Archinect - News 2014-12-22T17:10:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114195194/reading-room-a-catalog-of-new-york-city-s-branch-libraries Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e88d088e4a9b09d2521a1f59e464d93d.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City&rsquo;s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4&times;5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.</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/110183096/in-light-of-5-pointz-demolition-defaced-fights-to-protect-nyc-s-artistic-roots In light of 5 POINTZ demolition, DEFACED fights to protect NYC's artistic roots Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:23:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wvwht5fcs6bs0fn.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon the recent controversial demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"5 POINTZ" graffiti mecca</a> in Long Island City, NY, a group of architects consisting of <a href="http://archinect.com/AriannaArmelli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arianna Armelli</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ikumar21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/davidsepulveda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Sepulveda </a>and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. In the proposal, DEFACED is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of cultural landmarks, districts, and neighborhoods worldwide.</p><p>Using 5 Pointz as a starting point, DEFACED asserts not only the timeless value of open artistic expression but also the need to build communities where all inhabitants can benefit and thrive. The proposal calls attention to NYC's gentrifying cityscape over the last decade, ongoing socio-political concerns, and last but not least, that a structure like 5 Pointz &mdash; although considered an eyesore to some &mdash; was truly a luxury of its own kind.</p><p>Below is the project in fuller detail, provided by the architects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vutnsb7wudpx8nvn.jpg"></p><p>"INTRODUCTION: You see, it goes like this; New York City was affordable when it was ugly and unpleasant; when di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107406006/an-exhibit-as-vast-as-the-world An Exhibit as Vast as the World Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T14:31:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/5955fccc45c537361d9d080c93cc5947.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I can&rsquo;t think of a more fitting a place for an exhibition of art and representation that aims to capture the breadth of the world than the Queens Museum. [...] The title of Bringing the World into the World, on view through October 12th, is inspired by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti&rsquo;s assertion that art and the world contain and are contained by each other. As conceived, the exhibition couldn&rsquo;t happen properly anywhere else.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87131874/the-queens-museum-has-reopened-after-a-69-million-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Queens Museum has reopened after a $69 million renovation</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106869516/easy-on-the-environment-but-not-necessarily-neighbors-eyes Easy on the Environment, but Not Necessarily Neighbors’ Eyes Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:20:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/3948c5a56d12c77c7ba5e82e4210eea6.jpg" width="427" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Thomas Paino, an architect, decided to remodel a rowhouse he had bought in Long Island City, Queens, his ambitions were nothing short of trying to save the world &mdash; at least so far as a two-family home could contribute to the cause. [...] And he came up with a daring design in the hopes that neighbors, passers-by, perhaps even the world would take notice. He succeeded beyond all expectations.</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/103651803/queensway-connection-competition-exhibition-to-open-july-17-in-nyc “Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC Archinect 2014-07-07T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T20:13:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x4ekhs8fbo60z9q.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</em></a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93726830/aiany-enya-reveals-winning-ideas-for-queensway-connection-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the upcoming competition exhibition opening on Thursday July 17 at 6:00 PM at New York's <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a>.</p><p>The exhibition is accompanied by a symposium hosted by ENYA at the CFA on Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM to highlight the winning entries&rsquo; visions for future development of the site and neighborhood.</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, $5000: The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux of Paris, France</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y46opuvo3mv44nf.jpg"></p><p><strong>2nd Prize, $2500: Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov of Basel, Switzerland</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4f5jhuvufefa45n.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, $1000: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng and Rene Biberstein of Toronto, Canada</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gt80dgrpgxm7qab.jpg"></p><p><strong>Student Prize, $1000: EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo and Jessica Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roharzx5ruolhzv4.jpg"></p><p><strong>Honorable Menti...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99304040/the-jamaica-bay-greenway-a-resilient-ring-for-southern-brooklyn-and-the-rockaways The Jamaica Bay Greenway: A Resilient Ring for Southern Brooklyn and the Rockaways Alexander Walter 2014-05-06T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eac72acf73e437e2885584a387ce39c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among the most pressing issues facing New York&rsquo;s new mayor is how his administration will pick up the mantle of the ambitious agenda established by Michael Bloomberg. How will the de Blasio administration address climate change and increase the resilience of those areas of the city most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy? [...] The Rockaway peninsula, in particular, has been a veritable laboratory for designers exploring the implications of &ldquo;resilience.&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/98668954/a-radical-approach-to-adding-density-in-new-york-s-outer-boroughs A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs Alexander Walter 2014-04-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-29T08:30:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d639e8282b40882cbc95d6fb5b677b22.