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Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL

09:30 - 21 March, 2015
Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +13

AD Classics: AT&T Building / Philip Johnson and John Burgee

09:00 - 20 March, 2015
AD Classics: AT&T Building / Philip Johnson and John Burgee, © David Shankbone
© David Shankbone

It may be the single most important architectural detail of the last fifty years. Emerging bravely from the glassy sea of Madison Avenue skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan, the open pediment atop Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 1984 AT&T Building (now the Sony Tower) singlehandedly turned the architectural world on its head. This playful deployment of historical quotation explicitly contradicted modernist imperatives and heralded the mainstream arrival of an approach to design defined instead by a search for architectural meaning. The AT&T Building wasn’t the first of its type, but it was certainly the most high-profile, proudly announcing that architecture was experiencing the maturation of a new evolutionary phase: Postmodernism had officially arrived to the world scene.

Brooklyn Row House / Office of Architecture

12:45 - 18 March, 2015
Brooklyn Row House / Office of Architecture, © Ben Anderson Photo
© Ben Anderson Photo

© Ben Anderson Photo © Ben Anderson Photo © Ben Anderson Photo © Ben Anderson Photo +16

Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects

12:00 - 13 March, 2015
Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects, © Susan Wides
© Susan Wides

© Susan Wides © Aislinn Weidele © Susan Wides © Susan Wides +18

David Chipperfield Chosen to Expand New York's Met Museum

13:03 - 12 March, 2015
David Chipperfield Chosen to Expand New York's Met Museum, The Met. Image via Wikipedia
The Met. Image via Wikipedia

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has tapped British architect David Chipperfield to design its new Southwest Wing for modern and contemporary art. The commission, a result of an international competition, aims to increase gallery space, double the size of the museum’s popular roof garden, and establish accessible on-site storage. “The new design will also enhance gallery configuration and visitor navigation throughout the Southwest Wing, and support a more open dialogue between the Museum and Central Park,” says the architects. 

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin Besler

17:00 - 8 March, 2015
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin Besler, Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler
Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler

Despite Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation emerging as the winner of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), his competitors put up quite a fight. One of this year's five shortlisted proposals, Erin Besler's Roof Deck breathes life into arguably the most overlooked aspect of architecture - the roof - by injecting it with an active public program and making it a vessel for summer celebration. 

Read on after the break for more on Besler's proposal.

Site Model. Image by Walker Olesen Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler Roof programming area. Image by Walker Olesen Roof Deck during warm-up: night. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler +12

Preservationists Lose Battle to Save Orange County Government Center

13:52 - 6 March, 2015
Preservationists Lose Battle to Save Orange County Government Center , © Matthew Carbone for Architect Magazine
© Matthew Carbone for Architect Magazine

Yesterday Orange County legislators decided to “take no action” against blocking the “destructive” rebuild of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center. The plan, deemed by architecture critic Michael Kimmelman to be “vandalism,” will remove one of the building’s three sections and replace it with a “big, soulless glass box.” 

The 44-year-old brutalist landmark has been the center of a preservation debate for years; lawmakers argue that the building is “not easy to love” and expensive to maintain, while preservationists declare the building is an important piece of modern history and blame its state of disrepair on neglect. The council vetoed an offer last summer to allow a New York architect to purchase the property and transform it into artist studios. More on the decision, and more of Matthew Carbone's images for Architect Magazine, after the break.

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

06:00 - 6 March, 2015
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, Affonso Eduardo Reidy. Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1934-1947. ©Núcleo de Documentação e Pesquisa – Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Affonso Eduardo Reidy. Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1934-1947. ©Núcleo de Documentação e Pesquisa – Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

In 1955 the Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.

More about Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, opening at MoMA on March 29th, after the break. 

 Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré (Peruvian, 1926–2014). (Peruvian, 1926–2014). Hotel in Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu (Project). 1969. Perspective. © Archivo Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré  Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. Plaza of the three powers, Brasilia, Brazil, 1958-1960. Photograph: Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti  National School of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba, Ricardo Porro, 1961-1965. © Archivo Vittorio Garatti Brasilia under construction, 1957. Geofoto. Arquivo Publico do Distrito Federal +6

Win a Copy of Massimo Vignelli's Limited-Edition 2012 New York City Subway Diagram

12:43 - 3 March, 2015
Win a Copy of Massimo Vignelli's Limited-Edition 2012 New York City Subway Diagram, Courtesy of SuperWarmRed Designs
Courtesy of SuperWarmRed Designs

UPDATE: Congratulations to Colin from Philadelphia and Guillaume from France - you've been randomly selected as the winners! Thank you everyone for participating. 

SuperWarmRed Designs has offered our readers a chance to win Massimo Vignelli’s limited-edition (unsigned) MTA New York City Subway Diagram. Designed in 2012 by Vignelli, in collaboration with Vignelli Associates Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse, the diagram is the first Vignelli subway map to be printed by the MTA since the 1970s and is slated to be made part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection this year.

Using concepts from Vignelli’s iconic Subway Map design of 1972, the new diagram was informed by satellite data and rebuilt for greater clarity and legibility. Revised to reflect the current subway system, colors and nomenclature, the poster has been printed in vivid Pantone and Hexachrome inks on acid-free archival cover-weight paper.

SuperWarmRed has agreed to giveaway one 36” x 45” Subway Diagram and one 16” x 24” Subway Diagram Detail Series. Read on after the break for the official rules.

New York to Complete First Prefabricated "Micro-Apartments" this Year

18:00 - 24 February, 2015
New York to Complete First Prefabricated "Micro-Apartments" this Year, Courtesy of nARCHITECTS / NYC Mayor's Office
Courtesy of nARCHITECTS / NYC Mayor's Office

With floor areas clocking in at as little as 260 square feet, My Micro NY housing units by nARCHITECTS are the latest singles-oriented housing option to enter the New York rental market. The modular units will be fabricated at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for stacking in Kips Bay this spring, and are projected to welcome their first inhabitants by the end of 2015.

Current New York city zoning and density rules set a minimum apartment floor area of 400 square feet, yet this regulation was waived for My Micro NY in the interests of creating more affordable housing. An inflated rental market has long posed issues for those seeking housing in the city, particularly singles and students with tight budgets. My Micro NY will create 9 stories and 55 individual apartments, whose features include 9 and 10 foot ceiling heights, Juliette balconies, and concealed storage space.

A look inside, after the break. 

Animated Film Envisions BIG’s Manhattan “Dry Line”

00:00 - 17 February, 2015

A vision to protect post-Sandy Manhattan against future superstorms, Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) “Dry Line” seeks to form a continuous storm barrier around lower Manhattan by transforming underutilized waterfront spaces into a “protective ribbon” of public parks and amenities. Though ambitious, the project is not impossible; it was one of six winners in the US’ Rebuild by Design competition that is envisioning ways New York can protect its edge.  

Pace Gallery / HS2 Architecture

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
Pace Gallery / HS2 Architecture, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    510 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Thomas Hut
  • Project Architect

    Timothy McQuestion
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Drones' Beach / Brillhart Architecture

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Drones' Beach / Brillhart Architecture, Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture
Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture

One of five shortlisted finalists who competed for the Young Architects Program (YAP) in the recent 2015 MoMA PS1 competition, ultimately awarded to Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation, Drones' Beach by Brillhart Architecture explores the idea of a multi-sensory setting with a tropical theme as the basis for a performance and public space.

Read more about the proposal and watch the visionary video about Drones' Beach after the break.

Drone Nest. Image Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Concept Model. Image Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture +9

Stereotank’s HeartBeat Fills the Air in Times Square

00:00 - 13 February, 2015
Stereotank’s HeartBeat Fills the Air in Times Square, © Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts
© Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts

New York City is celebrating the opening of its seventh annual Valentine’s Day installation in Times Square. As part of Times Square Alliance’s heart design competition, Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank has constructed their heart-beating urban drum in hopes to bring New Yorkers together through music. 

SO-IL's Vision for a Shrink-Wrapped Manhattan

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
SO-IL's Vision for a Shrink-Wrapped Manhattan, Courtesy of SO-IL
Courtesy of SO-IL

Steven Holl and Vito Acconci’s Storefront for Art and Architecture has hosted its share of installations, but its newest intervention envisioned by SO-IL as part of the Blueprint exhibition is a whole new concept: covering the entire facade with shrink-wrap. The seamless outcome is deceptively simple, however, as the installation involved some careful calculations, a massive frame, and a dedicated team with an acute attention to detail. Read more about the project, see the finished product, and watch the process, here.

OMA Tapped to Design New York High Line's Latest Project

00:00 - 11 February, 2015
OMA Tapped to Design New York High Line's Latest Project, OMA's proposed Hoboken Waterfront. Image © OMA
OMA's proposed Hoboken Waterfront. Image © OMA

New York developer Related Companies has reportedly commissioned OMA to design their newest High Line project on West 18th Street. The Rotterdam-based practice is the latest to join a list of internationally acclaimed architects who will be leaving their mark on the elevated Manhattan parkway, including Zaha Hadid who also was tapped by Related Companies to design an 11-story, luxury apartment project on 520 W. 28th Street. Few details have been released; the commission will be OMA’s first major project in New York City. They will be working on the project alongside practice’s comprehensive “Rebuild by Design” strategy for Hoboken

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-Up: Phenomena / Studio Benjamin Dillenburger, Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger
Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger

Although the Young Architects Program (YAP) announced Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation as winner of its 2015 MoMA PS1 competition last week, the competition was fierce. Phenomena by Studio Benjamin Dillenburger addressed the idea of phenomenology in design, creating an experiential space that stimulates all the senses and hosts multiple programs. 

Phenomena was one of the five shortlisted proposals for this year's MoMA PS1 YAP competition. Read more about the proposal after the break.

Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger Courtesy of Studio Benjamin Dillenburger +12

Tessa / Bates Masi Architects

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Tessa / Bates Masi Architects, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +17