Archinect - News 2017-08-21T12:05:49-04:00 Remembering the AIDS epidemic—and its relationship to the New York real estate market Nicholas Korody 2016-12-08T17:14:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T20:10:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One good thing to come of the substitution of a hospital serving the whole downtown community with homogenous housing for the wealthy is St. Vincent&rsquo;s Triangle Park, [...] home to the nearly completed New York City AIDS Memorial [...] Real estate plays an outsize role in most New York stories. In the story of AIDS, it has become crucial to understanding both the way that the city handled, or mishandled, the crisis in its early days and the way that the crisis forever marked the city in return.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To mark the opening of the new New York City AIDS Memorial designed by Studio ai, Alexandra Schwartz reflects on the complicated relationship between the epidemic, the gay activist community, and real estate.</p><p>"The disease started charting its course through the city just as the bearish real-estate market, coaxed out of hibernation by policies favorable to developers, turned relentlessly bullish," Schwartz writes. "As people died, their same-sex partners, denied the sorts of survivor benefits to which a spouse would be entitled, were evicted from the homes they had shared; newly vacated blocks of affordable apartments were converted into high-end condos and market-rate rentals."</p><p>In fact, according to the article, the neighborhoods of Manhattan that had the highest rates of HIV infection later experienced the most rapid gentrification.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For more on public health, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preventing disease and upholding public health through architecture</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pollution-plagued Paris to ban cars from ...</a></li></ul> studio a+i is announced winner of the AIDS Memorial Park competition Archinect 2012-01-30T13:25:00-05:00 >2012-01-30T18:09:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The act of memorializing the AIDS epidemic with a physical gesture goes beyond remembering and honoring the dead. AIDS is not a war, nor a disease conquered. There are no definite dates or victims. In our design process, we emphasize the changing and varied ways through which AIDS affects us personally and as a society. It is important to create a space that conveys our sense of solemn respect, remembrance and loss, without resorting to symbolism around a date, image, or names.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Thinking positively about housing for World AIDS Day Alexander Walter 2011-12-01T13:48:33-05:00 >2011-12-02T07:46:03-05:00 <img src="" width="580" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once again this December 1st the world's attention turns to the global issue of HIV/AIDS. Typically media coverage focuses on the role of education and redoubling efforts to prevent transmission among at-risk groups. However one aspect of the disease that has received less attention is the extent to which housing conditions affect both the risk of infection and the wellbeing of people living with HIV/AIDS.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>