Archinect - News 2017-10-17T22:09:54-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150031517/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory Vishaan Chakrabarti reveals new designs for Domino Sugar Factory Dana Schulz 2017-10-04T11:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T21:30:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Vishaan Chakrabarti&lsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149950367/pau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)</a> has revealed a new set of renderings for the refinery building at&nbsp;the three million-square-foot Domino Sugar Factory mega-development in Williamsburg. The new plans are brighter and better connected than those previously approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4m4rd9ovw8gxbow.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4m4rd9ovw8gxbow.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mu/mua9pfos3oea8m3u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mu/mua9pfos3oea8m3u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><p>News via <a href="https://www.6sqft.com/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6sqft</a></p> 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T20:49:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p> <p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149975697/domino-sugar-factory-reveals-renderings-of-creative-office-building-the-refinery Domino Sugar Factory reveals renderings of creative office building The Refinery Alyssa Alimurung 2016-10-28T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:01:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pzzp1prfzml9k2qw.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pzzp1prfzml9k2qw.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pzzp1prfzml9k2qw.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pz/pzzp1prfzml9k2qw.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The first set of renderings have been revealed for Two Trees' new 380,000-square-foot office building at Williamsburg&lsquo;s massive, under-construction Domino Sugar Factory complex. The images highlight how tenants can work with architects Beyer Blinder Belle to customize their spaces for &ldquo;innovation&rdquo; and &ldquo;authenticity&rdquo; in The Refinery. The interiors preserve the former industrial details, while incorporating creative perks such as suspended glass-and-steel office pods and an indoor skate park.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us6vffsaq39dyt9o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iw/iwb2f7ie8dfls0gz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yz0nsslm780r2mko.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/sakctupsdi6c2hxz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r79jbtain465lff.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y7/y7r2qon9h9j6puvi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jf/jfnmtdrpjfd4rrd9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hk/hkzsl2qxaxzymdh9.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965122/brooklyn-say-hello-to-your-new-neighbors Brooklyn, say hello to your new neighbors! Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T18:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T16:53:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/204693f569a77ca51f4ae9642b08df52?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>You&rsquo;ve always wanted to call Brooklyn home. But it&rsquo;s complicated. You&rsquo;re not really the pioneering type. Brooklyn can be rough around the edges. Amenities are lacking. We understand. Industrial-chic finishes are important in life. So are 25-year tax abatements. And European-style, car-sized parking turntables.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Failed Architecture takes a closer look at Brooklyn's wildly sprouting 'developer architecture':</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21bbb923e7031b647d54c8b26c560c76.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3602ab9b587c626f54b6def3c000b4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f1fe7bad6bc179be03b54834174db42.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfba7c338867ef0f862ac431fdda313e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74fcfcc084213d17b18ec2bee9a53734.jpg"></p><p>Photographs by Cameron Blaylock. Find many more examples of <em>subtle contextualism</em> over on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.failedarchitecture.com/photo-essay-brooklyns-new-everyday-architecture-for-the-1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failedarchitecture.com</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142358854/an-apartment-boom-grows-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An apartment boom grows in Brooklyn</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/109801173/festivities-ensue-at-the-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york Festivities ensue at the Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York Justine Testado 2014-09-25T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fh/fhic3bttagw147ln.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> hosted another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a> this year at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, New York this past Saturday night. In spirit of the ball's 2014 theme "Craft", eight architects and designers collaborated with Nuit Blanche New York in creating digital art projections inspired by the gorgeous interior motifs and details of the historic Weylin B. Seymour's building.</p><p>Digitally carved onto the arches of the venue's central domed hall, the installation helped create a festive environment as hundreds of well-dressed guests enjoyed drinks and desserts, and danced the night away with music by pazel. It was a fancy occasion indeed.</p><p>Want more insight to the Weylin B. Seymour's building? Check out the ArchLeague's <a href="http://archleague.org/2014/09/beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-feature/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">feature</a> on the building's restoration.