Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2013 - Week 3 (Oct. 17-24)
New York City's month-long design festival: Archtober
Archtober–New York City's Architecture and Design Month–is fast approaching. The anticipated festival from Oct. 1-31, 2013 continues to grow with an amazing variety of exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities to celebrate the importance of architecture and design in everyday life.
Now in its third year, we at Archinect & Bustler are proud to once again be Archtober's digital media sponsors.
Continuing from Weeks 1 and 2, below are some some exciting highlights from Archtober's long list of events you should check out for Week 3, Oct. 17-24:
BOOMING BOROUGHS: Redesigning Aging-in-Place in NYC | Oct. 17
A follow up on "BOOMING BOROUGHS: Redesigning Aging-in-Place in NYC" held on May 18, 2013, the five design teams of the AIANY Design for Aging Committee will present the results of their deep dive into the question of providing suitable housing -- in accord with the concept of "Designing for a Lifetime" -- that will enable aging New Yorkers to continue to live happily, safely, and independently at home.
Ada Tolla Lecture, “O+O (Objects and Operations)” | Oct. 17
Hosted by the Friends of NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design. The New York-based architectural firm LOT/EK (pronounced "low-tech") has made a distinctive mark on the architectural landscape through a series of seemingly whimsical projects that make a point of using prefabricated industrial materials in unexpected ways.
The Summit for New York City | Oct. 17-18
The Municipal Art Society presents the fourth annual MAS Summit for New York City—an exciting forum of ideas surrounding resilience, livability, planning, design and infrastructure, preservation, and arts and cultural development. This year’s themes — Innovation and Leadership — will drive a discussion of building a globally competitive city that is socially, economically and environmentally resilient and will outline an agenda for ensuring livability for all New Yorkers.
Walking Tour – 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center: Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original World Trade Center | Oct. 19
The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event. And One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in New York City, is nearing completion. This architectural walking tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of construction at the World Trade Center site.
FamilyDay@theCenter: Architectural Lanterns | Oct. 19
Join the Center for Architecture Foundation for our annual exploration of the role of light in architecture and design!
Guggenheim 54th Anniversary Building of the Day Tour | Oct. 21
Join a special architecture tour celebrating the 54th anniversary of the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. Led by Gallery Educator Ellen Edelman, the tour focuses on the history and renovation of the museum’s landmark building.
Grand Central at 100: A Conversation with Architectural Historian Francis Morrone | Oct. 23
Francis Morrone explores the history and legacy of New York’s storied temple of transportation, including its impact upon the economy and built environment of midtown as a whole.
Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas: Beaux-Arts Atelier Exhibition & Open House | Oct. 24
The students of the Beaux-Arts Atelier open the doors of their studio, in association with Archtober 2013, New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, for an inside look at the process, materials, and inspiration behind NYC’s only school of classical architecture, art, and design.
United Nations Day Capital Master Plan Tour | Oct. 24
October 24 is United Nations Day! Werner Schmidt, Public Information Officer of the United Nations Capital Master Plan will lead participants on an exploration of the United Nation’s architectural history.
Check back soon for Week 4!
For the complete list of events, head over to the Archtober online calendar, download & print the Archtober guide, like the Facebook page, or follow Archtober on Twitter, YouTube, and their blog.