Archinect - News 2017-08-24T04:56:55-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150020531/humanitarian-emergency-michael-greenberg-looks-inside-new-york-city-s-housing-crisis "Humanitarian emergency": Michael Greenberg looks inside New York City’s housing crisis Alexander Walter 2017-08-01T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T15:49:19-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City is in the throes of a humanitarian emergency, a term defined by the Humanitarian Coalition of large international aid organizations as &ldquo;an event or series of events that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people.&rdquo; New York&rsquo;s is [...] a &ldquo;complex emergency&rdquo;: man-made and shaped by a combination of forces that have led to a large-scale &ldquo;displacement of populations&rdquo; from their homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"What makes the crisis especially startling," author Michael Greenberg continues in his latest piece for <em>The New York Review of Books</em>, "is that New York has the most progressive housing laws in the country and a mayor who has made tenants&rsquo; rights and affordable housing a central focus of his administration."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019810/nyc-s-super-skinny-skyscraper-is-fat-with-cost-overruns-prompting-a-lawsuit NYC's super skinny skyscraper is fat with cost overruns, prompting a lawsuit Julia Ingalls 2017-07-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T17:10:44-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pw/pwsfxmgasqogaysz.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The best things in life are free, but construction cranes still cost money, which has prompted an investor to sue the developers behind SHoP's 111 West 57th Street for failing to budget appropriately for the cost of cranes (among other things) for the super skinny tower, which is already way over budget and only approximately 25% assembled. According to <a href="https://ny.curbed.com/2017/7/26/16041394/111-west-57-construction-cost-overrun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a>:</p> <p><em>One of the investors on the project is suing the developers and the lender over alleged construction cost overruns.</em></p> <p><em>The lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges that the project is already $50 million over budget when it hasn&rsquo;t even reached 20-stories yet.&nbsp;Eventually the building is proposed to rise to 1,421 feet with 82 stories.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018573/amid-mta-s-disastrous-summer-cuomo-moves-forward-with-expensive-plan-to-turn-ny-s-bridges-into-a-light-show Amid MTA's disastrous Summer, Cuomo moves forward with expensive plan to turn NY's bridges into a light show Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-20T14:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T11:43:59-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/22/22heikm3n7giiyvv.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, part of a broader plan called &ldquo;New York Crossings,&rdquo; would outfit the MTA&rsquo;s seven bridges and two tunnels &mdash; and the Port Authority&rsquo;s George Washington Bridge &mdash; with pulsating, multicolored LED lights that can be choreographed with each other, with the Empire State Building and with One World Trade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005378/will-ny-governor-cuomo-be-able-to-fix-penn-station-s-problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA's crumbling infrastructure</a> has been making headlines since April and the situation does not appear to be getting any better for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC</a> transiters; three-quarters of the city's subway lines are plagued by chronic delays and frustrated riders continue to overcrowd the system.</p> <p></p> <p><br>While the parties involved point fingers and place blame every which way they can,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/628442/governor-andrew-cuomo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo,</a> has faced growing pressure to fix the system.<br></p> <p>Among the list of complaints being lodged against the Chief of State, are critiques of his plan to turn the region's bridges into a choreographed light show in concert with the city's skyscrapers. The cost of the lighting scheme has not been revealed though an early internal estimate put the price tag at $350 mill. In addition, where funding will come from remains unclear&mdash;a spokesman for Cuomo stated that "this is definitively NOT being paid for by the MTA," though a meeting back in January had suggested otherwise. Regardless of who picks up the tab, c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015793/zaha-hadid-designed-520-west-28th-street-named-sara-ny-2017-project-of-the-year Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street named SARA NY 2017 Project of the Year Justine Testado 2017-07-03T14:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-08T10:41:19-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ns/nscjye3x21qu5qz4.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of American Registered Architects New York Council recently awarded its top 2017 Project of the Year accolade to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001532/take-a-peek-at-the-interiors-by-jennifer-post-and-west-chin-inside-of-zaha-hadid-s-520-west-28th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">520 West 28th Street</a> residential complex designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Leyva Architects</a>. Adjacent to The High Line in the heart of West Chelsea, the sculptural 11-story&nbsp;development features 21 interlaced floors and 39 distinctive residential units up to 6,391 square feet and ceiling heights up to almost 11 feet high.&nbsp;The project is due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/v0/v0k930jre5nlrc25.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/v0/v0k930jre5nlrc25.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior view from 28th Street. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jm/jmnqpdbzzy4kcro6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jm/jmnqpdbzzy4kcro6.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Kitchen, Unit 20. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vh/vh6vozk8vfcumas5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vh/vh6vozk8vfcumas5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Bedroom, Unit 29. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sf/sfygto0ym0nuw3en.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sf/sfygto0ym0nuw3en.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Staircase in Unit 37. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015054/driverless-future-challenge-finalists-envision-autonomous-transit-solutions-for-nyc Driverless Future Challenge finalists envision autonomous transit solutions for NYC Justine Testado 2017-06-28T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:17:01-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/za/za1fex3qdu8oqw6w.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the rise of autonomous transportation technology&nbsp;in the U.S., what&nbsp;implementable&nbsp;strategies&nbsp;can help&nbsp;a&nbsp;dense urban landscape&nbsp;like New York City prepare efficiently for a driverless future? Design teams from around the world proposed their ideas in the&nbsp;<a href="http://driverlessfuture.blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driverless Future Challenge</a>, organized by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/111435344blank-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> (the creators of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/419532/fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) and the City of New York.</p> <p>Participants from over 25 countries sent proposals&nbsp;that ranged from driverless food cards to using NYC's 311 system as a driverless dispatching center. Now, the jury has selected the four finalist teams.</p> <p>Find each proposal below &mdash; plus project videos!</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering</strong></p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/dbb3mf8jg2y6ybk5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/db/dbb3mf8jg2y6ybk5.jpg"></a><figcaption>&ldquo;Public Square&rdquo; by FXFOWLE Architects with Sam Schwartz Engineering. Image courtesy of Blank Space.</figcaption></figure><p>Project summary: &ldquo;Public Square provides New York City an adaptable, responsive, and environmentally friendly way to rethink its streets and reclaim space for pedestrians. Public Squ...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150012865/oda-s-new-condo-building-15-renwick-street-combats-cold-modernism ODA's new condo building 15 Renwick Street "combats cold modernism" Julia Ingalls 2017-06-15T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-25T23:31:27-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/li/li2xlsiii94a7cwj.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The dark, quasi-Victorian corridors of ODA's 31-unit apartment building on New York City's Renwick Street are a purposeful nod toward British-born James Renwick, 19th century scientist and engineer, after which the street is named. The contrast between the portrait-clad hallways and the light, modern rooms they adjoin is striking; the two spaces almost seem to be from two entirely different buildings.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rvdzgz1xvka53zu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fbg9yy58oy0j4bwx.jpg"></p><p>However, as an alliterative press release notes, ODA is purposefully trying to "combat the cold modernism of so much contemporary construction" and the architects appear to succeed, primarily because the interiors don't shy away from texture. While the clean lines and unabashed abstract geometry of the modern canon are prominent here, so is an emphasis on not obscuring or disguising the composition of the materials.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mqygrkfqwcwihzs9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwur9w4h0f0fyt86.jpg"></p><p>The wood grain, both on the kitchen cabinets and the polished floors, is prominent. Instead of a soulless cradle of anonymous perfection, the dwelling spaces are rooted firm...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150012106/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-12T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T15:14:19-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/l6/l6citv0bes3d7y05.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>Coming up this week, watch architects and architecture editors duke it out in the inaugural&nbsp;Turncoats NYC architectural debate, or join Paul V. Turner (Wattis Professor Emeritus&nbsp;of Art at&nbsp;Stanford University) as he shares his research on&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in the Bay Area in California.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9522/turncoats-nyc-buildings-don-t-matter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turncoats NYC: Buildings Don't Matter | June 13</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qw/qwu4l2ko6hoav0lz.jpg"></p><p>Established in London and now operating in multiple cities,&nbsp;Turncoats NYC kicks off with the topic &ldquo;Buildings Don't Matter&rdquo;. Panelists will talk about the impact of visual culture on contemporary architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9517/the-bay-area-evidence-frank-lloyd-wright-s-san-francisco-projects-and-clients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bay Area Evidence: Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s San Francisco Projects and Clients | June 15</a></strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wp/wpq8gnv4qr8swe6c.jpg"></p><p>In this lecture,&nbsp;Paul V. Turner, Wattis Professor Emeritus&nbsp;of Art at&nbsp;...