Archinect - Features 2017-08-21T11:41:54-04:00 S9 Architecture is Remaking the City and Suburbs Through Iterative Design Ryan King 2017-05-02T12:14:00-04:00 >2017-05-04T13:38:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">S9 Architecture</a>, a Manhattan-based firm, is involved in a plethora of projects that are not so much shaping the skyline of the city as quietly addressing the context of the city and the impacts of new spatial needs from the street and human scale. Their work has even attracted the likes of &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; <a href="" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>, who recently moved into a rustic, rusted penthouse in one of their Brooklyn buildings. A relatively young firm, S9 has a style and philosophy that has helped them secure a position at the forefront of a new market for vibrant mixed-use development in New York and its surroundings, with projects like the Dock 72 building in Brooklyn&rsquo;s Navy Yard under construction&mdash;which has <a href="" target="_blank">WeWork</a> as a major tenant&mdash;to iterations on reviving and adapting the shopping experience in suburbia.</p> Small Studio Snapshots: Studio Modh Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-20T12:17:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T19:17:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the words of this week's interviewee, running one's own practice is not for everyone! This gives us all the more reason to take a look inside the small studios that have found a way to make it work.</p><p>This week, we take a look at <a href="" target="_blank">Studio Modh</a>, a Brooklyn-based studio founded by Philip Ryan, formerly of <a href="" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>.&nbsp;</p> Between art and design: rethinking function with Hand Job Gallery Store Nicholas Korody 2016-02-23T17:55:00-05:00 >2016-03-10T01:23:19-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Google &ldquo;art vs design&rdquo; and you&rsquo;ll find a slew of fairly common sense diagrams and articles. &ldquo;Good art is a talent&rdquo;, stipulates one, while &ldquo;good design is a skill&rdquo;. Or, similarly, &ldquo;good art is interpreted&rdquo;, whereas &ldquo;good design is understood&rdquo;. My favorite includes two identical images of a chair. Beneath one reads the caption, &ldquo;a chair: design&rdquo;, while beneath the second, &ldquo;a tree: conceptual art&rdquo;.</p> "This incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space": director Kelly Anderson's Cutting Room interview on gentrification and activism in her doc, "My Brooklyn" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-12T11:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-16T22:32:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><a href="" target="_blank">My Brooklyn</a></em> takes a close look at the guiding forces behind Brooklyn&rsquo;s gentrification, from the highly personal perspective of documentary filmmaker (and&nbsp;self-identifying gentrifier), Kelly Anderson. Pivoting around Anderson&rsquo;s and producer Allison Lirish Dean&rsquo;s investigation of redevelopment efforts for downtown Brooklyn&rsquo;s Fulton Mall, the documentary carefully considers both the personal and historical factors behind gentrification&rsquo;s economic shifts, outlining (if not simplifying) the complexity of the gentrification debate.</p> ShowCase: 253 Pacific Street by James Cleary Architecture Archinect 2013-02-11T14:20:00-05:00 >2013-03-17T16:02:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1043" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="" target="_blank">ShowCase</a></strong> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p> <p> <em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p>