for Urban Real Estate, joins the hotshot New York firm.</p> Pier 15 by SHoP Architects Opens on NYC's East River Waterfront Esplanade jldailey618 2012-01-17T14:15:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T18:19:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We reported over the summer about the unveiling of the East River Waterfront Esplanade and mentioned plans to further extend it in coming years. Only six months later, Pier 15 just south of South Street Seaport, is now open. Designed by SHoP Architects, with help from Ken Smith Landscape Architect, the new two-story section features sharp angles, a colorful red roof, native flora, and a design that expands upon the existing esplanade.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>