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Barclays Center to be Topped with Massive Green Roof

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Barclays Center to be Topped with Massive Green Roof, © SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

Developers Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Greenland Group have decided to realize SHoP Architects’ original plan to top Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a 130,000 square foot green roof. Though the design was first disregarded due to budget cuts, the developers have deemed it necessary to enhance the marketability the Atlantic Yards’ three residential towers - the first is currently underway - and dampen the noise from loud concerts. Little details have been released about the green roof’s design, however rumor has it that it might not be open to the public as it was originally intended. 

WORKac to Design Brooklyn Art Facility for Eyebeam

00:00 - 7 March, 2014
WORKac to Design Brooklyn Art Facility for Eyebeam, © Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture
© Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture

Eyebeam, a non-profit art and technology center currently based in Manhattan, has commissioned WORKac to design its future Brooklyn home. Planned for the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, within a mixed-use development designed by Dattner Architects and Bernheimer Architecture that will include market-rate and subsidized housing as well as a restaurant, the 27,000 square foot cultural facility will accommodate for the organization’s world-renowned artist residency program, diverse public programming and innovative education offerings for adults and teens. According to the developer, Jonathan Rose Companies intends to break ground next year with completion slated for late 2016. 

LeFrak Center at Lakeside / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

16:00 - 20 February, 2014
LeFrak Center at Lakeside / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, © Michael Moran/OTTO
© Michael Moran/OTTO

© Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Project Team

    Erin Putalik, Nate Petty, Shengning Zhang
  • Project Manager

    Andy Kim
  • Project Architect

    Elisa Testa
  • Area

    75000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

22:00 - 17 February, 2014
Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, Courtesy of AJ+C
Courtesy of AJ+C

Courtesy of AJ+C Courtesy of AJ+C Courtesy of AJ+C Courtesy of AJ+C +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hawkesbury River Information Centre, 5 Bridge Street, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
  • Project architects

    John Gunnell, Jennifer Gehbauer
  • Design Director

    Michael Heenan
  • Project Director

    John Whittingham
  • Area

    690.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

HAO Makes Counter-Proposal To "Save" Sugar Factory from Development in Brooklyn

00:00 - 24 November, 2013
HAO Makes Counter-Proposal To "Save" Sugar Factory from Development in Brooklyn, Courtesy of HAO
Courtesy of HAO

HAO, together with community group, Williamsburg Independent People, hope to save the historic Domino Sugar Factory site and halt the current masterplan by SHoP Architects which proposes an additional 2,200 luxury apartments along the East River waterfront in Brooklyn, New York

HAO's counter proposal seeks to adaptively reuse the existing factory buildings, including the iconic Civil War-era Domino Sugar Refinery — which has defiantly held its ground amidst heavy redevelopment in surrounding areas. Not unlike SHoP's proposal, HAO aims to regenerate these spaces into a "world-class cultural destination" that combines public and private programs. 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism, © Aaron Booher
© Aaron Booher

© Aaron Booher © Aaron Booher © Aaron Booher © Aaron Booher +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States
  • Site Design

    WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
  • Landscape Architect

    HMWhite
  • Civil and Structural Engineers

    Civil and Structural Engineers
  • Lighting

    Brandston Partnership
  • Landscape Contractor

    Kelco
  • General Contractor

    EWHowell
  • Contractors Construction Manager

    LiRO
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC, Courtesy of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Dbox
Courtesy of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Dbox

After sitting derelict for years, the Kate Wollman Memorial Rink in Brooklyn's Prospect Park is poised for something of a rebirth. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's plans for a sports complex, known as Lakeside, is expected to restore the rink's role as the park's chief attraction. Michael Kimmelman recently stopped by the site to explore the project as it nears completion - click here to read his thoughts on what he calls one of the last "parting gifts of the Bloomberg era to the city."

3C Competition Winners Announced

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
First Place: Adaptive Urban Habitats / Mixed Paper
First Place: Adaptive Urban Habitats / Mixed Paper

Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI) has just announced the winners of its 3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities ideas competition. Entrants were asked to design solutions that were not just resilient but also contextually sensitive and pragmatic to the devastating aftermath of Super-storm Sandy as well as all future natural disasters. Over 60 submissions were received from 20 different countries and 32 finalists were engaged in a public education strategy through a public voting campaign. A jury panel of eight leading professionals in the fields of architecture, urban planning and disaster mitigation met in mid-September to review the top finalists and selected 3 winners.

