The open international ideas competition, hosted by suckerPUNCH, is for a new, larger home for the museum of cartoon and comic art [MoCCA]. The museum was established in 2001 and currently is based in the Soho area of Manhattan in New York City. The main goal of the museum is to educate the public about comic and cartoon art, how it is crafted, and how it reflects history. More images and descriptions of winning entries after the break.
Columbia University Northwest Corner Building / Rafael Moneo, Davis Brody Bond, and Moneo Brock Studio
The design for the new science building at 120th St and Broadway has its origins in the historic Morningside Heights campus plan designed by McKim, Mead and White for Columbia University in 1897. The architects determined very early on that the new building should respect the McKim Meade & White plan; that it would measure just sixty-five feet in width, and would retain the same separation from its neighbors as indicated in that plan. Because of the construction of the Manhattanville Campus to the north, the new building was able to provide a much-needed gateway to the old campus for pedestrian traffic to and from the new campus to the north.
Drawings and photographs of the Northwest Corner Building following the break.
Architects: Rafael Moneo, Davis Brody Bond and Moneo Brock Studio
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Lead Designer: José Rafael Moneo
Design Project Architect: Moneo Brock Studio
Lead Designers: Belen Moneo and Jeff Brock
Associate Architect: Davis Brody Bond Aedas
Partner-in-Charge: William Paxson
Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Structural/Mechanical Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Consulting Engineers
Facade Consultant: R.A. Heintges & Associates
Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Environmental Engineer: Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
Landscape Consultant: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Lighting: Fisher Marantz Stone
Cost Estimating: Wolf and Company
Project Management: Columbia University Facilities – Capital Project Management
Client: Columbia University
Project Area: 188,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Michael Moran Studio
Architects: TEK Architects
Location: New York, USA
Project team: Charles Thanhauser – principal in charge, Andrew Ojamaa – project director, Carolina Meller, Kotting Luo, Hsing Yuan Chen
Structural: Dunne and Markis, PE
Contractor: Summit Construction
Client: DASNY / CUNY/ QCC
Engineers: DLB Consulting, MEP
Photographs: Brian Rose Photography
Or Regev and Shirly Kujawski shared their entry for the new Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, hosted by Sucker Punch Daily. The project is located at Essex Market in New York City, nearby the Williamsburg Bridge. The architects approached their design for the proposal for MoCCA as an extension of the media that the museum is designed to house and present.
Read on for more on this project after the break.
LightHearted is the winning design for this years Times Square Valentine, an annual competition to deign and build a heart for Times Square. Designed by Freecell, a 2010 P.S.1 contestant, in collaboration with Peter Dorsey, the ten-foot diameter heart is a light weight construction, with five pairs of aluminum elliptical loops radially arranged with rotating connections. The structure is covered with an open weave red fabric that both captures and reflects light while letting wind pass through.
LightHearted is an interactive installation, six people will hold the heart up for fifteen minute intervals. The ten-day event, February 10 to February 20, will need over 2,600 volunteers to share in this collective experience.
Head to the LightHearted website and sign up for your fifteen minutes on their volunteer calendar!
Architects: Freecell, and Peter Dorsey
Location: 46th Street and Broadway, New York City, New York, USA
Web Design: Deelux
Sponsor: Times Square Alliance Public Art Program
Photographs: Courtesy of Freecell
The Museum for African Art, New York, and Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies, Committee on Global Thought, and Center for African Education have announced the creation of Sightlines: New Perspectives on African Architecture and Urbanism, a lecture series devoted to Africa’s rapidly changing urban environments.
Sightlines will comprise talks by distinguished practitioners of architecture, urban planning, and architectural theory, each of whom will apply his or her particular area of expertise to the exploration of contemporary African cities as unique built environments. The lectures, which will be open to the public free of charge (see schedule below), will examine the architectural, social, physical, and emotional contours of the cities, while also addressing the global relevance and applicability of this emerging field of discourse. Sightlines additionally includes a lecture by Senegalese artist Viyé Diba, whose work is tied to urbanization.
Complete lectures schedule after the break.
YN-13 House is organized on its site as three independent volumes enclosing a courtyard-like space with a swimming pool at its center. The biased cut of the main house’s pitched roof and its protruding corners underscore primary views of the landscape and ocean. Conceived as a buoyant mass and inspired by historic Japanese residential structures in Kyoto and Kanazawa, the house’s unique siding design of western red cedar vertical battens and clapboard merge with the standing seams of the stainless steel roofing to visually unify the wall and roof surfaces.
Architects: Morris Sato Studio
Location: Shelter Island, New York, USA
Design Principals: Michael Morris & Yoshiko Sato
Project Architect: Jorge Salgado
Project Team: Stephan Hausheer, Ricardo Areias
General Contractor: Legacy Homes, Inc.