</p><p>Check out photos from the ball and the Benefactors Dinner below.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83234719/a-quick-recap-of-the-beaux-arts-ball-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A quick recap of the Beaux Arts Ball 2013</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien The Arch League announces 2014 Beaux Arts Ball: Craft, co-chaired by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Justine Testado 2014-09-04T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:50:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cul8cigfwd49yes2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cul8cigfwd49yes2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cul8cigfwd49yes2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cul8cigfwd49yes2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The time has come for <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>'s annual Beaux Arts Ball, taking place at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 20. The 2014 theme, "Craft", celebrates the value of artisanship in architecture and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. This year's co-chairs include <a href="http://www.twbta.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>.</p><p>Drawing inspiration from the recent interior renovations of Weylin B. Seymour's &mdash; an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank &mdash; nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the building's interior design.</p><p>More event details from The Architectural League:</p><p>"[Weylin B. Seymour's ] exuberant interior decorations of tiling and mosaics, patterned wallpapers, frescoed domes, carved wood and stone, and bronze and gilt work, recently magnificently restored, will serve as inspiration for ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/93731665/in-brooklyn-rejecting-the-monotony-of-the-glass-and-steel-look In Brooklyn, Rejecting the Monotony of the Glass-and-Steel Look Alexander Walter 2014-02-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-02-18T16:55:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/48/48e841afbe4d18d2792a6083a3efd5d1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/48/48e841afbe4d18d2792a6083a3efd5d1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/48/48e841afbe4d18d2792a6083a3efd5d1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/48/48e841afbe4d18d2792a6083a3efd5d1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>David Boyle did not build his house out of shipping containers to be hip, though he does live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He left the water pipes exposed not in pursuit of an industrial chic aesthetic, but to make them easier to fix. [...] Their goal, he said, was not style, but a place immune to the neighborhood&rsquo;s rising rents, built out of materials cheap enough that it could inspire other urban homesteaders to do the same.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/68823676/editor-s-picks-305 Editor's Picks #305 Nam Henderson 2013-03-05T11:42:00-05:00 >2013-03-08T18:47:42-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>vado retro summed up the design "a box within a box and one box the one inside, the inside box is at an angle. oh and there are trees" but Alex Gomez added "Although the facade is superficial, I feel it will succeed in attracting &lsquo;qualitative and quantitative tourist flows in the area,&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68531159/bernard-tschumi-presents-grottammare-cultural-center-his-first-project-in-italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Over at Bustler.net, Bernard Tschumi Architects unveiled the schematic design for the firm's first work in Italy: ANIMA, a new cultural center in the city of Grottammare</a>. The project has been commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno and the Municipality of Grottammare and is expected to be completed by 2016.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t9ebvaqgrtluobt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In the description of the project, it states: &ldquo;<em>Could one design a facade without resorting to formal composition? Could one design a facade that would be neither abstract nor figurative, but formless, so to speak? Our motivation in raising these questions was both economic and cultural: At a time of economic crisis, to indulge in formal geometries made out of complex volumetric curves did not seem a responsible option. The time of &lsquo;Iconism&rsquo; seemed to be over</em>".</p> <p> <strong>vado retro</strong> summed up the design "<em>a box within a box and one box the one inside, the inside box is at an angle. oh and there are trees</em>" but <a href="http://archinect.com/alex-gomez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Gomez</a> added "<em>Although the facade is s...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/68588854/architect-contractor-couple-builds-home-out-of-shipping-containers-in-williamsburg Architect/Contractor Couple Builds Home Out of Shipping Containers in Williamsburg Archinect 2013-03-01T12:54:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T13:42:59-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3yq8kzhkq8i1h4lv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3yq8kzhkq8i1h4lv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3yq8kzhkq8i1h4lv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3yq8kzhkq8i1h4lv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The couple bought a 20-by-40-foot piece of land at 351 Keap St. in 2008, trying to get ahead of the wave of gentrification they feared would soon price them out of Williamsburg. Initially, they planned to build a tiny home out of bricks and mortar, but when they put out a bid, it came back as potentially costing half a million dollars.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After doing some calculations, they decided to make it work with shipping containers.</p>