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The urban planning community is constantly touting the benefits of building dense communities around public transportation. But according to designers Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles, few solutions have been ambitious enough to do the whole Transit-Oriented Development idea justice. So they came up with their own. Behold the Urban Alloy Towers, a proposal to take over spaces immediately surrounding transportation infrastructure like elevated train lines and highways.</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/98144587/anti-fragile-the-uncertain-future-of-arverne-east Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:47:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/835d01f7f8118052a2d501a7a89c53dc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers&rsquo; consciousness for a period of time, [...] subsequently as a key reference point in debates about rebuilding versus retreating from the flood zone. [...] The last of these sites is Arverne East, 81 acres of City-owned land that have remained vacant since the neighborhood was razed in 1969. Below, Jonathan Tarleton and Gabriel Silberblatt consider Arverne East&rsquo;s uncertain future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Posts:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter wins &ldquo;For a Resilient Rockaway&rdquo; (FAR ROC) Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/93726830/aiany-enya-reveals-winning-ideas-for-queensway-connection-competition AIANY ENYA reveals winning ideas for QueensWay Connection competition Justine Testado 2014-02-17T13:57:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3nkrjm6wol9ead2y.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for building a new QueensWay are moving forward. The AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm. The biennial competition brought in ideas from around the globe on how to transform an abandoned railway into an urban greenway as a community space for nearby neighborhoods in Queens, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 120 proposals from 28 countries, the jury selected the following winners:</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, US$5,000:</strong> The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert (Paris, France)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8wghy8pg7v6yrp7v.jpg"><br><br><strong>2nd Prize, US$2,500:</strong> Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov (Basel, Switzerland)<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3kqefqo813n82g8.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, US$1,000</strong>: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng (Toronto, Canada)<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yx/yx4qipg9d05u27rf.jpg"></p><p><strong>Student Prize, US$1000:</strong>&nbsp; EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker (Albuquerque, NM, USA)<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpwx54p3alvmx7ul.jpg"></p><p><strong>Honorable Mention:&nbsp;</strong> Upside Down Bridge by Hyuntek Yoon (Queens, NY, USA)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3l/3lf28jwcidwkdbe8.jpg"></p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aiany_enya_reveals_winning_ideas_for_queensway_connection_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86523039/submit-your-proposal-to-the-aiany-enya-queensway-connection-competition-by-january-2014 Submit your proposal to the AIANY ENYA “Queensway Connection” competition by January 2014 Justine Testado 2013-11-14T12:36:00-05:00 >2014-07-07T20:10:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fw/fwtas4ahf0z446r8.jpg" width="514" height="710" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</a>," the sixth biennial competition from the AIANY's Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee is open for submissions until <strong>January 6th, 2014.</strong></p> <p> The competition will support <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wxy_dlandstudio_selected_for_queensway_feasibility_study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the feasibility study</a> &mdash; currently being conducted by <a href="http://www.wxystudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a> and <a href="http://www.dlandstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dlandstudio</a> &mdash; as part of the process to transform the abandoned railway into a recreational area for the surrounding communities in central and southern Queens.</p> <p> "Queensway Connection" welcomes all design student and young professionals &mdash; not limited to architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners &mdash; to submit their ideas.</p> <p> After the submissions deadline, the Jury will deliberate in February. Winners will be announced in March 2014.</p> <p> The Jury:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Susan Chin</strong>, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.</li> <li> <strong>Margaret Newman</strong>, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief of Staff to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at New York City Department ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/80467731/wxy-dlandstudio-selected-for-queensway-feasibility-study WXY & DLANDSTUDIO selected for QueensWay feasibility study Justine Testado 2013-08-27T18:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T20:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w353m3g4zkr4lcqk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] WXY Architecture + Urban Design and DLANDSTUDIO have been selected to lead a feasibility study and planning phase for the QueensWay in Queens, NY, after the Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay announced the competition winners on Aug. 20. Similar to urban revival projects like the NYC High Line, the QueensWay is a linear greenway park that will replace the abandoned 3.5-mile-long railway of the former Long Island Rail Road line&mdash;which has been dormant since 1962.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Additionally, the Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay are sponsoring the just-launched ENYA 2014 "Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm" ideas competition that you can read about <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58963573/major-league-soccer-taps-shop-architects-for-its-queens-stadium-project 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3r0ji9phb2s0dfj3.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5755976/winners-of-the-long-island-cinema-center-competition Winners of the Long Island Cinema Center Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-09T14:23:06-04:00 >2011-05-09T18:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yy3o6nza6t96ek3c.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winners and four Honorable Mentions have been revealed for the suckerPUNCH-curated Long Island Cinema Center competition in Queens, New York. The international design ideas competition challenged entrants to create a large scale center to celebrate cinema and rescue the moviegoing experience from fading into obsolescence.</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>