Archinect - News 2017-09-22T00:38:35-04:00 Morphosis' new Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech campus now open Justine Testado 2017-09-13T19:58:00-04:00 >2017-09-14T11:18:48-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>'&nbsp;Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center in Roosevelt Island, New York has officially opened its doors. Designed as&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell Tech</a>'s &ldquo;home base&rdquo;, the academic building was named in honor of&nbsp;Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, in recognition of a $100 million gift from former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.</p> <p>With <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> as design director and Morphosis principal&nbsp;Ung-Joo Scott Lee as project principal, the 4-story, 160,000 sq.ft. educational hub provides traditional classrooms and large workspaces as well as clusters of &ldquo;break-out&rdquo; spaces, huddle rooms, and social areas for group study sessions. Students can also use the quiet rooms and micro-pods for working privately or as telephone booths.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interior. Photo: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ground floor. Photo: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><p>Aiming to be New York's first net-zero university building, the non-fossil fuel Bloomberg Center is equipped with multiple sustainable features, such as a 40,000 sq.ft. solar canopy that supports 1...</p> Snøhetta releases new images of its Graduate Hotel for the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2017-03-15T12:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T07:14:46-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Cornell Tech has unveiled new details about its planned Graduate Hotel on its new Roosevelt Island campus. Developed by AJ Capital Partners, the hotel will offer 196 rooms alongside a restaurant, rooftop bar, and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space.</p><p>The hotel, which is designed by Sn&oslash;hetta, will feature a &ldquo;comfortable residential aesthetic&rdquo; in line with its projected clientele&mdash;the families of students and visiting faculty. It will be located at the center of campus. The hotel is slated to open in 2019, while the rest of the three-phase campus masterplan isn&rsquo;t expected to finish development until the early 2040&rsquo;s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Cornell Tech to build world's first Passive House high-rise on NY's Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2015-06-12T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:10:00-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world's first high-rise residential tower built according to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House</a> (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous criteria for reducing a building's greenhouse gas emissions. Passive houses, such as the building on the right in the thermogram below, release significantly less heat compared with a typical building (such as that on the left).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Touted as an "iconic marker" for Cornell University's new tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York's East River, the project will innovative design features such as:</p><ul><li>A pre-fabricated metal fa&ccedil;ade that will act like a thermal blanket, insulating the structure.</li><li>A louver system, or the building's "gills," which will house the building's heating and cooling systems.</li><li>Low-VOC paint to limit off-gassing and improve air quality.</li><li>Exterior paint that "naturally shifts color from silver to warm champagne" when reflecting light.</li></ul><p>According to figures released by the university, the building wil...</p> Cornell Unveils New NYC Tech Campus by SOM and Morphosis HotSoup 2012-10-15T11:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-27T12:43:19-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Google didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago, Facebook didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago, even AOL didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago,&rdquo; Cornell's Andrew Winters said recently. &ldquo;The challenge is how do you create a tech campus today that is still flexible enough to grow and evolve for the next 25 years?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cornell unveiled its plans for a brand new 12.5-acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island today. The master plan is by SOM and Field Operations, the first academic building is by Thom Mayne and includes a giant two-acre solar array meant to help the structure achieve net-zero energy consumption.</p> Decades Later, a Vision Survives anthony dong 2012-09-13T12:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-13T22:23:09-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The park...was conceived four decades ago. The visionary architect who designed it died in 1974. The site...remained a rubble heap while the project was left for dead. But in a city proud of its own impatience, perseverance sometimes pays off.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>