Photographs: Matthew Carbone and Morris Sato Studio
The ONE PRIZE committee invites the most talented and imaginative architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, artists, students, and individuals to propose ideas for the NYC Blue Network and The World’s Largest Clean Tech Expo in 2014.
These propositions must include; expanding waterborne transportation, linking the five boroughs with transit hubs, incorporating ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares, electric shuttle buses, providing in-water recreation, educational events, cultural activities, pavilion halls, and climate resilience.
Jury after the break. More information on the competition’s official website.
The Museum of the Moving Image opened its doors this past weekend sharing with the public its expansion and addition of a 264-seat theater, 68-seat screen room, Video Screening Amphitheater and gallery for changing exhibitions. The complete redesign of the ground floor plus construction of a three-story addition and Courtyard Garden, has doubled the size of the existing building, enabling growth and innovation in the Museum’s uniquely comprehensive presentation of screen culture in all its forms (film, television, and digital media) and welcoming visitors into an experience in which architecture is seamlessly fused with the moving image.
Architects: Leeser Architecture
Location: 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria, New York, USA
New York Founder and Principal: Thomas Leeser
Project Manager: David Linehan
Design Team: Simon Arnold, Kate Burke, Sofia Castricone, Henry Grosman, Joseph Haberl
Owner’s Representative: Levien & Company, Inc.
Project Area: 50,000sqf (existing) 47,700sqf (new construction)
Project Year: 2008-2011
Photographs: Peter Aaron/Esto. Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image
Last week, we were happy to share DS+R‘s much anticipated design for the Broad Museum. In addition to winning the 120,000 sqf California project, it has also announced that Columbia University selected DS+R to design the Business School’s new two-building home for Manhattanville in West Harlem. The new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility will add to the firm’s notable New York presence, along with the renovation and expansion of New York’s Lincoln Center (including their Hypar Pavilion, also designed with FXFowle) and the High Line park with Field Operations in lower Manhattan. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to make a new home for the Business School,” said Elizabeth Diller, principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. “Our challenge is to support Columbia’s progressive new approach to business education with architecture that participates in pedagogy and that animates a public center within the new campus and its richly layered social and industrial context.”
More about the project after the break.
Studio Mode is pleased to announce the fourth installment of the coLab workshop series: Interactive Parametrics. Interactive Parametrics is a two-day Processing workshop (with an optional third day) focusing on dynamic sketches and prototyping. The workshop will be held in New York City during the weekend of February 19.
This fast-paced workshop will focus on interactive parametric design strategies. Using Processing as our base platform, we will design real-time dynamic behavior systems, implement interfacing techniques for fluid use, and iteratively prototype the solutions in physical format through rapid prototyping and digital die-cutting. Through a series of focused exercises and design tasks, each attendee will build a stand-alone parametric design sketch and work through the process of prototyping, realizing a set of solutions through computer numerically controlled equipment (Makerbot “Thing-O-Matic” and KNK High-Force Cutters). An optional third workshop day is offered to those participants desiring further time to develop individual projects or lines of research. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.
Attendance will be limited to provide each participant maximum dedicated time with instructors. Participants are encouraged to be familiar with the basic concepts of parametric design and interface of Processing.
McNally Jackson Books is one of the largest independent booksellers in downtown Manhattan. The owner wished to re-conceptualize the café as a place evocative of literature as the previous café did not reflect the individual spirit and character of the bookstore and its users. A fluid collaboration between the owner and architects, all avid readers, the newly realized space creates visceral connections to the act of reading in each programmatic function. The majority of the renovation consisted of unique pieces conceived by Front Studio Architects, in collaboration with the bookstore owner. The renovation was a makeover of the 600 sqf café situated within a 7,000 sqf, 2-story bookstore.
More photographs and sketches following the break.
Architects: Front Studio Architects
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Client: McNally Jackson Booksellers
Contractor: Ted Kilcommons Studio
Project Area: 600 sqf
Photographs: Maggie Soloday Photography
The New York Times Building Lobby Garden / HM White Site Architects and Cornelia Oberlander Architects
The New York Times Building Lobby Garden led by HM White Site Architects in coordination with Cornelia Oberlander Architects, as part of Renzo Piano Building Workshop and FX Fowle Architect’s design team, is considered the heart and soul of the headquarters building. Resting on Manhattan Schist bedrock as the building’s only unexcavated area, the courtyard is experienced by 360-degrees of uninterrupted views from a variety of surrounding public spaces and ofﬁce spaces above.
Follow the break for further project explanation, drawings and photographs of the Lobby Garden.