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011464/watch-this-time-lapse-construction-video-of-herzog-de-meuron-s-jenga-like-56-leonard-in-nyc Watch this time-lapse construction video of Herzog + de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard in NYC Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-06-08T12:43:53-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/fq/fqmpyyw5ubczpo1m.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a series of jutting balconies and abrupt offsets, the Herzog + De Meuron-designed 56 Leonard, described by the architects as "houses stacked in the sky,"&nbsp;is one of the more aesthetically adventuresome luxury condo towers to rise in New York City. This time-lapse video, replete with what the developers apparently feel is an inspiring musical soundtrack, shows the construction of the Jenga-like building over a period of a little under two years, from&nbsp;March 2014 to December 2016:</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010897/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-05T13:32:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T13:32:17-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/16/16lv9ffgxvj7wft0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> is in the spotlight this week as museums across the nation celebrate the architect's 150th birthday. Join the Guggenheim for its FLW&nbsp;birthday festivities, or listen in on a&nbsp;panel discussion about the evolving&nbsp;relationship between architecture and the art museum at The New York Public Library.&nbsp;Need a quick breather?&nbsp;Anish Kapoor recently debuted&nbsp;a mesmerizing whirlpool&nbsp;installation&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read on for more.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9429/architecture-and-the-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Art Museum | June 7</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fx/fxd3899nwkd3wfn8.jpg"><em>Photo: Bhakti Henna/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Beginning with the examples of the Guggenheim and the Centre Pompidou,&nbsp;join Francesco Dal Co, Anthony Alofsin, Troy Conrad Therrien, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams as they discuss the complex and ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010198/construction-for-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-rockwell-group-s-the-shed-pushes-forward Construction for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's “The Shed” pushes forward Justine Testado 2017-05-31T15:02:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T15:03:03-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/qc/qczx3f74t4ksa4vy.jpg" width="640" height="478" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[W]hile only the skeleton of the six-level structure [...] has been completed so far, there are already some elements that set The Shed apart. The most obvious of these is a telescoping shell on wheels that serves as both a fa&ccedil;ade for the gallery spaces and a flexible canopy that can be extended to enclose a public plaza [...]&ldquo;This project is bone and muscle and there's no fat,&rdquo; said the architect Elizabeth Diller</p></em><br /><br /><p>A look at the latest construction developments of the Hudson Yards' &ldquo;The Shed&rdquo; arts and culture center, which <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">began</a> late last year and is due for a 2019 opening.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009986/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-30T14:05:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T14:05:21-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/yp/ypmzg6p5t0eojyy0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week, you can listen in on a discussion about the affordable-housing development process in NYC.&nbsp;Perkins + Will will&nbsp;open&nbsp;up their office for an&nbsp;Architectural League First Friday evening social. And&nbsp;if you haven't seen it already, The Met Fifth Avenue currently has an exhibition dedicated to legendary fashion designer&nbsp;Rei Kawakubo for the Costume Institute's&nbsp;2017 spring exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8797/first-friday-perkins-will" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Friday: Perkins+Will | June 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fc/fcpt09a19yg0odpw.jpg"><em>Rush University Medical Center, Campus Transformation Project by Perkins+Will. Photo credit: Perkins + Will.</em></p><p>If you're an Architectural League member, here's a&nbsp;chance to visit the NY office of Perkins+Will.&nbsp;Join Perkins+Will&nbsp;for an evening of drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009500/as-the-cities-change-google-street-view-records As the cities change, Google Street View records Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T15:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T20:33:03-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/74/74ghto7h7zjem7r6.jpg" width="650" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s been a decade since Google Street View launched, giving folks all the tools they need to virtually travel to far-flung places without leaving the comfort of their couch. But the tool is also useful for those who are curious about the evolution of places over time&mdash;and few places have experienced as drastic a change to their landscape in the past decade as New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Consider how much NYC has transformed in the past ten years. It is hard to even imagine the city's appearance in 2007 &mdash; prior to&nbsp;20 skyscrapers' rising above the southern side of Central Park, before projects like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the High Line</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494045/pacific-park-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pacific Park </a>even begun their construction,&nbsp;and back when&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/252581/williamsburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williamsburg</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360148/long-island-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City</a> were not nearly as dense as today.