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, USA
  • 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

01:00 - 8 April, 2013
City Point / COOKFOX, © COOKFOX
© COOKFOX

City Point is a proposed 1.8 million square foot, multi-phase, mixed-use development designed by New York-based practice COOKFOX for the center of the rapidly transforming Downtown Brooklyn. The project will create an iconic presence by acting as a cornerstone for the Brooklyn skyline and establishing a critical mass of new growth. The three distinct phases of City Point encompass retail space, affordable and market-rate housing, office space and a market hall, which together create a strong base for growth and integration in the core of Brooklyn. City Point will foster a multi-use urban environment, connect subway commuters with green spaces, and create a vibrant heart in the downtown area.

More about City Point after the break...

Whole Foods Set to Build First Commercial-Scale Greenhouse on Brooklyn Rooftop

00:00 - 4 April, 2013
Whole Foods Set to Build First Commercial-Scale Greenhouse on Brooklyn Rooftop, via Fast Co.Design
via Fast Co.Design

Whole Foods has teamed up with New York’s local organic grower, Gotham Greens, to build the first commercial-scale greenhouse attached to a supermarket in Brooklyn. The 20,000-square-foot greenhouse, expected to open this Fall, will provide locally grown produce year-round to nine Whole Foods stores in New York City area. 

Wyckoff House Museum / nARCHITECTS

01:00 - 24 March, 2013
Wyckoff House Museum  / nARCHITECTS, Courtesy of nARCHITECTS
Courtesy of nARCHITECTS

nARCHITECTS is designing a cultural education complex for the Wyckoff House Museum in Brooklyn on the site of New York's oldest house. The Wyckoff House has an immense history as it was the first landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1968. nARCHITECTS’s educational complex will act as a portal between its present day environment and historical site. Due to its exceptional spatial and temporal intervention, the design was recently awarded an AIA New York Design Merit Award.

Brooklyn Studio / David Berridge Architect

01:00 - 20 March, 2013
© Adam Friedberg
© Adam Friedberg

© Adam Friedberg © Adam Friedberg © Adam Friedberg © Adam Friedberg +13

Pratt Explores the Importance of Cold War Era Pre-Fabricated Building Systems

00:00 - 28 February, 2013
Pratt Explores the Importance of Cold War Era Pre-Fabricated Building Systems , Housing Prototype Systems; Courtesy of Pedro Alonso
Housing Prototype Systems; Courtesy of Pedro Alonso

Pratt Institute's School of Architecture will present "COLD war COOL digital," an exhibition of 20 scaled prototypes of modernist, pre-fabricated, and globally-distributed Cold War era housing systems that were created using contemporary 3D printing technologies (opening reception 2/18 at 6:15, details below). The exhibition will investigate architectural modernism and its global influence and will connect with contemporary prototype pre-fabrication methods and digital research in housing and skyscraper design. A symposium that explores the technical, aesthetic, and political aspects of prototyping and pre-construction in architecture will be held tonight in conjunction with the exhibition.

253 Pacific Street / James Cleary Architecture

01:00 - 12 February, 2013
253 Pacific Street / James Cleary Architecture, © James Cleary Architecture
© James Cleary Architecture

© James Cleary Architecture © James Cleary Architecture © James Cleary Architecture © James Cleary Architecture +16

Modular Residential Tower To Be Built at Atlantic Yards

15:00 - 29 November, 2012
© SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) just announced that they will be partnering with Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction and development groups, for the B2 project. This project is making headlines because it will be the first residential tower that is part of the Atlantic Yards Development in Brooklyn using modular construction. FCRC plans to break ground on the 32-story building on December 18th and anticipates that the building will open in 2014. While high-rise modular technology has been initially developed for use at Atlantic Yards, this new industry has the potential to create modular components for construction projects across New York City and worldwide, becoming the first major manufacturing expansion in New York City since manufacturing began its decline over a generation ago. More information after the break.

How to Make It: Implementing Green Practices in Your Designs

23:00 - 23 October, 2012
Courtesy of UncommonGoods
Courtesy of UncommonGoods

If you are considering turning your designs and business practices into a more eco-friendly, deeper shade of green, then we strongly encourage you to attend the ‘Implementing Green Practices in Your Designs’ free event as part of the How to Make it series. Hosted by UncommonGoods, a brooklyn-based online retailer of unique gifts and creative designs, the event includes a panel of design professionals sharing their advice on how to source more eco-friendly materials and how to set up a studio or workspace with little environmental impact. Taking place October 29th from 6:30pm-9:00pm, attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss their product ideas and designs with the buyers and panelists. For more information on the event, please visit here.