World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be delayed again
After 9/11, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave $3 billion in grants to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. to redevelop lower Manhattan. A portion of what remains is the $100 million that was to go towards the Performing Arts Center, but those involved in the project worry that disputes between LMDC and the Port Authority, who controls the land on which the Center will be built, are giving the impression that the work to revitalize the area is complete.
After nearly 13 years of delays, the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is facing yet another setback due to unresolved issues between the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority, which could ultimately cost the $243 million project, more than $... View full entry
This week's picks for LA architecture and design events
It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering around town, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design events that are worth checking out. Check back regularly so you don't miss out on... View full entry
Eva Jensen to design 2017 Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park
Eva Jensen Design + Laufs Engineering Design's “Circle Shade - 2πR4” was announced today as the winning proposal for this year's Folly Function installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. This year's challenge asked entrants to design four portable and deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the Park.
In response, the Eva Jensen team used the circle to form their design, Circle Shade - 2πR4...
New York-based Eva Jensen Design is now among the Folly Function winners to design the summer installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Recent winners include Hou de Sousa, IK Studio, and Austin+Mergold.Learn more about Eva Jensen's winning design on Bustler. View full entry
Snøhetta designs a "boat tunnel" in Norway
Snøhetta has designed a “boat tunnel” that would allow ships to run beneath a mountain in Norway. With a whopping $272 million price tag, the mile-long tunnel would enable ships to safely avert the dangerous waters off the Stad Peninsula.150 feet tall and 118 feet wide, the tunnel would be... View full entry
First theater to be built outside of Copenhagen in over a century opens in Denmark
One of the oldest towns in Denmark, Hjørring, has just received a brand new theater - the first to be built outside the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in over a century. Designed by the democratic architecture practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the 4,200 m2 cultural facility hosts a Music... View full entry
This week's picks for London architecture and design events
After the clocks going forward at the weekend, we have more light to get out and play with. Make the most of it on Friday, with another TATE late in the evening sun (hopefully). A beer and art with friends watching the sunset from the heights of the Switch House viewing platform… what could be... View full entry
City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office
Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today’s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building’s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.
One Poultry, completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, One Poultry, with its... View full entry
This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events
Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering around town, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design events that are worth checking out. Check back regularly so you don't miss out.This... View full entry
Check out these new renderings of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln Residences in Miami
Herzog & de Neuron, in collaboration with Robert Wennett, have designed a new, “smart” luxury residential complex in Miami Beach at 1111 Lincoln Residences. As seen in a new batch of almost-disturbingly hyperreal renderings, the residences are built around leafy, Raymond Jungles-designed... View full entry
RIBA North to be "a place for everyone to discover more about architecture with exhibitions, talks and tours"
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that they will open a new national center for architecture—RIBA North—this June on the Liverpool Waterfront. Designed by Broadway Malyan, the center “will be a place for everyone to discover more about architecture with... View full entry
5 key drivers of the healthy building movement
The wide-ranging efforts include improving indoor air quality and even increasing activity levels of building occupants. Allen and colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have defined nine foundations for healthier buildings, such as better water quality, reducing noise, regulating temperature, and maximizing light.
— National Geographic
As part of the Urban Expeditions series, Brian Howard explored some of the latest trends in green design, which go far beyond energy and water efficiency to issues of public health/wellness. View full entry
St. Louis, segregation and how history shapes the urban landscape
Segregation is no accident.Nearly five decades after the Fair Housing Act of 1968, American cities remain racially, culturally, spatially and economically divided. Entrenched conditions and persistent biases undermine the policies and priorities that would heal lingering wounds.So argues Catalina... View full entry
Stefan Al on why the shopping mall isn't dying
...it is not the mall that is declining, but suburbia. The mall, meanwhile, is becoming urban. In fact, a new breed of shopping centre is integrating so seamlessly into its urban surroundings that it can be difficult to draw any line between city and mall whatsoever.
On both sides of the Pacific, the mall is not “dead”. It has simply transformed...[but] “While the idea of the shopping mall becoming ‘urban’ has a certain appeal, the net effect is to turn the city into a shopping mall.”
— The Guardian
Stefan Al, author of Mall City: Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption, writes about how shopping malls in places such as New York, Melbourne, and Hong Kong are increasingly blending into the cities themselves — transforming into “a new breed of shopping centre”, Al writes. View full entry
Maricopa County in Arizona, home to Phoenix, experienced the largest population growth in 2016
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maricopa County in Arizona had the highest annual population growth in 2016. Home to the city of Phoenix, the county gained 81,360 people, or 222 people per day. More than half were people who moved to the county from another area, while 25,428 were from... View full entry
Judge once again stops work at Pier 55 over environmental concerns
Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed with the group’s claim that the Army Corps of Engineers had not conducted a sufficient environmental review on how the 2.4-acre park would affect fish and wildlife. She ordered that work stop at the site and called for a review of alternatives for building along Hudson River Park, a maritime sanctuary.
It's been nearly two years since the City Club of New York first slapped Pier 55, Barry Diller's $200 million offshore park, with a lawsuit. And despite construction starting over the summer, a judge has once again ordered work to stop at the site. View full entry