In recent years Downtown Brooklyn has become somewhat of a hub of cultural activity. Just past the triangular intersection of Flatbush Ave and Fulton Street, a high density of cultural buildings, expansive retail, and entertainment exists. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC announced in late November that the city and private companies will be partnering to produce three new projects in this area that will bring affordable housing and additional cultural and community spaces to Downtown Brooklyn. This last city-owned parcel will be developed into mixed use facilities: a 515,000 square foot building at Fulton St, Rockwell Place and Ashland Place; a 32-story mixed use building on Flatbush and Lafayette to be designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and a third building currently in the RFP stage of development at Ashland Place and Lafayette.
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Architects: Burgos & Garrido arquitectos
Location: Albacete, Spain
Architects: Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido
Design Team: Agustín Martín, Javier Malo, María José Arquero, Almudena Carro, Victoria Mateos, Emilio Ontiveros, Rafael Ureña
Structures: Juan Carlos Salvá
Quantity Surveyor: José Santiago
Area: 2,642.7 sqm
Photographs: Ángel Baltanás
Architects: ACDF* Architecture
Location: Saint-Eustache, QC, Canada
Design Team: Maxime Frappier, Joan Renaud, Laurence Lebeux, Martin Champagne, Marc-André Plourde, Matthew Belaen, Robert Dequoy, Laurence Lessard, Véronique Taillefer
Civil Engineering: Marchand Houle
General Contractor: OPRON Construction
Area: 2,600 sqm
Photographs: James Brittain
Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
Location: Calle Obispo Manso, 1, 49001 Zamora, Spain
Design Team: Alberto Campo Baeza, Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán, Francisco Blanco Velasco
Area: 12100.0 m2
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla, Cortesia de Alberto Campo Baeza
Çanakkale Municipality “Green” Cultural Center & Municipality Building Competition Entry / Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren
Designed by Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren…, the proposal for the Çanakkale Municipality “Green” Cultural Center & Municipality Building, which won an honorable mention, aims to create a new focal point located at the intersection of two busy pedestrian and
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The power and destruction of Hurricane Sandy made New Yorkers acknowledge just how vulnerable the city is to natural disaster. The storm pummeled Queens’ and Brooklyn’s shores, destroyed and flooded homes while Manhattan’s lower half was submerged and plunged into darkness for a week. But arguably, Staten Island, New York City’s Forgotten Borough, received the brunt of the storm and the slowest level of recovery. In the midst of the controversial clean-up, the New York City Economic Development Corporation decided to plow through the tragedy with pursuant talks of the planned developments on the St. George waterfront in Staten Island. While some residents may be offended that the subject of the talks was not of the EDC’s recovery programs, the real controversy is the way in which the EDC is planning to go forward with its proposal. It is planning to build the world’s largest ferris wheel along a vulnerable coast line that just saw damage from one of the worst storms to hit NYC in recent history.
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The Dortoir Familial, designed by NADAAA…, focuses on merging with the landscape as the slipped court provides simultaneous interiority and exteriority—protected and private as well as extroverted and engaged. The most significant result of this integration of landscape and
The proposal for the Casablanca Sustainable Market Square competition by Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)… brings together the economic, ecological, cultural, and social aspects of sustainability together. The architects do so with the interplay of medieval Islamic design tradition and contemporary advanced building
Located on the edge of Cerklje, an alpine town in Slovenia, the Hayrack Apartments have beautiful views due to the courtyard opening onto a view of the surrounding mountains. Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, their video highlights the character of the social apartments as they were sold to the Slovenian Housing Fund for young families at a price of 900 EUR/m2 which is extremely cheap. he concept of the façade is taken from the hayrack system – wooden beams following traditional details and patterns. Traditionally farmers use the beams to store grass and corn, on the housing one can store flowers or other balcony decoration. Apartments are of different sizes – from 30m2 studio flats up to four room apartments of 80m2.
Location: Malpartida de Plasencia, Cáceres, Spain
Design Team: Pablo Rey Medrano, Federico Rodriguez Cerro, Mª José Selgas Cáceres, Jorge E. Ramos Jular
Technical Architect: Miguel Ángel Tierno de Dios
Client: Dirección General de la Policía y la Guardia Civil
Area: 2,946.65 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Juan Carlos Quindós