</p><p>To see it for yourself, head over to <a href="https://www.google.com/streetview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View</a> for some time-traveling. The feature can be activated by pressing the clock icon below your location.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8msxl7mpufjcbiud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/awp3si907qkct6po.jpg"><em>View of 339 11th St in 2009 vs 2016</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008916/show-audiences-that-it-s-okay-to-dream-by-kickstarting-never-built-new-york "Show audiences that it's okay to dream" by Kickstarting Never Built New York Julia Ingalls 2017-05-23T13:16:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T13:16:41-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/aj/ajngcj1whj247har.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture author and curator&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/samlubell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Lubell</a> is partnering with the Queens Museum to bring <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/785842/never-built-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Never Built New York</em></a> into the physical display space with a little help from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/54185/kickstarter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>. The drive, which needs to raise another $26K in 29 days, hopes to physically model some of the innovative, occasionally wild designs that were proposed decades ago but never realized. Lubell believes the project would "show audiences that it's okay to dream" in terms of imagining large-scale, inventive solutions to contemporary urban problems. The modeling would take place on one of the largest scale models of New York City and its surrounds, <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1450389391/never-built-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">as explained in the accompanying video to the Kickstarter drive.&nbsp;</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007251/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-15T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T12:37:41-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ux/ux7b3uj1c9cst3as.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>NYCxDesign events continue throughout this week.&nbsp;It's also the final days of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Breuer Revisited&rdquo; exhibition, which features commissioned&nbsp;photos of Marcel Breuer's architecture&nbsp;interpreted&nbsp;by artist&nbsp;Luisa Lambri and photographer Bas Princen. Have a look at our latest event recommendations for NYC.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9385/future-culture-connecting-staten-island-s-waterfront" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island's Waterfront |&nbsp;May 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/o8/o8jjpa4hp244rpab.jpg"><em>View of the Staten Island Ferry. Photo: m01229/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Staten Island&rsquo;s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?&rdquo; Join the Design Tru...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007003/ny-construction-alliance-pushes-for-mandatory-drug-alcohol-testing-on-all-nyc-construction-sites NY Construction Alliance pushes for mandatory drug/alcohol testing on all NYC construction sites Justine Testado 2017-05-11T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:06:58-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5y/5y9i0r5834m9x65b.jpg" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.nyconstructionalliance.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Construction Alliance</a> is urging City Council to consider mandatory drug and alcohol testing on all New York City construction sites.&nbsp;</p><p>NYCA president Kenneth Thomas recently made the following statement:</p><p><em>&ldquo;New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) is committed to worksite safety and our members take proactive steps to prevent substance abuse-related incidents. In fact, our members already engage in proactive random drug tests on sites. Industry stakeholders such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Building Trades Employers Association have already expressed strong support for addressing the problem of drug and alcohol in the construction industry. </em></p><p><em>The City Council should consider how mandatory drug and alcohol testing could increase construction safety on New York City worksites. We look forward to discussing this issue with city officials and how a drug and alcohol testing mandate could help make our industry safer for all workers.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.abc.org/Portals/1/STEP/2017%20Safety%20Performance%20Report%20Final%20020817.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associated Builders and Co...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150006438/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-08T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T13:22:22-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/06/06j9wgatj2xk24ts.jpg" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's picks feature a book talk that examines how the built environment shapes the human experience, and&nbsp;an evening with Rethink Studio about turning visions of a&nbsp;&ldquo;Post-Robert Moses New York&rdquo; into reality. Last but not least, <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> and Chris McVoy will take part in a discussion&nbsp;about the new Queens Library at Hunters Point later this week.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9335/welcome-to-your-world-a-conversation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to Your World: A Conversation | May 9</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ql/ql3p6ww0qphtyzft.jpg"><em>Image via archleague.org</em></p><p>Check out a free book talk about&nbsp;&ldquo;Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives&rdquo; by&nbsp;architectural historian and critic&nbsp;Sarah Williams Goldhagen, who will be in conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nader Tehrani</a>. In her book,&nbsp;Goldhagen &ldquo;utilizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience an...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150005403/design-trust-seeking-proposals-for-public-for-all-rethinking-shared-space-in-nyc-initiative Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/xq/xqnmxerx4qn5y5o8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="http://designtrust.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvfip86wl41nx76a.jpg"><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150005359/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-01T13:18:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T13:18:23-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/b9/b9yii8hwdo9lui3x.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's event picks start with&nbsp;a conversation about Jane Jacobs' evolving legacy between Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange and Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring. Two separate talks featuring esteemed artist Anish Kapoor and Atelier Bow-Wow co-founders&nbsp;Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will also happen later in the week.&nbsp;And if&nbsp;you haven't seen it yet, the Museum of the&nbsp;City of&nbsp;New&nbsp;York&nbsp;recently began&nbsp;exhibiting a&nbsp;collection of World War I-era posters and prints created by New Yorker artists who were enlisted in the war effort.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9240/talk-vital-little-plans-the-short-works-of-jane-jacobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talk: &ldquo;Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs&rdquo; | May 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dh/dhd8ebf6ll2hok3h.jpg"><em>Photo credit: Phil Stanziola - New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004392/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:48:58-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/44/4485hqbns8pt2n0o.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>For this week, the School of Visual Arts will host a lecture with&nbsp;&ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; co-founding editor Elizabeth Glickfield and&nbsp;another talk that highlights the untold stories of the people running&nbsp;NYC's waste management systems.&nbsp;B. Alexandra Szerlip will give a&nbsp;talk about&nbsp;her new book about designer&nbsp;Norman Bel Geddes, and you can&nbsp;sign up for an&nbsp;exclusive tour of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovations&nbsp;led by&nbsp;architect Jeff Murphy. If&nbsp;you haven't seen it, it's the last week for the can't-miss &ldquo;John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9236/lecture-elizabeth-glickfield-founder-and-editor-of-dirty-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Visual Arts&nbsp;Lecture: Elizabeth Glickfield, co-founder and editor of &ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; |&nbsp;April 25</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7p/7pdrprrpi7vs599n.jpg"><em>Dirty Furniture Founding editors Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150003416/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-17T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T18:33:31-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/u9/u9ygi9m29dehti0z.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's recommendations include the book launch&nbsp;of Justin Davidson's &ldquo;Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York&rdquo; and&nbsp;lectures from Hanif Kara and&nbsp;Weiss/Manfredi. It's also the final week for&nbsp;exhibitions on&nbsp;the Olana Summer House and &ldquo;Mastering the Metropolis&rdquo; on NYC's landmark&nbsp;Zoning Resolution of 1916.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9239/magnetic-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magnetic City | April 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/ly5m72ec4fg72bte.jpg"><em>Photo: Malinda Rathnayake/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;In light of the release of his new book&nbsp;<em>Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York,</em>&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning author&nbsp;Justin Davidson sits down with&nbsp;Michelle Young of Untapped Cities to explore New York City through the perspectives of the designers, visionaries, artists, and writers who have built and lived there.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9221/hanif-kara-on-designing-interdisciplinary-attitudes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanif Kara on "Designing...</a></strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002353/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-10T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T16:49:30-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/zm/zmkmtksp1uebsuay.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's picks include The Architectural League's latest&nbsp;Brass Tacks discussion on homelessness, a book launch for &ldquo;Elastic Architecture&rdquo; &mdash; the first scholarly book on Frederick Kiesler's architecture, and Doug Wheeler's immersive &ldquo;Synthetic Desert&rdquo; installation at the Guggenheim.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9237/housing-brass-tacks-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Brass Tacks: Homelessness |&nbsp;April 10</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yr/yrh2cwgujodsxcfq.jpg"></p><p>In the upcoming installment of its Brass Tacks discussion series, The Architectural League looks at the massive problem of homelessness in New York as a symptom of the city's housing crisis (upwards of 60,000 people sleep in the shelter system each night). The evening includes presentations by experts on the issue&mdash;Giselle Routhier, Policy Director f...