Archinect - News 2017-08-21T15:57:49-04:00 The top five finalists for The Battery Conservancy’s Draw Up A Chair competition Justine Testado 2013-11-26T21:02:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:49:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Battery Conservancy is one step closer to finding the winning outdoor chair design of their Draw Up A Chair competition for The Battery park in New York City. The competition began with 679 submissions in July 2012. Then the jury selected the Top 50 designs, which were exhibited for the public to see and use over the past six months.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The top five designs are:</p> <p> Fleurt by &shy; Andrew Jones Design: Andrew Jones (Toronto, Canada) <em>&mdash; see top image</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Maple Chair by &shy; Maria Camarena Design: Maria Camarena Bernard (Zapopan, Mexico)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Pivot Chair &shy; by Independent Design Group: Simon Kristak &amp; Aidan Jamison (Brooklyn, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> South Chair &shy; by Jason Bird (Redwood City, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> U Rock &shy; by Pitanga: Davi Deusdara, &Eacute;rica Martins, Tais Costa &amp; Rafael Studart Alencar (Falc&atilde;o, Brazil)</p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of The Battery Conservancy Americas "Draw Up A Chair" Design Competition.</em></p> <p> For more details, read the <a href="" target="_blank">Bustler article</a>.</p> AMERICAS DESIGN COMPETITION anthony dong 2012-07-05T16:32:00-04:00 >2012-07-05T20:13:27-04:00 <img src="" width="563" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Battery Conservancy invites students and professionals from the Americas (North, Central, South and the Caribbean), to design an iconic moveable outdoor seating element. The winning design will be fabricated for use in The Battery, the 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan, which annually welcomes six million visitors.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Goldman Sachs occupies Battery Park City? Nam Henderson 2012-07-02T23:12:00-04:00 >2012-07-03T15:32:57-04:00 <img src="" width="648" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One afternoon, three mellow residents &mdash; Anita Inglese, 86, Marilyn Amdur, 85, and Joan Ruberti, 81, all widows &mdash; talked about the offerings of the alley. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s nice for us,&rdquo; Ms. Inglese said. &ldquo;We need places to walk to."...&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been in all the places,&rdquo; Ms. Amdur said. &ldquo;One thing that&rsquo;s good is they put in this long bench. You need to rest sometimes.&rdquo;...Ms. Ruberti said, &ldquo;I love it because everything is brand new.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> N. R. Kleinfield visits "Goldman Alley" site of Goldman&rsquo;s new Battery Park City headquarters. Looking for the right kind of neighborhood establishments, Goldman's brought in a range of new businesses from gourmet grocers and florists to outposts of Shake Shack, Blue Smoke barbecue and even a new Conrad (a higher-end Hilton brand) to replace an older&nbsp;Embassy Suites on-site.</p> <p> Previously Michael Kimmelman wrote&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Canopy as Social Cathedral</a> about the new(ish)&nbsp;canopy designed by Preston Scott Cohen which covers North End Way, aka "Goldman Alley" in Battery Park City.</p> A Canopy as Social Cathedral anthony dong 2012-06-04T21:24:00-04:00 >2012-07-03T15:30:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the canopy covers 11,000 square feet of an easement in Battery Park City; effectively, North End Way is a north-south passageway or alley, lined with shops and restaurants. Part of what makes this a notable public space is the quality of construction... But it&rsquo;s the canopy, which Goldman also commissioned, that formally elevates what is really just a gap between two buildings into something almost as inspired as the nave of a great Gothic cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>