The 2013 winners of the 3C Competition are:

Weeksville / Caples Jefferson Architects PC

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
Weeksville / Caples Jefferson Architects PC, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +37

City Modern Home Tours

00:00 - 22 September, 2013
City Modern Home Tours, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

Visit some of the city’s most gawk-worthy homes designed and furnished by New York’s top architects and interior decorators. From a penthouse with a three-story slide to the ultimate man cave, these private residences exemplify ingenuity, innovation, and forward-thinking urban design.

BIG Designs Pier 6 Viewing Platform for Brooklyn's Waterfront

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Following the news that Studio V Architecture has been commissioned to convert the 19th century Empire Stores, next to Brooklyn Bridge, into 380,000 square-feet of office, restaurant and commercial space, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled designs for "a flowering meadow with seasonal grasses, a sprawling field and a triangular wooden viewing platform" close by.

Reviving Brooklyn's Waterfront, 19th Century Warehouses Evolve Into 21st Century Hubs

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Reviving Brooklyn's Waterfront, 19th Century Warehouses Evolve Into 21st Century Hubs, Courtesy of Studio V Architecture
Courtesy of Studio V Architecture

After fifty years of neglect the Empire Stores, located next to the Brooklyn Bridge, are now the most coveted waterfront property in New York. Midtown Equity has partnered with Studio V Architecture to adaptively reuse the 19th-century coffee warehouse into 380,000 square-feet of office, restaurant and commercial space, highlighted by a Brooklyn-centric cultural museum. "After the Brooklyn Bridge," says Joe Cayre, Chairman of Midtown Equities, "the Civil War era Empire Stores are the most iconic structures on the Brooklyn waterfront. As a Brooklyn native who raised my family in the borough, it is an honor for my firm to be chosen for the redevelopment of the Empire Stores."

Learn more after the break...

Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into "Sponge Park"

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into "Sponge Park", Courtesy of dlandstudio
Courtesy of dlandstudio

One of the United States’ most polluted bodies of water is about to receive a much needed make-over: In early 2014, construction will begin on a pollution-preventing greenscape that will run alongside Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. The proposal, dubbed Sponge Park, was envisioned more than five years ago by Susannah Drake of dlandstudio and has just now “soaked up” enough funds to move forward. 

New York Announces Plans to Build Brooklyn Bridge Beach

00:00 - 5 August, 2013
New York Announces Plans to Build Brooklyn Bridge Beach, via NYDaily News
via NYDaily News

NYDaily News reports that the New York City Council has allocated $7 million to redevelop a 11,000 square foot swath of forgotten land into a beautiful, sandy beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Originally conceived as part of New York’s “Blueway” plan, the waterfront project will grant access to terraced seating, wading pools and fishing areas, along with a kayak launch and concession stand via tree-lined walkways. See what else the “Blueway” entails, here on ArchDaily. 

Carved Duplex / SPACECUTTER

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Michael Vahrenwald
© Michael Vahrenwald
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Alex Gil
  • Area

    2300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald +13

Video: American Design Club

00:00 - 5 June, 2013

Healthy Urbanism Proposal / Interface Studio Architects

01:00 - 22 April, 2013
Healthy Urbanism Proposal / Interface Studio Architects, Courtesy of ISA - Interface Studio Architects
Courtesy of ISA - Interface Studio Architects

The proposal for Healthy Urbanism is a collaboration between a visionary client, a health scientist and ISA - Interface Studio Architects to investigate the potential for health outcomes to influence large-scale neighborhood and building design. The consulting team developed a conceptual tool in order to bring spatial design and health outcomes into communication with one another. “The Matrix” is a key proposal of the work which creates a bridge between health-related research and literature, factors, health impacts, program, and design parameters. More images and architects' description after the break.

City Point / COOKFOX

00:00 - 8 April, 2013
City Point / COOKFOX, © COOKFOX
© COOKFOX

© COOKFOX © COOKFOX © COOKFOX © COOKFOX +11

  • Architects

  • Area

    1.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs