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COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE TRAINING CENTER / Jane Kim Design

  • Architects: Jane Kim Design
  • Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Architecture project team: Jane Kim, Jason Kurzweil, Alex Leonard
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alan Tansey

© Alan Tansey © Alan Tansey © Alan Tansey © Alan Tansey

First Section of Santiago Calatrava's PATH Station Opens in NYC

A portion of Santiago Calatrava’s $4 billion PATH station has opened. According to NY Daily News, the Western Concourse will now relieve New Yorkers from “cramped sidewalks and temporary bridges” crossing West St. with a 600-foot underground passage lined in “bright white marble” that connects the World Trade Center to the neighboring office complex formerly known as the World Financial Center. Once complete in 2015, the controversial transit hub will double as a massive shopping and retail complex, which aims to “transform” the cultural experience of lower Manhattan. 

Exhibition: Isay Weinfeld at Espasso

Isay Weinfeld, the multi-award winning Brazilian architect and designer, will be opening his first ever US exhibit at Espasso in conjunction with the launch of a new monograph that takes a closer look at his recent projects.

Heatherwick Tapped to Design $75 Million Icon for NYC

Related Companies founder Stephen Ross has commissioned London designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick to design what could be, according to the Wall Street Journal, “one of the most expensive works of public art in the world.” Planned to be the centerpiece of Related’s Hudson Yards project in Manhattan’s West Side, the estimated $75 million artwork and its surrounding 4-acre public space aims to become “new icon for the city.”

Banksy Critiques One World Trade as "Shyscraper"

Banksy, the pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist who is currently making his rounds in New York City, has proclaimed the One World Trade Center as the city’s “biggest eyesore.” In a brief op-ed piece, Banksy describes the SOM-designed tower as a “shy skyscraper,” one that declares New York’s “glory days” are gone. 

“You really need to put up a better building in front of it right away,” stated Banksy. “... because you currently have under construction a one thousand foot tall sign that reads, New York - we lost our nerve.”

Criticism of the One World Trade isn’t new, as many leading critics have bashed its design for being “meh” - a watered-down version of Daniel Libeskind’s original proposal

Read Bansky's full op-ed, after the break.  

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC

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

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:

White Arkitekter Wins FAR ROC Design Competition

Stockholm-based White Arkitekter, along with partners ARUP and Gensler, has been announced as the winner of the two-phase “For a Resilient Rockaway” (FAR ROC) design competition in New York. Selected from a shortlist of four and an international pool of 117, White Arkitekter’s “untraditional” proposal aims to transform an 80-acre shoreline site in the Rockaways into a resilient and affordable community through a series of small interventions that can be tested, adjusted, or redesigned overtime during the development process.

Luminous Talks: Nature and Man-Made

On November 8, Philips and Parsons The New School for Design will bring together architects, lighting designers and researchers for a symposium on the dualistic relationship between natural light and the latest electric lighting technologies, and the influence these systems have on human well being. The event is part of Luminous Talks, a programming series now in its second year, which was developed by Philips and Parsons to inspire dialogue around relevant topics in the field. This year’s theme, Nature and Man-Made, builds on last year’s focus on human health and well being to consider the human presence amidst these forces and their psychological and physiological impact.

Historic New York City House Seeks Permanent Home

After being relegated to storage facilities for much of its lifetime, proposals to relocate the Aluminaire House seem to be picking up steam. The project, which was the first all-metal house in the United States, originally stood as a symbol for architectural modernism in a rapidly urbanizing New York.

Public School 158 Bayard Taylor Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Architects: A*PT ARCHITECTURE Location: 1458 York Avenue, New York, NY 10075, USA Area: 0.0 m2 Year: 2011 Photography: Courtesy of Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani

Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Conference: Since Now From Then

The cultural, political and social context that produced - 30 years ago - Storefront for Art and Architecture has radically changed, yet the need to produce alternatives to the contemporary forces that shape public life are still as vital as ever.

AD Classics: The Ford Foundation / Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates

© Ezra Stoller/Esto
© Ezra Stoller/Esto

Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo established their own practice in 1966, after heading the firm of Eero Saarinen for several years. The Ford Foundation Headquarters is regarded as the pair's first major success, a combination of Roche's unique ideals and Dinkeloo's innovative structural solutions. They introduced an office typology in which employee interaction extended beyond departments and levels, reaching even to the public. 

© KRJDA © KRJDA © KRJDA © Richard Anderson

2013 MASterworks Awards

To celebrate excellence in architecture and urban design in New York City, the Municipal Art Society has announced the winners of this year’s MASterworks Awards. Starting with “Best New Building,” Steven Holl was awarded for his Campbell Sports Center in Manhattan. See who else was honored, after the break.

Architects in Conversation: Preston Scott Cohen and Stan Allen, FAIA

Architect Preston Scott Cohen, Professor and Chair of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, speaks about projects in Asia and his design for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s celebrated Lightfall with architect, educator and National Academician Stan Allen. The event will take place October 23, from 6:30pm till 8:00pm at the National Academy Museum. For tickets, please click here.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse / Slade Architecture

  • Architects: Slade Architecture
  • Location: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), John F Kennedy Airport, NY 11430, USA
  • Principals: Hayes Slade, James Slade
  • Design Team: Tian Gao, David Iseri, Magda Stoenescu, Goizeder Arteche, Frances Calosso, Yuko Okuma, Allesandro Perinelli, Will Choi, Marco Juliani, Lauren Lochry, Santi Slade, Garrett Pruter
  • Collaborators: Virgin Atlantic In-House Design
  • MEP Engineers: ADS Engineers Ambrosino, Depinto & Schmieder
  • Structural Engineers: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
  • Quantity Surveyor: PT Projects - Peter Turvey
  • Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International Inc.
  • Acoustic Engineers: Cerami & Associates, Inc.
  • Kitchen Consultant: Next Step Design
  • Contractor: Holt Construction
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Anton Stark

© Anton Stark © Anton Stark © Anton Stark © Anton Stark

Modules and Systems: Architecture for Social Inclusion - A Lecture by Giancarlo Mazzanti

‘Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics’ is an exhibition currently taking place at the Center for Architecture. In relation to the exhibition, Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti will be giving a lecture on architecture for social inclusion, Friday, October 11 at 8:30am.

653 10th Ave. Housing / Cannon Design

Courtesy of Cannon Design
Courtesy of Cannon Design
  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Project Manager: Andreas Hausler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Designer: Ernesto Trindade, AIA, LEED AP
  • Managing Principal: Robin Cibrano, AIA
  • Design Team Leaders: Jovana Kandic-Carlot, Aimee Chang, AIA, LEED AP
  • Design Team: Aiyla Balakumar, Annette Giuffrida-Leveque RA, LEED AP, Tamako Ito, Roberto Macias, Jose Zequeira
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Cannon Design

Courtesy of Cannon Design Courtesy of Cannon Design Courtesy of Cannon Design Courtesy of Cannon Design