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150001517/the-new-york-times-compiles-a-glossary-of-climate-change-adaptive-building-strategies The New York Times compiles a glossary of climate change-adaptive building strategies Nicholas Korody 2017-04-05T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T14:34:22-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/nx/nxi4p3m27pbm03wb.jpg" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Communities across the country are confronting the mounting evidence of climate change and developing means of fortifying buildings and infrastructure against rising sea levels and ever-more-intense storms, even as the Trump administration reverses policies premised on climate change. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re not spending money on that anymore,&rdquo; Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters in Washington recently. &ldquo;We consider that to be a waste of your money.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"People who live, work or build in flood plains like West Chelsea and elsewhere say they cannot be so dismissive. They are spending money."</em></p><p><em>The New York Times</em>&nbsp;has compiled case studies as well as an associated glossary of steps taken in New York City and its environs to help shore up the built environment against the encroachment of high waters, winds, and heavy rains. For example, the glossary features technical terms like a "500-year flood plain", or an area with a 0.2 percent chance of flooding any given year, as well as strategies, like "dry flood-proofing", or the use of impermeable materials and barriers to keep buildings dry.&nbsp;</p><p>Check it out this useful glossary <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/nyregion/a-guide-to-flood-resistant-building-terms.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150001042/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-03T14:37:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T14:37:14-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/mo/moplygpibjsox39t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's picks include two climate change-related events at the New School and Columbia GSAPP, a talk with SO&mdash;IL's Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg, and a Comparative Zoning discussion panel at the Museum of the City of New York.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9108/rebuilding-or-relocation-how-to-respond-to-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuilding or Relocation: How to respond to climate change |&nbsp;April 5</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8832/cities-and-climate-action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cities and Climate Action | April 7</a><br>recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bi/bilq4d0696m25kad.jpg"><em>Homes on the New Jersey coast severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012. Photo: Mark C. Olsen.</em></p><p>While the federal government recently reversed course on the issue of climate change and decided to stick the head in the increasingly wet sand, architects and planners on the ground continue to prepare our built environment for future chall...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150000432/the-kushner-family-s-new-zaha-hadid-designed-tower-for-666-fifth-avenue-is-catching-a-lot-of-heat The Kushner family's new Zaha Hadid-designed tower for 666 Fifth Avenue is catching a lot of heat Nicholas Korody 2017-03-30T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-01T09:44:46-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pr/prb6cuz00k0w1wxc.jpg" width="650" height="939" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jared Kushner&rsquo;s family's new skyscraper has caused quite a stir. The design of the 666 Fifth Avenue building in New York has been widely mocked for its apparently&nbsp;"phallic"&nbsp;shape&nbsp;on social media [...] Although the project has reportedly raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest given the close working relationship between Mr Kushner, the president&rsquo;s son-in-law, and Mr Trump, it was the skyscraper's design which grabbed the most attention.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other people have noted that the building looks like a raised middle finger. Meanwhile, some have focused on the address&mdash;<strong>666</strong>&nbsp;Fifth Avenue. According to Peter Grant of the Wall Street Journal, the Kushner family is trying to change the name to 660 Fifth.</p><p>I like this response, personally:</p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149999918/ai-weiwei-to-install-over-100-fences-around-new-york-one-of-his-largest-public-works-to-date Ai Weiwei to install over 100 fences around New York, one of his largest public works to date Nicholas Korody 2017-03-28T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T16:04:41-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/tu/tum014zj6ao3y6pl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The famous, and provocative, Chinese artist <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/345/ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a> has been commissioned to build one of his largest public works ever&mdash;100 fences and installations that will be placed around New York City. Entitled &ldquo;Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,&rdquo; the project was commissioned by the Public Art Fund in celebration of its 40th anniversary. In total, there will be about ten major fence-themed installations, as well as a slew of smaller works, spread around Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. More specifically, planned sites include Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the Cooper Union building in Manhattan, and Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park.</p><p>The work is a reaction to &ldquo;a retreat from the essential attitude of openness&rdquo; that Mr. Ai says he perceives in contemporary American politics. &ldquo;When the Berlin Wall fell, there were 11 countries with border fences and walls,&rdquo; Mr. Ai told <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/26/arts/design/ai-weiweis-latest-artwork-building-fences-throughout-new-york-city.html?_r=1&amp;mtrref=app.asana.com&amp;gwh=5BF2D9A1E83BB0B780FB8F1AB7063FBC&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the New York Times</em></a>. &ldquo;By 2016, that number had increased to 70. We are witnessing a rise in ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149999684/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-27T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:36:42-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/rk/rk3487dedlge3sva.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's picks include an all-woman panel for IIDA NY's Residential Forum, a recreation of John Hejduk's&nbsp;Jan Palach Memorial, a Current Works lecture by Kengo Kuma, and the Buell Dissertation Colloquium.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9173/iida-ny-residential-forum-designing-the-glass-ceiling-shattering-the-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDA NY Residential Forum - Designing the Glass Ceiling: Shattering the Status Quo | March 28</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rs/rs34nfuzsrfms2s3.jpg">Photo via IIDA NY Facebook.</p><p>The IIDA New York chapter's&nbsp;all-woman&nbsp;designer&nbsp;panel will discuss cultural diversity&nbsp;and the issues that designers of color continue to face. Panelists will also talk about overlooked&nbsp;female designers of the past and the influential roles of race, culture, and gender in the industry today.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9175/john-hejduk-works-jan-palach-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial | Opening on March 29</a>, re...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149999373/stefan-al-on-why-the-shopping-mall-isn-t-dying Stefan Al on why the shopping mall isn't dying Justine Testado 2017-03-24T19:41:00-04:00 >2017-04-01T13:41:36-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vp/vp6x10do0dnb2k2b.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...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 &ldquo;dead&rdquo;. It has simply transformed...[but] &ldquo;While the idea of the shopping mall becoming &lsquo;urban&rsquo; has a certain appeal, the net effect is to turn the city into a shopping mall.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stefan Al, author of <em>Mall City: Hong Kong's Dreamworlds of Consumption</em>, writes about how shopping malls&nbsp;in places such as New York, Melbourne, and Hong Kong&nbsp;are&nbsp;increasingly blending into the cities themselves &mdash; transforming into &ldquo;a new breed of shopping centre&rdquo;, Al writes.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149998378/jane-jacobs-and-robert-moses-star-in-citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city-documentary-coming-to-u-s-theaters-in-april Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses star in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” documentary, coming to U.S. theaters in April Justine Testado 2017-03-20T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T09:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pk/pkxd6tqkxbipzje4.jpg" width="600" height="889" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The historic feud between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses is hitting the silver screen in &ldquo;Citizen Jane: Battle for the City&rdquo;, a fairly new feature-length documentary&nbsp;directed by Matt Tyrnauer and produced by Robert Hammond (co-founder and executive director of NYC's Friends of the High Line).&nbsp;Following premieres at DOC NYC and the Toronto International Film Festival last year, &ldquo;Citizen Jane&rdquo; will be released in theaters and on demand in the U.S. on April 21.</p><p>Set in the 1950s and '60s in New York City, the film centers around Jane Jacobs' fight against Robert Moses' ruthless urban &ldquo;renewal&rdquo; schemes&nbsp;that targeted NYC's &ldquo;slums&rdquo; and its vital communities&nbsp;&mdash; a situation that many cities worldwide still face today. It also sheds light on European&nbsp;modernist ideals of architecture and urban design finding its place in the U.S., according to <a href="https://medium.com/urban-design-and-planning/an-entirely-unbiased-review-of-citizen-jane-de53f128310e#.d4vesk81q" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one film review</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/07q8rgeis7xagywo.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We realized that no one had done a film about Jane Jacobs,&rdquo; Producer Robert Hammond said in a statement. &ldquo;She came up with her own common s...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149998049/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:30:37-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wo/wox9eifo12s5vggo.jpg" width="650" height="575" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9051/mega-architecture-an-evening-with-moshe-safdie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Mega&rdquo; Architecture: An Evening with Moshe Safdie |&nbsp;March 22</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jf/jf3jielco3hd6s1h.jpg"><em>Safdie Architects, "Jewel Changi Airport" proposal, Singapore, 2014.</em></p><p>Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting a special event with iconic architect and the industry's finest mustache, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106501/safdie-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>. The great master will reflect on the four design principles guiding his work, the evolution of architecture in the era of globalization, as well as matters of "megascale" and "megastructure" among other topics.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9106/building-the-outer-boroughs-architecture-and-urbanism-beyond-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism Beyond Manhattan |&nbsp;March 23</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j8/j8hxb0riiyhk0ge2.jpg"><em>Looking toward Downtown Brooklyn, 2...</em></p>