Landscape Architects: HM White Site Architects in collaboration with Cornelia Oberlander Architects
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and FXFowle Architects
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Engineer: Thornton Tomassetti
Microclimatic: Ekistics Planning & Design
Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction, Inc
Arborist / Soil Food Web Specialist: Tree Wise Organics
Nurseries: High Ridge Farms Nursery
Landscape Contractor: Kelco Construction Inc
General Contractor: Amec Construction Co
Client: The New York Times Company
Photographs: Aaron Booher and Huei Ming Juang
Back in August we featured some photographs of Frank Gehry‘s Beekman Tower in New York. Now, there’s a video of this fantastic skyscraper, which starts with Gehry sketching the building’s shape. You can see the video right here. More information can be found at Curbed. See some screenshots of the video after the break.
Located in East Hampton, New York and situated on a narrow property atop a bluff overlooking Gardiner’s Bay, Lion’s Head replaces a vacation home shared by two brothers and their families for over 25 years before it was destroyed by fire. Since originally building on the site, new regulations have been established and the families have grown in size. The new structure responds to these needs while preserving and enhancing the casual summertime lifestyle long enjoyed by its owners. More photographs and drawings of Lion’s Head by Bates Masi Architects following the break.
Architects: Bates Masi Architects
Location: East Hampton, New York, USA
Builder: Karl Avallone Builder
Structural Engineer: Steven L. Maresca
Project Area: 3,500 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects
Located on the north lawn of the United Nations campus, in New York City, the UN Interim Canopy is a Porte Cochere, designed by FTL Design Engineering Studio. The structure sits adjacent to the UN’s new temporary General Assembly building, designed by HLW International. The design serves as an entrance pavilion and security screen for the general assembly delegates. The structure is envisioned as a relocatable building which is intended to be moved to another part of the campus at the completion of the renovation. Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of United Nations Porte Cochere.
Architects: FTL Design Engineering Studio
Location: United Nations Campus New York City, New York, USA
Design Team: Nicholas Gold Smith, Ashish Soni, Matthew Hilyard, Eric Smith,
Joe Schedlbauer, Amedeo Perlas
Project Architects: HLW International: Michael Tegnell, Michael Barrett
Client: United Nations
Project Area: 9,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography
The Festival of Ideas for a New City is a major new collaborative initiative between scores of downtown organizations, from large universities to arts groups and community organizations, working together to affect change. The Festival is a first for New York and will demonstrate the power of the creative community to imagine the city of the future. The Festival will serve as a platform for artists, architects, designers, and other thought leaders to exchange ideas, propose solutions, create new problems, and invite the public to participate in improving urban life.
For the occasion of the first Festival of Ideas for a New City in New York City, Storefront for Art and Architecture jointly with the New Museum and New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are launching the StreetFest Competition for the design, management, and construction of temporary outdoor spaces that produce new ways for collective gathering and city engagement. On Saturday, May 7, 2011, one winning entry will occupy designated outdoor spaces along the Bowery and the surrounding streets of the New Museum during the Festival. We envision fabricating a minimum of fifteen structures that will cover approximately 2,000 square feet.
These temporary outdoor structures will accommodate a multiplicity of activities including: vendors, workshop areas, outdoor classrooms, demonstrations, installations, music, and other performances and exhibitions.
More information about the challenge, schedule, requirements and prizes can be found at the competition’s official website.
We just received this project from Wasa/Studio A, who worked on the Jerome Robbins Theater, a new state-of-the-art performance venue for the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), a non-profit performing arts group based in New York City and headed by renowned choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The theater design involved a complete retrofitting of an existing theater within an arts complex located in Manhattan’s West side. The client’s goal was to create a high-tech performance space flexible enough in its design to accommodate dance, drama and musical events.
Further information and photos after the break.
Alexandros Avlonitis’s proposal for the [bracket] competition [on farming] in 2008 is a program for an urban market in the neighborhood of Castle Hill in The Bronx, NYC. The “What We Are Is What We Eat” project responds to the growing population that is migrating from rural areas to urbanized cities. This population shift, which is estimated to reach 80% in 50 years, challenges the norms of food production world-wide.
With a smaller population directly responsible for agriculture, food production is becoming more industrialized with an added burden of the transportation necessary to keep it fresh. What Avlonitis’s design proposal addresses is the creation of a communal and collective food culture in an urban setting where people cannot afford organic and nutritious goods.
Read on after the break for more information and images about this project.
Nabito shared with us their latest project for mixed uses, The Stairscraper, a horizontal skyscraper, designed to be in New York, which won the Total Housing Competition. It is currently on exhibit until the 22nd of January at the Store Front for Art and Architecture in New York City. More images and architect’s description after the break.